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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan College is 60% or "C", although some courses may have a higher minimum grade requirement.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Sheridan College’s articulation agreement and transfer opportunities:

Articulation Agreements

Credit Transfer Check Tool

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.).

Sheridan College awards advanced standing, specific credits (equivalencies), and non-specific General Education and Breadth elective 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 addressed by Sheridan College’s graduation policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the program of study must be completed at the College.

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.

Sheridan College reserves the right to deny advanced standing requests for courses completed more than 5 years ago based upon current relevancy of course content, but will consider courses of any age. 

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 Sheridan College:

  • Download and complete the PLAR Self-Assessment form.
  • Meet with a PLAR Advisor or Program Coordinator. 
  • Submit application payment when requested through myStudentCentre account and accept action plan. 
  • PLAR assessment is completed and grade awarded. 
  • As there is a fee and series of tasks associated with the PLAR application, all applicants must carry out a pre-application assessment and consult with a PLAR advisor to determine if they are eligible to proceed with their PLAR application. 
  • The deadline to apply for PLAR is the 10th day of classes.
  • PLAR grades are entered using the grading basis for the course and are included in GPA calculation. 

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Sheridan College costs $117.58 per course and the fee is 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 Sheridan College transcript as either "AS" for advanced standing or “BT” for block transfer 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 a Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan College:

  • Students apply through the online application in their myStudentCentre account.
  • Select “Transfer Credit Request” from the Academics drop-down menu.
  • Click “Advanced Standing” and follow the onscreen instructions.

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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) (for international transcripts a WES or ICAS comprehensive or course by course evaluation is required)
  • Course outline(s)
  • Completed online 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 online application form at Sheridan College: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

There is no deadline to apply for transfer credit at Sheridan College. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

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 Sheridan College will take approximately 1-10 business days to process, once all documentation is received. During peak times, and where consultation is required, decisions may take longer. 

Students can track the status of their transfer request through their myStudentCentre account in Access Sheridan:

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Sheridan College by consulting the Academic Appeals and Consideration Policy. 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.