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Office of the Registrar – Transfer Credit
Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Seneca College:
Certificate, diploma and graduate certificate programs — a minimum grade of “C” (60 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.
Degree programs — a minimum grade of “C+” (65 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.
A higher minimum grade may be required by certain programs.
View Seneca College’s degree pathway opportunities:
Inbound Transfer Guide (Pathways to/within Seneca)
Degree Transfer Guide (Pathways Beyond Seneca)
Seneca College grants blocks of transfer credit, specified equivalencies, and General Education and English elective credits in recognition of previous learning.
TC: Transfer Credit:
- Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another recognized postsecondary institution, which are deemed equivalent to a course at Seneca. Transfer Credit has no effect on GPA.
Block Transfer Credit (Pathways):
- A pre-determined group of transfer credits awarded based on a specific pathway agreement.
- Domestic students must apply through ontariocolleges.ca, meet all admission requirements for the program and select “advanced entry” or “degree completion” as their entry semester. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted. If not approved for a block transfer (or if no pathway agreement exists), students may look into individual transfer credits by submitting a transfer credit application to the Office of the Registrar.
- International students will apply to the degree via Seneca’s International Student Web Application (https://www.senecacollege.ca/international/apply.html), and follow up with their Admissions Advisor regarding their pathway eligibility. The student will need their Seneca application confirmation number when they reach out to their advisor. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.
The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Seneca College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits in a program of study must be completed at the College.
Seneca reserves the right to limit the time for which a course is considered current and eligible for transfer credit. Such eligibility is determined by each faculty.
Please contact your Seneca program coordinator/advisor for more information on the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition procedure.
A PLAR assessment at Seneca College costs $107.00 per course.
Transfer credits will be recorded on your Seneca College transcript as "TC" and will not be included in your GPA calculation.
Familiarize yourself with Seneca College’s official credit transfer policies:
- Begin by visiting your Seneca College program page online. All required courses are listed and course outlines can be accessed by clicking the course code.
- Review and compare the Seneca College course descriptions and outlines with your previous course.
- If you believe the courses are comparable, follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Seneca College: https://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar/transfer-credit.html
- Fill in a Transfer Credit Request form.
- Include your official transcript.
- A transcript is considered official when received through Ontario Colleges (OCAS) or sealed in the original envelope as issued by the institution. Opened transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. If you have previously submitted your official transcript to Seneca, please indicate this on the form.
- Include detailed course outlines from the same year and term that the courses were completed.
- Please note: If the original course outline is not in English, a certified translation of the document is required. Course outlines must be translated, signed and sealed by a certified translating service or they will not be accepted. Please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website for certified translators in your area.
- Apply for transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses.
- Graduates from a three- or four-year undergraduate degree are eligible to receive transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses. The degree should be from a recognized postsecondary institution in Canada. To be eligible, please submit an official transcript.
Submit your completed application:
In-person: Submit the application and all related documents to your closest Seneca Registration Office.
Email: the application and all related documents as attachment(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no fee to submit a transfer credit application.
The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Seneca College includes:
- Official transcript(s)
- WES/ICAS Course by Course Credential evaluation for courses that come from an international institution
- Course outline(s) (https://students.senecacollege.ca/spaces/128/transfer-credits/wiki/view/4858/course-outline)
- Completed Transfer Credit Request application form
Complete the application form at Seneca College:
Apply to transfer credit at Seneca College at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
A transfer credit decision at Seneca College will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Decisions will be available on your Student Home Account.
- Log in to Student Home.
- Under “Academic Records” select “View Transfer Credit Report” from the menu.
The Transfer Credit Report displays the name of the institution you are requesting to receive credit from, as well as the Seneca program to which the credit applies.
Appeals can be made by submitting a Transfer Credit Appeal form.
The appeal form must be accompanied by a letter explaining why the credit should be considered for re-evaluation along with supporting documentation that includes new or additional evidence/information to support this request.
The application must be submitted within 30 days of the original decision date.
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.