Student exchanges and study abroad programs are one of the most affordable
ways to see the world. Student exchange programs are available in
partnership with universities around the world.
Students who participate on Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs take
classes to fulfill their major, minor and elective requirements.
Some programs and institutions are restricted to certain majors or colleges.
Credit for studies at accredited universities outside of Canada is assessed
on the basis of official transcripts and calendar descriptions and/or
detailed course outlines.
The student is responsible for providing this material.
Courses taken at Colleges which have university transfer programs are also
eligible for consideration of transfer credit.
The provinces of British Columbia and Alberta both publish transfer guides
which indicate the credit that their provincial universities will give for
courses at these colleges.
Up to one year of credit may be awarded for two-year diploma programs
(including CEGEP) at provincial colleges and technical institutes. Credit is
assessed on the basis of detailed course outlines.
No credit is granted for study at private vocational colleges.
As transfer credit is dynamic, this information may
change at any time without notice.
A course equivalence does not mean an automatic
transfer credit. Students who are already working towards a degree program
and who want to take courses from another institution must request a letter
of permission from their home institution to ensure they receive credit.
- Some institutions require a minimum number of courses to be completed at
that institution (residence).
- Some academic units require a minimum grade or a completed diploma in
order to grant credit.
- Some academic units will not credit courses taken more than 5 (or 8, or
10) years previously.