Exceeding Credit Limit

Introduction
Faculty Policy
Steps to follow
The rules
See also

Introduction

Under normal circumstances you should be able to meet the requirements of your degree without the need to exceed the number of junior units or overall units allowed in your course. If you have made academic choices that mean that you can no longer meet your degree requirements without exceeding one of these limits, you may be eligible to apply for permission to enrol in additional units.


Faculty policy

Please read and consider the Faculty provisions for exceeding credit point limits before making an application to exceed.


Steps to follow

  • Consult with a student advisor
  • If you believe you are eligible, submit a request through your Sydney Student portal in myUni under the “My Studies” tab
  • The outcome of your application will be sent to your university email address.

The rules

  • You can apply to exceed the junior credit point limits when the unit is a compulsory core unit for the degree or a you commenced study mid-year and were unable to commence language studies in your first semester.
  • You can apply to exceed the semester credit point limit of 30 if you are in your final semester and have a distinction average, with no recorded failing grades.
  • You can apply to exceed the overall credit point limit by 1 core unit of study if you are in your final semester and have not met the a core requirements of your course.

    Students can apply to exceed the overall credit point limit by 1 or 2 units of study if they are in their final semester and must exceed in order to meet the requirements for Honours entry.

Applications to exceed credit point limits will not be approved when the units of study can be taken simply by varying an enrolment.


See also