Credit transfer

Use your previous HE study to help you gain an OU qualification

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Step 1: Previous Study Finder

Before you start...

  • The previous study finder will show the maximum amount of credit that can be transferred from a qualification.
  • When you apply for credit transfer a personal assessment of your study is carried out to determine the amount of credit you can transfer, this is not always the same as the maximum.
  • Credit is transferred in multiples of 30, if your previous study isn't a multiple of 30 credits it will be rounded down to the nearest 30 credit multiple.
  • You can combine study from different qualifications to make up 30 credits.
  • Some of our qualifications only allow credit to be transferred in multiples of 60 due to their structure.
  • You cannot be awarded partial module exemption.

Already studied?

 If you have already studied with the OU please sign in to make sure that you get the credit transfer information that is relevant to you. 

Contact us

If you have any queries about applying for credit transfer please feel free to contact us using the link below.

Please try to include:

  • which qualification you completed
  • the organisation you completed it through
  • when you completed it
  • which OU qualification you would like to transfer to

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