Transferring from a Post-Secondary Institution - Transfer Credit Policies/Procedures
You must disclose all of your post-secondary education at the time you apply for admission. The university is committed to granting appropriate transfer credit to the maximum extent possible. Factors which affect transfer credit include: the type of institution attended, the applicability of the courses to the program the applicant wishes to enter, the grades achieved, and the minimum Laurier course requirements as outlined in the University Regulations chapter in the section, Residence Requirements for a Degree. In particular, for those applicants who have attended a fully accredited university or junior college, wherever possible, a credit-for-credit transfer will be allowed.
The university recognizes that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be virtually equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. If a specific equivalency to a course is not available at Wilfrid Laurier University, we will attempt to award an "unspecified" elective credit.
Transfer credit assessments will be
completed by the appropriate Admissions Coordinator following established
procedures and in consultation with the appropriate faculty as
required. Transfer credit is assessed at the time of admission provided
the admissions office has received official final transcripts and
official course descriptions (if required).
To appeal a transfer credit assessment, it
is the student's responsibility to provide course outlines to the
appropriate admissions coordinator. Upon receipt of these outlines,
transfer credit will be reviewed first by the admissions officer, then
by the dean, director or chair of the program, and if deemed necessary,
by the appropriate admissions committee. Any questions regarding
transfer credit assessments must be provided in writing to the
appropriate admissions officer within 12 months from the date of
admission, or in the event of a program change. Subsequent changes to
policies and regulations will not affect previously awarded transfer
credit. The final decision on transfer credit rests with the undergraduate admissions office.
Transfer students will be selected for admission
on a competitive basis. Normally, a minimum cumulative grade point
average (GPA) of 7.00 (B-) will be required for full-time studies. However, a higher average
may be required for some programs. A GPA lower than 7.0 (to a minimum GPA of 5.0) will be considered for admission to part-time programs. Entry into a degree program, options, faculties and schools of the University is competitive. Possession of the minimum requirements for entry does not guarantee admission.
The applicant is responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and post-secondary schools. The transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office at Laurier. Upon receipt and review of all official transcripts, and any supporting documentation, the applicant will be notified of the admission decision. Transfer credit will be considered for students admitted from other accredited institutions for courses satisfactorily completed subject to the following conditions: