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Advanced Standing & Credit Transfer

Advanced Standing & Credit Transfer/Module Exemption

In THEi, students with appropriate post-secondary qualifications can apply for advanced standing and credit transfer/module exemption.


The maximum amount of advanced standing or credit transfer/module exemption which may be granted is 50% of the number of credit points for the programme.  The study used for claiming advanced standing or credit transfer/module exemption should not be more than eight years from the year in which it was completed but individual faculties may impose shorter maximum periods.


Students who have completed a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) or equivalent sub-degree qualifications/studies in the relevant streams may be admitted into Year 3 of the degree programme.


Except for students admitted to Year 3 on the strength of their VTC’s HD qualifications or other equivalent qualifications, other students who wish to apply for advanced standing or credit transfer/module exemption should submit an application to the Faculty upon their initial enrolment on the programme or before the end of the add/drop period of the first semester the student is admitted to the Institute.  These applications incur a handling fee.


Relevant streams may be admitted into Year 3 of the degree programme, if they pass an interview to assess their suitability. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis on the applicant's overall academic qualifications, provided there is substantial overlap in the contents of the programmes and the programme structure requirements can be met. The concerned Faculty will carry out a mapping exercise to ensure that the fit of the HD programme or equivalent sub-degree qualifications / studies is consistent with that of the degree programme concerned. Additional core module(s) may be required to satisfy the programme requirements.