The UW-Platteville Exchange program at James Cook University (JCU) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Australia. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in between 12 and 18 credits per semester.
All courses are taken alongside local and international students, and the courses available each term can be found on JCU's website: https://secure.jcu.edu.au/app/studyfinder/index.cfm?year=2013&form=no&grad=ug&title=All%20Undergraduate%20Subjects.
Students are not required to enroll in any specific courses.
Credits will be validated on an official JCU transcript at the end of the semester.
10 Australian units is equivalent to 4 American credits, and the grades students receive abroad will be converted to the U.S. grading system of A, B, C, etc. based on the official transcript that is received from the institution abroad. UW-Platteville Education Abroad uses the following conversion guide as a guideline, provided by World Education Services, in converting students’ grades: http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/index.asp.
Please note that this only serves as a general conversion guideline.
While all credits should be transferable, students should work with their academic advisor at their home institution to choose appropriate and beneficial courses from the JCU curriculum prior to their semester abroad. Courses that may fulfill specific requirements for major, minor, general education, or elective requirements towards an American degree must be approved by the appropriate person(s) at the home institution. Please see the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page for more information.