Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is an internationally ranked not-for-profit university that was founded in 1942 in Metropolitan New York area.  Created as an institution “of and for the world”, FDU strives to provide students with the multidisciplinary, intercultural and ethical understandings needed to participate, lead and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture.  As a part of its mission, in 2007, FDU opened its Vancouver Campus as a center for international learning.  Providing a culturally diverse learning environment, both international and domestic students have the opportunity to interact, exchange ideas and engage in learning with others from around the world.  This unique learning environment is an ideal place of learning for those wishing to bring an international aspect to their education.

In addition to a curriculum that emphasizes cross cultural understanding and communication across all disciplines, the university has fostered strong relations with the United Nations and provides a wide range of extra-curricular programing to broaden students’ awareness of world issues and global relations.   FDU Vancouver students have the opportunity to study at our campuses in New Jersey and Wroxton, England, or to do an exchange at our many partner institutions throughout the world.

The Global Scholars Program offers an enriched learning opportunity for students who are particularly focussed on global issues and leadership.  This program provides organized and integrated course of study that combines intensive academic multi- disciplinary learning environments with a cross-spectrum of cultural living experiences on and off campus.

FDU focusses on creating a supportive community for learning.  Small class sizes, free tutoring and language support resources and a wide range of student activities all help to create a friendly, personal learning atmosphere.

FDU also recognizes student achievement and provides a very attractive Entrance Scholarship program.  Consideration is given to all undergraduate applicants, including freshmen and transfer students.

FDU-Vancouver is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has received Education Quality Assurance (EQA) from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Fairleigh Dickinson University has a special accreditation as an non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations department of Public Information and has received special consultative status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

  • Transfer Students

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver is committed to promoting student mobility and accessibility to education, and welcomes transfer students from recognized and accredited two-year and four-year institutions. FDU has skilled transfer advisors who can assist you in making the move to our University. Students may either be admitted to the university as a transfer student, or as a regular student and apply to have transfer credit for courses they have taken at other institutions.


    Students are required to fully disclose information on all academic institutions attended on their application form. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. In order for coursework to be considered for transfer, transcripts must be provided to the Admissions office at the time of application.


    To apply for transfer credits you can submit Application for Transfer Credits Consideration to Admissions before your program begins.

  • Transfer Qualifications

    Transfer students are students who have graduated from an accredited secondary school and have completed 24 credits or more of college course work at an accredited institution other than Fairleigh Dickinson University.


  • Transfer Application

    First you must apply for admission to the university. Advanced evaluation of documents is generally not done. You must submit original transcripts from your college or university. If you are applying as a transfer student, your academic credentials will automatically be reviewed and assessed with your application. In the application form indicate that you want to be considered for transfer credits.

  • Transfer Credits
    • For a course to transfer, it should be comparable in content and depth to a similar course at Fairleigh Dickinson.
    • You must have passed the course with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better (grade of “B” for graduate courses). (Note: A “C-“or “D” grade earned by students who have earned an associates degree may be considered for transfer credit. It will not be recognized for academic credit, if it is a course in your academic major.)
    • Only the credits from your previous courses transfer; the grade point average you earned does not transfer.
  • Maximum Number of Transfer Credits

    It depends on the program you are applying for.


    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology generally accept up to 60 credits maximum from accredited recognized institutions
    • 90 credits maximum for the Bachelor of Individualized Studies majors.
    • Students applying to Masters of Administrative Science program can receive up to 9 credits (maximum 6 credits in specialization area)
    • Students in Master of Science in Hospitality Management Studies can receive up to 3 credits
  • Earn Credit Through Exams

    Qualified students can earn college credit by examination through the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), TECEP and for prior work experience through the University’s unique Portfolio Review assessment. Credits may also be earned through evaluation by the American Council on Education (ACE) and PONSI. Students graduating through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program may also receive credit.

  • Transfer Credit Evaluation for Undergraduate Transfer Students

    Students from accredited institutions in Canada and the United States do not require a WES evaluation for transfer credit to FDU-Vancouver. For students who have I.B. higher level exams, British A-levels, or AP exams, a WES evaluation will not be required for transfer credit evaluation. Please submit all official exam results on or before your arrival on campus.

  • Additional Resources


    Admissions Office
    Vancouver Campus
    Tel: 604.682.8112


    Transfer Credits

Transfer Information

Main Campus | Vancouver
842 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6