Credit Exemption and Accreditation Application

Applicants may request to be exempted from certain credits in their chosen programme of studies, based on prior studies at a similar academic level taken elsewhere and/or when justified by an applicant’s proven achievements and competencies in the respective field, according to criteria established by the University (USJ’s Academic Regulations).

Typically, the maximum amount of accreditation that may be awarded to each student corresponds to one-third of the total credit load of the respective programme.

The final decision to grant credit accreditation and exemptions is taken by the University.

Fees may be charged for the exemption and accreditation of modules, according to the University’s tuition fee table. Please click here for information about the Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).  Please click on the appropriate link below to fill out a form and submit it to the University’s Academic Affairs Office.  If you wish to discuss this before completing the form please contact

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application Form

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) Application Form

Last Updated: March 26, 2021 at 2:21 pm