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TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

START YOUR TRANSFER CREDIT SEARCH

Choose your educational institution and look for the courses you have completed for possible Humber Transfer credit:

Don’t see your institution or course?
Don’t worry! You can still apply for transfer credit.
Please be sure to carefully follow the steps below to have your course(s) assessed.

*This database is for reference only. Humber may accept or deny transfer credits from other postsecondary institutions based on our own academic guidelines.

**Humber to Humber courses are not part of this database. Please speak to your program coordinator about course equivalencies.

ENGLISH, MATH, & LIBERAL ARTS TRANSFER CREDITS

UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFER CREDIT PROCESS

Read more about course equivalencies to find out if you may be eligible for transfer credits.

English Course Equivalencies and Transfer Credits

After completing the Humber English Placement Test, students may apply to transfer credits for their first-semester or subsequent English courses if they have satisfactorily completed an equivalent writing course at another post-secondary institution. If they have completed an equivalent course at Humber, they may apply for a course equivalency.

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits below.

English Course Equivalencies for Courses Taken at Humber

  • Exemption from Semester 1 WRIT (100, 120, 108, etc.) occurs if the student has completed another 100-level WRIT, ESOL, or GAS English course.
  • Exemption from Semester 2 WRIT (200, 220, 208, etc.) occurs if the student has completed another 200-level WRIT, ESOL, or GAS English course.

Students in this situation should complete a “Program Course Equivalency Application Form.” Application forms are available in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences office (all campuses).

Minimum requirements for Transferring Courses from Another Institution

The minimum requirements for any student who wishes to transfer a diploma- or degree-level English course from another post-secondary institution normally include all of the following:

  • An equivalent writing course (where English is the language of instruction).
  • A minimum grade of 60% (or the equivalent letter grade) in the course.
  • The course must be from an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Students in this situation should complete a “Transfer Credit Application Form.” Application forms are available in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences office as well as the Office of the Registrar (all campuses).

Required Documentation

Students who wish to transfer diploma- or degree-level English courses from another postsecondary institution must present all of the following:

  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official course outline (MUST include detailed course description, learning objectives, breakdown of assignments, reading syllabus, and method of evaluation).
  • Completed Transfer Credit Application Form and payment.

If the institution is outside of Canada, all documents must be translated (where necessary) and assessed for equivalency by one of the following:

Math Transfer Credits

If you have completed math courses at the college or university level you may be eligible for transfer credits. Transfer credits are determined by the number of hours in the course you have completed (at least 45) and how well the learning outcomes of the course that you have taken match the learning outcomes of our math courses (which include three categories: general mathematics, business mathematics, and technical mathematics).

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits below.

Eligibility

The following course levels may be eligible for Math course credit:

  • From: Diploma-Level Course For: Diploma-Level Credit
  • From: Degree-Level Course For: Diploma-Level Credit
  • From: Degree-Level Course For: Degree-Level Credit

The following are not eligible for transferable credits:

  • High school credits at the C or U level.
  • Math Placement Test resulting in a placement into either one of the following courses: BMTH 010 (Business Math if you have applied to a Business program such as Accounting, Business Marketing, Business Management) or TMTH 010 (Technical Math if you have applied to an Applied Technology program such as Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Sustainable Energy and Building Technology, etc.)
  • Diploma-Level Course toward Degree-Level Credit

Minimum requirements
Minimum requirements for students who have taken diploma- or degree-level Math courses at another postsecondary institution normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical but is very similar, to a Humber Math course.
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Required documentation

  • Required documentation for students who have taken diploma- or degree-level Math courses at another postsecondary institution normally include:
  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).
  • Completed Application Form and payment.

If the institution is outside of North America, all documents must be translated (where necessary) and assessed for equivalency by one of the following:

Liberal Studies Transfer Credits

Transfer credit for individual Liberal Studies courses is awarded when a student is granted credit for completed academic work at another post-secondary institution. The credit should meet Humber's General Education (diploma) or Breadth Elective (degree) requirements.  Courses from the Humanities (e.g. History, Literature, Philosophy), Natural Sciences (e.g. Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies) and Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) often meet these requirements. If a student is seeking transfer credit for a specific program-required course, then the learning outcomes of the course in question should be equivalent to the required Liberal Studies course.

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits below.

Required Documentation
Students who have taken post-secondary liberal studies courses at another institution are normally required to provide the following:

  • An official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • An official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).
  • A completed application form and payment.

To check for pre-approved transfer credit courses, please check the transfer credit search above.  

If the institution is outside of Canada and the US, the transcript must be assessed for equivalency and translated (where necessary) by one of the following:

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Diploma-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Diploma-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

  • GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences is the General Education foundation course and is designed to introduce students to the breadth of disciplines in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The GNED 101 course will normally be the last General Education transfer credit applied to the student's record. For example, if a student qualifies for two General Education transfer credits and is in a program that requires two General Education courses and GNED 101, the student would still have to take the GNED 101 to satisfy the program requirements; in this case, only if a third transfer credit is granted, would an exemption from GNED 101 be granted.

