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At UWindsor, we are committed to recognizing what you have already learned. We prioritize your most recent academic achievement when determining admissibility, and provide a full review of your previous courses for potential transfer credit after you are accepted at the University of Windsor.
UWindsor's Course Equivalency Database is for reference only and reflects courses previously assessed for transfer credit to the University of Windsor. The database is updated regularly as courses are being reviewed on an ongoing basis.
You can also look through the ONTransfer Course Transfer Guide to see how courses completed at other Ontario postsecondary institutions may be transferred to programs at UWIndsor.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of an Ontario CAAT 2-year or 3-year diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 (70%) for admission.
Transfer Applicants to competitive programs such as Nursing and Social Work have additional supplemental application requirements. These programs are only available for fall entry and have specific application deadlines.
An applicant from an undergraduate degree program at a College of Applied Arts and Technology will follow the same admissions requirements “A Canadian University Degree Program.”
Canadian Citizen and Permanent Resident transfer applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements may be admissible as a Mature Student Applicant
Specific program prerequisite courses and stated averages must have been completed through high school or equivalent courses in post-secondary studies. See program pages for prerequisite information.
CÉGEP applicants will have more than 12 academic semester subjects, including two 603 or 604 series English courses and will follow the same admissions requirements “A Canadian University Degree Program.”
Transfer credit assessment will be completed for courses in excess of the 12 academic required courses for courses with a 60% grade or better, up to a maximum 10 transfer credits.
Canadian college applicants coming from a vocational 2-year or 3-year diploma that is academic in nature will follow the same admissions requirements as “An Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Program”, where they must have completed a minimum of one year with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 (70%) for admission.
Applicants coming from a university preparatory program or undergraduate degree program will follow the same admissions requirements “A Canadian University Degree Program.”
United States university or college applicants coming from a vocational 2-year or 3-year diploma that is academic in nature will follow the same admissions requirements as “An Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Program”, where they must have completed a minimum of one year with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 (70%) for admission.
Applicants coming from an accredited international post-secondary vocational 2-year or 3-year diploma that is academic in nature will follow the same admissions requirements as “An Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Program”, where they must have completed a minimum of one year with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 (70%) for admission.*
Applicants coming from an accredited international post-secondary undergraduate degree program will follow the same admissions requirements “A Canadian University Degree Program.”*
An applicant transferring from a 3-year or 4-year Canadian University degree program with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 60% is eligible for general admission. The following faculties have higher minimum CGPA’s for transfer admission: Odette School of Business – 67%, Engineering – 65%, Social Work – 70% (including a supplementary competitive application and Fall entry only) and Nursing – 75% (including a supplementary competitive application and Fall entry only).
A student who has been required to withdraw from their previous institution will not be accepted to the University of Windsor during the period of their disbarment (typically 1-year).
Review our Transfer Pathways and Course Equivalency Database.
Apply to the University of Windsor with the OUAC 105 Online Application, which includes an evaluation fee.
Follow the instructions in the acknowledgment email you receive to activate your UWin account. Then sign in to UWinsite Student to upload transcripts & other items on your To Do List.
Your initial assessment is based on our Course Equivalency Database. You will be asked to submit course outlines for those not previously evaluated - View the Guidelines.
Your Transfer Credit results can be viewed on UWinsite Student in your Academic Advising Report or Unofficial Transcript after you’ve been activated for registration.
Connect with an Academic Advisor for academic support or Admissions for transfer credit support.
Winter Admission (January start): November 1st
Spring Admission (May start): March 1st
Fall Admission (September start): May 1st
I was attracted to transferring to the University because of the increased opportunities, both academically and socially. All staff and faculty were willing to help and be supportive. When registering for courses I went to meetings designed to teach transfer nursing students how to function as a University student. When I had questions, I emailed or called a Student Success Co-ordinator, and they were always a big help. The memories I have made here will stay with me forever.
Sarah Moore Nursing transfer student from St. Clair College
The bridge program between the University of Windsor and St. Clair College attracted me to transferring, as well as the diversity of the curriculum, proximity to home, developing relationships with like-minded peers and the opportunities to volunteer and grow as a young adult. I had so much support from each school which made the entire transfer process easy and stress free. The transfer advisors, administrators, and professors were all dedicated to help me succeed.
Nicholas Triembacher Business transfer student from St. Clair College
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College transfer students can expect the University of Windsor to provide the most transfer credits possible. Each application is evaluated individually to guarantee the appropriate credits are awarded and may result in more transferable credits.
For additional information on the information provided above, please see the Academic Calendar or contact an Academic Advisor
*Defines the minimum number of transfer credits earned (transfer credit pathway) with the required incoming grades, or the number of courses to complete the UWindsor degree (degree completion).
**Entrance GPAs and requirements are defined in the UWindsor Academic Calendar and vary by program and faculty. Most programs require a minimum of 70% or 73% entrance average, with “fast-track” programs requiring a minimum 80%, although are listed in varying grade scales including letter grades and the 4.0 scale. Conversion of different GPA systems will be completed by the Office of the Registrar equitably.
University transfer students can expect the University of Windsor to provide the most transfer credits possible. Each application is evaluated individually to guarantee the appropriate credits are awarded.
