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Credit Transfer and Course Exemption for Undergraduate Programmes

 

Highlights of Relevant Academic Regulations (ARs)

1. A student who has passed public, professional, or other examinations recognised by Lingnan University or has successfully completed a course at an appropriate level offered by the University or another tertiary institution may apply for credit transfer/course exemption.
2. Normally, a student may not be granted credit transfer/course exemption for more than 50% of the required number of credits for the academic award or the Minor programme. The limit does not include credit transfer/course exemption associated with approved student exchange programmes.
3. For Core Curriculum courses, credit transfer/course exemption shall be limited to two common core courses and a maximum of 18@ out of 21 credits of cluster courses. Such limit shall apply to approved student exchange programmes, notwithstanding point 2 above, but exceptions to the limits may be granted by the Director of Core Curriculum and General Education on a case-by-case basis.

(@ with a maximum of 9 credits until the 2015-16 academic year)

4. Credit Transfer Applicable to All Students
4.1 In case there is a similar course being offered by the University, the student may be exempted from taking the course and granted with equivalent credits, if the application is approved. 
4.2 In case there is no similar course being offered by the University, the student may be exempted from taking a free elective course, or in some cases a course in the Core Curriculum if deemed appropriate, and granted with equivalent credits, if the application is approved. 
4.3 In case there is no similar course being offered by the University but the course completed at another recognised tertiary institution falls in the Major discipline(s) of the student, the student may be exempted from taking a course in the Major discipline(s) and granted with equivalent credits, if the application is approved. 
5. Course Exemption 
In case there is a similar course being offered by the University, the student may be exempted from taking the course, if the application is approved. However, credits are not granted, and the student has to take another course (may be a specified course or any other course) to make up for the total number of credits required for graduation. 
6. For an application in relation to a University-wide required course, as prescribed in Regulation 6.4 of ARs, the Programme Director/Head of Academic Unit concerned/Director of Core Curriculum and General Education should consider the application in accordance with the common standard of exemption criteria approved by the Senate, if any. 
7. A student should not enrol in a course for which he/she has been granted exemption (with or without credits). If the student has enrolled in a course and is subsequently granted exemption (with or without credits), he/she is not required to apply to drop the exempted course.

Note: The above highlights are taken from Section 9 Credit Transfer and Course Exemption of the ARs. The full ARs can be accessed by clicking the ARs.