Program-Designated General Education Courses and Credit:

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum.  For example, in the Practical Nursing program, PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction is a course that all students in the Practical Nursing program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated course, if and only if, the course meets ALL of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the program-designated course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a General Education Elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 150 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated courses cannot take the same course for General Education credit. For example, students required to take PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction as part of their program are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 150 for General Education Elective credit.

Minimum requirements 

The minimum requirement for Diploma-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Degree-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 75% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber Liberal Studies Breadth Elective course.  Courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

Program-Designated Liberal Studies Courses and Degree-Breadth Electives

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum. For example, in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program, PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology is a program-designated Liberal Studies course that all students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated courses if and only if, the course on the student’s application meets all of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated Liberal Studies course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a Liberal Studies breadth elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 1000 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for any additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated Liberal Studies courses cannot take the same course as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective. For example, students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program are required to take PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology and are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 1000 as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective.

Block Transfers

  • Students who have received admission under block transfer agreements have already received some degree breadth elective credit for their prior study and will not be granted additional transfer credit for those courses.

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Degree-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Diploma-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

  • GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences is the General Education foundation course and is designed to introduce students to the breadth of disciplines in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The GNED 101 course will normally be the last General Education transfer credit applied to the student's record. For example, if a student qualifies for two General Education transfer credits and is in a program that requires two General Education courses and GNED 101, the student would still have to take the GNED 101 to satisfy the program requirements; in this case, only if a third transfer credit is granted, would an exemption from GNED 101 be granted.

Program-Designated General Education Courses and Credit:

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum.  For example, in the Practical Nursing program, PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction is a course that all students in the Practical Nursing program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated course, if and only if, the course meets ALL of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the program-designated course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a General Education Elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 150 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated courses cannot take the same course for General Education credit. For example, students required to take PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction as part of their program are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 150 for General Education Elective credit.

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Degree-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Degree-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber Liberal Studies Breadth Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

Program-Designated Liberal Studies Courses and Degree-Breadth Electives

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum. For example, in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program, PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology is a program-designated Liberal Studies course that all students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated courses if and only if, the course on the student’s application meets all of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated Liberal Studies course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a Liberal Studies breadth elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 1000 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for any additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated Liberal Studies courses cannot take the same course as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective. For example, students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program are required to take PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology and are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 1000 as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective.

Block Transfers

  • Students who have received admission under block transfer agreements have already received some degree breadth elective credit for their prior study and will not be granted additional transfer credit for Liberal Studies Breadth Electives.

 Liberal Studies credit (e.g., PSYC 1600 Infant and Child Development or SOCI 1900 Family Dynamics).

Collect the UNB transfer credit application form from the Registrar's Office

Transferrable Course

Minimum Requirements

Required Documentation

For ALL listed below:
CEGEP
CAPE
GCE
IB
AP

  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education course.

AND the requirement listed below:

  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).

CEGEP: Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade for diploma-level credit; and 75% or the equivalent letter grade for degree-level credit.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

CAPE: Caribbean Advanced Placement Exams

  • Courses passed at the 2-unit level with minimum grades of 1, 2, or 3, depending on the program.
  • If an Official transcript is not available, then provide a Certifying Statement from the Caribbean Examinations Council.

GCE: General Certificate of Education

  • Advanced-level courses passed with final grades of “C” or better, depending on the program.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

IB: International Baccalaureate

  • A minimum grade of 5 or better.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

AP: Advanced Placement

  • A minimum grade of 4 or better. 

See normally-required documentation listed above.

READY TO TRANSFER YOUR CREDITS?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY

Application Process & Form 

Step 1

Review the curriculum for your program.

Step 2

If you feel there are courses that you may be eligible to transfer based on your previous education, be sure to check the database above for pre-approved courses. If you see your previous course listed, you DO NOT need to submit the detailed course outline.

If you do not see a direct course equivalency, we will require a detailed course outline from the year the course was taken.

Step 3

Acquire an official transcript from your previous institution. We will not accept unofficial transcripts. If a transcript is not sealed by the sending institution, we cannot accept the transcript. 

International transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of following:

Please have your institution send the transcript directly to you so that you can submit it with your application.

Alternatively,you can also request that your institution send a copy of your transcript directly to Ontario Colleges. This will be uploaded electronically and viewable to Humber staff so we can print this and add it to your application for you.

Step 4

Please submit all required documentation to the Office of the Registrar at the campus you will be attending at least 4 weeks prior to the start of class.

Step 5

Check your Academic Progress available on your MyHumber account. While your application is pending, the courses will appear as “IP” in progress. If a transfer credit is approved, you will see “TRC” with a green check mark. Once a course is approved, you should drop the course from your timetable.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  1. Sending in an incomplete application will inevitably delay the assessment and processing of your transfer credit application. All transfer credit requests for your program should be submitted together to avoid additional processing fees.

  2. In order to have your transfer credits assessed, payment must be made to the Office of the Registrar (in-person, by certified cheque, or by phone, our transfer advisor will call you to follow-up) 

  3. Students may be eligible for exemption from their WRIT 100 - level English course if they hold a conferred degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
    Please visit our FAQ section for more information.

