Transfer of credits may be granted to students in recognition of prior studies completed at an appropriate level as recognised by the University. However, students admitted with advanced standing will not be entitled to any credit transfer on the basis of their previous qualifications attained prior to their admission to the University. Instead, students may be granted exemption from specific courses based on prior study.
For outbound exchange students, the credit units earned at the host institutions can be transferred to their academic records at the University. Credit transfer pre-approval applications should be made via the Exchange Coordinator of respective academic units prior to their departure for the exchange programmes as appropriate. When students return from the exchange studies, they should submit the official transcripts to their academic units for credit transfer arrangements.
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 course(s) 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.
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 denoting "Credit Transfer" 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 with other institutions):
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 course(s) 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 fulfil the minimum credit requirements for majors (i.e., 45 credit units) and for their respective degrees in order to graduate. For degrees with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, the minimum credit requirements for the majors after course exemption shall be stipulated by the major-offering academic unit.
In the student’s academic record, an exempted course is recorded with a "Z" grade meaning "Exemption". 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.
Make-up Course Arrangements for Exempted Courses
Students granted with course exemption are usually required to take any other courses to make up the credits required except the following scenarios:
|Exempted Course||Make-up Course Arrangement|
|Major requirement course||If the major requirement is less than 45 credit units# after the exemption, take any other major-related course specified by the major-offering academic unit #For degrees with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, the minimum credit requirements for the majors after course exemption shall be stipulated by the major-offering academic unit.|
|Minor requirement course||If the minor requirement is less than 15 credit units after the exemption, take any other minor-related course specified by the minor-offering academic unit|
|Gateway Education (GE) University requirement course||Take any other GE course|
|Gateway Education (GE) Distributional requirement course||Take any other GE distributional area course|
|Semester A||14 July 2017 to 2 September 2017|
|Semester B||11 December 2017 to 13 January 2018
(ONLY new students who are admitted in Semester B 2017/18 or current students who have completed studies at other institutions after admission to the University are allowed to submit the application in this period.)
|Late applications will NOT be accepted.|