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 the Ontario Tech University:

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 Ontario Tech University:

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 Ontario Tech University is 70% for college applicants and 60% for university applicants.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Ontario Tech University’s credit equivalencies database and degree pathway opportunities:

Credit Equivalencies Database 

Degree Pathways

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.).

Ontario Tech University awards block credit, specified (equivalencies) and unspecified credits 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 Ontario Tech University’s residency policy. The policy states that at least half (50%) of a student's courses must be completed at the University. In addition, some programs may limit the amount of transfer credit granted (a maximum of 60 credit hours [20 courses] in a degree).

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.

Ontario Tech University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency.

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 Ontario Tech University:

Challenge Exam

  • Faculties may offer examinations that allow students to demonstrate their competence in a subject for the purpose of advance standing. Please consult the appropriate Dean’s Office for further details. 

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Ontario Tech University costs 50% of the applicable tuition fee.

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 Ontario Tech University transcript as "T" 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 Ontario Tech University Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

Adam Wingate,, (905) 721-8668 x 2017

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 Ontario Tech University’s official credit transfer policies (excludes students entering a Bachelor of Engineering program):

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 Ontario Tech University (excludes students entering a Bachelor of Engineering program):

  • A preliminary transfer credit assessment will be made available to applicants at the offer of admission via the Ontario Tech Applicant Portal.
  • Applicants will have an opportunity to submit course outlines (syllabi) for courses with no active Ontario Tech equivalencies. The detailed steps are outlined below.
  • Prepare an e-mail to using the following template and include all of the information indicated: Ontario Tech Student ID, Last Name, First Name, Ontario Tech Program of Study, E-mail Address, Phone Number, and Required Attachment(s). Attach all institutionally-prepared course outlines (syllabi) from your previous and/or present institution(s) in either a PDF or Microsoft Word .doc or docx format. Ontario Tech does not accept paper copies of course outlines (syllabi) for curriculum evaluation. Each submitted syllabus must be in a separate file within the e-mail attachment. The file name must follow this format: Subject and course code - course title (BIOL 2020 - Genetics and Molecular Biology.pdf). Syllabi submissions that are not in the required electronic format, or not separated into individual files, will not be accepted. If you are unable to produce an electronic version in the acceptable format, please contact the Admissions office at
  • Once the assessment for transfer credit is complete, you will receive the results electronically via the Ontario Tech Applicant Portal.

Bachelor of Engineering Students

  • Once a student has accepted an offer of admission to a Bachelor of Engineering program, they will be contacted by a member of the Ontario Tech Transfer Credit team and provided with a request for course outlines (syllabi) for courses that may apply to their new program of study.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Ontario Tech University is included in the supplemental/document evaluation fee paid via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

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 Ontario Tech University includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) (institutionally-prepared, electronic copies)

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).

An application form is not required at Ontario Tech University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are generally automatically assessed for transfer credit

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Transfer credit is generally automatically assessed at Ontario Tech University. While an application form is not required, applicants are encouraged to provide all supporting documentation, including institutionally-prepared course outlines (syllabi), three months prior to their intended start term. This will help ensure a timely assessment.

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

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

Transfer credit decisions at the Ontario Tech University are generally provided with your offer of admission. However, if submitting course outlines (syllabi) for courses with no active Ontario Tech equivalencies, a transfer credit decision will take 8 weeks to process once all documentation is submitted. Failure to include all documentation will result in a delay. Requests are processed in the order they are received. Evaluation of Engineering transfer credit assessments can take up to 12 weeks to process.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Ontario Tech University. Assessments are conducted by the appropriate Faculty and all decisions are final. 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.