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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 University of Toronto-Mississauga:

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 Toronto-Mississauga: 

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 Toronto-Mississauga is 60% or “C” (where 50% is the minimum passing grade).

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s credit equivalencies database, consortium, and pathway opportunities: 

Credit Equivalencies Database/Transfer Explorer (University of Toronto’s tri-campus database of previously-assessed transfer credit equivalencies)

University Credit Transfer Consortium 

College-to-University 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.).

The University of Toronto-Mississauga awards specific (equivalencies), unspecified, and generic credits in recognition of previous learning.

  • Specific Credit (Equivalencies): Granted when a course is considered to be directly equivalent to that of a specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
  • Unspecified Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
  • Generic Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga and does not fall under one particular subject area (e.g. interdisciplinary courses).

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 Toronto-Mississauga’s residency policy. The policy states that University of Toronto-Mississauga students must complete/obtain standing in 20.0 credits to complete a degree. A maximum of 10.0 transfer credits can be counted in the 20.0 credit degree completion (this includes ON and POST admission studies). A standard course load per year is 5.0 credits.

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 Toronto-Mississauga 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 the University of Toronto-Mississauga:

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

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 Toronto-Mississauga transcript by listing the course code (specific, unspecified and generic) 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 University of Toronto-Mississauga 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 the University of Toronto-Mississauga’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 Toronto-Mississauga:

  • Once you receive your offer of admission, go to the online ‘On-Admission Transfer Credit Assessment’ application and submit the assessment fee. Alternatively, students may pay via debit or credit card in person at the University of Toronto-Mississauga Office of the Registrar. This fee is mandatory and must be paid to initiate your transfer credit assessment.
  • Detailed course outlines are necessary for students to receive an accurate and complete assessment. A detailed course outline should include: the course objectives, the number of credit hours, the length of the course, the grading scheme, a week-to-week topic summary, a reading list (i.e. required textbooks), and a breakdown of essays, tests, and exams. Submitting detailed course outlines is mandatory for courses taken outside of Canada; however, the Transfer Credit Office often requires outlines for Canadian courses in order to proceed with domestic assessments. Therefore, to facilitate a quick and accurate assessment and to ensure appropriate course selection, it is advisable for all students to submit detailed course outlines well before the University of Toronto-Mississauga’s course enrollment dates. Detailed course outlines for previous studies may be submitted electronically via e-mail: transfer.utm@utoronto.ca (Word Documents or PDF files only). Alternatively, hard copies may be mailed, couriered, or delivered in person to the address below.
  • Official English translations must accompany official transcripts and course outlines issued in a language other than English. If you have questions about this, please contact the Transfer Credit Office at transfer.utm@utoronto.ca.
  • Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Toronto- Mississauga's Transfer Credit Office (we do not accept copies "issued to student"). Have transcripts sent to:  
  • Transfer Credit Office, Office of the Registrar
  • Room 1235, Innovation Complex
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • 3359 Mississauga Road North
  • Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
  • Once you have completed the transfer credit process, read through the Registration Guide for Transfer Students and the New Student Advising website to learn about your next steps. 

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 Toronto-Mississauga costs $30.00.

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 the University of Toronto-Mississauga includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) (final versions)
  • Course outlines (course objectives, the number of credit hours, the length of the course, the grading scheme, a week-to-week topic summary, a reading list, and a breakdown of essays, tests, and exams)
  • Official English translations (must accompany official transcripts and course outlines issued in a language other than English)
  • 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 the University of Toronto-Mississauga:

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 Toronto-Mississauga prior to the first day of classes in September. Students who fail to complete and pay for a transfer credit assessment prior to the first day of classes will be refused further registration (until a time that the assessment request is complete). 

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 the University of Toronto-Mississauga may take 4-6 weeks to process. Assessment response times depend on a number of factors such as whether or not students have submitted complete documentation (e.g. official transcripts and detailed course outlines), whether or not the University of Toronto-Mississauga has previously assessed any of the student’s courses, and the time of year students initiate their assessment (mid-May to mid-August are peak periods).

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 Toronto-Mississauga by writing via e-mail to transfer.utm@utoronto.ca. The written request must identify: the specific course(s) to be reassessed and the student’s rationale for the reassessment (including what the student believes to be the appropriate equivalency). Students must support their appeal by submitting additional information about the course(s) in question (e.g. a detailed syllabus). Appeal decisions are made by the appropriate academic department. Appeals are normally considered as of September each year.

Students have one year from the date of their original transfer credit assessment, or from the date of their first registration at the University of Toronto-Mississauga (whichever is later), to request a reassessment or adjustment.

 


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.