This institution has signed on to Ontario’s Principles for Credit Transfer.


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 Seneca College: 

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 Seneca College:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

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

Certificate, diploma and graduate certificate programs — a minimum grade of “C” (60 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.  

 

Degree programs — a minimum grade of “C+” (65 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.  

 

A higher minimum grade may be required by certain programs. 

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Seneca College’s pathway opportunities: 

 

Pathways To & Within Seneca 

 

Pathways Beyond Seneca 

 

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.).

Seneca College grants blocks of transfer credit, specified equivalencies, and General Education and English elective credits in recognition of previous learning.

TC:  Transfer Credit:

  • Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another recognized postsecondary institution, which are deemed equivalent to a course at Seneca. Transfer Credit has no effect on GPA.

Block Transfer Credit (Pathways):

  • A pre-determined group of transfer credits awarded based on a specific pathway agreement.
  • Domestic students must apply through ontariocolleges.ca, meet all admission requirements for the program and select “advanced entry” or “degree completion” as their entry semester. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted. If not approved for a block transfer (or if no pathway agreement exists), students may look into individual transfer credits by submitting a transfer credit application to the Office of the Registrar.
  • International students will apply to the degree via Seneca’s International Student Web Application (https://www.senecacollege.ca/international/apply.html), and follow up with their Admissions Advisor regarding their pathway eligibility. The student will need their Seneca application confirmation number when they reach out to their advisor. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.

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 Seneca College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits in a program of study must be completed at the College. 

 

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.

Seneca reserves the right to limit the time for which a course is considered current and eligible for transfer credit. Such eligibility is determined by each faculty.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

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

Please contact your Seneca program coordinator/advisor for more information on the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition procedure. 

 

PLAR Policy: 

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Seneca College costs $107.00 per course.

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 Seneca College transcript as "TC" and will not be included in your 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 Seneca College Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Pathway Options:

         Academic Pathways, academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca, 416-491-5050 x 26464

  • Transfer Credit:

         Registration Office, transfer.credit@senecacollege.ca, 416-491-5050 x 22800

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 Seneca College’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.
  •    Begin by visiting your Seneca College program page online.  All required courses are listed and course outlines can be accessed by clicking the course code. 

  •    Review and compare the Seneca College course descriptions and outlines with your previous course.  

  •    If you believe the courses are comparable, follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Seneca College: https://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar/transfer-credit.html 

 

   1. Fill in a Transfer Credit Request form. 

 

   2. Include your official transcript. 
Transcripts are received through Ontario Colleges (OCAS), or electronically directly to the receiving institution from the sending institution, or digitally directly to the receiving institution from the sending institution. Transcripts marked as “issued to student,” or copied or altered are not considered official and will not be accepted. If you have previously submitted your official transcript or submitted a transcript electronically or digitally, please indicate this on the Transfer Credit Request form. 

 

   3. Include an Evaluation Report if your previous post-secondary education was obtained outside Canada 

 

World Education Services (WES)  

  •    WES Basic Course-by-Course Report — if you have an original transcript 

  •    WES ICAP Course-by-Course Report — if you do not have an original transcript 

Please note: When you apply for a WES report, add the Registrar’s Office as a recipient. When WES notifies you that the report has been completed, please ensure you inform the Registrar’s Office by emailing transfer.credit@senecacollege.ca – and include your full name and student number in the email.  

It may take several weeks for one of the above service providers to perform a credential evaluation. Please apply early to ensure you meet submission deadline dates and to avoid unnecessary delay. 

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   4. Include detailed course outlines from the same year and term that the courses were completed. 
Please note: If the original course outline is not in English, a certified translation of the document is required. Course outlines must be translated, signed and sealed by a certified translating service or they will not be accepted. Please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website for certified translators in your area. 

 

   5. Apply for transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses. 
Graduates with a completed three- or four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized Canadian postsecondary institution are eligible to receive transfer credit toward COM101 and general education courses. To be considered for review, please submit an official transcript and a Transfer Credit Request form. 

 

   6. Submit your completed application: 

Submit the completed application and course outlines as PDF documents by email as attachment(s) to transfer.credit@senecacollege.ca.

 

To avoid delay, and if possible, please submit all documents in the same email request. Please include your Seneca student number in all email requests. 

Transfer Credit Costs

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

There is no fee to submit a transfer credit application.

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 Seneca College includes:  

 

  •     Official transcript(s) 
  •     WES/ICAS Course by Course Credential evaluation for courses that come from an international institution  

 

  •     Completed 'Transfer Credit Request’ 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 application form at Seneca College: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Seneca College at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

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 Seneca College will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Decisions will be available on your Student Home Account. 

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  2. 1. Log in to Student Home. 

  1. 2. Under “Academic Records” select “View Transfer Credit Report” from the menu. 

 

The Transfer Credit Report displays the name of the institution you are requesting to receive credit from, as well as the Seneca program to which the credit applies. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

Appeals can be made by submitting a Transfer Credit Appeal form.  

 

The appeal form must be accompanied by a letter explaining why the credit should be considered for re-evaluation along with supporting documentation that includes new or additional evidence/information to support this request.  

 

The application must be submitted within 30 days of the original decision date. 

 


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.