You’ll take a full credit load of 16 US credits (24 units): one 4-credit (6-unit) course for 4 weeks, and three 4-credit courses for 10 weeks.
UNSW operates under a 1 + 3-course model. You will take one intensive course for four weeks, followed by three courses for ten weeks.
Students enrolling for the Fall Semester (September to December) have the opportunity to complete an Internship placement and corresponding Internship Cornerstone course with Arcadia. If you select this option, you will take 1 fewer course at UNSW.
UNSW may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
You may not enroll in:
Fall Students only: If you select an Internship placement through Arcadia, you must also enroll in the 4-credit Internship Cornerstone Course taught by Arcadia. If you select this option, you will take 1 fewer course at UNSW. The Placement Information and Field Guide outlines more placement details. Please indicate your interest on your Academic Preferences Form.
|SYDI INPR 310||Work in Thought and Action||4||Spring/Fall|
Tailored Term Courses
Refer to the credit translation scale below when selecting your regular term courses.
|Australian University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
UNSW will review your course preferences and contact you directly via email with the outcome of your course approvals. If you would like any additional courses to be considered for approval please contact your Program Manager.
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||School / College|
|Semester 1||Spring Semester|
|Semester 2||Fall Semester|
Your Program Manager will send you instructions on how to enroll in courses prior to departure. This will involve you emailing UNSW directly with your course preferences based on what is already approved.
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.
Additional course fees may be associated with some of your overseas course work (i.e. courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips).
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.