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The Learning Process

Admissions Process
  • Students wishing to pursue degree studies with the university will complete an Application Form providing training and experience, and other relevant information.
  • Copies of transcripts should be attached to the Application.

No degree can be earned through Golden State University solely by the payment of the fee and based on prior credits or learning experience.

Life Learning can only apply to undergraduate programs.

A student must complete at least one third of their degree through formal course work and /or thesis/dissertation with the university.


Evaluation & Assessment of Prior Learning Experience

During the admissions process, all components or an applicant's background will be thoroughly reviewed and compared to the University's course work requirements. This assessment allows the university to determine which courses have already been satisfied.

Transfer Credit

Transcripts of previously earned academic work are evaluated and credit may be transferred to the university to meet existing course work requirements.

Life-Learning Credit (Undergraduate Program Only)
Once all previously earned transfer credit has been established, an applicant's non-collegiate background will be evaluated. During this assessment, all facets of an applicants background will be measured for academic equivalency and potential credit.

In undergraduate degree programs, course credit may be awarded for relevant occupational experience, completion of company training programs, military schooling, professional or personal interest workshops, seminars, or special licenses and credentials that may have been earned during the applicants career.

Academic Adviser

Upon enrollment Into the student's degree program, the student will be assigned a university faculty member. The faculty member will act as the students mentor during the duration of their degree program.

The faculty member will also be the student's main tutor and point of academic reference. Other faculty members will be assigned where necessary to assist, guide and support with tutoring and assessment as and when required.

The student Is encouraged to communicate with their mentors using email phone, fax or post at any time when assistance Is required.

Should the student experience any problems with communication with their academic mentor, they should, in the first instance, contact the Academic Registrar of the university.

Course Work Study Guides 
The remaining courses that the student is required to take to complete their degree program will be completed using Study Guides provided by the university. The Study Guide will contain a mum needs statement, the contents of the course, the study method, a suggested study program and a guided program of study, using the text as the main study reference, with some supplementary commentary or references. Each subject has an assessment task, which Is usually a supervised exam, set questions or the production of a scholarly paper on some aspects of the course to a length appropriate to the degree being studied. A Referencing Style Guide is provided to every student.

All course assessment work will be sent to the student's academic mentor for marking and grading. If the subject requires a supervised exam for assessment, the student will Inform their supervisor when they are ready to take the exam, and the necessary arrangements will be made.

Thesis / Dissertation

The student will be provided with the comprehensive Final Project, Thesis & Dissertation Guide of the university.

Doctoral students will be under the supervision of an academic supervisor and the Academic Review Committee during the preparation of their dissertation.

Adward of Degree

The Academic Registrar will recommend graduation with the appropriate degree for the student once the following requirements have been met:

  • The students academic supervisor informs the Registrar that the student has satisfactorily completed all necessary main work.
  • The Academic Review Committee informs the Registrar that the student has satisfactorily completed their thesis/dissertation.
  • The student has made full payment of all fees and costs.

The university will then award the degree and send the diploma and transcript to the student.

The student will be advised of any graduation ceremony of the university where they may formally receive their diploma.


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