Application for credit/status

Students, who have undertaken previous study that is relevant to their current academic program, can request to receive course credit based on their prior learning. University rules, policy and procedure relating to the granting credit is set out in the Coursework Awards Rule, Policy: Credit and Procedure: Credit


This form should be completed by students wanting to apply for status (credit of courses studied in previous ANU programs or at previous tertiary institutions). You can apply for status if:

  • You have recently transferred programs within ANU
  • You have been admitted to ANU and would like to request status for courses studied at another Australian tertiary institution;
  • You have been re-admitted to ANU and would like to request status for courses previously studied at ANU or elsewhere;
  • You have been admitted to ANU and would like to request status for previous non-award studies (including Year 12 extension courses); or
  • You would like to request status for previously approved cross-institutional/exchange or non-standard session courses that you have completed.


  • You have not exceeded the status limits required for your program


Please see the below requirements for your particular circumstance.

External credit status (excluding approved Domestic Cross-institutional Study, Independent Study Abroad and Global Programs Law Exchange)

To assess your eligibility for status, the following course* information must be provided in your application:

  • Name of course
  • Course code
  • Description of the subject matter
  • Unit value
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level, eg. a level 7 course is not equivalent to a level 9 course
  • Workload statement: e.g.: Two hours of lectures and one tutorial per week
  • Indicative Assessment: What elements make up the assessment and what are their weightings
  • Reading list
  • Topic list
  • A link to the web portal for the course
  • Official academic transcript

*courses must have been taught and assessed in English unless taken as part of a Global Program Law Exchange and studied within a law degree that leads to admission to legal practice. For example, studying a tax law course in an accounting faculty cannot be approved.

Credit status for approved Domestic Cross-Institutional Study, Independent Study Abroad and Global Programs Law Exchange

You must provide:

  • Official academic transcript
  • Letter of approval from ANU College of Law
  • Evidence confirming any conditions imposed have been met. For example, with a change in essay requirements (1500 words to 2500 words) attach the marked essay.

Internal credit status (credit from a previous ANU degree)

You must provide:

  • The name of your ANU course/s
  • The ANU course code/s


Once you have compiled all the required information, please submit your online application to the ANU College of Law. Incomplete applications will not be progressed.

Application for status (credit)

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team