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Laurentian University

Transfer Advisor

Ryan Hicks
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  • Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Laurentian University:

  • Review the admission requirements for all programs at Laurentian University:

  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Laurentian University is a "C+". The grade achieved will impact the number of transfer credits received. For example "C+", "B" and "A" will each receive varying amounts of transfer credit.

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

  • Laurentian University awards advanced standing in recognition of previous learning from recognized colleges and universities. 

  • Laurentian University’s program residency requirements policy limits the number of transfer credits you can receive as advanced standing. For most programs, the residency rule is 30 credits must be completed at Laurentian University (some exceptions do apply). 

  • Laurentian University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency.

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

    • Laurentian University does not grant PLAR credits, with the exception of the Law and Justice program.
  • There is no fee required for a PLAR assessment at Laurentian University for students in the Law and Justice program.

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Laurentian University transcript as total credits awarded and will not be included in GPA calculation. 

    Your academic summary will list the exact equivalencies that were awarded. For example, credits awarded may be listed as a course that exists at Laurentian University (PSYC 1105) or an equivalency (PSYC 9100). In both cases, the grade is not included in GPA calculation.

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

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

    • Apply online to Laurentian University through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) at
    • Please contact your previous institution to arrange for your official transcript(s) from high school, college or university to be forwarded to our Office of Admissions. For more information visit:
  • There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Laurentian University.

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

    • Copy of the previous transcript(s) 
      • Note that a final, official transcript must be received to confirm credits.
    • Course descriptions may be requested by the Admissions Officer as required to determine the equivalency. 
  • An application form is not required at Laurentian University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

  • Apply to transfer credit at Laurentian University no later than one month before the start of your first academic term.

  • Transfer credit decisions at Laurentian University are generally provided with your offer of admission, where possible. In some cases, a list of transferred credits will be provided shortly after the offer of admission.

  • A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Laurentian University. 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.