    If you have a degree from an institution outside of Canada, you may still be eligible for an exemption. Please submit your transfer credit application, official transcript and fee to the Office of Registrar for assessment.

  4. Receiving transfer credit may impact your OSAP eligibility if you drop below full-time status. Please contact the financial aid department for more information.

  5. International students should speak to a student advisor if they have any questions about how transfer credit may impact their student or work visas.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET THE CREDIT YOU DESERVE

  1. Individual Transfer Credit is awarded to students who have completed a similar or equivalent course at another postsecondary institution that is considered equal in content or academic value.
  2. Block Transfer usually occurs when a group of courses taken at a sending institution is equivalent to a group of courses required at the receiving institution. Please visit http://humber.ca/programs-academics/transfer-options/diploma-degree for Humber’s Pathway Options.

The charge for processing Transfer Credits is $25.00 for one course, $50.00 for two courses, and $75.00 for three or more courses when submitted at the same time. The charge for processing transfer credits is non-refundable, regardless of the result of the application and actual courses granted an exemption

Students can either submit their application form and supporting documents in person to the Office of the Registrar or you can mail it to the Office of the Registrar. Please note, applications should be submitted to your attending campus. If you choose to mail your application, you may want to consider using Priority Post or Express Post, so that you can track your package, but it is not mandatory to send it this way. Regular mail is also acceptable.

The two main campus addresses are as follows:

  1. Humber North Campus
    205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M9W 5L7
  2. Humber Lakeshore Campus
    2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M8V 4B6

Make sure to address your package to Attention: Office of the Registrar - Transfer Services

It is advised that transfer credit applications are requested four (4) weeks prior to the start of the semester to avoid any fee or academic penalty dates as outlined on the academic calendar. However, we accept transfer credits all year round. 

By applying four weeks prior to the start of the term, students allow themselves sufficient time to make an informed registration decision (i.e. adding a replacement course from a future semester or having a semester with a reduced course load).

Yes, students can apply for transfer credit if they have completed courses at a recognized institution outside of Canada. Students must still complete the transfer application form, include an official evaluated transcript(s), detailed course outline(s) (translated if applicable), and the application fee to the Office of the Registrar- Transfer Services.

Please Note: Contact information on the application form must be filled out in order for us to contact you for payment.

All international transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by- course basis by one of the following certified credential evaluation services:

  • World Education Services (WES)
  • International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS)

Transfer credits that have been previously granted and listed on the ONCAT website, will be granted immediately and course outlines are not required. Otherwise, processing times are typically between

1 - 4 weeks.

Students may track the status of their transfer request through the online student portal by viewing their Academic Progress report through Myhumber.ca.

Results can be viewed on the Academic Progress Report through your MyHumber account.

For transfer credits under review, students will see the credit as “transferred from” with a status of IP (in-progress).

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For approved transfer credits, students will see the green check mark (complete) beside their transfer credit request.

transfer faq 2

Denied transfer credits will show the course as “still needed” with the ‘transferred from” information removed and there will be a note on the “Petitions” tab that indicates the transfer credit was rejected.

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Please note, your MyHumber account will be updated 1 business day after the submission of your application.

Depending on when you submitted and paid for your transfer credit application, you may be able to withdraw from your course.

If you applied for transfer credit from a course you are currently enrolled in on or before the last day for a drop without academic penalty, you can withdraw from the course through your MyHumber account. If you are having difficulty, please complete the e-form through your MyHumber account.

If you applied for transfer credit from a course for a future semester, please do not enroll in the course during your registration period.

Yes, students must complete any applicable required placement testing prior to applying for transfer credits. If students do not place at the credit level, they may not be eligible for transfer credit.

For General Electives, the last course to which transfer credit applies is normally GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences. For example, if a student qualifies for two General Elective transfer credits and is in a program that requires two General Elective courses and GNED 101, the student would still have to take the GNED 101 course to satisfy the program requirements; in this case, only if a third transfer credit is granted, would an exemption from GNED 101 be granted.

General Education (diploma level) courses are intended to train graduates to be analytical thinkers and effective communicators in whatever career they have chosen. For more information and course offerings, please visit http://liberalarts.humber.ca/courses/all-courses.html.

Breadth Electives are designed to broaden and deepen the expertise of degree graduates by exposing them to knowledge, ways of thinking, and methodologies outside their areas of specialization. For more information and course offerings, please visit http://liberalarts.humber.ca/courses/all-courses.html.

Typically, postgraduate transfer credits are not granted unless you have a higher credential (i.e. Master’s level course). Please speak to your program coordinator if you feel that the learning outcomes from your degree course may be eligible and then follow the steps in the Ready to Transfer Your Credits section above.

The Registrar's Office will keep your paper application for one academic year from the date you submitted it. If you would like to request more transfer credit beyond this point or have questions about the transfer credits you submitted, you will need to resubmit a new transfer credit application, official transcript and course outlines, plus the fee for assessment.

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