Certification Issual and Other Fees

 

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to claim the Certificate for the course. 

To claim the certificate, the student should first place a request with UniAthena by making the payment for the Degree/Certificate. The fee for a Certificate or Degree is mentioned in the Course Fee break on the web page of each course. Once the request for the claim is submitted, UniAthena will place the request for the same with the respective awarding body. 

The duration from the date of request submission to the actual receipt of the certificate will vary from one awarding body to another. Please refer to the information provided below:

GMU, Italy - The receipt of a Master's Degree or MBA Degree can be expected within 3 months from the date of placing the request. 

UCAM, Italy- The receipt of an MBA Degree can be expected within 4-6 months from the date of placing the request. 

Sottish Qualification Authority, UK (SQA)- The receipt of a Diploma/Certification can be expected within 12 weeks from the date of placing the request. 

Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) - The receipt of a Diploma/Certification can be expected within a maximum of 3 months from the date of placing the request. 

Cambridge International Qualifications, UK (CIQ) - The receipt of a Diploma/Certification can be expected within a maximum of 1 month from the date of placing the request. 

Besides Certification Fees, a courier fee of $50 will be applicable for claiming a hard copy of the certificate.

Early Exit Awards-

Under any unforeseen circumstances, if a student wants to withdraw from the program, s/he may apply for an Early Exit Award. Based on the credits earned and modules completed, s/he might receive a credit statement or a diploma or an extended diploma by paying the certification fee.

For the early exit award, the student will have to pay, in addition to the certification charge, a fee against the processing of early award request ($100). 

 

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Course Extension 

In case the student is unable to complete his/her course module in stipulated time (1 month for MBA in General Management, 2 months for other Masters level programs), then to progress with the student can be given an extension of 30 days. Students will be charged an extension fee ($100) for processing the same.

Course Transfer 

In case the student wishes to switch the course in between, then s/he can place the request with the academic department. If the academic department approves the request, then the student shall be able to transfer the course. For processing course transfers, students will be charged a $300-course transfer fee. 

Exemptions

Based on APL (Accreditation to Prior Learning) Policy, credit exemptions can be granted. 

Under APEL (Accreditation to Prior Experiential Learning) Policy, if you have extensive experience and knowledge in a particular domain, then you can get exempted from certain modules (based on work experience), at a Module Exemption fee equivalent to 50% of the module fee per module exempted.  For more details, connect to Admission Team at admissions@athena.edu

Similarly, one can receive credit exemptions against prior Certified Learning from any institution, based on APCL (Accreditation to Prior Certified Learning) Policy. 50% of the module exemption fee will be charged per course module exempted.