Can you transfer credits from institutions outside of Canada?

Transfer credits are a great way of reducing the time spend on the completion of a degree. Acsenda allows students to transfer credits from other post-secondary institutions within or outside of Canada in order to ease the accessibility of moving between the different institutions and eradicate geographical boundaries for students coming from other countries.

Acsenda is a member of the British Columbia Council of Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) which helps to maintain the quality of the transfer system and guarantees the utility and mobility of credits by providing resources. The BCCAT also manages the BC Transfer System which establishes that students may gain transfer credit for equivalent learning that meets all credential requisites.

Keep in mind that not all institutions are available for transfer credit and that it depends on many factors regarding the courses taken, grades, and similarities overall. If you want more information, go to the article ‘How does the BC Transfer Guide work’?

How does the credit transfer work?

Acsenda is authorized to participate in the BC Transfer System to offer degrees or other programs, and it also offers academic transfer pathways that students can leverage to optimize institution mobility.

Transfer credit is provided for a course where Acsenda offers a similar or parallel course. Remember to check program courses and course outlines in order to see if the course you want to transfer has a reasonably similar level because not all the courses are eligible for transfer credit.

The categories of transfer credit are:

  • Assigned credits: These credits are granted for courses with content similar to courses offered by Acsenda.
  • Unassigned credits: These credits are granted where course-to-course equivalences cannot be established. They can be granted as electives or certain academic requirements for the degree.
  • Block Transfer Credit: These credits are granted to students who have successfully completed a certificate diploma. Also, blocks of courses earned through a previous degree or part of a degree program that may be accepted towards an Acsenda degree requirement.

For credit transfer at Acsenda, a minimum course grade of C (60%) or equivalent is required. Once a credit transfer is approved it cannot be used for other courses.

Applicants looking for transfer credit must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to the Registrar’s office. If you want to transfer credit from an institution where the main language of instruction is not English, you would need to officially translate the transcripts and course descriptions.

How does Acsenda assess credits?

Credits may be granted by the Registrar’s office, based on the agreements and the policies of Transfer Credit. If for any circumstance credits are not evaluated by them, requests will be referred to the Dean of the program. The list of acceptable transfer courses from other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia can be found on the BCCAT website.

Transfer credit awarded will be included in the credit earned toward a degree; it also will be entered as such on the transcript of
the academic record for Acsenda. This type of notification has to be in writing to the student’s address of record. If the Registrar denies transfer credit, reasons for refusal shall be provided to the student. Also, grades for transfer credit will not appear on the Acsenda transcripts nor in the calculation of the GPA.

If you want more information about the categories please go to the Transfer Credit section on the Acsenda website. Also, if you are interested in knowing the transfer credit policies, click the link.

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