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  • Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Lakehead University:

    General information for university transfer:

    General information for college transfer:

    View Lakehead University’s general transfer agreement and articulation agreement opportunities:

  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Lakehead University for college applicants is 70% or “B” in diploma level courses. For university applicants, a minimum grade of 60% or “C” must be achieved in degree level courses.

  • View Lakehead University’s general transfer agreement and articulation agreement opportunities:

  • Lakehead University awards specified (equivalencies) and unspecified credits in recognition of previous learning. Wherever possible, if the course content is the same, direct specific equivalencies are awarded.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Lakehead University’s residency policy. The policy states at least the last full year of a student’s program (a minimum of 5 full-course equivalents) must be completed at Lakehead University.

  • Lakehead University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency, with the exception of highly technical and professional programs. The appropriate Faculty will determine if transfer credit is granted for courses not recently completed. Undergraduate Admissions will facilitate this process for applicants.

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Lakehead University:

    • Lakehead University does not grant PLAR credits.
  • Not applicable.

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Lakehead University transcript as "ADV" and will not be included in GPA calculation. The credit weight will also appear (i.e. 0.5 FCE, 1.0 FCE etc.). The Degree Audit tool available to all students can be used to help determine how your transfer credits fit into your degree program at Lakehead University.

  • Contact a Lakehead University Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

    For academic advising and information about how your transfer credits fit into your program at Lakehead, please contact:

  • Familiarize yourself with Lakehead University’s official credit transfer policies:

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Lakehead University: 

    • After applying to Lakehead University send Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions a copy of your official transcript(s). Your transcript(s) can be sent to Enrolment Services from your home institution, or from the OUAC using their transcript request functionality on the OUAC application. 
    • Applicants with domestic credentials will automatically be assessed for transfer credit at the time of admission. 
    • We may request institutionally prepared course syllabi in an Offer of Admission to finalize a transfer credit assessment. All instructions will be included in the offer letter. 
    • If you are applying to a program in which we have a multilateral or articulation agreement, course syllabi are not required. 
    • If you are currently in-progress with courses, a transfer credit evaluation will still occur for the courses you have completed to date. Once a final official transcript has been received, a final transfer credit evaluation will be completed. Once a transfer credit evaluation has been completed, you will be notified via your Lakehead University e-mail account. 
    • All hard copy transcripts should be mailed to: 
      Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions 
      Lakehead University 955 Oliver Road 
      Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
  • A transfer credit assessment at Lakehead University costs $60.00 (document evaluation fee) at the time of application.

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

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Institutionally prepared course syllabi  (exception: not in the case of multilateral or articulation agreements)
    • Language proficiency requirements may be required
    • Additional program-specific information (consent form and reference letter for Nursing applicants, audition and theory test for Music applicants, portfolio for Media, Film and Communications applicants)
  • A transfer credit application form is not required at Lakehead University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit once all required documentation has been received.

  • Apply to transfer credit at Lakehead University by March 1st in order to ensure that your assessment is finalized before course registration opens. Applications will still be accepted after this date for most programs.

  • A transfer credit decision at Lakehead University will take a minimum of 3 weeks from the date of receipt of all documentation (i.e. official transcripts, course descriptions) to process.

  • A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Lakehead University by contacting Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions by e-mail at:  All transfer credit concerns should be addressed before August 1st. 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.