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Students with a previous university career

If you are already graduated and you want to take a second Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or if you have studied in a foreign University and you want a recognition of your previous exams, you can ask for an evaluation of your university career.

Please bear in mind that in order to obtain a degree at Politecnico di Milano, it is compulsory for you to achieve at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico di Milano (in addition to thesis and internship credits where foreseen).


Application

How and when to apply

You can select up to three Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programs for which you want your previous career to be evaluated. The steps are very simple and intuitive. Follow the screens and read carefully the instructions shown on each page. You will be asked to enter some information about your previous career, so we suggest you to prepare in advance:

  • name of the programme you were studying in
  • university name
  • last academic year of enrollment
  • last year in which you were enrolled (1, 2, 3..)
  • enrollment status (repeating, regular)
  • closing date of your university career
  • reason for closing your career (withdrawn from studies, loss of student status, transfer)

The application will ask you to declare if you want an evaluation of your previous career.

A) If you apply for the evaluation, your previous career will be evaluated and you may have some exams recognized.
You will have to enter the subjects for which you are asking an evaluation, specifying:

  • subject name
  • number of credits (if provided)
  • academic year in which the exam has been taken
  • exam status (passed, not taken, validated, recognized from previous evaluation)
  • exam score: if you if you have taken the exam at a foreign university select “nessun voto associate”

You also need to upload a single PDF file including the following documents:

  • Academic Transcripts: certified by the university registrar’s office, confirming courses taken, grades received and the relation of credits given to number of hours for each course. This document will be accepted in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
  • Detailed Study Programs: brief course descriptions explaining the content and the basic topics covered in each course, and the number of hours for each course/training activity in the academic curriculum that the candidate has completed. Programs should be on university letterhead and stamped by the university. Politecnico di Milano DOES NOT require a translation of the detailed study programs if written in English, French or Spanish. The diploma supplement, if adopted, can replace the transcripts.

ATTENTION It is not necessary to have all documents legalized/apostilled in order to apply for an evaluation of the previous career.

This procedure must be completed for each of the programmes for which you ask an evaluation. If you ask the evaluation for three different programmes, you will have to apply for three different evaluations, by clicking each time on "New Request."

You will be required to pay € 60.00 for each one of the programs requested: this fee is not refundable. Once the payment will be registered from the Politecnico di Milano you will not be able to change the evaluation request, because it will be submitted to the evaluating Committee.

Your evaluation request/s will be sent to the evaluating Committee only after you have completed the payment. A board of professors will evaluate you career: by entering the Online Services you’ll be able to check the status of the evaluation process and, if complete, the final evaluation results. Once results are released, you’ll be able to:

  • Reject the evaluation
  • Confirm the evaluation obtained

The evaluations may be dealt with different timings; if you accept an evaluation result the other requests will be cancelled. We suggest to wait for the outcome of all evaluations before acceptance.

B) If you declare that you don’t want an evaluation, the recognition of the exams of your previous career will not be made and it will no longer be possible to apply later on.

Guideline

Enrolment through the evaluation of previous career (only for European citizens and equivalent)

Engineering

If you are a European citizen, a non EU regularly residing in Italy, an Italian citizen with foreign academic qualification or a non EU citizen holding a certificate of Italian language knowledge of at least C1 level, you’ll be allowed to enroll without taking the entrance test if:

You have been recognized at least 35 credits from the evaluation of your previous career, and you confirm the outcome of the evaluation.

Please verify and prepare all documents necessary for enrolment.

However, if you are unsure about the amount of credits that will be recognized and/or you have not received a reply to your evaluation request before September, it might be better to take the entrance test in any case to ensure the possibility to enroll.

If you enroll after successfully passing the entrance test, please bear in mind that the evaluation of your previous career, including asking for it not be evaluated or rejecting/confirming the result, must in any case be completed before classes start.

Design

If you are a European citizen, a non EU regularly residing in Italy, an Italian citizen with foreign academic qualification or a non EU citizen holding a certificate of Italian language knowledge of at least C1 level you will be considered for a merit based ranking and you may avoid taking the entrance test if:

  • you apply for an evaluation of previous career
    and
  • you’ve been recognized at least 30 credits and you confirm the outcome of the evaluation

Please verify and prepare all documents necessary for enrolment.

Urban Planning

The admission interview for Urban Planning is mandatory regardless the outcome of the evaluation.

The evaluation of your previous career, including asking for it not be evaluated or rejecting/confirming the result, must in any case be completed before classes start.

Please verify and prepare all documents necessary for enrolment.

Architecture and Building Engineering/Architecture (5 years program)

The entrance test is mandatory regardless the outcome of the evaluation. The evaluation of your previous career, including asking for it not be evaluated or rejecting/confirming the result, must in any case be completed before classes start.

Please verify and prepare all documents necessary for enrolment.

Non EU citizens residing abroad

The entrance test is mandatory regardless the outcome of the evaluation. The evaluation of your previous career, including asking for it not be evaluated or rejecting/confirming the result, must in any case be completed before classes start. In order to be admitted, you have to follow the procedures for non-EU citizens residing abroad.

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