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.

Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca College is 60% or "C" for most certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs and 65% or "C+" for degree programs.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Seneca College’s degree pathway opportunities:

Degree Transfer Guide 

Any Relevant Diploma to Degree 

Seneca Diploma to Seneca Degree Pathways

 

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.).

Seneca College grants blocks of transfer credit, specified equivalencies, and General Education and English elective credits in recognition of previous learning.

TC -Transfer Credit:
  • Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another recognized postsecondary institution which are deemed equivalent to a course at Seneca. Transfer Credit has no effect on GPA.
Block Transfer Credit (Pathways):
  • A pre-determined group of transfer credits awarded based on a specific pathway agreement.
  • Domestic students must apply through ontariocolleges.ca, meet all admission requirements for the program and select “advanced entry” or “degree completion” as their entry semester. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted. If not approved for a block transfer (or if no pathway agreement exists), students may look into individual transfer credits by submitting a transfer credit application to the Office of the Registrar.
  • International students will apply to the degree via Seneca’s International Student Web Application (https://www.senecacollege.ca/international/apply.html), and follow up with their Admissions Advisor regarding their pathway eligibility. The student will need their Seneca application confirmation number when they reach out to their advisor. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.

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 Seneca College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits in a 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.

Seneca reserves the right to limit the time for which a course is considered current and eligible for transfer credit. Such eligibility is determined by each faculty.

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 Seneca College:

  • Identify courses on our website for which you feel you may have gained the learning required for a challenge. Then obtain a course outline for each course you are interested in challenging. Outlines are available from the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training (FCET) Office, your Program Coordinator, or online. Match your learning to the outcomes on the course outline.
  • Make an appointment to discuss your situation with your Program Coordinator – he/she will help you determine if a challenge is appropriate for you.
  • Complete an application available from your Program Coordinator and pay the assessment fee at the Registration Office. The Program Coordinator or Chair of the program area in which the course is delivered must sign your form. The Registration Office will process your application and a copy will be sent to the Program Coordinator, who will contact you and arrange a date and time for your assessment.
  • Complete your assessment as arranged with the Program Coordinator.
  • When completed, your assessment will be evaluated by a faculty expert who will assign a grade. If you have successfully challenged the course, the grade will be recorded on your transcript, and the Registration Office will notify you of your results. If you have not successfully challenged the course, the grade will not be recorded on your transcript, but the Program Coordinator will contact you and instruct you to enrol in the challenged course to earn the credit.
  • PLAR Policy: https://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/prior-learning-assessment-and-recognition-policy.html

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Seneca College costs $119.00 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 Seneca College transcript as "TC" and will not be included in your 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 Seneca College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Transfer Credit: 

Registrar's Office, Registration.Inquiries@senecacollege.ca, 416-491-5050 x 22800

  • Pathway Options: 

Degree and Credit Transfer Office, degreeandcredit.transfer@senecacollege.ca, 416-491-5050 x 26464

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 Seneca College’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.
  • Begin by visiting your Seneca College program page online.  All required courses are listed and course outlines can be accessed by clicking the course code. 
  • Review and compare the Seneca College course descriptions and outlines with your previous course.  
  • If you believe the courses are comparable, follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Seneca College: https://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar/transfer-credit.html 
  1. Fill in a Transfer Credit Request form.
  2. Include your official transcript.  A transcript is considered official when received through Ontario Colleges (OCAS) or sealed in the original envelope as issued by the institution. Opened transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. If you have previously submitted your official transcript to Seneca, please indicate this on the form.
  3. Include detailed course outlines from the same year and term that the courses were completed.  Please note: If the original course outline is not in English, a certified translation of the document is required. Course outlines must be translated, signed and sealed by a certified translating service or they will not be accepted. Please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website for certified translators in your area.
  4. Apply for transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses. Graduates from a three- or four-year undergraduate degree are eligible to receive transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses. The degree should be from a recognized postsecondary institution in Canada. To be eligible, please submit an official transcript.
  5. Submit your completed application: 

In-person: Submit the application and all related documents to your closest Seneca Registration Office.

Email: the application and all related documents as attachment(s) to registration.inquiries@senecacollege.ca 

 

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 Seneca 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.

The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Seneca College includes: 

  • Completed Transfer Credit Request 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 Seneca College: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Seneca College at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

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 Seneca College will take approximately 2-4 weeks to process. Decisions will be available by viewing your Transfer Credit Report on your Student Centre account.

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.
A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Seneca College by submitting the following: 
 
  1. Transfer Credit Appeal Form (https://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar/transfer-credit/tc-desicion-review.html)
  2. Detailed letter outlining the reason for your appeal.
  3. New evidence/information supporting your appeal letter.

 


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.