Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
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Transfer Credit from Post-Secondary Institutions

The university is committed to granting appropriate transfer credit to the maximum extent possible. Factors which affect transfer credit include: the type of institution attended, the applicability of the courses to the program the applicant wishes to enter, the grades achieved, and the minimum Laurier course requirements as outlined in the University Regulations chapter in the section, Residence Requirements for a Degree. In particular, for those applicants who have attended a fully accredited university or junior college, wherever possible, a credit-for-credit transfer will be allowed.

The university recognizes that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be virtually equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. If a specific equivalence to a course is not available at Wilfrid Laurier University, we will attempt to award an "unspecified" elective credit.

Transfer credit assessments will be completed by the appropriate admissions officer following established procedures and in consultation with the appropriate faculty as required. Transfer credit is assessed at the time of admission provided the admissions office has received official final transcripts and official course descriptions (if required). The assessment of transfer credit will be made on the final offer of admission to the university. The final decision on transfer credit rests with the undergraduate admissions office.

To appeal transfer credit assessment, it is the student's responsibility to provide course outlines to the appropriate admissions officer. Upon receipt of these outlines, transfer credit will be reviewed first by the admissions officer, then by the dean, director or chair of the program, and if deemed necessary, by the appropriate admissions committee. Any questions regarding transfer credit assessments must be provided in writing to the appropriate admissions officer within 12 months from the date of admission, or in the event of a program change. Subsequent changes to policies and regulations will not affect previously awarded transfer credit.