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Transfer Advisor

Choose Laurier 

Recruitment & Admissions 

519-884-0710 x3385 

General Information

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

Check out the following transfer student website for comprehensive information on transferring to Wilfrid Laurier University 

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.

Programs admission averages can vary, 70% being the minimum. Review admissions requirement information for transfer students at Wilfrid Laurier University:  


Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

Courses taken at an accredited college are considered for transfer credit if you received a minimum grade of 70% or higher. 


Courses you have completed at another accredited university will be considered for transfer if you received minimum grade of 60% of higher.   


Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Wilfrid Laurier University’s pathway and articulation 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.).

Wilfrid Laurier University awards specified (equivalencies), unspecified, and generic 

credits in recognition of previous learning.   


Transfer credits are automatically evaluated and granted upon admission in recognition of eligible coursework completed at another institution. 


Residency Requirements

Provides students with the amount of study they must complete in order to be awarded the credential in which they are enrolled.

Regardless of how many transfer credits one receives, all students must earn at least 10.0 credits (or two years' worth of coursework) at Laurier to apply to graduate with an Honours degree. This is in addition to any other required coursework completed at other post-secondary institutions. At least 5.0 of these 10.0 credits must be from senior-level courses (200-, 300- or 400-level). Academic advising is available to assist students in understanding and meeting their program and residency requirements. 

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.

Wilfrid Laurier University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency. Transfer credits are automatically evaluated by the appropriate Faculty and granted upon admission in recognition of eligible coursework completed at another institution. 


PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Wilfrid Laurier University does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution based on PLAR not being transferable to Wilfrid Laurier University. 

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 not be recorded on Wilfrid Laurier University transcripts or included in GPA calculation. However, if applicable, the sending institution name and a description that states “Transfer Credit Granted” will be noted. 

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 our Choose Laurier team to discuss your transfer credit inquiries: 


Recruitment & Admissions 

519-884-0710 x3385 

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.

Please familiarize yourself with Wilfrid Laurier University’s official transfer credit policies:  

Transfer Credit Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a transfer credit assessment.

Students must submit official final transcripts and course descriptions. Transfer credits are assessed at the time of admission and included in your offer of admission. Once at Wilfrid Laurier University, if a student elects to change their major, the transfer credit assessment may change.  

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Wilfrid Laurier University is included in the application fee for admission. 

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.

Documentation required to have previously 

completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Wilfrid Laurier University: 

  •    Completed OUAC application 

  •    Official post-secondary education transcripts 

  •    Course outline(s) may be required 

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 Wilfrid Laurier University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution, and submit their official transcript from thereare automatically assessed for transfer credits. 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Assessment of transfer credit is automatic at Wilfrid Laurier University. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. Students should submit all required supporting documentation by the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission. 

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 Wilfrid Laurier University are provided with your offer of admission, if applicable. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Wilfrid Laurier University within 12 months from the date of admission or in the event of a program change. 


For a transfer credit reassessment, students must provide the official course syllabi (outlines) for the appropriate courses and submit them to 


For further details, including deadlines, please review our Transfer Credit 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.