Apply for Advanced Standing

To transfer prior learning credits you can apply for Advanced Standing.

  1. Create a student account

    Go to Get Started at Melbourne and create your student account. You can find out how much credit you'll receive using our credit calculator.

    Ensure you have all your documentation ready, with evidence of any Recognised Prior Learning when you apply.

  2. Apply online

    Apply online here. You'll need your University of Melbourne student username or current applicant ID and password.Go to get started and create a student account.

    You can apply for General Advanced Standing, for a unspecified discipline area, subject or group of subjects. Or Exempt Advanced Standing, for successfully completing subjects or studies, equivalent to the subject being waived.

    If you need help planning your course with credit, contact Stop 1

  3. Provide evidence of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

    In your application, you need to provide an official and complete syllabus or subject descriptions from your previous place of study, and a copy of your academic transcript. Give as much detail as possible so you can be assessed for the maximum amount of credit.

  4. Submit your application and wait for a response

    You should receive notification of an outcome by the start of semester.

    If you receive advanced standing in your offer letter but it doesn't appear on you study plan, submit an enquiry. Select ‘credit for prior study’ and attach your offer letter. We'll then update your study plan.

Late applications

If your transcript has changed since course application, you can apply for advanced standing no later than week 2 of the first semester of your course. Other late applications may be accepted until the end of the first week of semester.

You should receive an outcome by the end the second week of semester. Applications received after this will be actioned but any credit received can't be applied in the current semester.

For help, contact Stop 1.