How to apply
Students can apply for credit by lodging a credit for prior learning application form.
The credit application form has full details of the documentation you will be required to submit. In applying for credit, please check the University's Credit Precedent Database to see if Griffith University has already assessed your prior studies. If relevant precedents do not exist for your previous studies, you will need to supply:
- Official academic records including an explanation of grades;
- Course outlines published by the institution explaining the structure of the course including level of study, contact hours, topics covered, duration of the course, methods of assessment and textbooks used; and
- Clinical practice/Teaching practice reports (if applicable).
The amount of credit you may receive depends on the amount and type of study you have completed.
Credit Precedent Database
Using the Credit Precedent Database, you can search for precedents for the Australian institution where you have previously studied.
Credit for prior learning policy (PDF 269k) allows for up to two-thirds credit towards a bachelors degree depending on the nature of the previous study. However, notwithstanding the amount of credit awarded, a student is required to complete a minimum amount of study at Griffith University. Refer to the Credit for prior learning policy (PDF 269k) for details.
Once your application has been processed you will be able to view a Transfer Credit Report or your Unofficial Transcript on the Griffith Portal. You will be notified via your Griffith student email address.
Credit may be awarded as advanced standing, unspecified credit, specified credit or provisional credit. Refer to the Credit for prior learning policy (PDF 269k) for descriptions of these terms.