Information for Transfer Students (students with college or university transfer credits)
Welcome to Laurier Brantford!
Dean's Office Advisors are happy to help you with all of your academic questions, so please don't hesitate to contact us. The information provided below will assist you with understanding how to proceed in your program once your transfer credits have been assessed.
More Information about Laurier Brantford for Transfer students may also be found here.
Students who have been granted admission under the transfer credit agreements with Ontario Colleges may find specific information at Laurier Transfer Credit Agreements.
To see which courses are offered in the upcoming school year and to plan out your schedule, view the 2013/2014 Timetable.
To attend Transfer Student Day on June 12th, where you will learn more about Laurier Brantford and your program, please fill out this form.
Combination Honours BA programs allow students to combine honours work into two disciplines.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR CREDITS
If you have transfer credits from a college or university, it is important to note the quantity of JUNIOR credits.
- Junior credits are 100 level credits.
- Senior credits are all 200 level or above credits.
Most Honours programs at Laurier Brantford allow for a total of 6 - 7 junior credits towards the 20 credits that are required for Honours graduation. It is important not to exceed the limit if you intend to complete your degree in 20 credits.Students registered in Honours Psychology, Honours History or Honours English are limited to a maximum of 6 junior level credits. All other honours programs at Laurier Brantford have a limit of 7 junior level credits. When combining two honours programs, the lower level junior credit limit applies.
It is important to review transfer credits with program
requirements. Many transfer credits are granted towards specific
programs such as Criminology or Contemporary Studies. For example, if a
student has been granted 1 senior transfer credit in Contemporary
Studies, that credit may be applied towards the 5 credits of the Major
of Contemporary Studies credits that some Laurier Brantford
Students may follow program requirements for the year that they begin their studies at Laurier Brantford. Please check the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Liberal Arts here for information regarding the 2013/14 program requirements.
Some transfer credits will be granted towards specific program
requirements and others may be listed as miscellaneous credits.
The length of time it takes to complete a degree varies depending
on how quickly you complete all of your program requirements and reach
the 20 credits required for Honours graduation. How many classes are
completed each academic year, and whether or not you complete classes
during the Spring, Summer, or Intersession terms will also affect your
In order to calculate the number of credits a student is required to complete in order to graduate, the requirements of their Honours Program and junior credit limits must be followed carefully. We recommend that students consult with their academic advisor at least once a year to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
Year level is calculated by the number of credits a student holds and is used to determine registration dates on LORIS.
4.5 credits (including transfer credits) = Year 1 status
4.5 credits to 9.0 (including transfer credits) = Year 2 status
9.5 credits to 14.0 (including transfer credits) = Year 3 status
14.5 credits (including transfer credits) = Year 4 status (Honours
Transfer students must complete their required 100 level courses
and are encouraged to schedule those classes in the first term of study
at Laurier. Other program requirements
may be completed in the Winter term after prerequisites
have been met. Please note that students choose classes for both Fall
and Winter terms at the time of registration on LORIS. Dates for Fall and Winter term registration are available here.
Each student individually schedules how to complete their degree, giving students the opportunity to choose the order in which program requirements are completed. This provides students the opportunity to plan a unique schedule that allows accommodations for work and travel time considerations.
The Laurier Brantford timetable is available here.
Honours Programs BA students may progress from year to year in an honours subject, if they achieve a GPA of 5.00 (C) overall and 5.00 in that honours subject. Students in an honours BA degree are able to graduate in an honours subject if they achieve a grade point average of 5.00 overall and 7.00 (B-) in that honours subject. Source
General Programs Students in a general BA degree program without designation may progress and graduate if they achieve an overall grade point average (GPA) of 4.00. A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 4.00 but not less than 2.00 (D) will be allowed to proceed on academic probation for 4.0 further credit attempts. Source
Options For graduation, students must have a minimum GPA of 6.0 computed on all 4.0 credits in the option. Source
More detailed information on grades and GPA calculations may be found here
Academic Advisors may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone 519-756-8228 x 5849.
To book an appointment using our online booking form, please click here.
Academic advising is available within the Dean's Office (RCE132, 150 Dalhousie St.); however, it is solely the responsibility of the student to ensure they are properly registered and have met course/program requirements.