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RCST programs have been carefully designed to be convenient, relevant, and to build on your past academic courseworks and professional experience. The University will accept transfer credits which makes it possible for accomplished students and learners to complete the study program within the shortest possible time. The university will make proper evaluation of students' previous education and training, and appropriate credits accepted will be transfer into the program. There are limited transfer credits into Master and Doctoral programs


Transfering Credits to RCST

RCST allows Transfer of Credits completed from prior higher education credits earned from recognised universities, professional examinations, and relevant professional licenses and certifications


Academic Credits - RCS accepts academic credits from institutions accredited by agencies recognised by Swiss Accreditation Services (SAS); Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA); and Supra-National Government Agency (Local and International) authorised to provide educational quality certification


Professional Licenses - RCS uses guidelines established by the CAEL Council for Adult Education and Experiential Learning (USA), according to CAEL guidelines and publications



Maximum Transfered Credits to RCST

Bachelor Program: up to 70 percent of Undergraduate Courses can be transfe into Bachelor program

Master Program: up to 30 percent of Graduate Courses can be transferred into Maste program

Doctoral Program: up to 25 percent of Postgraduate Courses can be transfer into Doctorate program



Course Exemption Routes

RCST allows limited transfer credits into undergraduate and graduate programs provided the exempted courses are aedequately relevant to the studentís program and equivalent in both content and degree level of Undergraduate or Graduate courses. Student can be granted transfarable academic credits  through College Transcripts, Professional Licenses, Civil Service and Military Training Programs, Credit by Examination and Experiential Learning. The basic exemption routes are listed below:


(a) College Equivalency Credits (CEC)

RCST enables student to earn academic credits for previous education, by taking account of your previous academic and professional studies (e.g. professional education / examination, Military and Para-Military Training, and Seminars attended) in occupationally-related programs. The grades of "C" or better must be earned to be eligible for transfer credits under CEC. Courses completed elsewhere after admission to Rockfield College of Sciences will NOT be accepted.


(b) Prior Experiential Learning (PEL)

RCST will allows student to bring into the program quality work experience and independent learning that will earns them academic credits; Knowledge and understanding of course content acquired through experience, such work experience must be deemed equivalent to University-Level of learning, and the ability to demonstrate a balance between Theory and Practice. Student will submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio to RCS to be consider for acceptable transfer credits under PEL


Basis for Transfer Credits

RCST Admission Commitee and Student Services Administration will determine acceptable the level of Quality Transfer Credits allowed.  The basis for granting academic credits transfer under PEL Prior Experiential Learning will include:

Proof of completion of college-level learning.

Evidential measurable learning outcomes, not the experience alone.

Prior courses / training completed are proven equivalent to one of RCS course offering.

Student demonstrates that prior learning acquired had an appropriate balance of theory and practical application to the enrolled degree program

 Academic Dean makes decisions regarding the granting of academic credit for experiential learning.


Following enrollment and prior to graduation, student must properly complete and submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio. If denied, you will be required to take those course(s) before graduating. Credits awarded for Prior Experiential Learning will appear as PA (Portfolio Assessment) on Transcripts; Letter grades are not assigned.


Advanced Standing Qualifications - Reduce Program Cost and Duration

Student with advanced standing higher qualifications (above the minimum admission requirement) will be granted considerable course exemption deemed equivalent to RCS's course offering, thus reduce the cost and duration of  study. The total tuition fees will depend on the qualifications held and quality transfer credits granted. (see admission requirements)





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