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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 Ottawa: 

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 Ottawa:

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 Ottawa is 50% or a passing grade, whichever is higher, for college applicants and 60% or higher for university applicants.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View the University of Ottawa’s consortium opportunities:

University Credit Transfer Consortium

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 Ottawa awards advanced standing in recognition of previous academic 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 the University of Ottawa's residency policy. The policy states that at least 50% of program requirements 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.
The University of Ottawa will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency, with the exception of certain subjects where a time limit of completion may be set.

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 Ottawa:

  • Complete and sign the University of Ottawa's ‘Request for Prior-Learning Recognition’ form and submit it to your faculty or school either in person or by mail, along with the required supporting documents. Remember that you have to submit all materials in either French or English – or provide a certified translation if they were produced originally in another language. The material can include your resume, descriptions of your experience and prior learning, assignments, employer letters, etc. To check the validity of your documents, the assessor may contact the employers and other references you list in your request.
  • Pay two non-refundable administrative fees to the University of Ottawa to have your request's eligibility examined and the other for the assessment itself if your request is deemed eligible. By submitting a request for prior-learning recognition, you are agreeing to pay all related fees (these fees cannot be refunded retroactively). The amounts owed, as well as the method of payment, will appear on your account statement (www.infoweb.uottawa.ca). For more information visit: http://www.registrar.uottawa.ca/Portals/43/Registrar/Regi3170e.pdf.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at the University of Ottawa costs $25.00 to have your request's eligibility examined and $250.00 for the assessment itself if deemed eligible. All fees are non-refundable (http://www.registrar.uottawa.ca/Portals/43/Registrar/Regi3170e.pdf).

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 Ottawa transcript as "Q" or “X” for exemptions 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa’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 Ottawa:

  • Apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website using the OUAC 105D form. A secondary school transcript is required for students who have completed less than 3 years of postsecondary studies. Also required if you took the prerequisite courses for your program in high school. You are responsible for having your high school transcript sent to the University of Ottawa by mail as well as official descriptions of all courses taken in college and university that could be recognized for advanced standing (descriptions must come from the academic calendar or bear the college/university seal).
  • We will acknowledge receipt of your application within 2 weeks by e-mail. Save this message, because it contains your username and the password to track your application.
  • Check the status of your application through InfoWeb (InfoWeb identifier number-student number) and password are included in the acknowledgement of receipt of your application.

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 the University of Ottawa.

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 Ottawa includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) 
  • Codes and titles of courses 
  • Academic calendar from your former institution containing course descriptions (bearing the institution seal)
  • Additional documentation may be required
  • All documents must be translated if they are not submitted in French or English

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 the University of Ottawa. 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.

Transfer credit is automatically assessed at the University of Ottawa. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation should be submitted in accordance with 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 the University of Ottawa are generally provided with your 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 the University of Ottawa. All transfer credit assessments are final.

 


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.