Information on Credit Transfer and Subject Exemption Policy

Information on Credit Transfer and Subject Exemption Policy

1.   General Principles on Credit Transfer/ Subject Exemption

Students may apply for credit transfer from previous study of the same subject within the Academy or similar subject from other institutions. Credit transfer may be granted without carrying the grade from the previous study, which is in the discretion of the Programme Leader. Subject exemption may be granted for specific subjects in some of accredited programmes based on the prior learning that is less structured in nature and that can be proven to be equivalent to subjects offered by the Academy.

Students may not normally be allowed credit transfer and/or subject exemption for more than 45% of the total number of credits of the programme, while subject exemption granted will ONLY be limited to the subjects agreed by the Academy.

Assessment criteria of credit transfer and subject exemption is stated clearly in Form MA-03 which could be obtained at the Information Counter at Hung Hom Centre.

2.   Application Guidelines and Procedures

The credit transfer/exemption should be a one-off exercise. Applications should be made no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the first semester of the admission year. Late application will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

Students who wish to apply for Credit Transfer and/or Subject Exemption must fill in Form MA-03 and submit to the Information Counter at Hung Hom Centre for processing. Prior to the submission of application, students are advised to consult the respective Programme Leader. Applications will be considered and approved by Deputy Dean and Programme Leader. Official results will be announced within 15 working days after the submission of application.

3.   Required Documents

Students applying for credit transfer should submit the following documented evidence for consideration:

  • Course description (please refer to point c of Form MA-03 for details)
  • Transcript
  • Certificate/ Diploma for completing respective course/ programme

Students applying for subject exemption may submit the following documented evidence for consideration:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Employment contract
  • Certificate of Training
  • Letter of recommendation or testimonials issued by employers or industry professionals
  • Record of work (e.g. work report, log book)
  • Statement of Attainment of Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Proof of professional qualification/membership of professional body
  • Award/certificate obtained in competitions

For subject exemption from Recognition of Prior Learning and other professional qualifications, please refer to Form MA-03 for details. Other cases will be approved on case-basis.

The Academy reserves the rights to collect more evidence to support the application of credit transfer/ subject exemption. Application will NOT be processed if the required documents are not submitted/ received.