No, the transfer credit process is free.
Certificate, diploma, and graduate certificate programs require a minimum grade of “C” (60 per cent) for to be considered for transfer credit in most programs.
Degree programs require a minimum grade of “C+” (65 per cent) to be considered for transfer credit in most programs.
Contact your student adviser to discuss the possibility of a Prior Learning Assessment.
You can contact the Degree and Credit Transfer Office for all of your questions/concerns.
You can email, call, or visit the office in person at the Newnham Campus.
416.491.5050 ext. 26464
In person inquiries:
Newnham Campus, Room D2000
1750 Finch Ave. East
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unless your previous postsecondary institution has a formal agreement with a program at Seneca which outlines how much credit you would receive, transfer credit evaluation decisions will not be processed until you become a Seneca student. Students can visit the ONTransfer course-for-course equivalency database which does outline which courses have been granted from institutions in the province of Ontario.
Transfer credit deadlines for each term can be found in the online Academic Calendar. Evaluation results for applications received after the deadlines may not be processed prior to Seneca’s drop deadline.
Contact the appropriate Faculty at your previous institution for assistance.
A credential evaluation is required to determine if your prior institution and/or program is recognized in Canada and to convert your grades and credits into a recognizable standard.
After You Submit a Transfer Credit Request
It takes approximately two to four weeks to receive a transfer credit decision.
Once you have submitted your Transfer Credit Request form and all supporting documents, please monitor your Transfer Credit Report for a decision. It can be accessed by logging into Student Centre and selecting “Transfer Credit Report” in the “Academics” drop-down menu. Continue to monitor your account for outstanding decisions.
Students are expected to drop courses for which they have been granted transfer credit by themselves on their Student Centre account.
If you receive a decision after the drop deadline, please contact the Registration Office to inform them that a credit has been granted. They will confirm all deadlines have been met and, if eligible, can drop the course from your timetable.
If you do not agree with a credit which has been granted, or if you want to appeal a credit that has been denied, you must submit a Transfer Credit Decision Review application. The application must be submitted to the Degree and Credit Transfer Office within 30 days of the original decision.
Please submit the following:
- A completed Transfer Credit Decision Review form
- A letter outlining the reason for the requested review
- Supporting documentation which may help your appeal
- A copy of your course outline
You will receive a response to the Decision Review Request to your Seneca email account within four weeks.
Communications (COM101) and General Education Policy
You will receive SOC199, CUL199 and EAC199, diploma-level general education courses. This will meet all the general education requirements for your program. To qualify, you must have a three- or four- year degree from a recognized postsecondary institution in Canada.
Please write “Degree” in one of the “Course Title” fields. Enter “P” in the “Grade” field and include the year that you graduated under “Year Completed”. Please refer to the sample below:
You are required to submit your official transcript along with the completed Transfer Credit Request form.
If you are requesting transfer credit for other courses within your program, visit the Transfer Credit web page.
If you have applied to Seneca through OCAS, you may have already received credit for COM101 and General Education courses. You can check the status on your online Seneca Student Centre. To check the status, login and select “Transfer Credit Report” in the “Academics” drop-down menu.
Transferring Seneca Credits
The Degree and Credit Transfer Office at Seneca does not arrange transfer credit for your program at another institution. Your new institution will have a process for transfer credit
Contact your program co-ordinator/student adviser for details regarding internal course equivalencies and substitution credits.