Apply for credit
Credit for prior learning
Credit is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of units required to complete a course of study.
Am I eligible?
We assess different types of learning for equivalency to Monash study. These include formal learning taken through a structured program, as well as work-related, social, family, and leisure activities and experiences. If you have experience in a related field or similar study to the course you wish to enrol in, you should consider applying for credit towards your Monash course.
Search for previous credit outcomes at Monash. This is guide only and results don't guarantee you credit or entry to Monash.
Can't find matching results for your prior studies? Try a more general search, otherwise, apply as outlined below.
How to apply
Planning to apply
When making an application to study at Monash, you can indicate that you want to be considered for credit. At this stage in the process, we’ll assess only your previous studies for credit. If you’d like credit for work experience, you can apply for a credit assessment once you’ve received a course offer and created your Monash account.
When making your application, you’ll need to upload supporting documents as evidence of your prior studies (e.g. a handbook or syllabus). Always be on the lookout for extra document requests once you've submitted your application.
Waiting for an offer
If you submitted your application without requesting credit, that’s fine. You’ll get a chance to submit a credit application when you get your course offer.
Once you have an offer from Monash, and have created your Monash account, you can use your account to apply for credit.
For help, see the instructions for credit application (pdf, 0.27 mb).
When to apply
You should apply for credit as early as possible – do this well before starting your course. This gives you time to amend your enrolment if necessary.
If you leave a credit application too late, you may not be able to take full advantage of any credit awarded towards your course.
If you've already enrolled, you can change your enrolment once credit has been awarded, if it's awarded before the cut-off dates for adding or discontinuing units.
When applying for a course transfer, you're automatically considered for credit for your previous study at Monash.
Once you receive a course transfer offer, you’ll have the opportunity to request a credit assessment for any learning completed outside Monash. You’ll need to have your supporting documents ready to upload to your credit application.
While credit can reduce the number of units you need to complete a course, it may also result in not having enough spaces on your course map to complete a minor, major, extended major, or specialisation. Credit may also prevent you from going on exchange or taking work-related placement units. In these cases, you can apply to have some of your credit revoked.
You should get course advice before applying to revoke your credit.
How to apply
Notification of outcome
We’ll email you with the outcome of your credit application. This takes 10 to 20 business days, and may take longer during peak admission and enrolment times.
- Credit for Monash Arts courses
- Enrolling in Arts courses with extension studies credits
- Singapore polytechnic graduates: Entry and credit