Transfer of credits may be granted to students in recognition of prior studies completed at an appropriate level as recognized by the University. Transfer credits will be counted toward meeting the credit units required to earn an award from the University. Students are not required to take the courses for which credit transfer has been granted. Since students may be pre-registered with courses at the start of a semester/term, students are required to take the initiative to drop the course(s) for which credit transfer has been approved.
Students with a recognized qualification (e.g. Advanced-Level Examinations, International Baccalaureate Diploma, 13-year school-leaving qualification, and recognized Associate Degree/Higher Diploma) may be admitted with advanced standing to a major. Students admitted with advanced standing will complete the degree with a reduced credit unit requirement, and will not be entitled to any credit transfer on the basis of their previous qualifications attained prior to admission.
Transfer credits normally do not count in the calculation of a student’s GPA, except where special arrangements have been made (e.g. in joint programmes with other institutions). In the student’s academic record, a “TR” grade will be assigned to the equivalent CityU course(s). Where an equivalent CityU course cannot be established, credit transfer may be granted towards a degree requirement. A special course code with the appropriate credit units will be entered in the student's academic record.
Transfer credits must have been earned no earlier than eight years before the date of enrolment at the University. Individual academic units may stipulate a more stringent requirement. The Academic Regulations have also stipulated the following maximum number of transfer credits that students can obtain throughout their studies (including transfer credits for study exchange or joint programmes):
Students may be granted an exemption from specific courses based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course. Students are required to take other courses to make up the credits required for fulfilling the degree requirements. Since students may be pre-registered with courses at the start of a semester/term, students are required to take the initiative to drop the course(s) for which course exemption has been approved.
Students who have been granted course exemptions are required to fulfill the minimum credit requirements for majors (i.e. 45 credit units) and for their respective degrees in order to graduate. In the student’s academic record, an exempted course is recorded with a “Z” grade. If the exempted course is the pre-requisite of another course at the University, students will be regarded as meeting the pre-requisite requirement with the course exemption.
|Semester A||15 July 2016 to 27 August 2016|
|Semester B||5 December 2016 to 7 January 2017|
(ONLY new students who are admitted in Semester B 2016/17 or current students who have outside work completed after admission to the University are allowed to submit the application in this period.)
|Late applications received after the above deadlines will NOT be accepted.|