This institution has signed on to Ontario’s Principles for Credit Transfer.


Transfer Advisor


General Information

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

The Collège’s admission requirements are listed on the webpage of each program of study:

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 Collège La Cité:

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 Collège La Cité is a passing grade at the source institution.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

 View Collège La Cité’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.).

An equivalent course is identified by the designation “EQ”.

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 Collège’s residency requirements state that 25% of the total hours of the program of study must be completed successfully at the Collège. In the case of a bachelor’s degree, no more than 50% of the total hours of the program of study will be recognized as part of the Prior Learning Assessment process.

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.

There is no guidance on the time limit on prior learning that is subject to course equivalency. However, the Collège reserves the right to refuse an equivalency based on current labour market requirements.

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 Collège La Cité:

Portfolio Process 

  • Assessment method that involves examining a dossier that presents in an organized fashion certain accomplishments (e.g., documents, drawings, sketches or other relevant information) that prove that the expected learning outcomes of a course were achieved.
  • We encourage you to make an appointment (http://www.collegelacite.ca/formulaire-rda).
  • You may also visit Room A1080, located near the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, or call (613) 742-2483 x 2866.
  • Complete a ‘Prior Learning Assessment Request’ form and pay the administrative fees.
  • Submit your portfolio. The score awarded to you for the portfolio will automatically go on your academic record unless you fail or refuse. To refuse the score awarded, you must send an e-mail to the following address within 48 hours of receiving your score confirmation: rda@lacitec.on.ca.
  • It is recommended that students who request a Prior Learning Assessment must still take the course(s) in question until they are officially granted credit. It is strongly recommended that you undertake your Prior Learning Assessment 2-3 months prior to the course(s) start date. 
  • For a Prior Learning Assessment review/appeal students must follow the request for review of final grade process (see the pedagogical directive Application for Review of Final Notes).

Challenge Exam

  • Handwritten or electronic assessment method administered to measure students’ knowledge or skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes of a course.
  • We encourage you to make an appointment (http://www.collegelacite.ca/formulaire-rda).
  • You may also visit Room A1080, located near the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, or call (613) 742-2483 x 2866.
  • Complete a ‘Prior Learning Assessment Request’ form and pay the administrative fees.
  • Write the challenge exam. The score awarded to you in the challenge exam will automatically go on your academic record unless you fail or refuse. To refuse the score awarded, you must send an e-mail to the following address within 48 hours of receiving your score confirmation: rda@lacitec.on.ca.
  • It is recommended that students who request a Prior Learning Assessment must still take the course(s) in question until they are officially granted credit. It is strongly recommended that you undertake your Prior Learning Assessment 2-3 months prior to the course(s) start date. 
  • For a Prior Learning Assessment review/appeal students must follow the request for review of final grade process (see the pedagogical directive Application for Review of Final Notes).

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Collège La Cité is based on an hourly rate of $1.25. The fee is $1.25 for each course hour; the minimum cost per course has been set at $20; and the maximum cost per course has been set at $158.27.

Please refer to:

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.

An equivalent course is identified by the designation “EQ” .

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 Collège La Cité 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.

Familiarize yourself with Collège La Cité’s official credit transfer 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 Collège La Cité:

A candidate may make a program transfer assessment or course equivalency request at:

https://www.collegelacite.ca/demande-equivalence.htm

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Collège La Cité is based on an hourly rate of $1.25. The fee is $1.25 for each course hour; the minimum cost per course has been set at $20; and the maximum cost per course has been set at $158.27 (https://www.collegelacite.ca/reconnaissance-des-acquis.htm).

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 Collège La Cité includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) (indicating grade achieved in the course)
  • Course outline(s) (curriculum for the course(s) subject to Advanced Standing, unless it is a course(s) taken at Collège La Cité or a course(s) already recognized)
  • Completed ‘Request for Advanced Standing’ application form

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 Collège La Cité: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

In most cases, the assessment of an equivalency request is completed within 10 days. Occasionally, more time is required to complete the assessment.

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 Collège La Cité will take approximately 2-3 weeks to process.

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.
A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Collège La Cité. 
All transfer credit assessments are final.
 

 


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.