Are you planning to transfer your credit to another institution? The following information will help you get started. Students can check the information about the transfer through ONTransfer.ca website. Visit the web to search and fill out the required fields and submit your search. ONTransfer.ca Transfer Guide will show the list of programs and institutions that you can choose to transfer your credit to. You can use ONTransfer.ca to transfer your college diploma to university degree or from university to college diploma.

Next steps

After you find the credit transfer that you are looking for, you can find the transfer/policy advisor to connect to a transfer advisor at the college/university that you want to attend.
The advisor will give you necessary information and steps that you need to do to begin the process.
Once you have been accepted, your credits will be evaluated, and you will be contacted by the institution with the results.




Many colleges also offer internal transfer through their university partnership which means that after you meet certain requirements of your diploma, you can transfer it to university directly and complete the degree at the University. You need to find this information directly from the college that you are attending.

According to Ontariocolleges.ca, there are top five transfer programs in Ontario:

  • Business
  • Health
  • Social Science
  • Engineering
  • General Arts

If you are looking for information about International credential, you can visit The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website CICIC. CICIC is a unit of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education.

Advantages of credit transfer

  1. Some people choose college over university to get more hands-on experience and get a job quickly. Once they complete their diploma or degree, they often want to explore the opportunity further in University, and transferring credits is a way to make it easier.
  2. Some people want to change their career, so they often choose college over university for their career change. Although in some cases they may already have a university degree, they often go back to college to make their career change possible, and transferring credits is a way to go to save time and money on the same courses that they have previously taken.

Advice

  1. If you are applying to college but planning to transfer to a university later, make sure you read the information about transfer of credits or Pathways on the college website that you are applying to. Some colleges have a partnership with certain universities that will give you an advantage of getting a maximum credit towards a degree program.
  2. If you are holding a university degree and planning to change your career, then going back to college to get a diploma will be the perfect path for you. Make sure you contact the student advisor to ask about the credit transfer opportunity to get clear details. Keep in mind that a program that has a co-op option has certain minimum credits prerequisites. So if you want to get into a co-op, you may not be able to get as much as credit transfer as you want.
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