Kwantlen Polytechnic University

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. As Canada’s only polytechnic university, you’ll develop relevant, hands-on skills in addition to studying traditional academics in a range of focus areas like design, science and horticulture, business, trades and technology, arts, and healthcare. KPU is proud to be active in the community and connected with industry leaders, offering programs and courses you won’t find anywhere else. KPU currently has campuses in Surrey, Langley, Richmond, and Cloverdale, and recently opened a fifth campus, KPU Civic Plaza, in Surrey City Centre.  Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.

  • Requesting Transfer Credit

    KPU applicants/students can request transfer credit in two ways:


    1. KPU Applicant (new/returning students)

    When you are submitting an application for admission to KPU, remember to check the box indicating that you would like your transfer credit assessed when you are filling out the online application for admission (see screenshot below).

    There is no additional fee for a transfer credit assessment at the time of admission, aside from the normal application fee. Click to view document submission requirements and deadlines for applicants.

    If you have already submitted your application, but forgot to check the box, please submit a Request for Transfer Credit form.


    2. Current KPU Students

    Current KPU students can request a transfer credit assessment any time before the completion of 30 credits of coursework at KPU by submitting a Request for Transfer Credit form, along with official transcripts, documentation and associated fees shown below:

    Courses taken within B.C.

    • No document evaluation fee

    Courses taken outside B.C. but within Canada

    • Non-refundable document evaluation fee – $25

    Courses taken outside Canada

    • Non-refundable document evaluation fee – $50


    For current students, in order to ensure requests can be assessed prior to registration, requests and all supporting documentation should be submitted as follows:

    Term Deadline
    Fall April 1
    Spring September 15
    Summer January 15


    Requests and official transcripts/documents submitted after these deadlines will be processed as quickly as possible, on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Official Transcripts

    An official transcript must be forwarded in a sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution to KPU, or via electronic transcript exchange service where applicable.  Many institutions are able to provide English translations of transcripts in addition to transcripts in the official language of the home country. If this is not possible, please note that BC Certified Translations may be required.  Refer to the Official Transcripts information in the Admissions Guide.


    Course Outlines

    Some courses have not been previously evaluated by our faculty and will either indicate unassigned credit or no equivalent in your Transfer Credit Evaluation Summary. You may request to have these courses evaluated by submitting course outlines to Course outlines must include the following information: Comprehensive description of material covered, number of hours of instruction per week, length of semester, texts used and grading profile for each course. The outlines must also be from the year and/ or semester in which the courses were taken and must be supplied by the institution. Please note that calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation.

  • Letters of Permission

    A Letter of Permission may be requested by KPU students who wish to take courses at another post-secondary institution to transfer back to their program at KPU.


    In order to be eligible to take courses at another institution with a Letter of Permission, a student must be in good academic standing at KPU, have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0, have completed nine semester credit hours of study at KPU, and have no outstanding fees on their student account.


    Approval will be granted on the understanding that:

    1. The student must obtain a grade of D (50% or 1.00) or better in each course in order to receive credit at KPU. Note: courses graded C- or less cannot be used as prerequisites or credit for certain programs.
    2. An official transcript from the institution designated must be mailed to KPU Admissions upon completion of the courses.
    3. If a change in course(s) other than those approved is required, the onus is on the student to submit a new Letter of Permission request.
    4. Grades earned at other institutions will not be calculated in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Institutional grade point average.
    5. The onus is on the student to determine how each course fits into their program. For assistance with course / program planning, please contact an Academic Advisor. Appointments may be made online at Advisor Connect.


    Letter of Permission request forms can be found at Once completed, they can be submitted to Student Enrolment Services on any campus, or by email to

  • Transfer from Kwantlen

    KPU endeavours to provide complete and accurate information to students who plan to transfer to other institutions. Students are, however, responsible for obtaining assurances from the receiving institution that they will meet the specific entrance requirements for the program of studies that they plan to pursue.


    For information about transfer of credit to other institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide.

  • Additional Resources


    KPU Admissions, Office of the Registrar
    12666­72 Avenue
    Surrey, BC,
    V3W 2M8

    Tel: 604.599.2000
    Fax: 604.599.2086


    Transfer Credits

Transfer Information
  • BC Transfer Student

    To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

  • Out-of-Province Transfer Student

    To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

  • Mature Student & PLAR

    KPU proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School and are 19 years of age or older, you can be admitted as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information on how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

  • International Student

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.


    Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

  • How to Apply & EducationPlannerBC

    Learn more about admissions at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and apply online.


    Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a BC public institution authorized under provincial legislation to deliver post-secondary education and training in B.C. Use to explore and apply for admission to BC public post-secondary institutions.

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