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Credit for previous study

What happens next

Assessing your application

You can view the status of your application, respond to your credit offer, cancel your request or view or attach additional supporting documents in Sydney Student under ‘Approval requests’.

Processing time

Your application may take up to four weeks to be assessed. Assessment time depends on the complexity of your application, the availability of academics and the volume of applications received.

Make sure you've selected your units of study by the last day to add and are attending classes in case your application is not finalised in time. Credit is not guaranteed until you have received an offer from the University.

If you submitted your application by the application deadline, it will be processed in time for the start of the semester.

During the assessment process, we may contact you regarding your application. Make sure you check your University student email account regularly and respond to any requests to avoid delays in your application. 

Please don’t resubmit or withdraw your application if the status doesn’t change before the four-week processing period has lapsed. If you’re unsure about your application, contact us.

Your outcome

If your application is successful, you’ll be notified of a credit offer by email. You will need to accept or decline the credit offered through Sydney Student (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Course details’). Make sure there is a tick next to any unit of study you want to accept credit for.

Credit/RVL will be declined if your application doesn’t meet policy or fit with the resolutions of your course. In this case we’ll email you with the details of why credit/RVL was declined.


Make sure you review the credit outcome sent to your University student email account before deciding whether to submit an appeal.

Email us at if you have any questions about your credit outcome.

If you disagree with the outcome of your application, you may be able to submit an appeal.

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