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Transfer Advisor


General Information

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

Learn more about transferring from an Ontario college to Lakehead University:

Learn more about transferring from another Ontario university to Lakehead University:

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.

Learn more about the required grades, levels of education and program prerequisite requirements for transfer students:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

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

Excluding our college transfer pathways, the minimum grade required to transfer a course to Lakehead University from an Ontario college is 70%. 

The minimum grade to transfer a course to Lakehead University from another Ontario university is 60%.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

Learn more about our college transfer pathway opportunities:

For a list of approved university transfer course equivalencies, refer to the Search for Course Transfers webpage:

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.).

Lakehead University awards half and full credits to eligible transfer students. A half credit is a single term course (e.g. Fall or Winter) that has a weight of 0.5. It consists of 36 hours of instructional time. A full credit normally spans two terms (e.g. Fall and Winter) and has a weight of 1.0. It consists of 72 hours of instructional time. Two half credit (0.5) courses are equivalent to one full credit (1.0), also known as one full course equivalent. One year of a degree program usually consists of 5 credits. Thus, a three-year Bachelors degree tends to be 15 credits and a four-year Honours degree tends to be 20 credits.

Half and full credits can be specified or unspecified credits. Specified credits are actual courses offered at Lakehead University (e.g. Psychology 1100 - Introductory Psychology). In contrast, unspecified credits are not specific courses offered at Lakehead University (e.g. Psychology 1_00 - first year unspecified psychology full credit). Unspecified credits tend to satisfy elective requirements of the degree program.

Not all transfer students receive credit on their Lakehead University transcript for previously completed post-secondary studies. In some cases, transfer students receive admission to an upper year of the degree program (e.g. Year 3 of the three-year Bachelor of Administration degree). We call this a block transfer agreement.

Residency Requirements

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

In most cases, transfer students must complete the last full year of their degree program at Lakehead University (i.e. a minimum of 5 full course equivalents).

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.

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

PLAR Procedures/Steps

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

Lakehead University does not currently grant PLAR credits.

PLAR Costs

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

Not applicable.

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.
In most cases, transfer students will see the course title, the course credit weight, and the grade (e.g. “ADV”) on their Lakehead University transcript. Transfer credits are not included in the average 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 Lakehead University 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.

Learn more about Lakehead University’s transfer credit policies:

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 Lakehead University:

For College Transfer Students:

  1. Apply for admission (https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/).
  2. Submit copies of your official post-secondary transcripts.

For University Transfer Students:

  1. Apply for admission (https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/).
  2. Submit copies of your official post-secondary transcripts.
  1. Upload official course syllabi.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Lakehead University costs $60.00, which is payable at the time of application. This amount is subject to change.

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.

For College Transfer Students:

  • Official post-secondary transcript(s)
  • Proof of registration if official transcript does not contain your in-progress courses

For University Transfer Students:

  • Official post-secondary transcript(s)
  • Proof of registration if official transcript does not contain your in-progress courses
  • Course syllabi (avoid submitting course descriptions) 

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).

An application form is not required at Lakehead University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Not applicable. 

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

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

A transfer credit decision at Lakehead University will take a minimum of 3 weeks from the date of receipt of all documentation (i.e. official transcripts, course syllabi) to process.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

Contact Student Central if you have questions or concerns about your transfer credit assessment:

 


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.