Rules on the Evaluation of Former Studies in Relation to Undergraduate Studies (BA) at the Faculty of Law

A student who requests an evaluation of his previous studies in relation to a course or courses at the School of Law must apply for such evaluation before June 15 in relation to the fall semester and September 15 in relation to the spring semester. The application shall be in writing and supported by sufficient evidence of the studies on which request for evaluation is made, i.e. a detailed description of studies and a certified diploma.

Evaluation of previous studies is subject to the following rules:

A student wishing to complete a B.A. degree at the School of Law and requesting an assessment of earlier studies (transfer of credits) shall normally apply for such assessment to the Academic Affairs Council before 15 June for the autumn term and 15 September for the spring term.

Evaluation of previous studies is subject to the following rules:

a) An application shall be submitted on a special form available on the School of Law website.  The application shall be in writing and supported by adequate proof of the studies to be assessed, i.e. a detailed description of the studies and a certified diploma or a certified transcript of grades from the teaching department of the school in question.
b) Only studies at the university level will be taken into consideration.
c) Courses which a student completed more than 9 years before enrolment for studies in the School of Law will not be assessed for credits. Only courses completed with a grade of 6 or higher will be assessed, whether the courses have been taken at the Reykjavík School of Law, in other departments of Reykjavík University or at other universities.
d) Previous studies may be assessed at up to 90 credits in the case of uninterrupted studies which, in the opinion of the Academic Affairs Council, are comparable to B.A. studies at the School of Law. If the studies for which assessment is requested are not comparable to B.A. studies at the RU School of Law, previous studies may assessed at up to 15 credits.
e) A student requesting assessment of courses from completed degrees in the field of law shall comply with the conditions of points (a) – (c) above. The student shall also meet the following conditions:
     i. Grades shall be a minimum of 6 in all courses evaluated;
     ii. The student must complete a minimum of 90 credits in law at the RU School of Law;
     iii. The student shall spend a minimum of 50% of the time of studies at RU.
f) A student requesting assessment of earlier courses from completed degrees in fields other than law shall comply with the conditions of points (a) – (c) above. In such cases students can, at a maximum, obtain an assessment of courses corresponding to 15 credits in place of elective courses in the 6th term, and courses regarded as comparable to the required fields in B.A. studies which do not pertain to the field of law.

Documents that need to accompany an application for assessment of earlier studies:
a) The application itself, printed from the web.
b) A certified transcript of grades from the university in question.
c) Course descriptions from the university in question (dating from the year that the courses were taken).

 

 


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