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Credit/Exemption Procedure

If you have previous studies relevant to your current program, you can request to receive course credit or an exemption based on your prior learning. The amount of credit is in accordance with the ANU Credit Policy and Procedure.

What is the difference between ANU credit and exemption?

An ANU credit means you receive units towards completing your program at ANU, thus reducing the number of courses you need to complete your program.

An ANU exemption is an alternative option at ANU that you can use prior to your study to exempt you from a prerequisite. However it does not provide credit towards your program.

1: Check Your Eligibility

  1. Studying an undergraduate or postgraduate program at the College of Business & Economics. 
  2. Submit your application by Tuesday 26 February for Semester 1 2019 or Tuesday 23 July for Semester 2 2019. Please submit your credit/exemption application only when your program is activated.
  3. Undergraduate students must comply with the Undergraduate program eligibility requirements.

2: Apply

To apply for credit or exemptions you need to submit the following documents to info.cbe@anu.edu.au:

  • A completed Application for Credit Form.
  • An official transcript (scanned in colour, not required if courses were completed at ANU)
  • If your previous study was not at ANU you will need to submit a Course Details Form and course outlines from your previous institution/s including:
    • Detailed course description
    • Detailed list of topics covered
    • Prescribed textbook and other required reading
    • Prerequisites including the outlines or descriptions of those prerequisite courses
    • Contact hours
    • Assessment types
    • The ANU course code which you believe this course qualifies you for (for example, you would like to apply for credit from FINM7006 on the basis of you having completed [insert course] in your prior studies)

If documents are written in a language other than English, the document must be accompanied by a complete English translation. The College will only accept documents translated by a certified translator from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI).

The outcome of your application will only be sent to your ANU email account. We aim to respond to all applications submitted before the application deadlines within 10 working days.

Please note: many external (non-ANU) applications need to be assessed by the appropriate course convenors and this timeframe may be extended in some cases.

Updated:   18 July 2017 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team