If you already have university or college education, you may be eligible for transfer credit from Laurier. Transfer credit means that the courses you completed at another university or college could be used towards your degree at Laurier.
Laurier recognizes that while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, specific course content may be virtually equivalent in terms of content and rigour. If a specific equivalent to a course is not available at Laurier, we will attempt to award an “unspecified” elective credit. The assessment of transfer credit will be made on the final Offer of Admission to Laurier or as soon as possible thereafter.
You must have 60% or higher in a course to be awarded transfer credit in a subject within your program major. Subjects outside of your program major in which you have achieved less than 60% but over 50% may be awarded transfer credit at the discretion of the appropriate Admissions Committee.
Where transfer credit is being awarded from another university, prior failures will also be counted. You are permitted a maximum of 5.0 credits in failures. Any subsequent failures will require you to withdraw from the University.
Transfer credit is assessed at the time of admission if OFFICIAL FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND OFFICIAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS have been submitted. Transfer credit awarded will be included in your Offer of Admission. If official documents are not available at the time of admission, transfer credit will be assessed as soon as all documents are received and you will be notified in a separate letter of the results of your assessment.
You need not apply for or request an assessment of transfer credit. Assessments are automatically completed for all applicants presenting transcripts from post-secondary institutions.
Transfer credit previously received from another post-secondary institution will not necessarily carry over to Laurier. We conduct our own assessment of each post-secondary institution you have attended.
You must disclose all of your post-secondary education at the time you apply for admission. Once admitted, any prior post-secondary education that has not been disclosed will not be eligible for transfer credit.
For current Laurier students, transfer credit will not be awarded when a course has been taken at another university without a Letter of Permission.
For students who have been asked to withdraw, courses taken at another university to meet upgrading requirements will not be awarded as transfer credit if you are re-admitted to Laurier.
Transfer credit will not normally be awarded for practical, clinical or teacher education courses.
Advanced standing is considered for up to a maximum of 3.0 credits for applicants who have completed the IB Diploma and who present a minimum of 3 subjects at the Higher Level with a minimum score of 5 in each course.
Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for AP exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4 (up to a maximum of 3.0 credits). Applicants are required to provide detailed course descriptions.
Transfer credit will be considered on a special review basis for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B, although higher grades may be required for some programs (i.e., BBA/BMath). Transfer credit will be assessed upon receipt of an official final GCE transcript.
Transfer credit assigned 1XX is recognized as a first year elective. Laurier will grant a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits from AP, IB, CAPE or GCE redults. A minimum of 2 (two) is required for transfer credit consideration.