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Transfer Credits (TC)

Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another accredited postsecondary institution which are deemed as equivalent to a course at Seneca. If you have a college or university level course that’s similar to a Seneca course, you may be eligible to apply for Transfer Credit at Seneca.

Grade requirements:

Certificate, diploma and graduate certificate programs — a minimum grade of “C” (60 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.

Degree programs — a minimum grade of “C+” (65 per cent) is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit for most programs.

A higher minimum grade may be required by certain programs.

Course equivalency:

Incoming courses will be evaluated on criteria such as content, learning outcomes, credit value and/or number of teaching hours. Courses may also be required to include a practical and/or lab component if required for the corresponding Seneca course.


Courses must be completed at an accredited postsecondary institution in order to be eligible for transfer credit.

Program specific policy:

Some programs may have additional policy requirements that restrict or limit transfer credit. These programs often must follow a set of standards outlined by an accreditation body in order to deliver a specific credential or certification.

Terms of Reference

How to apply

1. Fill in a Transfer Credit Request form.

If you are requesting credit for more than 6 subjects, please fill in more than one form.

2. Include your official transcript.

A transcript is considered official when received through Ontario Colleges (OCAS) or sealed in the original envelope as issued by the institution. Opened transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. If you have previously submitted your official transcript to Seneca, please indicate that on the form.

3. Include detailed course outline

Include detailed course outlines from the same year and term that you completed them. (Course Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation)

Please note: If your original course outline is not in English, a certified translation of the document is required. The outlines must be translated, signed and sealed by a certified translating service or they will not be accepted. Please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website for certified translators in your area. 

4. For studies completed at an international postsecondary institution  

Request one of the following evaluation reports:

A.    World Education Services (WES)

  • WES Basic Course-by-Course Report — if you have an original transcript to provide us
  • WES ICAP Course-by-Course Report — if you do not have an original transcript to provide us

Please note: When you apply for your WES report, please make the Degree and Credit Transfer office a recipient. When WES notifies you that the report has been completed, please ensure that you to let us know the report is ready.

B.    International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) evaluations in addition to an official transcript

  • Postsecondary Comprehensive Report from the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Please note: It may take several weeks for one of the above service providers to perform a credential evaluation. Please make sure to apply early.

5. Submit your completed application:

Do not use these steps if you are:

  • Requesting credit transfer from one Seneca course to another Seneca course. Please contact your program co-ordinator/student adviser for details regarding internal course equivalencies and substitution credits.
  • Requesting to obtain credit for a course you will be taking in the future, at another postsecondary institution. Please visit the Pre-approval for transfer credit page.
  • Appealing a previously evaluated transfer credit request. Please visit the Transfer credit decision review page.

Check the status of your transfer credit request

Once you have submitted your Transfer Credit Request and all supporting documents, please monitor your Transfer Credit Report for a decision by logging into Student Centre and selecting “Transfer Credit Report” in the “Academics” drop-down menu. It takes approximately two to four weeks to receive a decision.

If your request is successful, you will not be required to take the Seneca course and a grade of “TC” will be assigned. It is your responsibility to drop the course once you receive confirmation that you have received a TC for the course. Courses with a grade of “TC” will not be included as part of your GPA calculation.

Drop course(s) if you receive transfer credits

If you have been granted transfer credit for a subject you are currently enrolled in, it is your responsibility to drop the course from your timetable (if the credit is granted prior to the Seneca’s drop deadline). Contact the Registration Office if you have questions about how transfer credit may affect your fees.

Academic requirements

To see how your transfer credits apply toward your graduation requirements, run an Academic Requirements Report.

The report can be run by logging into Student Centre and selecting “Academic Requirements” in the “Academics” drop-down menu.

December 7, 2018 – last day to submit requests for Transfer Credit for Winter Term 2019

April 12, 2019 – last day to submit requests for Transfer Credit for Summer Term 2019

August 8, 2019 – last day to submit requests for Transfer Credit for Fall Term 2019

Evaluation results for applications received after the deadlines may not be processed prior to Seneca’s drop deadline.