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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 Loyalist 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 Loyalist 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 Loyalist College varies by program. Please e-mail transfer@loyalistc.on.ca if you have inquiries.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Loyalist College’s transfer 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.).

Loyalist College awards block credit/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 Loyalist College’s residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the 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.

Loyalist College will consider courses completed within the past 7 years for transfer credit.

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 Loyalist College:

Course Challenge and Portfolio Processes

  • The PLAR candidate contacts the PLAR Advisor. The candidate will identify the course or courses they wish to PLAR. 
  • The PLAR Advisor downloads the appropriate course outline(s), which will identify the method or methods by which the course may be challenged: challenge exam, portfolio, interview, or other. If the course requires a portfolio, then the learner will be given a copy of the current Loyalist College Learner’s Guide to PLAR: Developing a Mini-Portfolio. 
  • Before engaging in the PLAR process, the candidate will meet with the faculty member who will be the assessor to make sure that the course outline is current. 
  • If the candidate decides to proceed, then they will complete the appropriate form available from the Registrar’s Office and pay the current fee. 
  • The candidate, with the support of the PLAR Advisor, will complete the portfolio or other work required and submit it to the Faculty Assessor by a specified date to insure that they can continue their studies if unsuccessful in the challenge. 
  • The faculty member assigns a grade and enters it on the ‘Prior Learning Assessment: Portfolio/Challenge Evaluation’ form and submits it to the Registrar’s Office so that the candidate’s transcript can be updated. For transcript purposes, the College makes no distinction between credit awarded through PLAR or by having taken the course. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted.
  • The faculty member will inform the learner of status of the challenge and the grade awarded in a timely manner. 
  • For more information visit: http://www.loyalistcollege.com/future-students/prior-learning-assessment-and-recognition/ and http://www.loyalistcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PLAR-Guide-approved-April-2015.pdf.

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Loyalist College costs $119.32 per course and the fee is non-refundable (http://www.loyalistcollege.com/future-students/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees/#PLAR). 

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 Loyalist College transcript as "TC" 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 Loyalist 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 Loyalist 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 Loyalist College:

  • Students must make an application to the course professor for transfer credits within the first 10 days of the academic semester. The student bears full responsibility to acquire and supply all supporting documents (official transcripts, course outlines, etc.) to the course professor.
  • The School Dean or designate will make the final decision based on the material provided and specific program requirements.
  • The signed ‘Credit Request’ form (available from the Registrar’s Office) is sent to the Registrar’s Office. Transfer credits will not be added to the student's record until the student has registered. If you are not a current registered student and wish to discuss opportunities available to you for credit transfer please contact the Transfer Credit Liaison at Loyalist College (transfer@loyalistc.on.ca).

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Loyalist College costs $25.00 per course.

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 Loyalist College includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s)
  • Completed ‘Credit Request’ 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 Loyalist College: 

  • The ‘Credit Request’ form is available in the Registrar’s Office or from a faculty member in your specific program.

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Loyalist College within the first 10 days of the academic semester in which the course is being offered. If a course is not currently running, students still can apply for transfer credit.

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 Loyalist College will take approximately 2 weeks to process from receipt of the application, except in special situations (Summer holidays and Christmas break).

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Loyalist College by meeting with one of our Academic team members (http://www.loyalistcollege.com/about-loyalist/policies/aop-231-academic-appeal-process-3/).

 


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.