Transfer Advisor


General Information

Provides students with the main website(s) containing general credit transfer information.

Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Algonquin College: 

Required Grades and/or GPA, Level(s) of Completed Previous Education, and Program Prerequisites (Admission)

Provides students with the minimum grades and/or GPA, level(s) of completed previous postsecondary, and program prerequisites required for admission.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at Algonquin College:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Algonquin College is 63%, “C”, 2.0 /4.0 or equivalent. 

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

Provides students with available course equivalency, pathway, and articulation agreement materials for planning purposes.

View Algonquin College’s degree pathway opportunities:

Types of Credit Awarded

Provides students with the types of credit awarded and a brief definition of each (advanced standing, block, exemptions, equivalencies, specified, unspecified, generic, etc.).

Algonquin College awards advanced standing and exemptions (equivalencies) in recognition of previous learning.

Residency Requirements

Provides students with the amount of study they must complete in order to be awarded the credential in which they are enrolled.

The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Algonquin College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the hours of instruction required in a program of study must be completed at the College. Programs may require residency immediately prior to graduation.

Currency/Timing of Previous Postsecondary Education

Provides students with an indicator of the currency required to utilize their previously completed postsecondary education for transfer credit.

Algonquin College will consider courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit, with the exception of General Education electives, which do not require completion within a specified time frame.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Algonquin College:

  • Understand PLAR and how it relates to coursework and General Education themes.
  • Use resource guides to determine relevance and assessment criteria or, if no resource guide is available, contact the PLAR Administrator.
  • Contact the PLAR Administrator to discuss questions, application and fees.
  • Complete applicable PLAR assessment materials and submit portfolio for evaluation to the PLAR Administrator.
  • Credit recognition granted if assessment is successful.
  • Once PLAR credits have been achieved, the Registrar’s Office will record your credits on your official transcript. Your PLAR credit will be recorded as a grade when possible; otherwise a non-graded “CR” credit designation will be assigned. A failed attempt at a prior learning assessment will not be recorded on your transcript.

PLAR Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a PLAR assessment (challenge exam, course challenge, portfolio, etc.).

A PLAR assessment at Algonquin College costs $95.00-$119.00 per regular and General Education course. 

Appearance of Awarded Transfer Credit(s) on Transcript

Provides students with the code(s) used to record transfer credits on their transcript and an indication of whether these credits will be included in GPA calculation.

Transfer credits will be recorded on your Algonquin College transcript as "EX" and will not be included in GPA calculation.

Key Point(s) of Contact (Transfer Advisor and/or Service Area)

Provides students with a contact to discuss common credit transfer inquiries (Transfer Advisor, service area, etc.).

Contact an Algonquin College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

Official Credit Transfer Policies (Academic Regulations/Directives Documents, Calendars and Handbooks)

Provides students with a reference to official credit transfer policies outlined in academic regulations/directives documents, calendars, and handbooks.

Familiarize yourself with Algonquin College’s official credit transfer policies:

Transfer Credit Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a transfer credit assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Algonquin College:

Woodroffe Campus and Online Students

  • Choose your preferred program, review your transfer pathway options and plan to apply.                                     
  • You will need official transcripts and your course outlines (with hours) to continue with your request.
  • Complete the online application available via your Algonquin College Student Information System (ACSIS) account. 
  • Continue your studies until the evaluation process is complete. The Registrar’s Office Client Service Officers will review your application. Academic teams will assess your request. Monitor your request by logging into ACSIS. You will receive an e-mail informing you of the decision of your transfer request.
  • If your request is approved, you may wish to modify your course load within your program of study to maintain full-time status for funding, like the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and other eligibilities.

Perth and Pembroke Campus Students 

  • Choose your preferred program, review your transfer pathway options and plan to apply.                                     
  • You will need official transcripts and your course outlines (with hours) to continue with your request.
  • Complete the ‘External Transfer of Academic Credit (Exemption)’ or 'Advanced Standing' application to identify your transfer request with the courses you completed. Submit all documents in one package to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Continue your studies until the evaluation process is complete. The Registrar’s Office Client Service Officers will review your application. Academic teams will assess your request. Monitor your request by logging into ACSIS. You will receive an e-mail informing you of the decision of your transfer request.
  • If your request is approved, you may wish to modify your course load within your program of study to maintain full-time status for funding, like the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and other eligibilities.

Transfer Credit Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a transfer credit assessment (advanced standing, exemption, etc.).

A transfer credit assessment at Algonquin College costs $10.00 and advanced standing $50.00.

Transfer Credit Required Documentation

Provides students with a listing of the documentation they must submit to have their previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit.

The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Algonquin College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) 
  • Completed online, ‘External Transfer of Academic Credit (Exemption)’ or 'Advanced Standing' application form

Transfer Credit Application Form(s)

Provides students with a copy of the transfer credit application form or link to the online submission tool (where applicable).

Complete the applicable application form(s) at Algonquin College: 

Woodroffe Campus and Online Students

Perth Campus Students 

Pembroke Campus Students

Deadline(s) for Application

Provides students with the deadline by which they must apply for transfer credit.

Apply to transfer credit at Algonquin College within the 10-day add/drop period for the current semester. Exemptions submitted after this time will still be accepted, although they will be processed for the next semester. 

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

Provides students with an expectation regarding the time it takes to process a transfer credit decision.

A transfer credit decision at Algonquin College will take 4-6 weeks to process, depending on the volume of requests. The Registrar's Office will e-mail you if a credit was denied.

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Algonquin College by requesting a meeting with your Academic Department Chair.

 


ONTransfer.ca endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.