Transfer Advisor


General Information

Provides students with the main website(s) containing general credit transfer information.

Check out the following resource to learn more about credit transfer at Sault College: 

Required Grades and/or GPA, Level(s) of Completed Previous Education, and Program Prerequisites (Admission)

Provides students with the minimum grades and/or GPA, level(s) of completed previous postsecondary, and program prerequisites required for admission.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at Sault College:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Sault College is 60% or "C".

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

Provides students with available course equivalency, pathway, and articulation agreement materials for planning purposes.

View Sault College’s pathway opportunities:

Types of Credit Awarded

Provides students with the types of credit awarded and a brief definition of each (advanced standing, block, exemptions, equivalencies, specified, unspecified, generic, etc.).

Sault College awards advanced standing in recognition of previous learning.

In addition, a student with an Ontario College Advanced Diploma or University Degree from an accredited English-speaking post-secondary institution will be granted credit for a first-level English course at Sault College.

Residency Requirements

Provides students with the amount of study they must complete in order to be awarded the credential in which they are enrolled.

The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Sault College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the senior-level program of study must be completed at the College.

Currency/Timing of Previous Postsecondary Education

Provides students with an indicator of the currency required to utilize their previously completed postsecondary education for transfer credit.

Sault College will consider technical courses completed within the past 7 years for transfer credit.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Sault College:

Complete an application for a Challenge Exam in Student Services. Bring the completed application to Financial Services to pay the non-refundable fee. Your exam will then be scheduled. Grades received on Challenge Exams will be recorded on your academic transcript and included in GPA calculation.

Schedule an appointment with a counsellor in Student Services to complete a Portfolio Assessment application. Bring the approved application to Financial Services to pay the non-refundable fee. The completed application will be submitted to the Chair of the appropriate school for review and evaluation.

PLAR Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a PLAR assessment (challenge exam, course challenge, portfolio, etc.).

A PLAR assessment at Sault College costs $22.00 for a challenge exam and $90.00 for a portfolio assessment per course.

Appearance of Awarded Transfer Credit(s) on Transcript

Provides students with the code(s) used to record transfer credits on their transcript and an indication of whether these credits will be included in GPA calculation.

Transfer credits will be recorded on your Sault College transcript as "CR" and will not be included in GPA calculation.

Key Point(s) of Contact (Transfer Advisor and/or Service Area)

Provides students with a contact to discuss common credit transfer inquiries (Transfer Advisor, service area, etc.).

Contact a Sault College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

Official Credit Transfer Policies (Academic Regulations/Directives Documents, Calendars and Handbooks)

Provides students with a reference to official credit transfer policies outlined in academic regulations/directives documents, calendars, and handbooks.

 

Transfer Credit Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a transfer credit assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Sault College:

  1. Once you have been offered admission and accepted that offer of admission, complete a "Credit Transfer" application (available through the Sault College Student Portal or Registrar's Office).
  2. If the course has been previously evaluated and you meet the minimum requirements, you will be assigned the credit via the Admissions and Records Officer. An official transcript for the course you've completed must be submitted to the Registrar's Office with your application.
  3. If the course has not been previously evaluated, your application will be forwarded to the Program Coordinator for review and evaluation. An official transcript and the course outline for the course you've completed must be submitted to the Registrar's Office with your application.
  4. Once the assessment is complete, students will be notified of the outcome via their Sault College student email.

Transfer Credit Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a transfer credit assessment (advanced standing, exemption, etc.).

There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Sault College.

Transfer Credit Required Documentation

Provides students with a listing of the documentation they must submit to have their previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit.

Documentation required to submit for credit transfer

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) may be required 
  • Completed Credit Transfer Application 

Transfer Credit Application Form(s)

Provides students with a copy of the transfer credit application form or link to the online submission tool (where applicable).

Complete the application form at Sault College:

  • https://welearn.saultcollege.ca (available on the Sault College Portal located under the College Services tab, and then under Forms & Policies [login required])

Deadline(s) for Application

Provides students with the deadline by which they must apply for transfer credit.

Apply for credit transfer at Sault College as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission. The deadline to submit your credit transfer application is Day 10 of each semester start (September, January, and May). 

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

Provides students with an expectation regarding the time it takes to process a transfer credit decision.

A credit transfer decision depends on whether the course has been previously evaluated as well as the timing of when the application has been submitted.

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.

In some cases, if credit transfer is not granted you may have the option to write a Challenge Exam. 

 


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.