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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 the University of Toronto- St. George campus:

* Please note that each Academic Division/Faculty on campus manages its own credit transfer processes. Consult the link appropriate to your Faculty. Faculty-specific links are provided throughout this document.

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 the University of Toronto-St. George:

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 the University of Toronto-St. George is 60% or "C" (where 50% is the minimum passing grade). This minimum grade applies to the Faculty of Arts and Science; Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering; Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education; Faculty of Music; and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View the University of Toronto-St. George’s credit equivalencies database and transfer opportunities:

Credit Equivalencies Database/Transfer Explorer (University of Toronto’s tri-campus database of previously-assessed transfer credit equivalencies)

Diploma to Degree Program

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.).

The University of Toronto-St. George 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-St. George.
  • Unspecified Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-St. George.
  • Generic Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-St. George and does not fall under one particular subject area (e.g. Breadth Classification: CCR, TBB, SII, LTE).

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 the University of Toronto-St. George's residency policy. In the Faculty of Arts and Science and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design the policy states that at least half (50%) of degree credits must be completed at the University, and all academic requirements of the program must be met.
 
For all other Faculties, please contact the appropriate Registrar’s Office.

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.

All currency considerations at the University of Toronto-St. George are dependent on the Faculty in which you are enrolled:

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Faculty of Music

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design: 

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 the University of Toronto-St. George:

  • The University of Toronto-St. George does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to the University of Toronto-George.

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.

Transfer credits will be recorded on your University of Toronto-St. George transcript by listing the following information:

  • Course code, title and weight
  • Sending institution name and a description that states “Transfer Credit – Equivalent”
  • Session (shown in cases where a student obtains transfer credit post-admission or on exchange while at the University of Toronto)

In cases where there is no exact course equivalent at the University of Toronto-St. George, an unspecified transfer credit will be included on the transcript, which will list the first three letters of the discipline code, followed by 1 (first year course), 2 (second year course), 3 (third year course), 4 (fourth year course) and ***.  For example, ENG2*** means that the student obtained an unspecified second year transfer credit in English. In cases where courses can be used for breadth or other requirements a notation will also be shown on the transcript. Where a course is similar to our first year seminars a generic credit is awarded. For example, CCR (Creative and Cultural Representations) means that the student has a credit under the Breadth Requirement #1. 

Transfer credits will not be included in GPA calculation, but are used in the total credit count.

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.).

Please contact the appropriate Registrar’s Office in your Faculty:

 

Diploma to Degree Program

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 the University of Toronto- St. George:

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Faculty of Music

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at the University of Toronto-St. George costs $30.00. There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

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.

The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at the University of Toronto-St. George includes: 

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Faculty of Music

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

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 applicable application form at the University of Toronto-St. George:

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

  • Those admitted to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering with prior postsecondary studies, will be automatically considered for transfer credit. Applicants to the Faculty should submit official transcripts and detailed course descriptions as part of their application. 

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Faculty of Music

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at the University of Toronto-St. George by the following deadlines:

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Faculty of Music

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

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 the University of Toronto-St. George may take 3-8 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-St. George 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).

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at the University of Toronto-St. George:

 


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.