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Stream Change FAQ

1. I have mistakenly registered for the wrong program. Should I re-register?

No, please contact info@iou.edu.gm. They will get your stream changed. Please do not create a new account as creating and maintaining duplicate account is against the policy and will result in delayed admission process.

2. Is there any cost to change the stream ?

New students who are not yet enrolled or are in their first semester (before the close of the enrollment period): No Stream change fee

Old/Continuing students: Stream change fee is required to be paid unless there are no Fail/Pass record in the Student’s Grade History. Check the applicable fee in Question number 8

3. Can stream be any changed anytime throughout the year?

Students who are not enrolled in any course at a particular time can request stream change throughout the year. Paid and enrolled students can only request the stream change once the semester ends or before the end of the enrollment period. Stream change is not possible when the enrollment for a particular semester ends.

4. Is dual enrollment and stream change one and the same thing?

No. When a student wants to drop one program and intends to join another certificate/diploma/degree it is known as stream change. Dual enrollment refers to the process when a student wants to pursue two programs simultaneously.  

5. What happens to the course that I have cleared in a chosen stream and is common in the new stream? Will I have to repeat the courses?

No, you will not be required to re-do. Rather stream change and internal credit will be processed simultaneously.

6. How long does it take to change the stream?

A maximum of 72 hours.

7. Who can apply for internal credit transfer?

Students of the following programs and departments can apply for internal credit transfer whereby the successfully completed courses’ grades will be transferred to contribute towards another degree, diploma, or certificate program at the IOU.

The programs are as follows:

  1. Bachelor’s degree program
  2. Accredited 2-year diploma program
  3. Accredited 1-year certificate program
  4. Higher diploma – Bridge to MAIS program in the Department of Islamic Studies
  5. Dual Program
  6. Master’s degree program

8. Is there any fee for applying internal credit transfer? If yes, how much?

Internal Credit Transfer and Stream change fees:

Category Policy
1. Same department & field: switching the program (while still a student at the IOU) No ICT or stream change fee. Student can change the stream using this link https://campus.islamiconlineuniversity.com/campus/local/course/ict.php
2. One undergrad program to another: There is only a flat stream change fee as described below:
A. low human development country $40 USD
B. medium human development country $60 USD

C. high human development country $80 USD
D. very high human development country $100 USD

3. From one undergrad program to the higher diploma – Bridge to MAIS program 20 USD Stream change fee. Internal Credit Transfer fee changes from case to case. Hence, students must contact Helpdesk to know the applicable amount for the internal Credit Transfer.
4. From any undergrad program to the Intensive Arabic Program (IAP)  $20 USD fees for the Stream change. Internal Credit Transfer is not possible in this case.
5. From the higher diploma program – Bridge to MAIS to the Intensive Arabic Program (IAP)  A. If it is only stream change, then the fee is $20 USDB. From the Bridge to MAIS Program to the Intensive Arabic Program (IAP) the Internal Credit Transfer (ICT) [for IAP Arb BM 101, IAP Arb BM 102 and IAP Arb BM 201] fee per course will be as follows: 
  1. low human development country ICT per course = $6 USD
  2. medium human development country ICT per course = $8 USD
  3. high human development country ICT per course = $10 USD
  4. very high human development country ICT per course = $15 USD
6. From any undergrad program/audit stream to an audit stream (in another department) Flat stream change fee = $20 USD
7. Intensive Arabic Program to any undergrad program Flat stream change fee = $20 USD
Internal Credit Transfer is not possible in this case.
8. Dual Program ICT for 1-3 courses = part-time plan semester registration fees.
ICT for 4-6 courses= Full-time plan semester registration fee, and so on.

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