Transfer of credits

Knowledge is global, so Acsenda may award transfer credits from accredited institutions across the world.

If you have already earned college and university credits, this is a great way to shorten the time it takes for you to get your diploma or degree.

Acsenda Credit Transfer Policies

Acsenda will acknowledge prior studies taken at other recognized and accredited post-secondary institutions by awarding transfer credits up to the maximum allowed under the residency requirement (see below for definition of Residency Requirement). Also, courses appropriate for transfer credit can be applied to fulfill specific or general requirements of a business degree.

Applicants may request transfer credit for courses successfully completed at any recognized and accredited post-secondary institution. Transfer credits are awarded to courses completed at B.C. colleges and universities based on the principles of the BC transfer system as described in the B.C. Transfer Guide. Besides, students are advised to check the guide for current transfer agreements between BC institutions and Acsenda School of Management.

Credits are awarded on a case-by-case basis where a course has not yet been articulated but is appropriate for transfer.  Similarly, transfer credit for courses successfully completed at accredited institutions outside B.C will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If students are applying from institutions where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to have a course catalogue or official course descriptions sent directly to Acsenda by the institutions offering the courses.

Applicants, from international schools, where the language of instruction is other than English or French will be required to have their transcripts and course descriptions translated by certified translators. International applicants might be required to have their academic credentials evaluated by an evaluation service like ECE, ICES or WES.

Limitations, Restrictions and Residency Requirements

Students are advised that transfer credits will be granted only for approved courses in which passing grades have been obtained. Transfer credits are awarded both as assigned and unassigned credits. Assigned credits are awarded for courses with content acceptably similar to courses offered by Acsenda. Unassigned credits are granted where course-to-course equivalencies cannot be established. Therefore, such credits may be allowed as electives and may also be used to fulfill credit requirements for the degree.

Applicants’ admission requirements as transfer students must have completed, with a C average (a grade point average of 2.0), a minimum of 18 transfer credits, assigned and unassigned, appropriate to the BBA degree program. If fewer than 18 credits have been completed during previous studies or the credits earned for courses taken at other institutions cannot be applied to the BBA degree program; applicants will be required to submit official transcripts of their high school records.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a previously attended post-secondary institution for academic failure may be granted permission; one year after completion of the suspension to attempt selected courses by the Dean as an Access Student for one term.

Submission and Notification of Credits

Applicants requesting transfer credit must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Official transcripts are defined as those sent directly to the Registrar’s office at Acsenda by the institutions previously attended. Additionally, transcripts must be sent in a timely manner otherwise offers for admission may be withdrawn. However, transcripts provided by the student do not qualify as Official.

Acsenda shall notify students, in writing, of all assigned and unassigned transfer credits awarded, and of assigned course credits offered for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Appeal of Credit Transfer Award

Students who consider the evaluation of their academic credentials to be an inaccurate assessment of the number or types of credits earned may submit to the Registrar a letter of appeal requesting a re-evaluation of transfer credits.