Credit award procedures

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Credit Policy

Index

A. Credit application procedures

B. Credit application for international students

C. Credit award for Faculty-owned courses


 

A.Credit application procedures

  1. Full details of the award of credit for students enrolled in courses managed by the Faculty of Arts are provided on the University’s credit webpage.
  2. Credit applications may be assessed by Faculty professional staff, academics in relevant disciplines, or coordinators of courses.
    1. In determining the amount of credit to award, adjudicators may take into account official transcripts, information on units studied, details provided by the Country Education Profiles Online, University-managed course precedence databases, standing credit agreements with external organisations, and/or other suitable sources relevant to the assessment and award of credit.
  3. Credit is typically awarded as unspecified credit, towards a particular area of study, at a particular year level.
    1. Where specified credit is sought, towards a particular Monash unit, applicants must provide information on the unit studied (e.g., synopsis, syllabus, etc.).
    2. No credit will be awarded towards the research component of any honours or graduate coursework degree.
  4. Previous study should have been completed within ten years prior to the year of application for credit. This recency requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, or delegate.
  5. Credit is awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, or delegate.
  6. Credit that has been awarded may be revoked, at the student’s request, through submission of the Application to have credit revoked form.
  7. Where there is no standing agreement with the external institution, decisions about credit into Faculty-managed graduate coursework degrees are made at the discretion of the course coordinator.
    1. Course coordinators of graduate coursework programs have discretion in determining what disciplines will be considered as cognate, for the purpose of the awarding of credit.

Responsibility: Students; professional and academic staff; Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

B. Credit application for international students

  1. Except as noted, details for credit application by international students are identical to those for domestic and non-ESOS international students.
  2. International students enrolled under the ESOS Act apply for course credit on application to their Monash course.
  3. Credit applications as assessed by the Faculty’s International Admissions Officer.
    1. In determining the amount of credit to award, adjudicators may take into account official transcripts, information on units studied, details provided by the Country Education Profiles Online, University-managed course precedence databases, standing credit agreements with external organisations, and/or other suitable sources relevant to the assessment and award of credit.
  4. The applicant is provided with written information on credit to be awarded in their letter of offer.
  5. On acceptance, the student is provided with a confirmation of enrolment for the duration of their course, incorporating credit to be awarded, as indicated on the letter of offer.
  6. Credit that has been awarded may be revoked, at the student’s request, through submission of the Application to have credit revoked form.
    1. The request to have credit revoked may require the re-issuing of an electronic confirmation of enrolment, with the ESOS reporting officer notified of the change in duration.

Responsibility: International students; Faculty professional staff; University professional staff.

C. Credit award for Faculty-owned courses

  1. The maximum credit awarded by the Faculty for previous study is:
    1. For a Faculty-owned diploma: 24 points
    2. For a Faculty-owned undergraduate degree: 96 points
    3. For the Arts component off a double degree: 48 points
    4. For an honouts degree: 24 points
    5. For any Faculty-owned graduate coursework degree, including coursework master’s degrees: 48 points
  2. Applications for credit for previous study must be made at the time of enrolment, and no later than the end of the first week of the student’s first semester of enrolment.
  3. Where a student is enrolled into a degree and concurrently into a diploma:
    1. The maximum amount of credit given in the diploma, based on completed studies within the concurrent degree, is 24 points.
    2. The application for credit from the degree towards the diploma must be submitted no later than the end of the first week of the student’s first semester of diploma study.
    3. The maximum amount of credit that can be given in the degree, based on completed units within the diploma, is 42 points.
    4. Credit can only be given from a concurrent diploma where the student is discontinuing from the diploma. No credit can be given towards the degree from a concurrent diploma, once the student has successfully completed the diploma, or exited from the diploma without an award.
    5. Applications for credit from the diploma into the degree must be made when the student is submitting paperwork to exit from their diploma.

Responsibility: Students; Faculty professional staff.

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