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Credit for previous study

How to apply

Before you apply, make sure you have all required supporting documents ready to attach to your application. If you do not include the required documents, your application will be rejected. 

1. Start a credit application

New students

If you’re an applicant to the University you'll be asked if you want to apply for recognition of prior learning when completing your application. If you tick yes, you’ll receive an email with information about how to log in to Sydney Student and apply for credit. You will need to:

  • go to ‘Applications’, then ‘My application’
  • in the 'Actions' column of your course application, select ‘submit or cancel your application for credit'.

If you don't elect to apply for credit during your application, you can still apply as a current student once you've accepted your offer.

Current students

Log in to Sydney Student. Go to 'My studies, 'course details', then 'Apply for credit and/or reduced volume of learning'.

2. Select your major/specialisation 

If you are commencing an undergraduate degree that requires major(s)/minor(s), you need to provide this information in your application. Check your handbook to find out your degree requirements.

If the 'Intended major/specialisation' field appears in your application, select your major(s)/minor(s) in the drop-down menus provided. If this does not appear, you need to provide your major(s)/minor(s) in the 'Additional information' field when adding credit or RVL items.

If your degree does not require major(s)/minor(s) and the 'Intended major/specialisation' field is visible, you can leave the drop-down menu as ‘No Selection’. 

3. Add credit items

You need to complete all required fields for the type of credit/RVL you are applying for.

Add an individual credit item for every unit of study you would like to apply for (your credit application will be declined if you do not do this). 

For each item: 

  • complete all fields on the form
  • do not tick 'Is this reduced volume of learning?' if it is visible on your form
  • select 'Add item'.

For each item you'd like to receive credit for:

  • complete the following fields:
    • learning type: higher education
    • institution
    • course
    • year of completion
    • language of instruction
  • tick ‘Is this reduced volume of learning?’
  • select 'Add item'. 

For each item you'd like to receive credit for:

  • complete the following fields:
    • learning type: work experience
    • year of completion
    • language of instruction
  • tick ‘Is this reduced volume of learning?’
  • select 'Add item'. 

3. Upload supporting documents

Make sure you include all required documents or your application will be rejected and you'll need to reapply.

To upload a document select ‘Browse’. Find the document you want to upload and select ‘Upload.’

Repeat for each document you need to upload. If you upload the wrong document, you can delete it and upload another.

4. Review and submit your application

Make sure you review your application to confirm that each credit item has been correctly entered. If you want to remove an item, select 'Remove'.

Once you’ve filled in all required information and uploaded all supporting documents, select ‘Submit’ to finalise your application.

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