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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 York 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 York 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 cumulative average required to transfer a course to York University is 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, 70%, “B” or equivalent for college applicants. For university applicants, 2.3 on a 4.0 grading scale, 65%, “C+” or equivalent for Honours level (4 year) programs and 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, 60%, “C” or equivalent for Bachelor’s degree (3 year) programs is required.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View York 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.).

York University awards block credit and specific major/minor program and degree credits (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 York University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 30 course credits and at least half (50%) of the course credits required in an undergraduate degree program major/minor must be completed at the University. In addition, strict regulations set out by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) limit the amount of transfer credit granted in an Engineering degree (a maximum of 30 course credits in Engineering Science and Engineering Design if completed at a degree-granting Canadian institution accredited by CEAB).

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.

York University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency, with the exception of Computer Science and Information Technology courses, which must be completed within the past 5 years to be considered for major, minor or prerequisite credit towards a degree program.

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 York University:

  • York University does not grant PLAR credits.

PLAR Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a PLAR assessment (challenge exam, course challenge, portfolio, etc.).
Not applicable.

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 not be recorded on your York University transcript 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 York 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.

Familiarize yourself with York University’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 York University:

  • A separate application requesting transfer credit consideration may be required. The receipt of all transfer credit documentation and the evaluation of all possible transfer credits available at the time of admission must be completed within one academic semester from the date of admission to York University.
  • For all students, detailed descriptions of postsecondary work completed in the intended major are recommended to determine if any transfer credits can be applied to the major. York University reserves the right to require institutionally prepared course outlines/syllabi for any admitted program (http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/transfer-credit/college-transfers#course-assessment). Course descriptions/syllabi/course outlines must represent the timeframe within which the student took the course and be prepared by the former institution or be available on the institution’s website. Submit your course descriptions via MyFile (http://www.yorku.ca/myfile). Documents that can be uploaded directly will be clearly identified with an Upload link. To login to MyFile, you will need your nine-digit reference number and your date of birth. If you have any issues uploading your course descriptions, please contact Admissions Client Services at 416-736-5000 for assistance.

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 York 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 York University includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) 
  • Course description(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 may be required at York University to assist with the course evaluation process. However, 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 York University. 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. 

Receipt of all transfer credit documentation and the assessment of all possible transfer credits must be completed within one academic semester from the date of admission to the University (Fall semester and Fall/Winter semester admission: completed by the end of the Fall/Winter session; Winter semester admission: completed by the end of the Summer session; Summer semester admission: completed by the end of the Fall session).

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 York University are generally provided prior to enrolment/course selection. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at York University by contacting Admissions Client Services. Additionally, you may choose to discuss transfer credit related decisions with your Faculty/Program Advisor at the time of enrolment/course selection.

 


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.