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Transfer Credit Policy and Assessment

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Algoma University is committed to ensuring that the transfer from college to university is as seamless as possible.  We have block transfer credit agreements with all Ontario colleges that provide college graduates with maximum recognition for their prior learning experience.

Additionally, specific credit transfer pathway agreements have been established with certain diploma programs to provide graduates with greater transfer credit following a specific pathway.

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General transfer policy

2-year college diploma 

College graduates of 2-year diploma programs with a GPA between 2.5 to 2.99 are eligible for up to 15 credits.

College graduates of 2-year diploma programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for up to 30 credits towards an unrelated degree.

College graduates of 2-year diploma programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for up to 45 credits towards a related degree.

 

3-year college diploma

College graduates of 3-year diploma programs with a GPA between 2.5 to 2.99 are eligible for up to 30 credits.

College graduates of 3-year diploma programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for up to 45 credits towards an unrelated degree.

College graduates of 3-year diploma programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for up to 60 credits towards a related degree.

 

1-year Certificate program

College graduates of 1-year certificate programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for up to 15 credits towards Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

College graduates of a Pre-Health Science certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will receive up to 15 credits towards Bachelor of Science degree programs and Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

 

Each student will receive a personalised statement of transfer credits that outlines the credits awarded. *An application and transcript are required to issue the detailed personalised statement.

Quick Facts About AU Credits
  • One course – 3 credits
  • One semester – 15 credits
  • 3-year degree – 90 credits
  • 4-year degree – 120 credits

Anyone who completes a 1-year College Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can receive up to 15 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts program.

High Affinity
Diploma TypeDiploma Average
Transfer Credits
Recognized
3-Year DiplomaGPA of 2.50-2.99Up to 30 Credits
GPA of 3.00+Up to 60 Credits
2-Year DiplomaGPA of 2.50-2.99Up to 15 Credits
GPA of 3.00+Up to 45 Credits
1-Year College CertificateGPA of 3.00+ Up to 15 credits towards a BA program

College diploma graduates transferring into a related degree program (ex. SSW to BSW)

 

Low Affinity
Diploma TypeDiploma AverageCredits Recognized
3-Year DiplomaGPA of 2.50-2.99Up to 30 Credits
GPA of 3.00+Up to 45 Credits
2-Year DiplomaGPA of 2.50-2.99Up to 15 Credits
GPA of 3.00+Up to 30 Credits

College diploma graduates transferring into an unrelated degree program (ex. SSW to BBA)

 

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Contact

For more information on transfer credit policy, please contact collegeoutreach@algomau.ca.