General Information About Transfer Credit

What is Transfer Credit?

Transfer Credit is credit given by the University of Regina for academic work done at other institutions. If you have completed studies at a recognized post-secondary institution, or if you have completed courses within a recognized advanced high school program, you may be eligible to receive credit for courses at the University of Regina.

Transfer Credit Eligibility

Our Course by Course Transfer Credit Database has unofficial information on some of the transfer credit the University currently recognizes. You may also want to view our Program Articulation and Joint Program Pathways.

To be eligible for transfer credit consideration, coursework must be taken at a post-secondary institution where one of the following conditions is satisfied.

  • A Canadian institution that is a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada or Universities Canada.
  • A Canadian institution that is affiliated with a Universities Canada member institution, or accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) or the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
  • An institution from the USA that is a member of a regional accreditation body as recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • An institution outside of Canada or the USA that has been approved by its country's approved authority for education as determined by the Enrolment Services Admissions Unit or; the UR International's Admissions Unit or; by the Registrar or; by a qualified international qualifications assessment service.
  • Courses taken at a Quebec CGEP toward the completion of a DEC that have not been used to meet admission requirements will be considered for transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.

Other recognized coursework includes:

Information on our website and in our database does not constitute an official transfer credit assessment. Some of the reasons that transfer credit may not be granted are:

  • A course may not fit a program.
  • Some programs require a minimum number of courses to be completed at the University of Regina (residence).
  • Some academic units require a minimum grade in order to grant credit. For a comparison with other institutional grading schemes, please click here.
  • Some academic units will not grant credit for courses that are considered to be stale dated. View Appendix A of the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy for further information.

Courses taken at the undergraduate level will not be recognized for graduate level transfer credit and courses taken at the graduate level will not be recognized for transfer credit at the undergraduate level.

Transfer Credit Process

The process of awarding transfer credit begins after admission. Prospective students should consult our Transfer Credit Database to perform their own assessment prior to applying for admission or while they are awaiting a decision on their application. Transfer Credit Advising Appointments are also available for guidance on potential credits unique to your situation.

We reserve the right to deny transfer credit for any institution that is not included on an admission application and failure to declare an institution may result in re-evaluation or revocation of admission.

Transfer credit process for new students:

Once you have been offered admission to an undergraduate credit program, your file will be sent to our office for review. We will automatically assess official transcripts for any Canadian or United States post-secondary institution and CEGEP submitted with your application. You will receive a notice of our assessment by email approximately 3 weeks after your admission offer. If you haven’t received an assessment after 3 weeks, please reach out to us at with your student ID. A transfer credit fee of $100 is charged with the application for undergraduate admission to cover this service.

Official transcripts for international post-secondary institutions are assessed by submitting a request form and paying the $100 fee. A transfer credit assessment will be performed on all international post-secondary institutions declared on your application for admission within 3 weeks of receiving your request.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) transcripts are assessed automatically upon receipt of official transcripts directly from the testing agency. These transcripts are distinct from your provincial Ministry of Education high school transcript. High school transcripts can be used for admissions purposes but do not have the details necessary to assess AP and IB transfer credit. Please have your official AP and IB transcripts sent at the time of application or shortly after receiving an admission offer. If you are submitting your transcripts after admission, then please email us at when you have received confirmation from the testing agency that the transcripts have been sent. General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-level) courses are also assessed automatically upon receipt of an official transcript.

Transfer credit process for current University of Regina students:

Admitted students who are eligible to register for courses at the University of Regina are considered current students. Current students must receive permission from their Faculty or Federated College before registering for courses at another institution. Permission may be granted through a Letter of Permission (LOP) or an Exchange Agreement. Students are responsible for sending official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office (LOP) or to the Study Abroad Office (Exchange) upon completion of their studies at the other institution. Transfer credit will be applied as per the terms of your permission once official transcripts have been received.

There is a $30 fee per approved course on a Letter of Permission. This fee is charged when the letter is issued and is non-refundable if you cancel your LOP registration. Additional fees apply for changes to an existing LOP. The University of Regina reserves the right to refuse transfer credit for courses taken without permission.

