What is unassigned credit?
Unassigned credit is credit granted for a specific subject and year level. Unassigned credit can be used to meet elective requirements. For example, if a course transfers to “ENGL 1st (3)”, this means you will be awarded 3 credits of 1st year English. If your degree program has a requirement of 3 credits of first year English, then this unassigned credit can be used to meet this requirement. For more details, see Types of Transfer Credit.
How do I transfer in/out of BC?
Transfer from another province works the same as transfer within BC. Students must first apply to the institution they wish to transfer to and submit an official transcript of the work they have completed to date. If the institution admits the student, they will automatically be evaluated for transfer credit. For more detail on transfer to and from BC, go to Transfer from Outside BC.
Can I transfer to any BC post-secondary institution?
All institutions that are part of the BC Transfer System accept transfer students. Admission is competitive and you will be required to meet the admission standards of the institution and program. See How Transfer Works for more information.
If all my courses are listed in the BC Transfer Guide, are there any reasons why I might NOT receive transfer credit?
Yes, there are a few reasons. For example, failing the course, taking the course too long ago, taking duplicate courses, or failing to get a "Letter of Permission," are all reasons why you might not get transfer credit. In addition, some institutions limit the amount of credit that can be applied to a specific program, meaning you may get credit for the course but you may not be able to apply it to a specific program. See How Transfer Works for more information.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about the transfer process?
An advisor at your current institution will be able to answer questions about your courses and how they'll fit into your academic goals. If your questions are about applying to a specific program, it's probably best to contact that institution's Admissions or Recruitment Office directly.
I took some post-secondary courses years ago. Will they still transfer?
That depends on how many years ago, and on the institution and program in which you want to enrol. Many institutions consider that education acquired more than ten or so years ago may no longer be current, and therefore may not grant credit for "stale-dated" courses. Courses in rapidly evolving fields such as information technology may have an even shorter shelf life. Check with your intended institution regarding their policy.
Is there a minimum grade for course transfer?
In order to receive transfer credit, you must have passed the course (normally a “P” or “D”). See “Before you Transfer ” for details.
If a Course Transfers from a one institution to another, will it transfer the same way in reverse?
Not necessarily. There can be enough differences between the topics covered and the academic rigour of courses that reciprocity should not be assumed. If you are trying to transfer a course that transfers in one direction but not the other, you should speak to an advisor at the institution to which you are seeking to transfer.
How often is the BC Transfer Guide updated?
The BC Transfer Guide is updated on a daily basis, as new agreements are created and updated. Therefore whenever you use the BC Transfer Guide, you are always seeing the most current transfer information available.