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THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Registration and Examinations Section
Application for Course & Unit Exemptions under CUSIS
- Make Applications
Undergraduate students should submit applications for course & unit exemptions by filling in the on-line form under CUSIS, uploading the softcopy of the supporting documents*, and make necessary payment on-line. Students can track their application status at anytime in CUSIS.
Important NOTE: Students who submit softcopy file should combine all pages of the supporting documents into one single PDF or JPEG file. The file limit is 5MB.
- A copy of Certificate/Diploma/Transcript, and the documents listed below (where applicable)
- Course Descriptions – copy of course content/course outline of the courses that taken at other institutions (or at previous programme of CUHK) in relation of the application, OR
- Preliminary Assessment on Course and Unit Exemption (PACU) – students who join the exchange programmes may also include this form in the application, if any.
* Application will not be processed if the University has not received the original official transcript(s) and the above-mentioned required documents are not uploaded properly along with the application.
- How to log on CUSIS for “Transfer Credit/Exemption” system function
To log on CUSIS Transfer Credit/Exemption function, students need to logon “MyCUHK”, then click “MyStudy/CUSIS” and then select “Transfer Credit/Exemption” from the left menu bar. Please refer to < Appendix 1: How to Logon CUSIS Transfer Credit/Exemption function > for an example. You MUST click ‘Create a new application’ to start a new application.
- How to fill in the online Course & Unit Exemptions application form under CUSIS
Please complete all sections according to the instructions/steps listed below. Please refer to < Appendix 2: Sample online Course & Unit Exemptions application form > for details.
- General information
- Institution: input the name of the external/former institution, e.g. University of Hong Kong
- Career: select ‘Undergraduate’
- Articulation Term: select the term you joined the exchange programme, e.g. 2009-10 Term 2
- Attach Supporting Documents
Students are required to provide supporting documents as stipulated above by combining all the documents in ONE single PDF or JPEG file. The file limit is 5MB.
- Information of External Course
For course information of external course(s), e.g. subject, course no., course title, please input the same information as stated in the transcript related to your present application.
If you have to use more than one course to apply equivalence to one CUHK course, please click at the input box of “External Course”, e.g. FINE2013 & FINE4213 of TCW University are used to apply for BIOL3333 of CUHK.
- Information of Equivalent Course (i.e. CUHK course)
Choose “Course” under “Transfer Type” and indicate the equivalent course(s) to be applied (e.g. ANTH1010). If no equivalent course(s) available, input the subject (e.g. ANTH) then choose “EXEMPT” and input the unit(s) to be applied for exemption.
Same external course(s) CANNOT be used to apply for course equivalence to 2 CUHK courses offered by different departments. These applications will NOT be accepted.
- Apply for more than one course
Students who need to apply for more than one course, click if the courses to be transferred are of the same institution.
- Apply for credit transfer from another external institution in the same application
Students can submit in the same application the course(s) taken at more than one external institution by clicking < Apply transfer from another institution>.
- Save or Proceed to Payment
Save: Always select ‘Save’ in the on-line application form to ensure the input is stored in the system.
Proceed to Payment: Students should make sure all the information on the on-line form is properly completed, and the softcopy file of the supporting document is attached, and then select ‘Proceed to Payment’, by credit card.
- Check Application Progress
Students may check the progress of their application at anytime in the Application Summary which is in the first page of Transfer Credit/Exemption, the meaning of the application status is listed below:
Submitted Your application has been forwarded by CUSIS to the relevant administrative office. In progress Your application has been forwarded to course offering department(s)/Major programme/Faculty Dean for consideration. Draft You have saved the input in the system only. Since it is only a Draft, the system will not forward your application for processing. Approved Courses/units of the applications have ALL been approved by relevant academic department(s). Partial Approved Only some courses/units of the application have been approved by the relevant academic department(s). Pre-approval Only for graduating students who join the exchange programme in their last term of study. The application have been granted preliminary approval only, the final results, however, subject to verification of official transcript from the external institution. Rejected The whole application is rejected by the relevant academic department(s). Returned The application has been returned by the relevant administrative office, please contact the office concerned for details. Has comment The relevant academic department(s) or administrative office has made some comments, please read the comments and contact the relevant office concerned for advice, if necessary.
- General information
- University Policy on Course & Unit Exemptions based on post-secondary qualification
Students should refer to the above policy for detailed information before making the application.
- Computer-based Training for “Credit Transfer” on CUSIS
Please click here to view the computer-based Training for “Credit Transfer”.
For any questions, please contact the Registration and Examinations Section.
Office address: 10/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park
Telephone: 3943 9888
For technical issue or any problems encountered during the transaction of payment, please contact the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC).
Telephone: 3943 8845
ITSC Service Desk: https://servicedesk.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk
Students of MBChB Programme should enquire with their Faculty Office for submission of the applications, if applicable.
THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Course & Unit Exemptions for Undergraduate Students
|1.||For Undergraduate Students with Post-Secondary Qualifications|
|Types of Qualifications|
|Qualifications*, either gained at other post-secondary institutions or at another programme of studies previously undertaken at CUHK, or equivalent, and may include:|
|(a)||Courses taken in a previous first degree programme, full-time or part-time, in Hong Kong or elsewhere, irrespective whether that programme was actually completed or not;|
|(b)||Courses taken in Diploma or Higher Diploma or Teacher’s Certificate programmes;|
|(c)||Course taken by CUHK students on approved exchange programmes;|
|(d)||Passes in papers of professional bodies.|
|In listing all these qualifications, it is not suggested that they shall necessarily be recognized, as the decision in each case will rest with the recommendation of the Department Chairman/Director of Studies concerned and subject to approval by the Faculty Dean. Students should consult the Department/Programme concerned on the possibility of granting course and unit exemptions before making application.|
|*||Qualifications obtainted from entrance examinations for admission to university/tertiary education are not considered as post-secondary qualification e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB), General Certificate of Education (GCE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) etc.|
|(a)||Recognition should be dealt with in terms of equivalence to particular courses at CUHK without direct reference to the Programmes of Studies. The general principle is that a course taken elsewhere will be recognized as equivalent to a CUHK course if it is comparable in scope and standard, and provides the student with sufficient knowledge to pursue higher level courses at CUHK for which the exempted course is a prerequisite.|
|(b)||Recommendations should be made by the individual Department/Programme responsible for the particular course, subject to general guidelines. Such recommendations should then be approved by the Dean of the Faculty concerned. In cases where no comparable courses are offered at CUHK, the decision will rest with the Department Chairman/Director of Studies in the student’s major subject and the Faculty Dean concerned.|
|(c)||In making its evaluation, the Department/Programme should take into account the status of the institution where the qualification was gained, the number of hours and the normal level of the course in that institution (e.g. normally taken by second year students), the grade achieved, how long ago the course was taken, and may even conduct a test if necessary.|
|(d)||When equivalence to a particular CUHK course is recognized, the student will be treated as if he had taken that course, in effect gaining both course and unit exemption (the number of units exempted being that of the equivalent CUHK course). Student cannot take the exempted course.|
|(e)||Courses exempted through recognition of such equivalence will not be included in GPA calculations.|
|(f)||Students should also observe the related university regulations on minimum units and attendance requirements, period of study, course requirements and exemptions.|
|(g)||Other important note:|
|2.||For Undergraduate Students admitted in 2013-14 and thereafter with Advanced Standing|
|Students admitted with Advanced Standing, apart from exemption from ELTU1001, CHLT1100/1200, 6 or 9 units of UGE courses, 1 unit of IT requirement and 1 unit of PE may be granted further exemption from the 3-unit Year 2 English course, the non-credit bearing Chinese Language courses and specific courses based on specified qualifications and requirements obtained prior to student registration.|
|For further exemption of the language courses, students should follow the application procedures and observe the specified deadlines on the homepage of the Registration and Examinations Section. For further exemption of the specific courses of various Faculties based on specified qualifications prior to student registration, students should submit application via CUSIS, and observe the relevant principles listed in (1) above.|
|3.||Application Guidelines and Procedures|
|Students should submit under CUSIS the application for course & unit exemptions and follow the instructions to upload the softcopy of the required documents. Students can track their application status in CUSIS.|
|The application will be forwarded to concerned departments for consideration and approval ONLY after all required documents (see 4 below) are received/inspected. Students will be advised to cancel the application if any of the documents have NOT been uploaded or received by Registration and Examinations Section within 1 month after the application has been submitted.|
|Once the application is approved by the Faculty Dean, a “Statement of Course & Unit Exemptions” will be sent to the students for record. If students have any further queries/appeal to the result, they must approach the Registration and Examinations Section within 2 months from the issue date of the statement, or for graduating students, on or before the first working day of February (for 1st term graduation) and July (for 2nd term graduation), whichever date is earlier. Any late appeal of the results will NOT be considered.|
|(a)||Certificates/Diplomas – please upload the photocopy, as required. Students MUST submit the original(s) for inspection in person to the Registration and Examinations Section.|
|(b)||Transcripts – students should ask institution(s) concerned to forward transcript(s), where applicable, directly to the Registration and Examinations Section.|
|(c)||Course descriptions – copies of course content/course outline of courses taken at other institutions (or at previous programme of CUHK), for post-secondary qualifications stated in (1).|
|Application will NOT be processed if the required documents are not submitted/received.|
|For enquiries, please contact Registration and Examinations Section (MBChB students should contact their Faculty and Planning Office).|
|Address：10/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park|
1 August 2017