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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 Brock 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.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at Brock University:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

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

All students who have completed post-secondary education at an approved public post-secondary institution are eligible for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon i) The compatibility of the previous program/course to the Brock program; ii) Course learning outcomes; and iii) grades achieved in courses.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Brock University’s university/college 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.).

Brock University awards equivalencies and unspecified departmental and elective 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 Brock University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 5 credits in a 20-credit or 15-credit degree must be completed at the University. Students seeking a second or subsequent degree will be granted transfer credit to a maximum of 10 for a 20-credit degree and a maximum of 7 for a 15-credit 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.

Brock University will consider courses completed within the past 10 years for transfer credit, with the exception of highly technical programs and those with external accreditation body requirements. The Goodman School of Business considers courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit.

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 Brock University:

Challenge for Credit

  • A student must fill out a challenge application form available from the Office of the Registrar (the student may wish to discuss the challenge informally with the Department/Centre prior to this step). 
  • The Office of the Registrar forwards the application to the appropriate Department/Centre, which must decide whether to accept the challenge. The Department/Centre may require documentary material from the student or an interview before making its decision.
  • If the Department/Centre accepts the challenge, the student is eligible to register for it through the Office of the Registrar and is required to pay the applicable fee. A student may not withdraw the challenge after this step; failure to sit for a challenge subsequent to registration represents a failed course. It is the student's responsibility to be fully informed, prior to registration, of the time and nature of the evaluation. This may include one or more of the following: a written exam paper or papers, an essay or essays, the submission of a substantial body of work or a portfolio, an oral examination or a laboratory test.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Brock University costs $498.70 per full credit for domestic students and $954.15 per full credit for VISA students.

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 Brock University transcript as total credits awarded. Transfer averages calculated for the purpose of admissions and any transfer credit awarded will not be used in the calculation of the Brock average.

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 Brock 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.

Familiarize yourself with Brock 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 recieve your transfer credit assessment at Brock University:

  • Upon receipt of your application for admission, we will send you an email acknowledgement requesting supporting documents. All required documents will need to be uploaded to your portal. If additional information is required, an Admission Officer will contact you via email. 
  • To track your admission status and see if documents have arrived, sign in to you portal. Your acknowledgement e-mail will provide login information (Campus ID).
  • If necessary for assigning transfer credit, an Admissions Officer may request course descriptions or a more detailed course syllabus. Brock University makes every attempt to assess and grant transfer credit at the point of admission. 
  • A Statement of Advance Standing outlining any assigned transfer credit can be viewed through your portal. Applicants currently completing a credential will be assessed for additional transfer credit once a final transcript is submitted to Admissions.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

An initial transfer credit assessment at Brock University is included in the application fee for admission. If you are returning Brock student and would like credits assessed from post-secondary studies completed since leaving Brock, an additional fee will apply. These requests must be made through your portal.

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 Brock University includes: 

  • Transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) or detailed 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 Brock 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.

Transfer credit is automatically assessed at Brock 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.

Transfer credit decisions at Brock University are generally provided with your offer of admission. If you are still in the process of completing a credential while applying, further transfer credit may be awarded upon completion of the final semester. If course outlines/syllabi are required to award transfer credits, this may affect the timing of transfer credit decisions. Quickly submitting course outlines/syllabi to Brock via your student portal will ensure the timeliest transfer credit decision.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

Students must report all previous post-secondary school studies at the point of application only. Transfer credits for unreported studies will not be awarded and an offer may be altered or amended upon receipt of unreported information. A transfer credit decision can be re-assessed at Brock University by contacting an Admissions Officer. If the issue cannot be resolved, the Admissions Officer will provide guidance on next steps. Please note that all requests for transfer credit reassessment must be submitted within one (1) year of the date on your offer letter. 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.