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Diploma to Degree

Turn your College Diploma into a University Degree

 

Transfer Credit Program

As a college graduate, you are much closer to receiving a degree at Algoma University than you may think. Block Credit Policy provides maximum recognition for your prior learning experiences depending on grades, length of diploma and field of study. We also have exceptional pathway agreements with numerous colleges offering transfer credit that goes beyond the standard Block Credit Policy.

 

Block Credit Policy

Diploma Type

Diploma Average

Credits Recognized

3 Year Degree
Credits Required

4 Year Degree
Credits Required

3 Year Diploma

GPA over 3.0

Up to 60

30

60

GPA of 2.5 - 2.99

Up to 30

60

90

2 Year Diploma

GPA over 3.0

Up to 45

45

75

GPA 2.5 - 2.99

Up to 15

75

105

 

In general, Diploma-to-Degree students studying full-time (15 credits per term) will take anywhere from two to five terms to graduate with a three-year Bachelor’s degree, and four to seven terms to graduate with a four-year Bachelor’s degree. The maximum number of transfer credits for the Bachelor of Science degree is 36. This policy accounts for graduates that transfer from a diploma to a related degree (ex. Business – BBA).College graduates transferring into an unrelated degree program will receive a limited amount of transfer credit.

 

Exceptional Pathway Agreements

COLLEGE

DIPLOMA PROGRAM

ALGOMA DEGREE

NUMBER OF CREDITS

Sault College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - Sociology

60

Sault College

Native Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - Sociology

60

Sault College

Peace and Conflict (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - CESD

54

Northern College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - Sociology

60

Cambrian College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - Sociology

60

George Brown College

Community Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - CESD

60

George Brown College

Community Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 3 yr - CD

60

George Brown College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 3 yr - CD

54

Seneca College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 3 yr - CD

54

Seneca College

Social Service Worker (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - CESD

54

Seneca College

Social Service Worker - Immigrants & Refugees (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 3 yr - CD

57

Seneca College

Social Service Worker - Immigrants & Refugees (2 yr)

Bachelor of Arts 4 yr - CESD

57

In all exceptional agreements a minimum diploma average of 3.0 (B or higher) is required. College graduates with an average GPA of 2.5-2.99 will receive transfer credit that corresponds with the block credit policy.

 

For more information, please contact collegeoutreach@algomau.ca

 

Upon application, the Admissions Office will review your transcripts and provide you with a transfer credit assessment confirming which courses you will be exempted from. You will receive personalized advising on course selection. Students with GPAs of 2.0 - 2.49 are eligible to apply but will not receive transfer credits.

 

College Graduate Entrance Scholarships

Excellent scholarships are available for all students that have previously graduated with an Ontario college diploma or advanced diploma. For more information, please click here. (PDF)

 

How to Apply

Applying in January, May or part-time September:

  • Apply directly to Algoma U (online or in-person)

  • $50 non-refundable application fee

  • Official Transcripts required

 

Applying in Full-Time September:

  • Apply online at www.ouac.on.ca using form 105D

  • $135 non-refundable application fee (3 choices)

  • Official transcripts required