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TRANSFER IN 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. Courses are subject to minimum grade and currency (age) requirements. Please read FAQs below under "Want To Know More". **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

Find out more about equivalencies and eligibility for transfer credits.

English Transfer Credits

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 offices.

Transfer Credit From Other Colleges and Universities

Important information about your CCPT Testing and Transfer Credit.

If you have been asked to do a CCPT test for English, but you have previous postsecondary studies, please read the following:

Conferred Degree Holders
You may qualify for an exemption from your first semester English course if you completed a degree at another postsecondary institution where English is the language of instruction. If this is the case, please do not register for a CCPT and follow the transfer credit process.

Individual Transfer Credit
If you acheived a grade of 60% or above in an English course taken at a recognized postsecondary institution, you may also qualify for a Transfer Credit in your first semester English course. If this is the case, please do not register for a CCPT and follow the transfer credit process.

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

Learn more by contacting a Student Mobility Advisor at transferopportunities@humber.ca.

 

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.

Eligibile

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

Non-Eligibile

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

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.

Diploma to Diploma - to transfer Diploma-level course(s) from another post-secondary institution to Humber, for Liberal Studies Diploma-Level credit

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 considered an elective in your program and at Humber. 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.

Diploma to Degree - to transfer Diploma-level course(s) from another post-secondary institution to Humber, for Liberal Studies (Breadth Elective) Degree-Level 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 65% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is considered an elective in your program and at Humber. 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.

Degree to Diploma - to transfer Degree-level course(s) from another post-secondary institution to Humber, for Liberal Studies Diploma-Level credit

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 considered an elective in your program and at Humber. 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.

Degree to Degree - to transfer Degree-level course(s) from another post-secondary institution to Humber, for Liberal Studies (Breadth Elective) Degree-Level 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 considered an elective in your program and at Humber. 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

CEGEP, GCE, IB, AP to Diploma - to transfer CEGEP, CAPE, GCE, IB, or AP course(s) from another post-secondary institution to Humber, for Liberal Studies Diploma-Level credit

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?

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STEP 1: FIND YOUR MATCH

Review the courses in your Humber program and compare them to post-secondary courses completed prior to Humber. You are welcome to apply to transfer elective courses and courses that are comparable to specific core courses in your Humber program.

Please note: 

  • Your credits must be no older than 5 years for core courses and 10 years for writing, math and elective courses to be eligible to transfer.
  • Your credits must have a grade no lower than ‘C’ (60%) to transfer between the same credential level and no lower than a 'C+' (65%) to transfer from a diploma to a degree.

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STEP 2: COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

Course Outlines

Check the database above for pre-approved courses. If you do not see a direct course equivalency, we will require a detailed course outline from the sending institution for the year you took the course. Detailed course outlines are not required for pre-approved courses that appear in the database.

Transcripts and International Document Assessment

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STEP 3: APPLY

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.

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STEP 4: TRACK YOUR TRANSFER CREDITS

Transfer credit will be posted to your Academic Progress report on MyHumber 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 are responsible for dropping the course from your timetable.

Please refer to the Humber Academic Calendar for important course enrollment and withdrawal deadlines.

 

Important Reminders:

  1. We do not accept incomplete applications. Please ensure you have all the required documents at the time of submission.
  2. Transfer credit fees will be posted to your MyHumberaccount. See humber.ca/fees for more information.
  3. We provide exemption for WRIT 100 - level English course if a student holds a conferred degree from a recognized Canadian or American institution. Please read our FAQ section under "Want To Know More" 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 and WES/ICAS evaluation to the Office of Registrar for assessment.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Read these FAQs for everything you need to know about transferring into Humber.

Course outlines are used to help assess course learning outcomes for transfer credit and PLAR. They must come directly from the institution, which delivered the course and should include the following;

  • Name of the institution
  • Course Name or title
  • Course Code
  • Course Year
  • Course Description
  • Prerequisites, Co-requisites and course equivalencies
  • Course Restrictions
  • Class Hours
  • Credit Value
  • Program outcomes
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Employability Skills
  • Learning resources
  • Required materials
  • Prescribed texts
  • Modes of Evaluation
  • Course Content( which may include labs, evaluations and methodology)
  • PLAR Eligibility
  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.

Transfer credit will normally be assessed for course work completed within 5 years of the term of admission for core courses and 10 years of the term of admission for general education, breadth, English and Mathematics courses. Some exceptions by program may be required at the direction of regulatory bodies.

Transfer credit will be awarded for approved courses with a minimum grade of 60% or equivalent except in the case of transfer from diploma level to degree-level programs where a minimum of 65% is required. Some exceptions by program may be required at the direction of regulatory bodies.

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.

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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.

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.

No. If you are applying for an English and or/Math course, DO NOT register and complete your CCPT test. Follow the transfer credit process above. Be sure to submit your application early, as this may impact your results. Please note: If your transfer credit is denied, you will still be required to register and take the placement test. Late fees may apply.

Yes, please submit a transfer credit application along with your official conferred degree transcript to the Office of the Registrar for review. If you have previously sent your transcript through ontariocolleges.ca with a conferred degree status, then a Student Mobility Advisor will be able to access this for you. No fee is required for this exemption.

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.