Transfer Credit and Exemption FAQ

What is a transfer credit?

A transfer credit is awarded in recognition of credits earned from an external institution. Students must submit a completed transfer credit application to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator. Not all transfer credit requests will be approved.

Is there a fee for transfer credits?

A $25 fee will be charged per course for approved transfer credits (to a maximum of $250).

What is an exemption?

An exemption is assigned in recognition of academic credit deemed by the College to be sufficiently similar to program curriculum to warrant an exemption. There is no fee for exemptions. Students must submit a completed exemption application to the to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator.

When can I apply for a transfer credit?

Students must submit the completed Transfer Credit Application with all support documents to the to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator for transfer credit(s) within the first 10 school days of the start of the academic semester.

What documentation is required?

It is the student’s full responsibility to acquire and supply all supporting documents. Students must submit the completed Transfer Credit Application form prior to seeing the Pathways Coordinator or their Program Coordinator.

  • Official transcripts (photocopies, scanned or unofficial transcripts will not be accepted)
  • Course outlines with applicable course code and year
  • An official international credential evaluation (WES, ICAS) is required for all courses from non-Canadian institutions applying for transfer credits
  • Military MPRR (if applicable)

What shows up in the transcript for transfer credits?

Courses approved for transfer credit are listed on the academic transcript with a code of TC but are not computed in the program weighted average.

What is the time limit to use a course toward a transfer credit?

A transfer credit will not be granted if the initial credit was obtained more than seven (7) years prior to the request.

Who assesses and approves the transfer credit documentation?

The Program Coordinator or faculty will usually assess the transfer credit documentation. The School Dean or designate will make the final decision based on the material provided and specific program requirements.

How many courses can I transfer?

Students may not receive transfer credit for more than 75% of a program’s requirements. Transfer credits will not be added to the student’s record until the student has registered at the College.

If you would like to discuss your options further, please contact pathways@loyalistcollege.com or call 613- 969-1913, ext. 2330.