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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-Scarborough: 

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-Scarborough:

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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough’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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough.
  • Unspecified Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Scarborough.
  • Generic Credit: Granted when a course is not identical in content or level to any specific course at the University of Toronto-Scarborough 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-Scarborough's residency policy. The policy states that University of Toronto-Scarborough students must complete/obtain standing in 20.0 credits to complete a degree. 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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough:

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

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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough’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-Scarborough:

  • Once you receive your offer of admission, go to the online ‘On-Admission Transfer Credit Assessment’ application and submit the assessment fee. This fee is mandatory and must be paid to initiate your transfer credit assessment.
  • Submitting detailed course outlines is mandatory for courses taken outside of Canada. Official English translation must accompany official transcript and course outlines issued in a language other than English. The Transfer Credit Assessor may require detailed course outlines for courses taken at Canadian institutions. Therefore, to ensure a quick assessment, it is advisable for all students to e-mail course outlines well before the course enrolment dates. For courses taken at Canadian postsecondary institutions, please e-mail Shahryer Ahmed. For courses taken outside of Canada, please e-mail Carol Farquhar.
  • Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment at University of Toronto-Scarborough (we do not accept copies “issued to student”). It is mandatory that you inform us immediately if you are enrolling in summer courses and send your official final transcript when grades are finalized. There is no additional assessment fee for summer courses. Have transcripts sent to: 


  • Admissions and Student Recruitment (Transfer Credit)

  • University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Room AA128, Arts and Administration Building
  • 1265 Military Trail

  • Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
  • Ensure that your e-mail address is correct. When your transfer credit assessment is complete, you will receive an e-mail with the outcome. Print the Transfer Credit Information Sheet to understand your assessment.

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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough:

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-Scarborough at the time you accept your offer of admission and prior to enrolment/course selection.

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-Scarborough will take 2-3 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-Scarborough 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-Scarborough by contacting the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment (admissions@utsc.utoronto.ca). You should be prepared to make a case for your appeal in writing and supply detailed course outlines from your previous institution, for courses that you have concerns about.

 


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.