This institution has signed on to Ontario’s Principles for Credit Transfer.


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 Collège La Cité:

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 Collège La Cité:

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 Collège La Cité is a passing grade at the source institution.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

 View Collège La Cité’s pathway 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.).

Collège La Cité awards advanced standing in recognition of previous learning (http://www.collegelacite.ca/equivalences-acceptees).

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 Collège La Cité's residency policy. The policy states that at least 25% of the total hours of instruction in a program of study must be successfully completed at the College. For a bachelor’s degree, no more than 50% of the program’s total hours will be recognized as part of a Prior Learning Assessment (see the pedagogical directive Obtaining Certification or Qualification).

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 Collège La Cité 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 Collège La Cité:

Portfolio Process 

  • Assessment method that involves examining a dossier that presents in an organized fashion certain accomplishments (e.g., documents, drawings, sketches or other relevant information) that prove that the expected learning outcomes of a course were achieved.
  • We encourage you to make an appointment (http://www.collegelacite.ca/formulaire-rda).
  • You may also visit Room A1080, located near the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, or call (613) 742-2483 x 2866.
  • Complete a ‘Prior Learning Assessment Request’ form and pay the administrative fees.
  • Submit your portfolio. The score awarded to you for the portfolio will automatically go on your academic record unless you fail or refuse. To refuse the score awarded, you must send an e-mail to the following address within 48 hours of receiving your score confirmation: rda@lacitec.on.ca.
  • It is recommended that students who request a Prior Learning Assessment must still take the course(s) in question until they are officially granted credit. It is strongly recommended that you undertake your Prior Learning Assessment 2-3 months prior to the course(s) start date. 
  • For a Prior Learning Assessment review/appeal students must follow the request for review of final grade process (see the pedagogical directive Application for Review of Final Notes).

Challenge Exam

  • Handwritten or electronic assessment method administered to measure students’ knowledge or skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes of a course.
  • We encourage you to make an appointment (http://www.collegelacite.ca/formulaire-rda).
  • You may also visit Room A1080, located near the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, or call (613) 742-2483 x 2866.
  • Complete a ‘Prior Learning Assessment Request’ form and pay the administrative fees.
  • Write the challenge exam. The score awarded to you in the challenge exam will automatically go on your academic record unless you fail or refuse. To refuse the score awarded, you must send an e-mail to the following address within 48 hours of receiving your score confirmation: rda@lacitec.on.ca.
  • It is recommended that students who request a Prior Learning Assessment must still take the course(s) in question until they are officially granted credit. It is strongly recommended that you undertake your Prior Learning Assessment 2-3 months prior to the course(s) start date. 
  • For a Prior Learning Assessment review/appeal students must follow the request for review of final grade process (see the pedagogical directive Application for Review of Final Notes).

PLAR Costs

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

A PLAR assessment at Collège La Cité is based on an hourly rate of $1.25. The fee is $1.25 for each course hour; the minimum cost per course has been set at $20; and the maximum cost per course has been set at $158.27 (https://www.collegelacite.ca/demande-equivalence.htm).

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 Collège La Cité transcript as "EQ" 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 Collège La Cité 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 Collège La Cité’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 Collège La Cité:

  • Complete an ‘Advanced Standing Request’ form and pay the administrative fees.
  • The ‘Advanced Standing Request’ form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, Room A1130, before the end of the first month of the academic semester, i.e., September 30, January 31, and May 31.
  • You may submit your form by e-mail to registraire@lacitec.on.ca, by fax to (613) 742-2481,   or in person to Room A1130 (if possible, avoid the period from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm).
  • It is recommended that students who request Advanced Standing must still take the course(s) in question until they are officially granted the Advanced Standing. It is strongly recommended that you submit your Advanced Standing request 2-3 weeks prior to the course(s) start date.

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Collège La Cité is based on an hourly rate of $1.25. The fee is $1.25 for each course hour; the minimum cost per course has been set at $20; and the maximum cost per course has been set at $158.27 (https://www.collegelacite.ca/demande-equivalence.htm).

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 Collège La Cité includes: 

  • Official transcript(s) (indicating grade achieved in the course)
  • Course outline(s) (curriculum for the course(s) subject to Advanced Standing, unless it is a course(s) taken at Collège La Cité or a course(s) already recognized)
  • Completed ‘Request for Advanced Standing’ 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 Collège La Cité: 

Deadline(s) for Application

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

Apply to transfer credit at Collège La Cité within the first month of each semester (September, January and May) (https://portail.collegelacite.ca/group/portail-employe/calendrier-scolaire).

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 Collège La Cité will take approximately 2-3 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 Collège La Cité. 
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.