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 Laurentian 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.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at Laurentian University:

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 Laurentian University is a "C+". The grade achieved will impact the number of transfer credits received. For example "C+", "B" and "A" will each receive varying amounts of transfer credit.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Laurentian University’s general transfer agreement 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.).

Laurentian University awards advanced standing in recognition of previous learning.

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 Laurentian University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 1 year/30 credits (normally the last year/30 credits) must be completed at the University.

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.

Laurentian University 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 Laurentian University:

  • Laurentian University does not grant PLAR credits, with the exception of the Law and Justice program. 

PLAR Costs

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

There is no fee required for a PLAR assessment at Laurentian University for students in the Law and Justice program.

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 Laurentian University transcript as total credits awarded and will not be included in GPA calculation. 

Your academic summary will list the exact equivalencies that were awarded. For example, credits awarded may be listed as a course that exists at Laurentian University (PSYC 1105) or an equivalency (PSYC 9100). In both cases, the grade is not 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 Laurentian University 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.


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 Laurentian University:

  • Apply online to Laurentian University through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) at
  • Please contact your previous institution to arrange for your official transcript(s) from high school, college or university to be forwarded to our Office of Admissions. For more information visit:

Transfer Credit Costs

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

There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Laurentian University.

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 Laurentian University includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)

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 Laurentian University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Laurentian University by August 31st for open-enrolment programs and by February 5th for limited-enrolment programs.

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 Laurentian University are generally provided with your offer of admission, where possible. In some cases, a list of transferred credits will be provided shortly after the offer of admission. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Laurentian University. All transfer credit assessments are final. 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.