You’ll take a full credit load of 16 U.S. semester hours of credit, which translates to 12 units at James Cook University.
James Cook University may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
You may only select courses available on the Townsville campus.
You are not permitted to enroll in courses in the following areas:
Refer to the credit translation scale below:
|Australian University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
Study Period (SP1=U.S. Spring semester; SP2= U.S. Fall semester)
Students will be able to enroll themselves into their preferred subjects a few weeks before arrival, with the ‘approved’ subjects now appearing on their study plan in eStudent.
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||Department, School, or College|
|Semester 1/ Study Period 1||Spring Semester|
|Semester 2/ Study Period 2||Fall Semester|
Students will be able to self-enroll into their preferred subjects, through their estudent portal with the ‘approved’ subjects now appearing on their study plan Students will receive instructions from JCU about enrollment about 8 weeks prior to the start of the program. Subject requests and changes will not be processed from 6 weeks prior to commencement of the program. Students will be able to make further requests and changes upon their arrival to JCU.
The online 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 you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.
Be sure to bring an updated copy of your official transcript, your passport and COE with you to orientation sessions.
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.
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).
|7||High Distinction||85 - 100%||A|
|6||Distinction||75 - 84%||A|
|5||Credit||65 - 74%||B|
|4||Pass||50 - 64%||C|
|3||Conceded*||Pass (45 - 49%)||D|
|1 - 2||Failure||0 - 44%||F|
* Note: The Conceded grade is not offered by all institutions. Where a host institution uses the Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, a D will be issued. Where the host institution does not use Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, an F will be issued.