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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 Collège Boréal:

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 Collège Boréal:

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 Collège Boréal is a “C" or 60%, except for programs specifically requiring a passing grade above a "C."

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Collège Boréal's transfer 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.).

Collège Boréal awards block credit, transfer credit and equivalencies in recognition of previous learning.

Block Credit (advanced placement): Credit is awarded as a block based on the equivalency of courses or program learning outcomes at another postsecondary institution and allows students to begin a diploma program at an advanced level.

Transfer Credit: Credit is awarded for courses taken at Collège Boréal or another postsecondary institution and applied toward a diploma program.

Equivalence: Credit is awarded that exclusively applies to equivalent courses taken within a program offered by Collège Boréal at the request of a department during program development or modification.

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 Collège Boréal's residency policy. The policy states that, generally, at least 25% of the program of study must be completed at the College to be awarded a college diploma or certificate.

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.

Collège Boréal will consider courses completed within the past 5-10 years for transfer credit.

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 Collège Boréal:

  • The Admissions and Registrar's Office, in collaboration with the Academic Sector, is responsible for coordinating the processing of PLAR applications. 
  • Students must be admitted to a program through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) to be able to submit a PLAR application.
  • Conduct an initial comparative analysis of the learning outcomes of the course(s) for which you want to submit a PLAR application.
  • Obtain and fill out the ‘Demande de reconnaissance des acquis’ (RDA) application and pay the necessary fee.
  • Make an appointment with your Program Specialist at the Admissions and Registrar's Office to learn about how the PLAR process works and obtain details regarding processing time.
  • Prepare for an assessment of your knowledge, abilities and skills in the form of written and non-written tests or a portfolio.
  • Attend the courses for which a PLAR request is sought, until you receive a written ofifical decision from Collège Boréal.
  • Contact your Program Specialist at the Admissions and Registrar's Office to discuss next steps and make sure that your student record is up-to-date.
  • Respect the deadlines, as established in the Academic Calendar, as well as the related work requirement deadlines for processing a PLAR request. 
  • PLAR applicants must complete the required assessments/work within three months from the date in which they received instructions about these assessments/work or prior to the deadline to enroll in a course or program, as indicated in the Academic Calendar. A working plan must be established.
  • The processing time for a PLAR (from the date a PLAR application) is submitted should not take longer than 4 weeks to process, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Collège Boréal costs $125.86 per course and the fee is non-refundable (this cost applies to the2017-2018 academic year).

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 Collège Boréal transcript as "EX" and will not be included in GPA calculation. For equivalencies, the grade earned by a student in one course will be transferred to the equivalent credited course. Those credits will count toward the overall number of credits required to complete the program and will 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 Collège Boréal 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 Collège Boréal’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 Collège Boréal:

  • The Admissions and Registrar's Office, in collaboration with the Academic School, are responsible for coordinating the processing of transfer credit applications. 
  • Students must be admitted to a program through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) to be able to submit a transfer credit application.
  • Conduct an initial comparative analysis of the learning outcomes of the course(s) for which you want to submit a transfer credit application.
  • Obtain and fill out the BAR-029 ‘Demande de transfert en bloc (placement avancé)’ or BAR-022 ‘Demande de transfert de crédits’ application and pay the necessary fee, if applicable, before the deadline specified in the academic calendar.
  • Submit the necessary supporting documents for the transfer request, as indicated in the application.
  • Attend the courses for which a transfer credit request is sought, until you receive a written official decision from Collège Boréal and a grade has been recorded, if applicable.
  • Respect the deadlines, as established in the academic calendar.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Collège Boréal costs $25.00 for one course and $50.00 for two or more courses in an academic year (http://www.collegeboreal.ca/student-services/registrar/tuition-and-other-fees/). These fees are 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 Collège Boréal includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s)
  • Completed ‘Demande de transfert en bloc (placement avancé)’ or ‘Demande de transfert de crédits’ 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 applicable application form(s) at Collège Boréal: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply for block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit at Collège Boréal in respect with the exact deadlines for each semester, posted within the Academic Calendar available online.

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

Provides students with an expectation regarding the time it takes to process a transfer credit decision.

A block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit decision at Collège Boréal will take no longer than 10 business days to process, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, which must be authorized by the Dean.  

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A block credit (advanced placement) or transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Collège Boréal by completing the BAR-105 ‘Appel d’une décision administrative ou d’une sanction’ form.

 


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.