Transfer credits and advanced standing

Transferring credits? It’s easy at Cambrian!

Transfer credits are granted for courses completed at another recognized post-secondary institution which are deemed equivalent to a course at Cambrian. If you have a college or university level course that is similar to a Cambrian course, you may be eligible for a transfer credit.

You will need to provide your official transcript and full course outlines to have any transfer credits assessed.

Grade requirement: A minimum grade of “C” (60%) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.

Course equivalency: Courses will be evaluated on criteria such as content, learning outcomes, credit value and number of teaching hours.

Accreditation: Course must be completed at a public post-secondary institution in Canada or an accredited international institution to be eligible for transfer credit assessment.

How to apply for transfer credit

  1. After you have been accepted into a Cambrian program, email to apply for transfer credits.
  2. Gather the appropriate documents for transfer credit assessment: an official transcript and full course outlines.
  3. A transfer credit advisor will contact you.

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More information about transfer credits.

How do I know if I should apply for advanced standing?
You should apply for advanced standing if:

  • You are transferring to the same or a similar program at Cambrian College and have completed more than one semester of studies.

  • You have completed a program that is similar to the program at Cambrian College you are interested in.

How will I know if my transfer credits have been processed?
You can view this information in your myCambrian portal once it has been processed under your unofficial student transcript.

  • Transfer credits will be marked with TC and do not impact your GPA.

Can I receive transfer credit for my entire program?
No. You must meet the residency requirement of completing at least 25% of the program requirements at Cambrian College.