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Frequently Asked Question

  1. What is APEL.C?

  • APEL.C stands for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit. It is a process that allows individuals to receive academic credits for their prior learning experiences.

  2. Who is eligible to apply for APEL.C?

  • APEL.C stands for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit. It is a process that allows individuals to receive academic credits for their prior learning experiences.

   3. What is the age requirement for applying to APEL.C?

  • There are no age restrictions or limitations for APEL.C applications.

   4. What is the maximum percentage of credits that can be transferred?

  • The maximum percentage of credit transfer allowed is 30% of the minimum required credits for graduation. This percentage is in addition to any credit transfer provisions already in place, which are based on the existing formal credit transfer policy.

   5. Is APEL.C applicable to all courses?

  • As per the Guidelines to Good Practices: Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award issued by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), APEL.C is applicable to all courses, including internships, except for final-year project-based courses and dissertations. At ViTrox College, currently, APEL.C is applicable to selected program courses. For a comprehensive list of eligible courses, please refer to our website or contact us for further information.

   6. What types of prior learning can be considered for APEL.C?

  • APEL.C recognizes various forms of prior learning, including work experience, training programs, self-study, volunteering, and community involvement. It focuses on assessing the knowledge and skills gained rather than the mode of learning.

   7. How does the APEL.C assessment process work?

  • The assessment is based on the student's cumulative experiential learning over the years. The Challenge Test and Portfolio Submission are two assessment methods that will be adopted.

   8. What is the distinction between the Challenge Test and Portfolio Submission?

  • The Challenge Test is a supervised evaluation designed to determine if you have achieved the learning outcomes of the module. It may involve written exams, oral examinations, or performance assessments, tailored to the module's nature and discipline and the specific learning outcomes. On the other hand, the Portfolio Submission requires you to compile a document showcasing your previous experiences, including formal, informal, and non-formal learning. The portfolio should effectively demonstrate the relevance of the acquired knowledge.

   9. How many credits can I receive through APEL.C?

  • The number of credits awarded through APEL.C will vary based on the evaluation of your prior learning and its alignment with the learning outcomes of the specific courses or program. The institution or program will determine the credit allocation.

   10. Can APEL.C credits be used towards a degree or qualification?

  • Yes, APEL.C credits can be used towards a degree or qualification within the institution's accredited programs. The specific policies regarding credit transfer and application will be outlined by the institution or program.

   11. How do I apply for APEL.C?

  • To apply for APEL.C, you will need to follow the application guidelines provided by the institution or program. This typically involves completing an application form, submitting supporting documents, and paying any required fees.

   12. When can I formally apply for APEL.C?

  • You can submit a formal application for APEL.C at any time after enrolling as a student at ViTrox College and accepting the offer. However, it is recommended to submit the application before or during the first semester of study. Please note that APEL.C applications are open in January, April, July, and October. Kindly refer to the APEL Center for the specific submission deadlines.

   13. Can I appeal if my APEL.C application is not successful?

  • Yes, if your APEL.C application is not successful, you usually have the option to appeal the decision. The appeal process and guidelines will be provided by the institution or program.

   14. Will I receive a refund if my assessment is unsuccessful?

  • No, all fees paid for the APEL.C assessment are non-refundable.

   15. Will APEL.C affect my GPA?

  • APEL.C credits are typically not included in the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA). However, they will contribute towards the total credits required for graduation.

   16. How can I get more information about APEL.C?

  • For more information about APEL.C, you can contact the APEL Center or office at the institution or program you are interested in. They will provide you with detailed guidance and answer any specific questions you may have.

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