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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 can be used towards your Laurier degree.

The admissions coordinator will determine if you are eligible for transfer credit based on the official transcripts and official course descriptions that you provide.

Factors that effect transfer credit include:

  • The type of institution you attended.
  • The applicability of the courses to your program of study.
  • The grades you achieved.
  • The minimum Laurier course requirements for your program of study.

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 you an “unspecified” elective credit. At the time of your application, 

The assessment of your transfer credits will be made once you have confirmed and met all of the conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission.

Transfer credit will not normally be awarded for practical, clinical or teacher education courses.

Transfer Credit Grade Minimums

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 more than 50% may be awarded transfer credit at the discretion of the appropriate admissions committee.

Where transfer credit is being assessed from another university, prior failures will also be counted. At Laurier, you are permitted a maximum of 5.0 credits in failures and prior failures will be counted towards this maximum. If you reach the maximum, you will be required to withdraw from the university.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Transfer Credits

  • Transfer credit is considered up to a maximum of 6 classes (3.0 credits) for HL subjects with a minimum score of 5 as well as for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay with a minimum grade of B in each, subject to applicability of the program offered.
  • Applicants completing individual IB courses in conjunction with another educational system will be assessed on the basis of their entire academic record.

Advanced Placement (AP) Transfer Credits

  • Applicants are required to submit an official College Board transcript for transfer credit assessment.
  • Transfer credits 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 6 classes (3.0 credits), subject to the applicability of the program.

United States University/College Transfer Credits

  • Transfer credit may be awarded for degree credit courses taken at an accredited university or college within the United States.
  • Where possible, course-for-course credit is granted. If this is not possible, you will be awarded general elective credits.
  • Transfer credit assessments depend on the program and courses you have taken, the grades achieved, the academic rigour and the program you are entering at Laurier.
  • If you elect to change your major once at Laurier, your transfer credit assessment may change.

International University/College Transfer Credits

  • Transfer credit may be awarded for degree credit courses taken at a university/college that is recognized by the accrediting body of its specific country or region.
  • Where possible, course-for-course credit is granted. If this is not possible, you will be awarded general elective credit.
  • Transfer credit assessments depend on the program and courses you have taken, the grades achieved, the academic rigour and the program you are entering at Laurier.
  • If you elect to change you major once at Laurier, our transfer credit assessment may change.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

  • Transfer credit will be considered for Advanced Level courses with a minimum final grade of B, subject to the applicability of the program.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Transfer Credits

  • Laurier will grant a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits (six classes) from CAPE results.
  • A minimum grade of 2 is required for transfer credit consideration.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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