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 RulePolicy: Recognition of prior and external learning and Procedure: Credit and exemptions

Who should complete this form

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


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

Submitting an Application

Complete the online Application for Status (credit) and upload the required documentation.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant documents are provided. Failure to provide all required supporting evidence will result in the application being declined.

Application Approval Process

Applications may take up to twenty working days to be assessed as per ANU policy. Assessment time depends on the complexity of the application, the availability of the SubDean and the number of applications received. Please don’t resubmit your application. If you’re unsure about the progress of your application, please contact the College Student and Education Support team.

During the assessment process, we may contact you for additional information or documentation so please ensure that you check your ANU email account regularly to avoid unnecessary delays.

Under the terms of accreditation by the various Legal Admissions Boards, we must ensure that all LLB (Hons) and Juris Doctor graduates have completed the compulsory Priestley 11 subjects. If the Delegated Authority is not satisfied that your supporting documentation demonstrates equivalence, credit will not be awarded.