You are required to maintain a full course load through your time in New Zealand. A full-time course load as defined by Arcadia University is 12-16 U.S. credits per semester. Courses can be found on University of Auckland’s website.
Restricted entry departments: Architecture, Fine Arts, Medical and Health Sciences, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts; all 100 level Engineering courses.
Psychology courses fill quickly in the Second Semester (Fall semester).
Courses with an A or B after the course code (eg: PSYCH 306A) are full year courses (February to November).
Courses with any other letter after the course code are not available to study abroad students.
Some courses require a related class, like a tutorial or laboratory - choose a related class that fits your schedule.
A full-time course load is equivalent to 12-16 U.S. credits (but the number of courses depends on how many New Zealand units each course is worth).
|University of Auckland Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
The University of Auckland course catalog:
|New Zealand Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||Department, School or College|
|Semester 1||Spring semester|
|Semester 2||Fall semester|
|Stage I||100-level course|
|Stage II||200-level course|
|Stage III||300-level course|
Students will receive an email directly from University of Auckland prompting them to enroll in courses online. All courses with pre-requisites require students to submit a concession explaining their background in the subject and how they meet the pre-requisite. The concession will be reviewed by University of Auckland faculty, and the outcome will be sent directly to the student via email.
Course enrollments will not be finalized until students are on campus. The preliminary course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is a drop/add period at the beginning of each semester that allows students to make changes to course enrollments.
If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|Grade||Description||Ranking||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|A+||High First||85 - 100%||A|
|A||Clear First||80 - 84%||A|
|A-||Bare First||75 - 79%||A|
|B+||High Second||70 - 74%||B|
|B||Clear Second||65 - 69%||B|
|B-||Bare Second||60 - 64%||B|
|C+||Sound Pass||55 - 59%||C|
|C||Pass||50 - 54%||C|
|C-||Marginal Pass||50 - 54%||C|
|D||Failure||40 - 49%||F|
|F||Failure||0 - 39%||F|
Possible additional fees for courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips. Many fine art or production courses will include a supplemental fee for the materials used in the class. Please refer to the online course description.
For studio art, graphic art, media production, drama, dance or music courses, submit a portfolio or audition tape on slides or a CD. Submit between 8-12 examples of your work. Portfolio is non-returnable. Some fine arts courses are year-long and begin in February.