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Transfer Advisor


General Information

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

Check out the following resource to learn more about credit transfer at the University of Windsor: 

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 the University of Windsor:

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 the University of Windsor is 70% or “B-” for college courses. For university courses, a minimum grade of 60% or “C-“  is required.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View the University of Windsor University and College Agreements here:

View the University of Windsor Course Equivalency Database here:

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.).

Students can obtain advanced standing at the University of Windsor through degree completion programs, block transfer agreements or course-to-course equivalency.

Degree Completion

  • Your previous postsecondary credential will used as the basis of admission and you will be admitted to a level higher than first year.

Block Transfer Agreement

  • You will receive transfer credit based on the package of course equivalencies outlined in the agreement. 

Course-to-Course Equivalency

  • Each course on the your incoming transcripts is evaluated and you will receive transfer credit for each eligible equivalency.   

Specified and Unspecified Credits

  • The University of Windsor awards specified and unspecified credits in recognition of previous learning.

Specified Credit

  • Equates a course (or courses) taken at a previous institution to a specific course at the University of Windsor

Unspecified Credit

  • Recognizes the academic discipline and year level of a course (or courses) taken at a previous institution and grants credit without equating it to a specific University of Windsor course

 

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 the University of Windsor's residency policy. The policy states that at least 10 courses (30 semester hours) numbered 200 or higher in a degree must be completed at the University. These 10 courses must include at least 6 courses from the major course requirements to qualify for a 3 year major degree. Ten courses from the major course requirements are necessary to qualify for a 4 year Honours, major or professional degree, with the exception of the Faculty of Engineering, which requires at least 50% of the total number of weighted units required for the Bachelor of Applied Science be completed at the University. 

Double majors are required to take at least 5 courses at the 200-level or above from the major course requirements in each of the majors at the University. To qualify for a minor, at least 3 courses counting toward the minor must be completed at the University.

The following exceptions apply in the Faculty of Business Administration: i. 10 Business courses (30 semester hours) numbered 300 or higher to qualify in a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration) degree; ii. 8 Business courses (24 semester hours) plus 2 Computer Science courses (6 semester hours) numbered 300 or higher to qualify in a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration and Computer Science) degree; iii. 8 Business courses (24 semester hours) plus 2 Economics courses (6 semester hours) numbered 300 or higher to qualify in a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration and Economics) degree; iv. 8 Business courses (24 semester hours) numbered 300 or higher, plus 2 language courses (6 semester hours) numbered 200 or higher to qualify in a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours International Business) degree; v. 10 courses (30 semester hours) numbered 200 or higher to qualify in a Honours Bachelor of Commerce (for university graduates) 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.

The University of Windsor will consider all university 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.

The University of Windsor does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to the University of Windsor.

PLAR Costs

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

Not applicable.

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 University of Windsor transcript by listing the following information:

  • Course number, course title and weight
  • Sending institution name

Transfer credits 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 University of Windsor Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

 

For questions regarding your transfer credit assessment, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@uwindsor.ca

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 the University of Windsor’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 the University of Windsor:

  • Apply to the University of Windsor using the appropriate OUAC 105 online application form.
  • Once you have applied and we have received a copy of your transcript your transfer credit assessment will begin.
  • The University of Windsor will transfer the maximum credit possible.  Transfer credit awarded can be affected by your grade point average, residency rules and the relevance of previous coursework to the degree program to which you have applied.
  • You may receive transfer credit based on courses previously evaluated at the U of Windsor.  View existing equivalencies on our Course Equivalency Database.
  • You will be asked to submit course outlines for courses that have not been previously evaluated for transfer credit.
  • Once the new transfer credit results are complete, your myUWindsor account will be updated.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at the University of Windsor costs $50.00 and the fee is non-refundable.

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 the University of Windsor includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) 
  • Course description(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 the University of Windsor.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at the University of Windsor within the first semester of your program.

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 University of Windsor are generally provided with your offer of admission, where possible. In some cases, a letter of transferred credits will be provided shortly after the offer of admission. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at the University of Windsor by contacting the Office of the Registrar within 1 year of being admitted to your program.

 


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.