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University of Toronto Mississauga
Transfer Credit Office
Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at the University of Toronto-Mississauga:
Review the admission requirements for all programs at the University of Toronto-Mississauga:
The minimum grade required to transfer a course to the University of Toronto-Mississauga is 60% or “C” (where 50% is the minimum passing grade).
View the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s credit equivalencies database, consortium, and pathway opportunities:
Credit Equivalencies Database/Transfer Explorer (University of Toronto’s tri-campus database of previously-assessed transfer credit equivalencies)
University Credit Transfer Consortium
The University of Toronto-Mississauga awards specific (equivalencies), unspecified, and generic credits in recognition of previous learning.
- Specific Credit (Equivalencies): Granted when a course is considered to be directly equivalent to that of a specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
- Unspecified Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
- Generic Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga and does not fall under one particular subject area (e.g. interdisciplinary courses).
The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s residency policy. The policy states that University of Toronto-Mississauga students must complete/obtain standing in 20.0 credits to complete a degree. A maximum of 10.0 transfer credits can be counted in the 20.0 credit degree completion (this includes ON and POST admission studies). A standard course load per year is 5.0 credits.
The University of Toronto-Mississauga will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency.
Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at the University of Toronto-Mississauga:
- The University of Toronto-Mississauga does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
Transfer credits will be recorded on your University of Toronto-Mississauga transcript by listing the course code (specific, unspecified and generic) and will not be included in GPA calculation.
Familiarize yourself with the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s official credit transfer policies:
Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at the University of Toronto-Mississauga:
- Once you receive your offer of admission, go to the online ‘On-Admission Transfer Credit Assessment’ application and submit the assessment fee. Alternatively, students may pay via debit or credit card in person at the University of Toronto-Mississauga Office of the Registrar. This fee is mandatory and must be paid to initiate your transfer credit assessment.
- Detailed course outlines are necessary for students to receive an accurate and complete assessment. A detailed course outline should include: the course objectives, the number of credit hours, the length of the course, the grading scheme, a week-to-week topic summary, a reading list (i.e. required textbooks), and a breakdown of essays, tests, and exams. Submitting detailed course outlines is mandatory for courses taken outside of Canada; however, the Transfer Credit Office often requires outlines for Canadian courses in order to proceed with domestic assessments. Therefore, to facilitate a quick and accurate assessment and to ensure appropriate course selection, it is advisable for all students to submit detailed course outlines well before the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s course enrollment dates. Detailed course outlines for previous studies may be submitted electronically via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Word Documents or PDF files only). Alternatively, hard copies may be mailed, couriered, or delivered in person to the address below.
- Official English translations must accompany official transcripts and course outlines issued in a language other than English. If you have questions about this, please contact the Transfer Credit Office at email@example.com.
- Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Toronto- Mississauga's Transfer Credit Office (we do not accept copies "issued to student"). Have transcripts sent to:
Transfer Credit Office, Office of the Registrar
Room 1235, Innovation Complex
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
- Once you have completed the transfer credit process, read through the Registration Guide for Transfer Students and the New Student Advising website to learn about your next steps.
A transfer credit assessment at the University of Toronto-Mississauga costs $30.00.
The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at the University of Toronto-Mississauga includes:
- Official transcript(s) (final versions)
- Course outlines (course objectives, the number of credit hours, the length of the course, the grading scheme, a week-to-week topic summary, a reading list, and a breakdown of essays, tests, and exams)
- Official English translations (must accompany official transcripts and course outlines issued in a language other than English)
- Completed online application form
Complete the online application form at the University of Toronto-Mississauga:
- https://student.utm.utoronto.ca/transfercredit/index.php?tc_type=ON (login required)
Apply to transfer credit at the University of Toronto-Mississauga prior to the first day of classes in September. Students who fail to complete and pay for a transfer credit assessment prior to the first day of classes will be refused further registration (until a time that the assessment request is complete).
A transfer credit decision at the University of Toronto-Mississauga may take 4-6 weeks to process. Assessment response times depend on a number of factors such as whether or not students have submitted complete documentation (e.g. official transcripts and detailed course outlines), whether or not the University of Toronto-Mississauga has previously assessed any of the student’s courses, and the time of year students initiate their assessment (mid-May to mid-August are peak periods).
A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at the University of Toronto-Mississauga by writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The written request must identify: the specific course(s) to be reassessed and the student’s rationale for the reassessment (including what the student believes to be the appropriate equivalency). Students must support their appeal by submitting additional information about the course(s) in question (e.g. a detailed syllabus). Appeal decisions are made by the appropriate academic department. Appeals are normally considered as of September each year.
Students have one year from the date of their original transfer credit assessment, or from the date of their first registration at the University of Toronto-Mississauga (whichever is later), to request a reassessment or adjustment.
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.