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 St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence College for certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs is 60% or “C-“, or the passing grade for the St. Lawrence College course, whichever is higher. For degree programs, the minimum grade required is 67% for core courses and 60% for non-core/breadth courses.

Please note that students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Business Administration collaborative programs follow Laurentian University’s credit transfer policy.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View St. Lawrence 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.).

St. Lawrence College awards transfer credits, advanced standing, and exemptions in recognition of previous learning.

  • Transfer Credits: awarded for courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities, on the basis that the learning outcomes are equivalent and current to the courses within the students’ program of study.
  • Advanced Standing: awarded for competence acquired in a variety of ways including formal programming and through practical experience.
  • Exemptions: a broader academic assessment than transfer credit awarded in recognition that the course requirement is waived through academic assessment and testing or assessment on prior academic achievements.

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 defined by St. Lawrence College’s academic policy. The policy states that at least 25% of credits must be completed as a registered student in the program from which you wish to graduate at the College. A maximum of 75% of courses for numerous programs can be achieved through PLAR, transfer credit, advanced standing, and/or exemptions. Some programs may have additional residency requirements related to accreditation, licensing or credentials. 

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.

St. Lawrence College will consider courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit, unless noted otherwise by the Program Coordinator.

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 St. Lawrence College:

  • Applicants who wish to apply for PLAR must submit an application along with the required documentation and assessment fees. In preparing for your challenge activity/activities consult the course outline, which you can retrieve from the reception of the schools (a fee may apply). The course outline specifies the learning outcomes against which you will be assessed and evaluated. In addition, you will be assisted in obtaining access to texts and other learning resources in order to prepare for the challenge activity/activities.
  • In most cases, you will also be able to consult with the assessor(s) prior to the scheduled challenge activity/activities. It is certainly recommended, where possible, that you contact the assessor(s) directly to discuss the particulars of the challenge activity so that you can be adequately prepared.
  • Assessor(s) will make all reasonable efforts to award credits in the same way in which the course is normally awarded. Where it is not possible to assign a grade level, a “G” grade will be awarded for success or an “NG” grade will be assigned if unsuccessful.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at St. Lawrence College costs $124.35 per course application. This fee is generally higher for work placement/clinical experience.

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 and advanced standing will be recorded on your St. Lawrence College transcript with a grade of "T" and exemptions with a grade of “EX”. Transfer credits, advanced standing, and exemptions contribute to graduation requirements but 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 St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence 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 St. Lawrence College:

Transfer Credits

  • In order to have previous credits evaluated submit the ‘Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption’ form available either online through the Academic Office or Student Services and complete Sections A and B. The application should be submitted upon acceptance to the program to avoid delays in the decision process.
  • Submit application to the Credit Transfer Advisor by fax (613) 545-9323, by e-mail at transfer@sl.on.ca, or by mail to the following address:
  • Attn: Credit Transfer Advisor
  • St. Lawrence College
  • 100 Portsmouth Avenue
  • Kingston, ON  K7L 5A6
  • Once submitted, the Credit Transfer Advisor will follow up and advise regarding what supporting documents are required. 
  • When completed, you will be contacted by e-mail with the equivalency decision.

Advanced Standing

  • Consult with the Program Coordinator of your chosen program about what courses you could potentially receive transfer for and what level of your program you should apply to.
  • Apply to your program of choice through http://www.ontariocolleges.ca. Please note that you must change the level of entry from level 1 to the level you would like to advance to. 
  • Your advanced standing request must be approved by the applicable Program Coordinator.

Exemptions

  • In order to apply for exemptions submit the ‘Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption’ form available either online through the Academic Office or Student Services and complete Sections A and C. The application should be submitted upon acceptance to the program to avoid delays in the decision process.
  • Submit application to Credit Transfer Advisor by fax (613) 545-9323, by e-mail at transfer@sl.on.ca, or by mail to the following address:
  • Attn: Credit Transfer Advisor
    St. Lawrence College
    100 Portsmouth Avenue
    Kingston, ON  K7L 5A6
  • Once submitted, the Credit Transfer Advisor will follow up and advise about exemption requirements. 

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at St. Lawrence College costs $25.00 per course up to a maximum of $100.00 per submission, which will be charged to your student account. The fee is non-refundable.

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 and advanced standing at St. Lawrence College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) (for international transcripts a WES or ICAS evaluation is required)
  • Course outline(s) (objectives, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria)
  • Completed 'Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption’ form
  • Assignments, tests, etc. may be required

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 St. Lawrence College:

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at St. Lawrence College upon acceptance and within the first 10 days of classes after the semester start. If you apply by the deadline, and the credit is approved, the course being replaced will be removed from your transcript. If you apply after the deadline, but before the academic penalty deadline, then a “W” (withdrawn) grade will be applicable for the course being replaced. If you apply after the academic penalty deadline, then an “F” (fail) grade will be applicable. The transfer credit can still be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

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 St. Lawrence College will take approximately 2 weeks to process.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision cannot be reviewed/appealed at St. Lawrence College. However, students with denied requests will be provided with the reason why their request was denied. 

 

 

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.