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What is Credit?

A student who has undertaken previous formal or non-formal education may apply to have their achievement recognised and credited towards a University of Waikato qualification, reducing the number of papers required to complete that qualification.

Credit may be:

  • for a specified University of Waikato paper;
  • in a specified subject at a specified level
  • specified by level, but not by subject (unspecified credit). Unspecified credit counts only towards the elective component of the degree.

The decision to award credit in individual cases will be made by the Dean or Director of the College, Faculty, or School of Studies concerned.

The following are not eligible to be considered for credit:

  • Continuing Education short courses offered by tertiary institutions;
  • incomplete papers without a final grade;
  • a completed/conferred graduate or postgraduate qualification.
  • papers from a completed/conferred undergraduate qualification towards a graduate or postgraduate qualification;
  • papers from a completed/conferred graduate or postgraduate qualification towards an undergraduate qualification.

For more information on the provision of credit, please read section 14 of the Personal Programmes of Study Regulations

For information on how first and/or second year undergraduate study from another tertiary institution could be credited towards study at the University of Waikato, visit the Academic Credit Explorer Tool.