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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 Georgian 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 Georgian 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 Georgian College is 60%, “C” or higher. Exceptions apply when the minimum grade required for a particular program may be higher.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

 View Georgian 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.).

Georgian College awards advanced standing and exemptions (equivalencies) 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 Georgian College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits in a certificate of achievement, a minimum of 1 semester or 25% of credits (whichever is greater) in a certificate or 1-3 year diploma, and 25% of credits in a 4 year degree 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.

All currency considerations at Georgian College are dependent on the course and program in which you are enrolled.

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 Georgian College:

  • Review program outlines to see if courses are eligible for PLAR assessment.
  • Consult with your Program Coordinator(s).
  • Gather the information requested by your Program Coordinator(s).
  • Officially apply for your PLAR exemption(s) by filling out a PLAR form and pay the fee.
  • Bring your package to the Program Coordinator(s) for assessment and approval.
  • Once assessment is complete, submit the completed form to the Credit Transfer Centre (C170, Barrie Campus).
  • Once processed, view your exemption(s) in your student Banner account, under account details, view unofficial transcript (marked with a “P” or grade for challenge exam).

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Georgian College costs $134.00 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 Georgian College transcript as "EX" 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 Georgian 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 Georgian 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 Georgian College:

Advanced Standing

  • Consult with the Program Coordinator of your chosen program about the exemptions you could potentially receive and what semester you should be admitted to.
  • Apply to your program of choice at Georgian College. Once you have an ID number, you can officially apply for the course and/or PLAR exemptions that will help you register in your semester of advanced standing.
  • Your advanced standing request must be approved by applicable Program Coordinator(s).
  • Once processed, you can register in your semester of advanced standing.

Exemption        

  • Get an idea of your transfer/exemption possibilities by viewing your program’s course descriptions.                                                                
  • Find your program’s course descriptions (http://www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/).  
  • Consult with your Program Coordinator about the course exemptions you could potentially receive. 
  • Officially apply for course exemptions.                
  • Make sure the Office of the Registrar (C170, Barrie Campus) has your official transcript(s) on file.                                                                                    
  • Fill out a ‘Request for Assessment of Previous Learning’ form and pay the fee.
  • Once the form is complete, submit it to the Credit Transfer Centre (C170, Barrie Campus) for processing.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Georgian College costs $50.00 up to a cap of $100.00 for one semester. If you are applying for additional transfer credits in a new semester the fee is required again.

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 Georgian College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course description(s)
  • Course outline(s)
  • Completed ‘Request for Assessment of Previous Learning’ 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 Georgian College: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Georgian College within the 10-day add/drop period for the current semester for the transfer credit to be applied to that term.

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 Georgian College will take 2-3 business days to process. However, if the request is more complex, processing time may take longer.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at Georgian College. 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.