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 Fanshawe 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 Fanshawe 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 Fanshawe College is 60% or "C".

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Fanshawe College’s transfer agreement 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.).

Fanshawe College awards advanced standing and equivalencies in recognition of previous learning.

  • Advanced Standing: is credit granted on a course-by-course basis for a program level or levels on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or prior learning assessment and recognition. Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of a program. 
  • Direct Equivalence: is credit granted for a Fanshawe College course on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution or as defined in an articulation agreement. Courses will have at least 75% comparable content and learning outcomes. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved to grant credit. Some courses or programs may have exceptions to the minimum grade requirement.  

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 Fanshawe College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the credit units in a program of study must be completed at the College, unless otherwise stipulated by accreditation bodies.

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.

All currency considerations at Fanshawe College are dependent on the course and program in which you are enrolled.

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 Fanshawe College:

Challenge Evaluation and Portfolio Process

  • A challenge evaluation may include a written exam/test, an oral exam/test, a project and/or presentation, a skill demonstration, an interview, or essay. Whereas, a portfolio is a personal document created by the applicant about him or herself and may include chronological and academic records, life history paper, goals paper, educational plan, learning outcomes or competency statements, verification of learning document, or resume.
  • Contact the PLAR Advisor, who is located in the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012, and can be reached at (519) 452-4445. The PLAR Advisor will guide interested applicants. 

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Fanshawe College costs $111.00 per course and the fee applies to both challenge evaluations and portfolios. All fees are non-refundable.

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 Fanshawe College transcript as "EC" and will not be included in GPA calculation. In some cases of block credit, there will be no notation of credit on the transcript.  

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 a Fanshawe 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 Fanshawe 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 Fanshawe College:

There are two main procedures for transfer credit assessment at Fanshawe College. Students who want to transfer to a level beyond the starting point of a program follow the Advanced Standing process. Students who are starting at the beginning of a program and want individual transfer credits (e.g. general education electives) follow the External/Transfer Credit process.  

Advanced Standing

  • Consult with the Program Coordinator of your chosen program about the exemptions you could potentially receive and what semester you could be admitted to as a full-time student. 
  • Apply to your program of choice through OCAS (Ontario College Application Service).
  • You will receive a decision from the Office of the Registrar.
  • After you have been admitted and paid your fees for the term your approved transfer credits will be added to your academic record.                            

External/Transfer Credit

  • As soon as you have paid your deposit for the term you can apply for transfer credit. Many students wait until they arrive but you can start the process early if you wish.
  • Ensure that you have submitted an official transcript for your previous postsecondary institutions. You can submit these through your OCAS application and they will be sent electronically to Fanshawe College. 
  • Obtain an ‘Application for External Credit’ from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Complete the application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.
  • You will receive a decision via e-mail within 10-21 business days. The start of the term is the busiest time for this process, so applying early is highly recommended.  

Transfer Credit Costs

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

There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Fanshawe College.

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 Fanshawe College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s)
  • Completed ‘Application for External Credit’ 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 application form at Fanshawe College:

  • The ‘Application for External Credit’ form is available in the Office of the Registrar.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Fanshawe College within the 10-day drop/add period for the current semester. Applications received after the course drop/add deadline may be accepted but course enrolment for the semester will be recorded on the student's transcript and a grade assigned as appropriate.

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 Fanshawe College will take 10-21 business days to process. Apply early for transfer credit and you will receive a decision with 10 days. Applications are very heavy at the start of the term and therefore decisions can take up to 21 days. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Fanshawe College by contacting the Office of the Registrar for the appropriate appeal procedure.

 


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.