Transfer Credit and/or
Transfer credit(s) and/or course exemption(s) are normally applied for upon admission (refer to the SGS Calendar, General
An official transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the graduate unit. A copy of the official transcript is
required along with this form for SGS approval. For transfer credit, the graduate unit will verify that the course(s) has
used for credit towards another qualification.
Transfer credit will be limited to one full course (1.0 FCE) or 25% of the program course requirements, whichever is greater.
Transfer credit may be granted for graduate work completed in another program, provided that the course(s) has not been
credited towards another degree, diploma, certificate, or any other qualification. Approval of both the graduate unit and the
School of Graduate Studies is required.
Transfer Credit From Approved Exchange Program
Students participating in an approved exchange program may receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the course requirements
for their degree. They may also complete language requirements while on the exchange. Transfer credit arrangements for
exchange program participants must be recommended by the graduate unit and approved in advance by the School of
Graduate Studies. To initiate this process, students must complete the Course Pre-Authorization (PDF) form.
With the approval of the graduate unit and the School of Graduate Studies, a student may be exempt from a specific course
requirement permitting the substitution of another course to meet degree requirements. Note: overall course credit
requirements for the degree are not reduced.
Section 1: Student Information (to be completed by the student).
Section 2: Course Information (to be completed by the student and graduate unit).