September 17, 2019

Belleville, Ontario, September 17, 2019 – Loyalist College and the University of Toronto Scarborough have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate a College to University Pathway and a Redirect Pathway with Loyalist College’s General Arts & Science Ontario College diploma program.

“Our General Arts & Science students and graduates now have direct access to undergraduate Honours Bachelor of Arts degree studies at the University of Toronto, a leading Canadian university, through our new College to University and Redirect Pathways,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO. “As the cost of tuition and living is much less at Loyalist, students save money by starting in Belleville before they transfer to U of T Scarborough where they can complete their degree program in less time through advanced standing. Having both a diploma and a degree enhances graduates’ employment prospects through a combination of practical, applied experiences and theoretical knowledge.”

College to University Pathway

Qualified graduates of Loyalist’s General Arts & Science diploma program have the opportunity to seamlessly continue their studies in an Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) degree program with advanced standing.

Redirect Pathway

The redirect pathway is an alternative route for students who did not meet the admission requirements for degree programs offered by the University of Toronto Scarborough as a direct entry applicant through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), but who do meet the admission requirements of Loyalist’s General Arts & Science diploma program. Through this mode, select qualifying direct entry applicants will receive a firm offer of admission to the diploma program. Upon program completion, students will have the option to seamlessly continue their studies in an HBA degree program with advanced standing credit at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

For more information about Loyalist College’s General Arts & Science diploma program, please visit

About Loyalist College

Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. When it comes to Ontario college graduates getting jobs, Loyalist is the top College in the province, according to KPI results, released November 2018. Of 2016-17 Loyalist graduates, 90.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit


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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536

Chris Garbutt, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
University of Toronto Scarborough,, 416-287-7089