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CREDITS & EXEMPTIONS
Are exemptions granted for Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree previously completed?
Persons applying for credit/exemption should make such requests during the first 3 weeks of Semester I. Applications should be made, through the Student Affairs (Admissions) Office, to the Dean of the respective Faculty on the appropriate form.
Note: Credits/exemption will not be granted for course(s) which have been successfully completed for more than five (5) years before the date of entry or re-entry.
An official transcript and/or course outlines are required for assessment by the appropriate authority. Note that credits/ exemptions are granted in accordance with prescribed faculty regulations.
Can I transfer credits from another University/College?
At The University of the West Indies (UWI), transfer credits may be granted for course(s) which are offered by a recognized university or equivalent institution of higher learning and which are judged to be comparable to courses offered at UWI and to be relevant to the student's academic programme at UWI.
Transfer of credit grants credit for a course(s) and does not require substitution.
Credits are assessed for transfer after the student has been accepted to The University of the West Indies.
A student transferring from another Institution to register for a UWI degree or a UWI graduate entering to pursue another degree will be required to spend the equivalent of a minimum of two years of full-time study and successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits in accordance with prevailing Faculty regulations.
A student who is admitted into a programme at UWI based on specific minimum academic qualifications, cannot use those qualifications for consideration of transfer credits except in cases where faculty regulations permit otherwise.
A student may receive exemption only (without credit) for the corresponding UWI level course(s). Granting exemption ONLY (without credit) means that the student must register for another course(s), at the appropriate level, approved for their degree programme in order to satisfy their credit requirement.
Credits/Exemption will not be granted for course(s) which have been successfully completed for more than five (5) years before the date of entry or re-entry.
Students will be required to submit for evaluation official course descriptions and/or other relevant documentation for course(s) for which transfer of credits/exemption is being requested.
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