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Transfer Advisor


General Information

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

Check out the following resource to learn more about credit transfer at Cambrian 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 Cambrian College:

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 Cambrian College is 60%.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Cambrian College’s 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.).

Cambrian College awards advanced standing and equivalencies in recognition of previous learning.

  • Advanced Standing: a group of courses awarded as an exemption from a portion of program requirements.
  • Direct Equivalence: a course is given exact equivalence when the learning outcomes of a formal academic course completed at another recognized institution are deemed equivalent to a course required at Cambrian College.

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 Cambrian 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.

Cambrian College will consider courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit. Requests beyond 5 years may be assessed to ensure that the skills and competencies are still adequate. This may be achieved by reviewing the course materials, or conducting a written, oral, or skills assessment to ensure that the intervening years have enabled the student to maintain his/her course competency. 

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 Cambrian College:

  • Students may contact a Student Success Advisor (plar@cambriancollege.ca) for assistance with starting a Prior Learning Assessment. Once it is confirmed that the course they are interested in is eligible for PLAR they may register through the Enrolment Centre. They will be connected with a Faculty member who will guide them through the challenge examination or portfolio process.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Cambrian College costs $148.47 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 Cambrian College transcript as "TC" or “EX” for advanced standing 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 Cambrian College 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 Cambrian 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.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Cambrian College:

  • Students must provide their Program Coordinator with a copy of their transcript and a detailed course outline(s) from the institution where they studied. Program Coordinators complete an assessment of the successfully completed course and submit their approval to the Enrolment Centre.  

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 Cambrian College.

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 Cambrian College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(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 Cambrian College.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Cambrian College as early as possible after accepting your offer of admission. Although there is no official deadline, students should apply to transfer credit at Cambrian College within the first 2 weeks of the semester by meeting with your Program Coordinator and providing all documentation. 

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 Cambrian College will take 2 weeks to process. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Cambrian College by contacting Charline Smith at 705-566-8101 ext 7465 or by e-mail at charline.smith@cambriancollege.ca. An official review/appeal process is currently in development at Cambrian College.

 


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.