At Laurier, we recognize that you’ve worked hard to pursue your goals through previous postsecondary experience. We take that same attitude when it comes to giving you credit for the courses you’ve taken previously at college or university. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about transfer credits and the transfer process at Laurier. Make sure you check our undergraduate admissions toolkit for additional help and information.
Every university and college has a different credit system, which can make it confusing when you are trying to figure out how much time it will take you to complete your degree. Here is an explanation of Laurier’s credit system:
For example: 7.5 transfer credits are equal to 1.5 years' worth, or three semesters' worth, of courses.
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Transfer credits are credits granted by the university in recognition of work you’ve previously completed at another institution. When you apply to Laurier, we will automatically evaluate your application for transfer credits if you’ve attended another postsecondary institution in the past.
Any transfer credit you receive will be assigned in one of three ways:
Your previous education experience will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
In many cases, college diplomas include a course equivalent to Grade 12 university-level English. Completion of this course must be done at a minimum of 60% and is a prerequisite for all Laurier programs. Certain programs may require a higher minimum grade in the Grade 12 English equivalent course.
All universities have a minimum requirement for how many courses must be completed at the institution in order to graduate. At Laurier, these residency requirements vary depending on the program. Laurier students must complete a minimum of 10.0 credits (including 5.0 senior credits) at the university. The maximum number of transfer credits that any student can apply to their degree is 10.0 credits (even if you are granted more). To find out your residency requirements, you should meet with an academic advisor once you confirm your offer of admission.
Below are the minimum academic requirements for admission to Laurier from another university. This applies to most programs and faculties, unless otherwise listed below. In general, students must have completed a minimum of five university courses in order to be considered as a transfer student. More information is found in our undergraduate admissions toolkit.
General academic requirements apply to everyone transferring. If you don’t qualify for admission through a pathway or articulation agreement, then you can apply to transfer to Laurier through a general transfer, if you meet these requirements. More information about general transfers is found in our undergraduate admissions toolkit.
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