Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
As a student at Diak, you can apply for the recognition of prior learning and credit transfer regardless of where, how and when your prior learning took place.
In the RPL process, the student’s existing competences are compared with the intended learning outcomes of Diak’s curriculum.
The process is only available to degree students who are registered as attending students.
Students usually apply for a credit transfer towards a whole module or course.
The RPL process generally takes place at the start of the degree programme in conjunction with the approval of the personal study plan, but the application can also be submitted at a later stage.
In the autumn 2023 the RPL application period will be in 21 August – 12 September 2023. Applications are submitted via MyDiak. In this application you have the last chance to get accreditation for study modules that are scheduled for your group in the spring 2024 (new students can also apply for RPL for 1.semester studies).
In the spring 2024 the RPL application period will be 22 January– 15 February 2024. Applications are submitted via MyDiak. In this application you have the last chance to get accreditation for study modules that are scheduled for your group in the autumn 2024.
Application info sessions:
24 January at 8-9 Basic RPL info session in Zoom
8 February at 15-16 RPL Q & A in Zoom
Recording of the RPL basic info session
The guidelines for RPL application are available at Screensteps.
Teachers responsible of RPL
Before submitting an RPL application please check which Diak teacher will process your application. RPL applications for elective studies are addressed to Study Guidance Counsellor Sonja Hyrkkö.