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Credit and Articulation

Information valid for students commencing in 2019.

Students are advised that JCU’s policies relating to credit transfer were reviewed during 2018, and the term “advanced standing” was replaced with the term “credit” .

Credit and articulation agreements between James Cook University and Other Education Providers

James Cook University has credit transfer arrangement with other universities and vocational education providers.

The following are some useful definitions associated with credit:

Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of further learning remaining to achieve a qualification and may be achieved through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

Articulation arrangements enable students to progress from a recognised academic program to a JCU course with admission and/or credit in a defined pathway.

Advanced Standing: The recognition granted towards meeting the requirements of an award of the University, either on the basis of prior formal study or recognised prior learning.

General Advanced Standing: Advanced standing granted to the value of a specified number of credit points for previous study or recognised prior learning for which there is no precise equivalent at this University.

Exempt Advanced Standing: Advanced standing granted in the form of exemption from the requirements of a particular subject for previous study or recognised prior learning which is or similar content and standard as required for a passing grade in that subject.

Designated Advanced Standing: Is the same as exempt advanced standing except that the result/s obtained for the completed study are recorded and included in calculations such as the course weighted average.