Minimum Grade Requirement for the Awarding of Transfer Credit

Student's Faculty

Minimum grade considered for transfer credit

U.S. post-secondary equivalent grade



C- (1.7 GPA)

Business Administration


C (2.0 GPA)

Centre for Continuing Education


C- (1.7 GPA)



C (2.0 GPA)

Engineering and Applied Science


C (2.0 GPA)

Fine Arts


C (2.0 GPA)

Kinesiology & Health Studies


C (2.0 GPA)



C (2.0 GPA)



C (2.0 GPA)

Social Work


C- (1.7 GPA)

Alpha and 4-point Grading Scales Conversion

To see how the current University of Regina grading system relates to the Alpha and 4-point grading scales, please click here.

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

Students seeking transfer credit for undergraduate courses should review the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Transfer Credit Appeals

Appeals on the award of transfer credit, the denial of transfer credit, and/or the applicability of transfer credit to a student’s chosen program are first made with an informal discussion with the academic area.

Students who are not satisfied with the results of the informal discussion can appeal to the Registrar. The student must submit a rationale outlining the results of the informal discussion with the academic area and provide the reasons why the transfer credit should be considered for review (see the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy). Courses that have not been successfully completed, do not meet the minimum grade requirement of the academic area, or have been completed at an institution deemed not be eligible will not be considered for appeal.

The Registrar will coordinate a review of the transfer credit appeal with the following individuals:

  • The Dean of the Faculty or the Director of the Academic Unit and;
  • The Department Head or Program Chair or Associate Dean (Academic), as relevant; and
  • One faculty member from the subject area of appeal.

The Registrar will Chair the review. Decisions of the review committee are final.

General Transfer Credit Rules and Guidelines

  1. The University of Regina accepts the principle that appropriate courses taken at colleges, technical institutes and other universities will be recognized for transfer credit.
  2. It is the student's responsibility to send the official transcript(s) to the Admissions' Office for possible transfer credit.
  3. Transfer credit will not be awarded for any courses taken at institutions that are not listed on the application form.
  4. The amount of credit may be limited depending upon the program in which the student chooses to enroll. Most faculties at the university require that a substantial portion of the program (usually at least half) be taken at the University of Regina. The criteria for granting transfer credit may vary from one faculty to another. Some require minimum grades for transfer while others will not consider courses completed prior to a certain date.
  5. Grades obtained in courses taken at other universities are not included in calculating the grade point average for graduation except where such courses are required to be taken at the other institutions as part of a specific University of Regina program. Grades obtained in courses taken at other institutions may be used for assessing admission to a faculty or program or for other purposes.
  6. Students who seek admission to any faculty of the University of Regina with advanced standing must submit a calendar of the university, if outside Canada, at which they have previously studied as well as a copy of each course description. If the material is in a language other than English or French, a notarized original translation must accompany the documents.

More specific information on Transfer Credit at the University of Regina can be found in the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Attend Transfer Credit Advising &/or Information Session

Have questions or need more information? Individual appointments and bi-weekly information sessions are available. These are offered remotely via zoom. A personalized link will be sent by email prior to the appointment. Register here:

Request a Transfer Credit Assessment of International Transcripts

Submit the request form if you have already been admitted and would like a transfer credit assessment of your international post-secondary transcripts. There is a $100 fee for the assessment.

Submit Course Outlines for Transfer Credit

A transfer credit assessment may include an equivalent placeholder of TRCR DOC. This placeholder signifies that the course hasn’t been previously assessed or has an existing assessment that is stale-dated (assessed more than 10 years ago). A course outline, also known as a syllabus, is required to determine equivalence.

To submit a course outline for assessment please complete the Course Assessment Request form and send it to Transfer Credit Services by email:

Only courses with the potential to be used in a student’s program will be assessed. We may not assess a course if the residency limits of the program have been met or if a course does not meet the minimum grade for transfer. We do not assess course outlines for prospective students.

Course outlines are specific to the term and course section taken and should include the following details:

  • Subject and course code;
  • Credit value and/or instructional hours;
  • Learning objectives and topics covered;
  • Evaluation methods with weighing (i.e. mid-term 25%, essay 15%; weekly quizzes 10%, final exam 50%);
  • Reference material such as textbook.

Contact Information

General inquires and questions about the status of your transfer credit assessment can be made by contacting:

Transfer Credit Services - Registrar's Office
Administrative and Humanities Building
AH 210
Phone: 306-585-4115

Prior Learning and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is for those who have acquired significant knowledge and skills outside the formal university classroom.

More information about Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition can be found here.