Other Types of Transfer
Two or more courses must be completed to receive transfer credit. Because institutions differ in the way courses are instructed, direct equivalencies cannot always be established. In some cases, institutions will create transfer agreements that involve multiple courses. This is known as cluster credit. Both courses must be taken in order to receive transfer credit, unless otherwise specified.
- LANG HIST 1115 & 1130 = UBC HIST 125
- DOUG HIST 1103 & DOUG HIST 1104 = UVIC HIST 105
To see how your courses transfer, use the Course Search.
Block Transfer occurs when a group of courses, often in the form of a certificate or diploma, is recognized for transfer credit. You should be able to transfer directly into the second or third year of the degree program depending on the agreement.
Block transfer works well if you complete the entire diploma. If you don’t complete the entire diploma, you’ll probably still receive some transfer credit if the individual courses are listed in the Course Search.
To see which institutions have block transfer agreements, use the Block Transfer Guide.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) or Flexible Assessment
Students are eligible to receive credit for learning that’s occurred in a non-standard or non-traditional environment, such as self-directed study, paid employment, volunteer work, travel, and non-college courses. The process for this type of recognition is often called Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) or Flexible Assessment. This is different from transfer credit. Check with the institution to which you have applied for information on their policy for PLAR or Flexible Assessment.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are enriched secondary school program that provides students with the opportunity to earn advanced credit towards their undergraduate degrees. If you have completed IB or AP courses, you may be eligible for advanced credit. See the High School Transfer section for more info.
Faculty members in many institutions often collaborate to arrange special transfer agreements for their discipline. To find information on a variety of transfer guides, brochures and career options, check out the Program Specific Guides.
A Flexible Pre-Major (FPM) refers to first and second year courses that students are required to complete in order to be admitted to a major at the third year level. These programs offer students additional choice when deciding to which institutions to transfer. For mroe info, please visit Flexible Pre-Majors.
Degree Partnerships are programs offered jointly by two or more institutions. Degree partnerships are offered in a variety of different disciplines. For more information, please visit Degree Partnerships.