Students who have completed select diplomas at an Ontario college, and meet the minimum requirements, will automatically receive the following transfer credits if granted admission to the following programs. Students who do not meet pathway criteria (meaning those with an overall average of 70-74.9%) will be evaluated for transfer credits on a case-by-case basis. For more pathway information, visit ontransfer.ca.
Most eligible Ontario college students coming from a two- or three-year college diploma program may complete an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in three years or less. You must achieve an overall average of 75% in your college program and achieve a minimum 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent to be eligible under this policy, and it applies specifically to Honours BA programs at the Brantford campus. If you meet the 75% average coming from a two- or three-year diploma program, you will automatically receive 6.0 or 7.5 transfer credits, respectively.
Students may choose to take advantage of pathways into the following BA programs:
Graduates from a two-year General Arts and Science diploma program can apply to the Faculty of Arts at Laurier’s Waterloo campus, with the opportunity to declare their major at the end of their first year.
To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% (B+) in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent. Students who meet these requirements and are admitted to the program will receive 6.0 transfer credits.
Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. Students must achieve the remaining 14.0 credits for their declared program as outlined in the undergraduate academic calendar.
Graduates from accredited Canadian College Social Service Work (SSW) and Child and Youth Care (CYC) diploma programs can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program. To be considered for admission, graduates from SSW or CYC programs must achieve a minimum 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent, as well as a minimum overall average of 75%. This is a competitive-entry program, and a higher overall average for admission may be required. Admissible students will automatically receive 7.0 or 7.5 transfer credits, respectively.
Applications to the BSW program by transfer students from programs other than Ontario college SSW and CYC diploma programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A minimum overall average of a B (75%) from previous postsecondary studies is required.
Graduates from a two-year Environmental Technician diploma program and three-year Environmental Technology Advanced diploma program can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Environmental Studies (BA) program or to the Environmental Science (BSc) program. Both are offered at the Waterloo campus.
To be considered for admission to Environmental Studies, graduates must have:
To be considered for admission to Environmental Science, graduates must meet the above requirements as well as have completed grade 12 Advanced Functions or the college equivalent.
Environmental Technician students who meet these requirements and are admitted to either program will receive 5.0 transfer credits.
Environmental Technology Advanced students who meet these requirements and are admitted to either program will receive 8.0 transfer credits.
Graduates from a two-year Journalism diploma program or two-year Broadcast Television diploma program can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Media and Journalism program at the Brantford campus.
To be considered for admission to Digital Media and Journalism, graduates must have a minimum admissions average of 75% and a 60% minimum grade in 4U English or the college equivalent. Students who meet these requirements and are admitted to the program will receive 6.25 transfer credits.
The Digital Media and Journalism program has a built-in graduate certificate in Digital Media Arts from Conestoga College. The 0.25 transfer credit counts toward the requirements for the Conestoga program.
Laurier has agreements with the following Ontario colleges for students graduating from the specified programs. However, we are always working to add new agreements with Ontario colleges. Check ontransfer.ca for the latest information regarding pathway and articulation agreements for Laurier.
The Conestoga/Laurier Pre-Health Articulation Agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Conestoga’s Pre-Health Sciences Certificate into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Public Health at our Brantford campus. The articulation allows for Pre-Health students graduating with an overall 75% average and a 75% in the required math courses to gain admission into the BASc. In addition, students will be granted 2.5 transfer credits towards the BASc program. These credits include: HS101, HS201, OL350 and 1.0 junior miscellaneous credits.
Students who complete Conestoga’s Biotechnology Technician Diploma with an average of 75% or better shall be eligible to enrol in the Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology program. Those students applying for Biology (BSc), Biochemistry/Biotechnology (BSc) or Chemistry (BSc) must have also achieved a minimum of 60% in MHF4U before they apply.
As part of this agreement students will receive advanced standing credit from Laurier for: BI110, BI236, BI276, 0.5 unspecified junior ‘Division A’ credit, and 1.5 unspecified junior ‘Division C’ credits. In addition, students may receive credit equivalent to the following Laurier courses provided they have a minimum 75% grade in each of the Conestoga courses listed in parentheses:
However, at most 5.0 transfer credits will be allowed in total, although the Faculty of Science reserves the right to revise specific course equivalencies should program requirements or course offerings change at either institution.
Note: BI111 and CH111, which are prerequisites for all senior courses in their respective disciplines, are only taught in the Winter term. Students are strongly advised to consult with the undergraduate advisor in the academic department offering their specific program – Biology for the Biology (BA or BSc) programs; Chemistry for the Chemistry or Biochemistry/Biotechnology programs – prior to registering for Laurier courses to ensure optimum use of their transfer credit.
Students who have successfully completed Conestoga’s three-year Software Engineering Technology Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into the Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science program at Laurier's Waterloo campus. Laurier will specify what courses must be completed rather than specifying transfer credits.
Students will be required to complete 2.5 years at Laurier, during which time they must complete 25 half-credit courses.
The Mohawk/Laurier Pre-Health Articulation Agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Mohawk’s Pre-Health Certificate into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Public Health at our Brantford campus. The articulation allows for Pre-Health students graduating with an overall 75% average and a 75% in the math courses (which includes two courses: MATH 10008: Pre-Health Math 1; and MATH10009: Pre-Health Math 2) will gain admission to the BASc. In addition, students will be granted 2.5 transfer credits towards the BASc program. These credits include: HS101, CT222, CT/HS203 and 1.0 junior miscellaneous credits.
If you don’t see your current or prospective program in one of our pathways or articulations, you may still be eligible to transfer to Laurier from a college through a general credit transfer, if you meet the minimum admissions requirements. We’ve already appraised many college programs from most accredited colleges in Ontario. This is good new for you, because it means you can see how many transfer credits you can expect to receive based on the program you’re coming from. To view these credit transfer opportunities, visit ontransfer.ca, or contact us if you have any questions.
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