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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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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 passions

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.

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

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Big savings on university courses

At Camosun, we don't think a world-class education should cost you a small fortune. Camosun offers some of the lowest tuition fees in BC compared to universities!

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Estimated tuition

Tuition rates vary from course to course so your total tuition will depend on which courses, and how many courses you choose to take.

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

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$3,641 (domestic)

$7,595 per term (international) Need help? Contact Camosun International.

Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.

Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term

Scroll through the alphabetical list of course fees to find the courses you're considering.

Additional Student Fees

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.


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.

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 detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Missing admission requirements?

Take an assessment or upgrade with us.

Our Subject Chairs

We care about your education. Camosun's university transfer students tell us that they have an overwhelmingly positive educational experience. Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

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

Chair, 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Road
Victoria BC V8P 5J2



International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions