- July 12, 2023 at 9:45 am #687868NCC21382Participant
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I was awarded a first-class honours degree from OBU in 2020 and I recently applied for a master’s program under Australian National University, and I included this degree as part of my academic background.
However, ANU contacted me today and ask me to upload an explanation in relation to the “credit entry” for the first three subjects on the transcript (namely, F1-3 which I passed when before I transferred to ACCA student, a very long time ago). The university ask me to explain whether this is a credit transfer or not. What kind of material or supporting evidence should I present to the university?July 12, 2023 at 1:40 pm #687877GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
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There is a simple explanation for F1-3 entry I believe however, how you explain it to the ANU may not be quite so straightforward….
The BSc Applied Accounting is based on 2 elements: successfully passing papers F4-9 and the getiting a minimum C grade for the RAP. Therefore in showing how your degree is made up, F1-3 have no input, although of course you need to pass these [or have an exemption from them] for your ACCA qualification.
This presents an interesting situation because the F1-3 element is already ‘mopped up’ by the ACCA qualification and as a general rule you cannot be given credit for the same qualification twice, but although F4-9 in effect forms part of your degree, technically F1-3 [or the exemptions that led to them] + your Professional Level exams are outside of this.
This makes it all rather complicated as your application is based on your Brookes 1st class honours degree and although the ACCA qualification forms part of this whether ANU will give additional credit for the elements outside of this comes down to each University’s own course and entry requirements. Finally it is worth noting that although either the ACCA qualication or the BSc. will be given the normal credit a University lays down for that particular qualification, when combined in the same application they are unlikely to be given the same combined amount of credit that they get each get individually i.e. if each is 60 credits you will not get 60 x2 but a lower figure.
I hope that makes sense.
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