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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 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 Credit is awarded based on an individual equivalent course taken at an external institution.  Transfer Credit has no effect on GPA.

Block Transfer Credit:

  • A set group of transfer credits granted based on a specific pathway agreement.
  • Students will have to apply through, meet all admission requirements for the program and apply to an upper term to begin the block transfer process. 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.

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 College will consider all courses for transfer credit regardless of currency, with the exception of highly technical programs and those with external accrediting body 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 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 Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Seneca College costs $112.00 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" or “EXM” for exemptions 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 Seneca College 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 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.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Seneca College:

  • Begin by reviewing the detailed course descriptions for the Seneca College courses you will be required to complete in your program. By reviewing these course descriptions and comparing them to your previous study, you may be able to determine whether or not to apply for transfer credit in a Seneca College course.
  • Access the online calendar to view curriculum outlines - use the alphabetical guide to access your program. All required courses are listed on the program page.        
  • Complete the application form and submit it to the Degree and Transfer Credit Office with both your official transcript (original or certified true copies – no scanned copies or photocopies) and detailed course outlines. Students are welcome to submit their application form and course outlines by e-mail ( Please note we do not accept transcripts by e-mail.

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: 

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 ‘Transfer Credit Decision Review’ form (, a letter outlining the reason for the review request, and any new documentation supporting your letter to the Degree and Transfer Credit Office. 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.