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asujinn

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Uni credit transfer
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:13:06 am »
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Hi there,

I'm thinking of doing a credit transfer from my current course to the one that I am applying for and have no idea how the whole shabang works (please help). First of all how does the grading work for the subjects I have applied for credit? My results aren't great so if that gets converted to the university's grading system then I'd rather start fresh... Also, how would the subjects that have been approved for credit work in terms of GPA/WAM calculations?

Thanks in advance for your answers! :)

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Re: Uni credit transfer
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 01:31:10 am »
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Are you able to tell us where from/to and what courses? Believe it or not, these processes can differ even by departments. I've heard of places that only accept your application if you got a certain grade (usually "just" a C), some places that don't give you a grade and it's just unspecified, and some that just copy and paste the subject.
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Re: Uni credit transfer
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 03:12:38 am »
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Hi there, thanks for responding!

I'm going into my last year of a bachelor of science at unimelb and want to transfer to an allied health undergrad (optom, audio, med imaging etc..) at Latrobe, rmit or Deakin. Didn't know it would be so complicated.

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Re: Uni credit transfer
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 03:28:14 am »
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Credit is assessed when you put in the course application. You'll get credit for a subject that is deemed to be an "equivalent" (e.g. extremely similar content taught). If you haven't done any "allied health" related units during your bachelor of science, there's a chance you won't get any credit at all and will have to start from scratch (unless there's electives/free units, and then you'll be able to fill them up with credit from your science degree).

It is a confusing process, I agree. I also agree with Euler that each area/department/faculty has different rules for entry. Transfers to another uni take into account the current course enrolment, your past academic history, prerequisites met for the new course etc. etc. etc.

Unis are very 'hush hush' in regards to advanced standing - and won't give you a definitive answer. I've tried to get answers before too (since I've considered transferring before both internally and externally).

If this isn't too personal - you stated that you're in your final year... why are you wanting to transfer out now? Would it be better to finish it off (since i'm assuming you only have less than a year remaining?).. You've come this far!
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