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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.

For more information on Transfer Pathways at Trent, visit:

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 Trent University:

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 Trent University is 70% for college applicants and 60% for university applicants.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Trent University’s transfer agreement 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.).

Trent University awards assigned (equivalencies), unassigned departmental, and unassigned general credits in recognition of previous learning.

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 Trent University's residency policy. The policy states that the total number of non-Trent University credits must not exceed 10 credits (out of 20) for an Honours degree or 7.5 credits (out of 15) for a General degree.

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.

Trent University will consider courses completed within the past 10 years for transfer credit. Courses taken more than 10 years ago will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 Trent University:

  • Trent University does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to Trent University.

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 Trent University transcript with a grade of "P" 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 Trent University Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

Articulation and Transfer Pathways Office


General 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 Trent University’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 Trent University:

  • After applying to Trent University, you may be required to submit additional supporting documentation. Document requirements will be posted on your myTrent Portal account. Please send all supporting documentation to:
  • Trent University
  • Admissions Office, Blackburn Hall
  • 1600 West Bank Drive
  • Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8 
  • When successful applicants are extended an offer of admission, they will also be notified of their transfer credit pre-evaluation. Course syllabi from previous postsecondary institutions may be required for transfer credit assessment.

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 Trent University.

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 Trent University includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course syllabi may be required 

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 Trent University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit. The results of all transfer credit assessments are posted on the myTrent Portal.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Transfer credit is automatically assessed at Trent University. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission.

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 Trent University will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process after course syllabi are submitted.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Trent University by contacting the Admissions Office in writing before the end of the first academic year of study in which you are admitted. You can expect a response within 10 working days from the date the reassessment is submitted. 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.