Lincoln University Preliminary Course Instructions

The Course Selection Process

In order to proceed with your application to Lincoln University, you will need to propose a preliminary course selection for your semester. Your courses should be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor, so if you have not previously done so, please meet with your academic advisor to ensure that the courses that you plan to take overseas will transfer back to your degree program.

To obtain the most up-to-date listing of courses, we advise that you refer to the overseas university's website. Please refer to the section "Navigating the Overseas Course Website" listed below for more information.

In addition to your proposed course selections, we recommend that you choose a series of alternate courses. Your first choice selections may not be available due to scheduling changes, time conflicts, prerequisites or cancellations. Your flexibility is very important to the process.

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 course selection form. While every effort will be made to accommodate your selections, Arcadia University cannot guarantee placement in any specific course.


Course Registration

You are required to maintain a full-time course load throughout your period of study in New Zealand. A full-time course load is defined by Arcadia University as 14-16 U.S. semester hours of credit. This is equivalent to four courses at Lincoln University. You should also be aware of any credit requirements at your home institution.

Lincoln University 
Credit Point Units
U.S. University
Semester Hours of Credit
15 4

Course registration will occur during orientation at Lincoln University, but you will be reviewed for entry into your courses prior to your arrival. Once you have registered, you will need to be aware of the add/drop policy at Lincoln University before making further alterations to your schedule. You should also inform your home institution of any alternations you make to your schedule once you've arrived.

Other Important Points

  • Select from 100, 200 and 300 level courses only.
  • Make sure to select courses in different time "blocks" to avoid timetable clashes.
  • Students must take at least one upper-level (200 or 300-level) course per semester. As part of the course approval process, Lincoln University will review your home school transcript to ensure that you have completed the equivalent prerequisites.
  • Additional course fees may be associated with some of your overseas course work. Courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or trips will often require a supplementary fee. Please refer to the online course description to determine whether the courses you have selected have additional fees. Please see our fee information online here.


Navigating the Overseas Course Website

When selecting your courses from the overseas website, you should be aware of some differences in terminology. In New Zealand, most subject departments are referred to as faculties. Whereas in the U.S., we would refer to the Economics Department, in New Zealand it would be referred to as the Faculty of Economics. Also, please be mindful of the semester in which you intend to take courses. Courses listed as being on offer Semester I will run from February to June and Semester II will run from July to November.

Lincoln University Courses

The above link will take you to main Courses page at Lincoln University. Click on the subject prefix for a list of courses in that subject area. By clicking on a course code you'll find relevant details, including the course description and semester/block the course is on offer.


For assistance with any part of the application process, email your program manager or call 1-866-927-2234.

Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form on your Arcadia Passport.