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 Brock University: 

Brock University Main Page: 

Brock University Transfer Student Information:  

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 Brock University:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

Please see the following link:

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

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

View Brock University’s university/college 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.).

Brock University awards equivalencies and unspecified departmental and elective 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 Brock University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 5 credits in a 20-credit or 15-credit degree must be completed at the University. Students seeking a second or subsequent degree will be granted transfer credit to a maximum of 10 for a 20-credit degree and a maximum of 7 for a 15-credit degree.

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.

For undergraduate applicants, Brock University will consider previously completed education for transfer credit based on the compatibility of the previous program/course to the Brock program, course/learning outcomes and grades achieved in courses. The Goodman School of Business considers courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Brock University has a Challenge for Credit policy that enables a student to gain undergraduate academic credit for his or her own learning and experience outside of university. A Challenge for Credit enables the learning and experience to be evaluated according to Brock’s standards of achievement and give academic credit towards a Brock degree. The policy can be viewed at A student should contact the Office of the Registrar and fill out a challenge application form. (The student may wish to discuss the challenge informally with the Department prior to this step.) The Office of the Registrar will forward the application to the appropriate Department which must decide whether or not to accept the challenge. The Department may require documentary material from the student or an interview, before making its decision.

If the Department accepts the challenge, the student is eligible to register for the examination at the Office of the Registrar and pay a fee. A student may not withdraw the challenge after this step, and failure to sit for a challenge examination subsequent to a registration represents a failed challenge. It is the student’s responsibility to be fully informed prior to registration, of the time and nature of the evaluation which may also include one or more of the following: a written exam paper or papers, an essay or essays, the submission of a substantial body of work or a portfolio, an oral examination, or a laboratory test. 

PLAR Costs

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

A Challenge for Credit at Brock University costs $498.70 per full time credit for domestic students and $954.15 per full credit for VISA students. 

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 Brock University transcript as total credits awarded and the overall transfer average will be included in GPA calculation, if credits are transferred from another university. Credits transferred from a college diploma 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 Brock 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 Brock 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 Brock University:

Upon receipt of your application for admission, we will send you an email acknowledgement requesting documents to support the granting of transfer credit. This acknowledgement email will also include information on accessing your student portal at

Transfer Credit Costs

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

A transfer credit assessment at Brock 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 Brock University includes: 

  • Transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) or detailed course syllabi 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 Brock 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 Brock 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 Brock University are generally provided with your offer of admission. If you are still in the process of completing a credential while applying, further transfer credit may be awarded upon completion of the final semester.

Review/Appeal Procedures

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

Inquiries regarding a transfer credit decision can be emailed to 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.