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Georgian College

Transfer Advisor

Liam O’Dwyer

(705) 722-1511  

Transfer Inquiries & Guidance - Credit for Prior Learning

(705) 722-1511 


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  • Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Georgian College: 

  • Review the admission requirements for all programs at Georgian College:

  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Georgian College is 60%, “C” or higher. Exceptions apply when the minimum grade required for a particular program may be higher.

  • View Georgian College’s articulation agreement opportunities:

  • Georgian College awards advanced standing and exemptions (equivalencies) in recognition of previous learning.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Georgian College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits in a certificate of achievement, a minimum of 1 semester or 25% of credits (whichever is greater) in a certificate or 1-3 year diploma, and 25% of credits in a 4 year degree must be completed at the College.

  • All currency considerations at Georgian College are dependent on the course and program in which you are enrolled.

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Georgian College:

    • Review program outlines to see if courses are eligible for PLAR assessment.
    • Consult with your Program Coordinator(s).
    • Gather the information requested by your Program Coordinator(s).
    • Officially apply for your PLAR exemption(s) by filling out a PLAR form and pay the fee.
    • Bring your package to the Program Coordinator(s) for assessment and approval.
    • Once assessment is complete, submit the completed form to the Credit Transfer Centre (C170, Barrie Campus).
    • Once processed, view your exemption(s) in your student Banner account, under account details, view unofficial transcript (marked with a “P” or grade for challenge exam).
  • A PLAR assessment at Georgian College costs $134.00 per course.

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Georgian College transcript as "EX" and will not be included in GPA calculation.

  • Contact a Georgian College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Familiarize yourself with Georgian College’s official credit transfer policies:

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Georgian College:

    Advanced Standing

    • Consult with the Program Coordinator of your chosen program about the exemptions you could potentially receive and what semester you should be admitted to.
    • Apply to your program of choice at Georgian College. Once you have an ID number, you can officially apply for the course and/or PLAR exemptions that will help you register in your semester of advanced standing.
    • Your advanced standing request must be approved by applicable Program Coordinator(s).
    • Once processed, you can register in your semester of advanced standing.


    • Get an idea of your transfer/exemption possibilities by viewing your program’s course descriptions.
    • Find your program’s course descriptions (  
    • Consult with your Program Coordinator about the course exemptions you could potentially receive. 
    • Officially apply for course exemptions.
    • Make sure the Office of the Registrar (C170, Barrie Campus) has your official transcript(s) on file.
    • Fill out a ‘Request for Assessment of Previous Learning’ form and pay the fee.
    • Once the form is complete, submit it to the Credit Transfer Centre (C170, Barrie Campus) for processing.
  • A transfer credit assessment at Georgian College costs $50.00 up to a cap of $100.00 for one semester. If you are applying for additional transfer credits in a new semester the fee is required again.

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

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Course description(s)
    • Course outline(s)
    • Completed ‘Request for Assessment of Previous Learning’ application form
  • Apply to transfer credit at Georgian College within the 10-day add/drop period for the current semester for the transfer credit to be applied to that term.

  • A transfer credit decision at Georgian College will take 2-3 business days to process. However, if the request is more complex, processing time may take longer.

  • A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Georgian College. All transfer credit assessments are final. 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.