Tips for students
If you have completed any courses at another post-secondary institution, you must submit one official transcript* either when you apply or as soon as possible thereafter. As part of the transfer credit evaluation process you may be required to submit detailed course outlines. If you have any questions you can go to the Transfer Credit Department.
How many courses can I take?
Here are some guidelines for University Transfer Students to determine the number of courses to take:
- a minimum of 1 to a maximum 5 courses per semester (depending on space availability)
- complete 10 university transferable courses for one full academic year
- complete 20 university transferable courses for the maximum number of courses another institution will accept
- if on a student loan, enroll in a minimum of 60% of a full course load (this is usually equal to 9-12 credits, or 3 courses numbered 100 or above) per semester. If you have any questions go to Financial Aid.
- a "full" workload for a Fall or Winter semester (Sept-Dec or Jan-Apr) is a total of 5 courses per semester for University Transfer. Each course requires 3 to 6 hours per week in class as well as 6 to 10 hours of homework per week. That’s a total of 45-80 hours per week
- a "full" workload for a Spring or Summer term (May-June or July-August) is a total of 2 courses per term for University Transfer. Expect hours in class and at home to be double what they are during Fall or Winter semesters
- if you have other responsibilities in addition to your course work, be careful not to overload
- course availability may be limited for new students as continuing and new program students receive registration priority.
- When submitting official paper transcripts they must be in an envelope sealed by the sending secondary (high school) and/or post secondary institution.
- For dated and out-of-province transcripts you may be required to submit official course outlines. Official transcripts from out-of-country must be accompanied by official course outlines (if in languages other than English, you must include official translations into English).
Last updated: April 23, 2013 2:01 pm