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Georgian College

Transfer Advisor

Transfer Inquiries & Guidance - Credit for Prior Learning


Transfer Advisor - Liam O’Dwyer


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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 transfer credits, transfer experience, and advanced standing in recognition of prior learning.

    • Transfer Credits: awarded for courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities
    • Transfer Experience: awarded based on work/life experience, related to the intended program of study
    • Advanced Standing: entry to an upper semester of a GC program
  • 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.

  •  View this process overview for guidance on how to get started with Transfer Experience:

  • View Georgian College’s CPL fee information:

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

  • Contact a Credit for Prior Learning Officer to discuss your credit transfer inquiries at

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

  • Access the Transfer Credit System here if you are a current GC student or have applied for a GC program already.

  • The is no fee for a transfer credit assessment at Georgian college.

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

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Course outline(s)
  • Access the Transfer Credit System here if you are a current GC student or have applied for a GC program already.

  • May 1 – Fall semester 
    October 1 – Winter semester
    March 1 – Summer semester


    Late CPL exemption petitions are not guaranteed to be completed in time for your course registration or withdrawal deadlines. CPL exemption petitions received after the start date of the course to be exempted will be accepted for review, but the decision of the assessment cannot be guaranteed by the last day for you to withdraw without academic penalty (Section 4.4.1 Program withdrawal process). 

  • A transfer credit decision, if submitted on time, could take up to 4 weeks to process.  However, if the request is more complex, processing time may take longer.

  • A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Georgian College.  Please visit Georgian College’s Academic Regulations for appeal process at Georgian College Academic Appeals. 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.