Mature students bring a unique collection of previous learning and work experience. Each mature student is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To be considered as a mature student you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the application and 20 years of age prior to the proposed date of enrolment. As well it is a requirement that you have not been in full time attendance at a secondary school within the previous two years. All mature students must submit a letter of application.
Use our Course Equivalency Database to learn more about possible transfer credits available to you from higher education institutions in Canada & the United States
Applicants presenting IB credentials can receive transfer credit for approved courses where they have achieved IB grades of '5' or more, to a maximum of 10 courses. Completion of the diploma is not a prerequisite for receiving transfer credit. An official final IB transcript should be submitted by the IBO Examining Board to the Office of the Registrar through email@example.com These results can be requested online at the International Baccalaureate Office.
Transfer credit is provided for the following list of approved courses if a student achieves a grade of ‘4’ or more for AP courses, up to a maximum of 10 courses. Official AP College Board results should be sent directly from the College Board to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail referencing the student's name and student number. These must be received before transfer credit can be considered. Request College Board results.
The transfer credit evaluation process can take up to 3-4 weeks to complete and post to the student records from the time the course outlines have been received.
Yes, we will recognize courses completed in the past but considered on an individual basis and some form of course documentation must be provided. Please review the Course Outline Guidelines.
Transfer credit is granted at a minimum grade of 60% for University level / undergraduate degree program courses and 70% for College level / diploma program courses.
The Admissions and Records Officer that is assigned to your application process is point person responsible for evaluating your transfer credits. Additional staff in the Office of the Registrar and in each faculty will be involved in the process of new course evaluations as required, but the primary point of contact is the Admissions and Records Officer for any inquiries.
LOPs are requested through your Admissions Officer by completing the Letter of Permission Application. The form provides the necessary information required and delivery requirements to have the form processed. Please allow for 2 weeks to process. The LOP must be approved prior to course registration at the school you wish to take the course(s) to ensure transfer credit will be granted upon completion of the course.
Transfer credits processed at the time of admission will be present on the Letter of Admission. Transfer credit that is processed after the time of admission can be viewed once the students UWinsite Account is activated for registration, typically 2-3 weeks prior to the start of registration for a term. To view your Transfer Credits, log into your UWinSite account and click on the tab titled, ‘Transfer Credits’.
A Transfer Credit Appeal form must be completed and submitted to the Registrars Office along with additional new supporting course documentation that supports the appeal above and beyond what was originally provided and the original course outline.
Our faculty Subject Matter Evaluators (SME’s) determine credit based on an extensive review of the documentation provided, focussing on course content, learning outcomes, credit weight, number of contact hours and often topics and assignments. If these do not well align to a specific UWindsor course, then an unspecified elective course credit will be issued.
There may be an opportunity to be eligible for a course substitution. Please see an Academic Advisor from your respective program to review your transfer credits and Academic Advising Report to determine what your options.
An unspecified elective course credit (anything that ends in 1XXX, 2XXX, 3XXX, or 4XXX) will be applied towards other/elective requirements for your degree on your Academic Advising Report. Depending on your degree requirements, not all transfer credit granted will align with your degree requirements. It is strongly advised that the student meet with an Academic Advisor.
No, you cannot decline transfer credit; however, you can repeat a course that you earned transfer credit for at UWindsor if you so wish and have the grade you earned in the course count towards your academic records in place of the transfer credit.
If you wish to transfer to another UWindsor degree program, your credits earned through Transfer Credit or through courses taken here will be aligned to your new Academic Advising Report for the new degree program. In some unique cases, some credits that are specific to a faculty may be reassessed.
Not all previously awarded transfer credits may apply to the new degree requirements. It is strongly advised that the student meet with an Academic Advisor.
The course from the previously attended institution has not been previously evaluated by UWindsor for course equivalency and requires review by the appropriate faculty Subject Matter Evaluators (SME’s) to determine transfer credit eligibility and course equivalency.
Students are still eligible to apply for admission and transfer credit assessment past these deadlines up until the start of the term; however, a late application may not receive their transfer credit information prior to registration. This may lead to challenge in determining your course selection and academic plan.
Degree Completion recognizes the completion of a college diploma or university degree by granting admission into an upper year of a specific Windsor program with a defined block of credits, leaving a set number of course requirements to achieved to complete your degree.
Transfer Credits are university or college courses completed at another institution and applied towards the requirements of a degree at a different post secondary institution.
The number of transfer credits received and how those credits align to your specific degree requirements listed in the Academic Calendar will determine how long it takes to complete the degree. Alignment of the credits to your degree can be viewed on your UWinsite Student account in your Academic Advising Report. It is strongly advised that the student meet with an Academic Advisor.
Transfer credits will be applied against courses in your degree requirements. If transfer credit was granted for specific UWindsor courses and those are part of your degree requirements, then these will be recognized your in Academic Advising Report on your UWinsite Student account automatically.
Transfer credit for specific UWindsor courses or unspecified elective courses (anything that ends in 1XXX, 2XXX, 3XXX, or 4XXX) will be applied to appropriate elective requirements in your Academic Advising Report.
It is important to understand that sometimes not all transfer credit granted will align with your degree requirements. It is strongly advised that the student meet with an Academic Advisor.
Suggested deadlines to submit an application for admission as a transfer student are May 1st for Fall semester and November 1st for Winter semester, and March 1st for the Spring semester.
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