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Credit Transfer Office
Registrar’s Office - Doon Campus
(519) 748-5220 x 2397
Check out the following resource to learn more about credit transfer at Conestoga College:
Review the admission requirements for all programs at Conestoga College:
The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Conestoga College is a passing grade for courses within the program. Conditions may apply where a higher grade is required based on accreditation requirements.
View Conestoga College’s transfer agreement opportunities:
Conestoga College awards advanced standing (through pathways and block exemptions) and equivalencies (http://www.conestogac.on.ca/credit-transfer/transfer.jsp).
The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Conestoga College’s residency policy. The policy states that a maximum of 75% of the required program credits may be completed through credit transfer and PLAR for diploma programs; 25% of the program credits must be taken under the direct supervision of Conestoga College faculty. Degree programs do not award advanced standing for more than 50% of the total number of credits of the program based on prior learning assessment.
Conestoga College will consider all Information Technology courses completed within the past 2 years for transfer credit. All other currency considerations are dependent on the course and program in which you are enrolled.
Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Conestoga College:
- Identify the course(s) for which you think you may be eligible for credit through the PLAR process.
- Review the PLAR policy and procedure available online at: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/policies/academics.jsp.
- Review course descriptions available online at: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime.
- Contact the Credit Transfer Office for guidance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review individual course outlines to determine the course objectives. These objectives are the criteria the course intends to teach and are the criteria that must be proven through the PLAR process. Course outlines may be received by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
- Register for PLAR testing.
A PLAR assessment at Conestoga College costs $6.94/hour if the course is less than 23 hours and $150.64.00 if the course is greater than 23 hours. All fees are non-refundable.
Transfer credits will be recorded on your Conestoga College transcript as "EX" or “TC” and will not be included in GPA calculation.
Contact a Conestoga College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:
- Credit Transfer Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registrar’s Office, (519) 748-5220 x 2397
Familiarize yourself with Conestoga College’s official credit transfer policy:
Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Conestoga College:
- Complete and submit an application form along with an official copy of your transcript and course outline(s) for the courses you would like to have reviewed. Examples of completed assignments/project work may be required.
- Once a decision has been made, students will be notified through their Conestoga College e-mail account.
There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Conestoga College.
The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Conestoga College includes:
- Official transcript(s)
- Course outline(s)
- Completed ‘Credit Transfer Request' application form.
Complete the application form at Conestoga College:
Apply to transfer credit at Conestoga College prior to the start of each semester. If an offer of admission is accepted, ideally you are to apply for transfer credit 2-4 weeks or more, prior to the start of each semester.
A transfer credit decision at Conestoga College will take approximately 2-3 weeks to process.
A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Conestoga College by speaking with your Program Chair.
ONTransfer.ca endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.