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Collège Boréal

Transfer Advisor

Transfer Services
transfert@collegeboreal.ca
(705) 560-6673, x 2240
1-800-361-6673

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  • Review the admission requirements for all programs at Collège Boréal:

  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Collège Boréal is a “C" or 60%, except for programs specifically requiring a passing grade above a "C."

  • Collège Boréal awards block credit, transfer credit and equivalencies in recognition of previous learning.

    Block Credit (advanced placement): Credit is awarded as a block based on the equivalency of courses or program learning outcomes at another postsecondary institution and allows students to begin a diploma program at an advanced level.

    Transfer Credit: Credit is awarded for courses taken at Collège Boréal or another postsecondary institution and applied toward a diploma program.

    Equivalence: Credit is awarded that exclusively applies to equivalent courses taken within a program offered by Collège Boréal at the request of a department during program development or modification.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Collège Boréal's residency policy. The policy states that, generally, at least 25% of the program of study must be completed at the College to be awarded a college diploma or certificate.

  • Collège Boréal will consider courses completed within the past 5-10 years for transfer credit.

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Collège Boréal:

    • The Admissions and Registrar's Office, in collaboration with the Academic Sector, is responsible for coordinating the processing of PLAR applications.
    • Students must be admitted to a program through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) to be able to submit a PLAR application.
    • Conduct an initial comparative analysis of the learning outcomes of the course(s) for which you want to submit a PLAR application.
    • Obtain and fill out the ‘Demande de reconnaissance des acquis’ (RDA) application and pay the necessary fee.
    • Make an appointment with your Program Specialist at the Admissions and Registrar's Office to learn about how the PLAR process works and obtain details regarding processing time.
    • Prepare for an assessment of your knowledge, abilities and skills in the form of written and non-written tests or a portfolio.
    • Attend the courses for which a PLAR request is sought, until you receive a written offical decision from Collège Boréal.
    • Contact your Program Specialist at the Admissions and Registrar's Office to discuss next steps and make sure that your student record is up-to-date.
    • Respect the deadlines, as established in the Academic Calendar, as well as the related work requirement deadlines for processing a PLAR request.
    • PLAR applicants must complete the required assessments/work within three months from the date in which they received instructions about these assessments/work or prior to the deadline to enroll in a course or program, as indicated in the Academic Calendar. A working plan must be established.
    • The processing time for a PLAR (from the date a PLAR application) is submitted should not take longer than 4 weeks to process, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.
  • A PLAR assessment at Collège Boréal costs $125.86 per course and the fee is non-refundable (this cost applies to the 2017-2018 academic year).

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Collège Boréal transcript as "EX" and will not be included in GPA calculation. For equivalencies, the grade earned by a student in one course will be transferred to the equivalent credited course. Those credits will count toward the overall number of credits required to complete the program and will be included in GPA calculation.

  • Contact a Collège Boréal Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Collège Boréal:

    • The Admissions and Registrar's Office, in collaboration with the Academic School, are responsible for coordinating the processing of transfer credit applications.
    • Students must be admitted to a program through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) to be able to submit a transfer credit application.
    • Conduct an initial comparative analysis of the learning outcomes of the course(s) for which you want to submit a transfer credit application.
    • Obtain and fill out the BAR-029 ‘Demande de transfert en bloc (placement avancé)’ or BAR-022 ‘Demande de transfert de crédits’ application and pay the necessary fee, if applicable, before the deadline specified in the academic calendar.
    • Submit the necessary supporting documents for the transfer request, as indicated in the application.
    • Attend the courses for which a transfer credit request is sought, until you receive a written official decision from Collège Boréal and a grade has been recorded, if applicable.
    • Respect the deadlines, as established in the academic calendar.
  • A transfer credit assessment at Collège Boréal costs $25.00 for one course and $50.00 for two or more courses in an academic year (http://www.collegeboreal.ca/student-services/registrar/tuition-and-other-fees/). These fees are non-refundable.

  • The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Collège Boréal includes:

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Course outline(s)
    • Completed ‘Demande de transfert en bloc (placement avancé)’ or ‘Demande de transfert de crédits’ application form
  • Complete the applicable application form(s) at Collège Boréal:

  • Apply for block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit at Collège Boréal in respect with the exact deadlines for each semester, posted within the Academic Calendar available online.

  • A block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit decision at Collège Boréal will take no longer than 10 business days to process, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, which must be authorized by the Dean.

  • A block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Collège Boréal by completing the BAR-105 ‘Appel d’une décision administrative ou d’une sanction’ form.

 

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