Previous study or work experience can go towards credit points for your new degree at James Cook University. Completing your degree in a shorter amount of time and save on overall course fees, so applying for credit is definitely worth exploring.
We will assess your application for credit if you:
In addition, JCU has formal credit articulation arrangements with other institutions.
If you have completed subjects at another institution or as part of a different degree at James Cook University (JCU), you may be able to transfer credit to your current degree. Receiving credit for your previous study will prevent the unnecessary duplication of study and can save time and expense.
An articulation agreement is an agreement that JCU has with another educational provider.
Use our credit calculator to see what articulation agreements we have listed on our website.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you've gained through work and life experiences. At JCU, we can assess your RPL and determine if you are eligible for credit.
If you have started in a course and have now decided that this course is not for you, you can apply to transfer to another course at JCU (provided the course requirements have been met). You may also be able to transfer some or all of the subjects over to your new course.
International: If you are a future international student, not yet enrolled at JCU. Complete the Application for Admission to JCU form and your eligibility for credit will be assessed from there.
Domestic: Use our credit calculator to find out what credit you may be able to transfer from previous study (at another institution or another JCU course) to your current course. Note: For past undergraduate qualifications to be considered, the degree usually has to have been completed within the previous 10 years. This can, however, vary by Award. Refer to our Course Handbook for more information.
If you find that the credit calculator is unable to assist you contact us for assistance.
To help us determine what credit you might be entitled to, provide us with the following documentation in addition to your application for credit:
If transferring credit from another institution: you must provide certified copies of academic transcripts. They will need to include the titles of subjects studied and results awarded. You’ll also need to include the subject outlines. If transferring credit from JCU, list your previous subjects in the application form.
Once you have submitted your application to start studying at JCU you can then apply for credit.
It is very important that you lodge your application for credit as soon as possible.
Complete the Application for Credit (PDF, 165 KB) and attach the appropriate supporting documents.
Your application for credit will be assessed and you will receive an outcome within 3 weeks.
If you have already applied and been accepted into your course, we will notify you by email when your credit transfer has been processed.
If you have not yet applied to study at JCU, we will email you the outcome of your credit application.
For further support contact our Student Centres:
Student Centre Townsville
Student Centre Cairns