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St. Paul University

Transfer Advisor

Hélène Doré-Lavigne

Associate Vice-rector, strategic enrollment management 


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  • Review the admission requirements for all programs at Saint Paul University:

  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Saint Paul University is 60% or “C”.

  • View Saint Paul University's transfer agreement and consortium opportunities:

    Transfer Agreements

    University Credit Transfer Consortium

  • Saint Paul University awards advanced standing and exemptions (equivalencies) in recognition of previous learning.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Saint Paul University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 50% of program requirements must be completed at the University.

  • Saint Paul University will consider courses completed within the past 10 years for transfer credit.

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

    • To have prior learning recognized, an applicant must first be admitted to and register for a program of study.
    • The PLAR request must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office during the first study session. The Registrar’s Office can refuse any assessment and its decision is without appeal.
    • Advanced standing credits are awarded strictly for existing courses at Saint Paul University, as part of a student's program of study, and offered at the University within the last 24 months. 
    • A maximum of 30 credits can be granted for prior learning recognition. Advanced standing credits appear on the official transcript, but do not count in Saint Paul University’s residency requirements. Credits obtained for prior learning recognition might not be recognized by accreditation/licensing bodies and/or professional associations.
  • A PLAR assessment at Saint Paul University costs $20.00 to have your request's eligibility examined and $250.00 for the assessment itself, if deemed eligible. All fees are non-refundable.

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Saint Paul University transcript as “Q” for exempted courses and will not be included in GPA calculation.

  • Hélène Doré-Lavigne
    Associated Vice-Rector, Strategic Enrollment Management

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

    Advanced Standing

    • Apply to your program of choice. Once you have an ID number, you will receive an official assessment. Your advanced standing must be approved by the applicable Admission Coordinator(s).


    • Get an idea of your transfer/exemption possibilities by viewing your program’s course descriptions. Find your program’s course descriptions at:
    • Consult with your Admission Coordinator(s) about the course exemptions you could potentially receive. 
    • Make sure the Registrar’s Office has your official transcript(s) on file.
  • There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Saint Paul University. Transfer credits are assessed upon admission and there is a $100.00 Saint Paul University admission application fee.

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

    • Official transcript(s) 
    • Codes and titles of courses
    • Additional documentation may be required
  • An application form is not required at Saint Paul University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

  • Transfer credit is automatically assessed at Saint Paul University. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission (

  • A transfer credit decision at Saint Paul University will take approximately 3 weeks to process.

  • A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Saint Paul University by meeting with an Admission Coordinator. 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.