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Pathways to Seneca

If you are a College or University Student interested in transferring to Seneca College then this may be the right page for you. Below you can find specific pathway information about entry requirements, and specific transfer credit for certain situations. If you have prior post-secondary experience, in most cases you are eligible to apply for transfer credit using the Transfer Credit Request application form, once you enrolled in a Seneca program. For more information on applying for transfer credit at Seneca click here.

If you don’t see your program listed below as an option for transferring to Seneca, you can still apply to transfer. These are just the preferred options for transfer students, since there are agreements in place that establish these specific pathway details. You can still apply as a transfer student as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements for your program of interest.

For detailed pathway information on transferring to Seneca, click the tabs below.

Accelerated Transfer Pathways

Degree: Any university degree program
Seneca Program: Paralegal (Accelerated)

University graduates may apply through OCAS to the Paralegal (PLEA) Diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete three semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a four weeks field placement which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers.

Degree: Any university degree program
Seneca Program: Real Property Administration (Accelerated)

University graduates may apply through OCAS to the Real Property Administration (RPAA) Diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete two semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a field placement which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers.

Degree: Any university degree program
Seneca Program: Library and Information Technician (Accelerated)

University graduates may apply through OCAS to the Library and Information Technician (LITA) Diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete three semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semester College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a field placement which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers.

Degree: Any university degree program
Seneca Program:Early Childhood Education (Accelerated)

University graduates may apply through OCAS to the Early Childhood Education (ECYA) program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete a 7 week intensive full-time summer semester and two additional full-time semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semester College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork placements which will provide them with over 160 hours of work experience and exposure to potential employers. Graduates of the ECYA program will meet the education requirement for registration in the College of Early Childhood Education.

Degree: Any university degree program
Seneca Program: Law Clerk (Accelerated)

University graduates may apply through OCAS to the Law Clerk (LCKA) program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit, allowing for completion of the professional subjects in the curriculum over a period of three semesters instead of four. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a four-week unpaid field placement for practical experience following the end of final exams in third semester. Graduates of the ECYA program will meet be eligible for membership as an Ordinary Member in the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Degree: Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior Specialization
Seneca Program: Early Childhood Education (Intensive)

University graduates that hold a Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior Specialization may apply through OCAS to the Early Childhood Education (ECEE) Diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete two semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork placements which will provide them with over 72 hours of work experience and exposure to potential employers. Graduates of the ECEE program will meet the education requirement for registration in the College of Early Childhood Education.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Seneca Program: Social Service Worker – Immigrant and Refugees (Accelerated)

University graduates that hold a Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior Specialization may apply through OCAS to the Early Childhood Education (ECEE) Diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and will be required to successfully complete two semesters at Seneca College to graduate from this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork placements which will provide them with over 72 hours of work experience and exposure to potential employers. Graduates of the ECEE program will meet the education requirement for registration in the College of Early Childhood Education.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Seneca Program: Social Service Worker (Accelerated)

University graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science may apply through OCAS to the Social Service Worker (SSWA) program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and spend a 7-week intensive summer semester followed by two semesters at Seneca College to complete this two years College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork placements which will provide them with over 42 hours of work experience and exposure to potential employers. Successful students will graduate with a BA degree from York University and a Social Service Worker diploma after five years of full time studies. Graduates of the SSWA program will meet the education requirement for registration to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Upper Level Entry

Degree: Any relevant university degree program
Seneca Program:

With existing postsecondary education in similar or related disciplines, applicants may qualify to begin their Seneca College studies in a higher semester than 1. At the discretion of the academic area, upper level entry may be granted to applicants who partially qualify with the understanding that they need to take additional courses from previous semesters. For more details see the program pages above.

York University to Seneca College Transfer Options

Degree: Any degree program at York University
Seneca Program:

 

Seneca has several programs that are offered in an accelerated way to allow university graduates to combine their knowledge with more hands-on, practical skills and knowledge in a shorter time period. Transfer credit is granted to incoming university graduates. See “Pathways that come from accelerated programs” section for more details.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Equity Studies (HREQ), or Multicultural and Indigenous Studies (MIST)
Seneca Program:

York University graduates of the BA program in Multicultural and Indigenous Studies that have maintained a minimum GPA of 5.0 (C+) may apply through OCAS to the Social Service Worker, the Social Service Worker – Gerontology or the Social Service Worker – Immigrants and Refugees programs at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive up to 11 courses in transfer credits and spend only three semesters at Seneca College to complete this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork placements which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers. Successful students will graduate with a BA degree and a College diploma after five years of full time studies.

