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Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another recognized 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.

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.

Is your education:

  • Early August for Transfer Credit for fall term
  • Early December for Transfer Credit for winter term
  • Early April for Transfer credit for summer term

For specific deadlines on the last day to submit requests for Transfer Credit, check out our listing of important dates.

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

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.