Many students come to Camosun having already completed some courses at other colleges or universities. Often that coursework can be evaluated for credit towards a Camosun College credential. The process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.
Requests for Transfer Credit
For more information, please contact Student Records - Transfer Credit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1 - Request form
Download and complete every part of the request form.
Step 2 - Provide transcript(s)
If you've already submitted an official transcript from the institution(s) please be sure to note it on the request. Otherwise, order a sealed, official transcript from the post-secondary institution(s) you attended. Have the institution(s) send the transcript directly to Student Records, or bring it in yourself—the envelope and seal must be unopened and unbroken. Sometimes it may be necessary to submit official course outlines*.
*Note: Transfer credit requests for institutions outside of BC, must have course outlines provided for all courses for which transfer credit is being sought (if in a language other than English, official translations to English need to be included). Time lines are much longer if this is not done.
Step 3 - Pay your fee
Pay the non-refundable transcript evaluation fee (for each transcript you want evaluated).
- $50 per transcript within BC
- $80 per transcript outside of BC but within Canada
- $100 per transcript outside of Canada
Step 4 – Find out how your transfer credits apply
Once completed, this evaluation does not guarantee applicable credit towards your chosen credential at Camosun. To find out if your evaluated transfer credits apply to your current Camosun program, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
Timelines and deadlines
It usually takes 8-10 weeks to process general transcript evaluations. Complex assessments (that require consultation with faculty, other institutions) may take considerably longer. It's important that all documentation related to the evaluation of credit (completed request form, payment, transcript(s) and course outlines* (if necessary) be submitted well in advance of a semester or program start date.
- For a September start, submit everything prior to February 1
- For a January start, submit everything prior to August 15
- For a May start, submit everything prior to December 15
Transfer credit requests submitted after these deadlines may or may not be processed in advance of registration dates. All enrolled courses are subject to the withdrawal and refund policies for each semester, quarter or term regardless of pending transfer credit.
Re-evaluation of transcripts
If you change your academic goal and require a re-evaluation towards a new program, the same previously submitted transcripts will be re-evaluated with no additional fee. If your transcript is from outside of BC, you are required to provide course outlines for all course for which transfer credit is being sought.
Submit your forms
The form, completed in full, can be provided to Camosun in a number of ways.
By mailCamosun College Lansdowne Campus
Attn: Student Records-Transfer Credit
3100 Foul Bay Road
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
By fax or email
Your official transcript(s) may be on file, accompany the request form, follow by mail, or be delivered in person (unopened) to Student Records.