Degree Bachelor in Public Administration (BPA)
Seneca Program:

Degree: Bachelor in Arts (any relevant major within the Faculty of LA&PS)
Seneca Program:

York University students in BA Honours programs with majors in the Faculty of LA&PS that have completed 60 credits (three year degree) or 90 credits (Honours degree) and maintained a minimum GPA of 5.0 (C+) may apply through OCAS to the following diploma programs at Seneca College: Broadcasting-TV (RTYT), Broadcasting-Radio (RTYR), Journalism (JRNY), or Creative Advertising (CABY). Once admitted, students will spend the last two years of their studies concurrently completing courses at York University and Seneca College. Successful students will graduate with a BA degree (90 credits) or an Honours BA degree (120 credits) and a College Diploma in a communication related field after four or five years of full time studies. Further information from York University can be found below:

Broadcasting-TV (RTYT)
Broadcasting-Radio (RTYR)
Journalism (JRNY)
Creative Advertising (CABY)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology
Seneca Program: Joint York Seneca Certificate in Rehabilitation Services

York University students in the BA Psychology program that have completed the required 60 credits (three year degree) or 90 credits (Honours degree) and maintained a minimum GPA of 5.0 (C+) may apply to the York Seneca Joint Program in Rehabilitation Services by submitting a hard copy application to the program assistant at York University. Please note that students can only apply to the York Seneca Rehabilitation Certificate Program between January and March of their second (three year degree) or third (Honours degree) year of studies. During the two last years of study, students will be required to take 30 required credits at York University and 30 required credits at Seneca College. In addition to in-class academic instruction, students will be required to complete two full year courses involving a total of 800 hours of supervised fieldwork. Successful students will graduate with a jointly awarded York/Seneca certificate in Rehabilitation Services and a BA degree (90 credits), an Honours BA degree (120 credits), a BSc degree (90 credits) or an Honours BSc degree (120 credits) after four or five years of full time studies.

More information ca be found here.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Law & Society
Seneca Program: Court and Tribunal Administration (Articulated)

York University graduates of the BA program in Law & Society may apply through OCAS to the Court and Tribunal Administration (CTAT) program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and spend only two semesters at Seneca College to complete this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a 4-week unpaid field placement at the end of the second semester which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers. Successful students will graduate with a BA degree and a College diploma after four years of full time studies.

More information can be found here.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Law & Society
Seneca Program: Law Clerk (Accelerated)

University graduates of the BA program in Law & Society may apply through OCAS to the Law Clerk (LCKA) program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students will receive transfer credit and spend only three semesters at Seneca College to complete this four semesters College diploma program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a 4-week unpaid field placement at the end of the second semester which will provide them with work experience and exposure to potential employers. Successful students will graduate with a BA degree and a Law Clerk diploma after less than four years of full time studies.

More information can be found here.

Degree: Bachelor of Science Technology in Applied Biotechnology
Seneca Program: Biotechnology Advanced

York University students wishing to transfer into the Biotechnology Advanced Diploma program may qualify to begin their Seneca College studies in a higher semester than One. At the discretion of the academic area, upper level entry may be granted to applicants who partially qualify with the understanding that they need to take additional courses from previous semesters. For further details about this program, contact the Student Advisor, School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry, Seneca at 416.491.5050 ext. 33769.

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Seneca Program:Chemical Engineering Technology

York University graduates of the BSc in Chemistry that have maintained a minimum GPA of 5.0 (C+) may apply through OCAS to the Chemical Engineering Technology advanced diploma program at Seneca College. Once admitted, students can expect to graduate within only four semesters at Seneca College to complete this six semester College advanced diploma program. Additional transfer credits will be granted for students with equivalent credits in Biology, Statistics, Water Analysis, English and Technical Writing. Successful students will graduate with a BSc degree and a College advanced diploma after five years of full time studies.

ONCAT Business Programs - College to Seneca College Transfer

Ontario's 24 colleges have signed the first-ever province-wide agreement that grants recognition for the entire previous years' credits when a student in a business diploma program transfers to the same program at another college. "This is a breakthrough agreement among all colleges that will help eliminate duplication and cut costs for students," said David Agnew, the president of Seneca College and chair of Colleges Ontario. "For transfer students in business, this represents a substantial savings of time and money."

The agreement, announced by Colleges Ontario and the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), applies to students in:

This unique universal college agreement allows students to easily transfer among all college business programs across Ontario

International Agreements

Yes, minimum grade of C (60%) for most diploma programs and a minimum grade of C+ (65%) for Seneca degree programs. To find out if your program has any additional policy requirements, please visit our Program Specific Policy Page.