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If you have completed prior education that you believe is equivalent to courses that you will be taking at St. Lawrence College there may be opportunities available to you.

 

At St. Lawrence College we also recognize learning acquired outside the classroom. In these situations students are able to apply for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). For information regarding the PLAR process please click here.

 

Internal Transfers - Students who transfer from one St. Lawrence College program to another will automatically be given credit in all courses common to both programs. Students are generally required to be registered in a minimum of 25% of the total courses within a specific program in order to graduate from that program.

 

Transfer Credits

 

St. Lawrence College will award transfer credits to students for courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities, on the basis that the learning outcomes are equivalent and current to the courses within their program of study.

 

For policy information regarding the transfer credit process, please review the Academic Policy section 3.8 Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit and section 3.9 Transfer of Credit – Recognition of Credits Already Earned here.

 

Application for Transfer Credit

Before submitting your Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption, please read through all the information. Requests will not be accepted if the form is completed incorrectly or the form has not been dated and the certified electronic signature box is not checked. Transfer Credit requests should be submitted upon acceptance to the program to avoid delays in the decision process.

 

How to Apply for Transfer Credits

 

  1. Visit www.ontransfer.ca to get an idea of what transfer credits are available to you.

  2. Complete sections A. and B. of the Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption form (available here, through your Academic School Office, or Student Services) outlining the current course(s) you’re seeking credit for and the previous course(s) you took. In order for a course to be accepted as a transfer credit the student must have achieved a minimum grade of 60%/C- for college courses or the passing grade for the St. Lawrence College course, whichever is higher. The minimum acceptable grade or level of achievement to qualify for transfer credit is 67% for core courses and 60% for non-core/breadth courses in college degree programs.

    There is a non-refundable $25 evaluation fee per course transfer, up to a $100 maximum per submission, which will be charged to your student account. For information on how to make a payment please go here. Please note that transfer credits will not be posted until payment has been received.
     
  3. Deliver your completed application to Student Services, by fax to 613-545-3923 or directly to the Credit Transfer Advisor via e-mail at transfers@sl.on.ca by the deadline.

    If submitting via post mail, please send everything to:

                    Attn: Credit Transfer Advisor

                    St. Lawrence College

                    100 Portsmouth Ave

                    Kingston, ON  K7L 5A6

  4. Provide all supporting documentation requested (official transcripts and course outlines); you will be contacted at your student e-mail with instructions about what is required. International requests for transfer credits must include a course-by-course ICAS evaluation.
  5. If classes have begun, remain in class until an e-mail with a decision has been received (e-mails will be sent to your student e-mail account).

 

If approved, you will receive a grade of “T” for the course approved for a transfer credit. This grade will not be included in your GPA calculation.

 

Important Information

  • Students should submit the Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption form upon acceptance into their program.
  • The deadline for submission is the 10th day of classes after semester start. If the student applies by the deadline and the credit is approved, the course being replaced will be removed from their transcript. If the student applied after the deadline, but before the academic penalty deadline, then a “W” grade will be applicable for the course being replaced. If the student applied after the academic penalty deadline then an “F” grade would be applicable. The transfer credit can still be used to satisfy graduation requirements.
  • Transfer credits are normally accepted from accredited colleges and universities. All other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis unless an outstanding articulation agreement exists.
  • Students with International credentials are required to have their credential assessed by the International Credentials Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS). If you are only applying to St. Lawrence College you can use this form for International students or this form for Domestic students. The fee for this assessment is $75.00 CAD and the results of the assessment are only for the use of St. Lawrence College, they will not be shared with you or other colleges.  If students require the assessment to be shared they can apply directly through ICAS at www.icascanada.ca. Please note that St. Lawrence College requires at least the Postsecondary Comprehensive Assessment Report from ICAS and the fee for this assessment is $200.00 CAD.
  • Transfer credits will not be awarded for courses taken at career/private colleges or high school courses, unless they are dual-credit; however, there are opportunities for exemptions.
  • Please be aware that courses approved as equivalent and dropped from your timeline may impact your full-time status, fee calculation and eligibility for OSAP, scholarships, bursaries and student health plans.
  • Courses being transferred normally must be completed in the last 5 years to qualify, unless otherwise specified by the program coordinator.
  • Once a transfer credit has been accepted for one course it cannot be used again towards another course in the same program.
  • Partial transfer credits will not be granted.
  • Denied transfer credits are not subject to appeals; however, students will be provided with the reason why their request was denied.

 

Exemptions

 

An exemption is a broader academic assessment than Transfer of Credit and may be awarded to a student in recognition that the course requirement is waived through academic assessment and testing or assessment on prior academic achievements.

 

Application for Exemption

 

Before submitting your Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption, please read through all information provided. Requests will not be accepted if the form is completed incorrectly or the form has not been signed and dated. Exemption requests should be submitted upon acceptance to the program to avoid delays in the decision process.

 

How to Apply for Exemptions

 

  1. Complete sections A. and C. of the Application for Transfer Credit/Exemption form (available here, through your Academic School Office, or at Student Services) outlining the course(s) you wish to seek exemption for as well as the prior academic achievements you received that you believe qualifies you for exemption.

    Please note that there is a $25.00 exemption processing fee in addition to any fees associated with the exemption examination or assignment. For example, if the examination proctoring fee is $100.00 this fee must be paid in addition to the $25.00 processing fee.
  2. Deliver your completed application to Student Services, by fax to 613-545-3923 or directly to the Credit Transfer Advisor via e-mail at transfers@sl.on.ca by the deadline.

    If submitting via post mail, please send everything to:

                    Attn: Credit Transfer Advisor

                    St. Lawrence College

                    100 Portsmouth Ave

                    Kingston, ON  K7L 5A6

  3. Students will be contacted at their student e-mail account with instructions about their exemption requirements.

 

Exemptions awarded for courses required for a program contribute to the requirements for graduation and appear on the academic record as “EX”. Exemptions awarded to a student do not contribute to the GPA.

 

Important Information

  • The deadline to submit exemption requests is the 10th day of classes after semester start.  Please note that you must remain in class until your exemption examination/assignment has been completed and graded as a pass.
  • Prior education from high schools, private/career colleges and/or other colleges and universities (that do not qualify as transfer credits) may qualify for exemptions.
  • Please be aware that courses approved as exemptions count towards courses dropped from your timeline.  Courses dropped from your timeline may impact your full-time status, fee calculation and eligibility for OSAP, scholarships, bursaries and student health plans.

 

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