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Credit transfer

If you’ve studied before you could use your previous study, even if you didn’t complete it, towards an Open University qualification.

Applying is free and doesn't commit you to study.

Why should I apply?

Save time and cost - If you're awarded credit you'll have less modules to study, so you'll pay less and finish sooner.

Avoid repetition - You won't have to repeat previously completed learning.

Lose nothing - You won't lose any credit from your previous study.

Over 5,000 people are awarded credit transfer each year.

I had already done a couple of years at another university but didn't finish. I wanted to finish my studies whilst working and the OU fitted in part-time really well. It was really easy to do – everyone at the OU was really helpful.

Melanie Hall, BA (Hons) Open degree

How to apply for credit transfer

1: Check and apply

Use our previous study checker to see if you could be eligible for credit transfer. Applying is free and doesn't commit you to study.

2: Register

When you're awarded credit you'll receive an email inviting you to login, view credit awarded and register for your chosen qualification.

3: Enrol

Choose a module, enrol and get ready to study!

Check your previous study

See if your previous study could be eligible for credit transfer.

Talk to someone about transferring your study

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