University Transfer

You can study for one to two years at Camosun and transfer your credits to a university to finish your program. It is also possible to transfer to universities in other provinces across Canada. 

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Program at a glance


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University Transfer



Only need a course or two?

To take individual classes, you still need to apply to a program. The University Transfer program lets you take courses from a wide range of subjects.
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Quality, quantity and flexibility

Start in September, January or May

Transfer credits are courses you've completed at one school that can be used to meet the requirements of a degree or diploma at a different college or university.

The University Transfer program lets you mix and match your credit courses to create an educational plan that’s right for you. Full-time, part-time, general studies of a specific focus- it’s your custom program.

You can study for one to two years at Camosun and transfer your credits to a university to finish your program. You can transfer to UBC, University of Northern British Columbia, SFU, Thompson Rivers University, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads, Capilano, University of the Fraser Valley or other schools across Canada

After two years in the University Transfer program you may be eligible to complete your degree at UBC, University of the Fraser Valley, Capilano U, Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University, UVic, Thompson Rivers, Simon Fraser, UNBC and more!

Why take university transfer credits?

Discover your passion

Let your personal interests guide you in your course selection within university transfer options.

Camosun offers over 300 transferable courses in over 30 different subject areas so you can mix and match your credit courses to create an educational plan that's right for you.

Many students start at Camosun this way, and 96% say it helped them decide on a career or education direction.

Start your bachelor's degree

You can apply to start anytime in September, January, May or July. If you're currently in Grade 12, you can apply between September 15 and May 14 with your Personal Education Number (PEN) to qualify for early admission.

If your goal is to complete a four-year degree in arts, science, education business or commerce, you may be able to complete half of it—up to two full years—at Camosun.

When you're ready to transfer to a university, you'll be well-prepared for further studies.

Fill in missing prerequisites

Alternative secondary school prerequisites and general upgrading are available at Camosun. Faculty and academic advisors can help you make informed decisions and select the courses you need to achieve your educational and career goals.

In their own words

Camosun's university transfer students tell us that they have an overwhelmingly positive educational experience.*

  • 95% were satisfied or very satisfied with the education they received at Camosun.
  • 86% did continue with further studies, 96% of those stayed in BC.
  • 95% were satisfied or very satisfied with the transfer experience.
  • 95% said that they received the transfer credits they expected.
  • 87% said that the quality of instruction was good or very good.

    What you'll learn

    Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

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    Program outline

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

    Program outline

    What You'll Learn

    Whether you want to take one or two courses at a time, or register for full-time studies with four or five courses each semester, the University Transfer program gives you the freedom to design your own timetable. Generally speaking, you'll probably start by taking 100-level courses (first-year) and follow up with corresponding 200-level (second-year) courses.

    BC Transfer Guide

    To find where a course transfers, check out the BC Transfer Guide.

    If you plan to continue your studies at an out-of-province university you'll need to get your transcript assessed by that institution. Make sure you consult with the university regarding their admission criteria, GPA requirements and application process to help you plan your transfer program at Camosun.

    University Transfer Subjects

    Explore our subject areas:

    Tuition and fees

    Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

    Estimated tuition

    Tuition varies for each course so your total tuition will depend on the courses you choose to take.

    University Transfer - Full-time studies estimate (10 courses/30 credits in one academic year)

    $4,295 (domestic)

    $15,540 (international) 

    Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

    For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

    Student fees

    In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.


    Financial assistance

    You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

    Financial Aid & Awards 

    Curriculum & courses

    Course list

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    Getting started

    When you apply for University Transfer, you will also choose one of four specialties to start: Arts, Business, Education or Science. If you decide to change your academic focus in the future, that's ok. Whichever application choice you make initially, you will be welcome to select courses from any of the four categories, as long as you have the appropriate course prerequisites.

    Admission requirements

    Ready to get started? 

    When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

    Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

    Arts, Business, Education Specialty

    One of:

    Science Specialty

    One of:

    One of:

    High school course

    • C in any Math or Science at the grade 11 or 12 level*
    • C in any Math or Science at the grade 11 or 12 level Camosun Alternative

    *Note: A higher grade may be required for prerequisites to some courses (e.g. MATH 100)

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

    Apply today

    Missing admission requirements?

    Take an assessment or upgrade with us.

    Note: Students who have already completed some course work at a professional institute or another post-secondary institution should submit official transcripts to be assessed for transfer credit.


    Contact us

    If you have admissions questions contact us today!

    If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your classes contact or your program or subject chair. 


    Subject Chair

    Faculty/staff profile

    Brad Muir

    Brad Muir (d.bradley muir)

    Chair, Visual Arts

    d.bradley muir is an artist whose practice focuses on contemporary photography, sculpture and installation. He holds a BFA with distinction from Conco ...

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    Denise Iacobucci

    Instructor, Psychology

    My career as a teaching professor embodies a love of life-long learning. My academic interests are focused around national and international experienc ...

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    Faculty/staff profile

    Peter Ove

    Peter Ove

    Chair, Social Sciences

    Peter Ove has been teaching sociology since 2009. Apart from teaching at UVic and Camosun, Peter has also worked as a UN human settlements officer in ...

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    Faculty/staff profile

    Janice Shewey

    Janice Shewey

    Chair, Humanities

    Janice Shewey joined the Humanities Department at Camosun College in 2011 after completing her MA in Hispanic Studies at the University of Victoria. H ...

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    Kristine Kerins

    Kristine Kerins

    Chair, English

    Kristine is a third generation lover of words. Her mother taught English and drama before becoming a librarian and curriculum coordinator, and her gra ...

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    Faculty/staff profile

    Patrick Montgomery

    Patrick Montgomery

    Chair, Math & Statistics

    Patrick joined Camosun College in 2014, and is excited to play a part in the mathematical journey of our students. He started his education at the Uni ...

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    Stephanie Ingraham

    Stephanie Ingraham

    Chair, Physics & Astronomy

    Stephanie is an instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Camosun College. She is originally from Ontario, where she completed her unde ...

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    Faculty/staff profile

    John Lee

    John Lee

    Chair, Chemistry & Geoscience

    My passion for teaching began at the University of Victoria in 2008 where I worked as a Sessional Instructor. I moved to Camosun College the following ...

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    Portrait of Kate Pettem

    Kate Pettem

    Chair, Biology

    I have a bachelor's in biochemistry, PhD in neuroscience, graduate certificate in teaching in higher education…and a passion for sharing science with ...

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    Emrys Prussin

    Emrys Prussin

    Chair - Environmental Technology

    Faculty/staff profile

    David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

    David Visentin

    Chair, Music and Director Post-Secondary, VCM

    David Visentin is widely known throughout Canada as a performer, conductor, pedagogue and arts administrator whose leadership and creative experience ...

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    Lois Fernyhough

    Lois Fernyhough

    Chair, Communications

    In addition to developing communications courses for the Communications department, Lois currently teaches CMNS 100 (Introduction to Communication), C ...

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    Faculty/staff profile

    Wendy Taylor

    Wendy Taylor

    Chair, Criminal Justice

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    Need advice?

    For help deciding which courses to take to complete your studies or to transfer to another institution, we are here to help.

    Contact information

    School of Arts & Science

    Campus location

    Fisher 104

    Location link

    Lansdowne Campus



    International students please contact Camosun International