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nadalno1
11-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Hey,
I was wondering how you can find out whether the degree you study while playing college tennis is recognised in your country (australia).

Thanks!

jaggy
11-18-2009, 08:50 AM
Id say all US colleges are accredited so all degrees 'should' be recognized worldwide. A lot comes down to the discipline you major in and the academic reputation of the university.

AndrewD
11-18-2009, 01:58 PM
Hey,
I was wondering how you can find out whether the degree you study while playing college tennis is recognised in your country (australia).

Thanks!

The Department of Education in Australia should be the first place you contact. Remember, they will be the final word on whether your degree is recognised. So, only their opinion matters. That includes what your American university tells you. Only the Department of Education can tell you with 100% certainty that a degree will be recognised (because they're speaking for the Australian government) .

If you can't make contact with them (and it is very easy, just look it up on the internet) then call Austudy. While that isn't the correct department, they will be able to refer you on to someone who can answer your question.

Generally speaking, not all degrees received in the United States will automatically be recognised here in Australia. A generalist degree - Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, etc, etc- will be recognised. However, a specialist degree, one that puts you into a field governed by certain federal rules and regulations - medicine, law, engineering, teaching, etc- will almost certainly require you to apply for recognition/certification in Australia. I do believe that, in most cases, you'll need to complete a couple of extra units in order to allow you to practise and be certified here in Australia. Of course, I would assume that if you're playing tennis in the States you'll only be coming away with a generalist degree (BA, BSc)

A question if this importance needs to be directed to someone of authority here in Australia. This message board is a lot of fun and people do want to help but it is not a reliable source of information.