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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 Wilfrid Laurier 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 Wilfrid Laurier 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 grade required to transfer a course within a pathway/articulation agreement to Wilfrid Laurier University is 75% in college level courses and 70% in university level courses. Courses will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis at a minimum of 70% in college level courses and 60% in university level courses.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Wilfrid Laurier University’s pathway 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.).

Wilfrid Laurier University awards specified (equivalencies), unspecified, and generic credits 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 Wilfrid Laurier University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 10 credits (or equivalent) including at least 5 senior credits in the Honours discipline (or equivalent) in an Honours degree and at least 5 senior credits (or equivalent) in a General BA/BSc degree without designation must be completed at the University. To qualify for a minor, at least 2 credits must be completed at the University.

The following exceptions apply: i. In the Faculty of Arts General BA, at least 8 credits must be completed in the Faculty of Arts (may include credits taken elsewhere that are deemed equivalent by the University); ii. In the Faculty of Science General BA, at least 8 credits must be completed in the Faculty of Science; iii. Management Option requires at least 4 credits in the option be completed at the University; iv. Diploma in Criminology (Brantford) requires at least 6 credits be completed at the University.

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.

Wilfrid Laurier University will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency. The appropriate Faculty will determine if transfer credit is granted for courses not recently completed.

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 Wilfrid Laurier University:

  • Wilfrid Laurier University does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to Wilfrid Laurier University.

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 Wilfrid Laurier University transcript and will not be included in GPA calculation. However, the sending institution name and a description that states “Transfer Credit Granted” will be noted, if applicable.

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 Wilfrid Laurier 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 Wilfrid Laurier 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 Wilfrid Laurier University:

  • Transfer credit is assessed at the time of admission if official final transcripts and official course descriptions have been submitted. Transfer credit awarded will be included in your offer of admission. If official documents are not available at the time of admission, transfer credit will be assessed as soon as all documents are received. Transfer credit is not assessed until a program has been selected. Once at Wilfrid Laurier University, if a student elects to change their major, the transfer credit assessment may vary.
  • You will be notified in a separate letter of the results of your assessment.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Wilfrid Laurier University is included in the application fee for admission.

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 Wilfrid Laurier University includes: 

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

An application form is not required at Wilfrid Laurier University. 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 Wilfrid Laurier 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. 

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 Wilfrid Laurier University are generally provided with your offer of admission.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Wilfrid Laurier University by writing to the appropriate Admissions Officer within 12 months from the date of admission or in the event of a program change.

 


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.