Transfer your credits

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions with the past seven years, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit for your courses at Douglas College.  To have your previous courses evaluated for transfer credit, submit a completed Transfer Credit Request Form by email to transfercredit@douglascollege.ca OR drop off in person or by mail to Enrolment Services.  Official transcripts from your sending institution must be received by Douglas College within 2 weeks of your Request (photocopies, faxes and emails of transcripts are deemed unofficial and will not be processed).  

Please note the following:


  • Current applicants and students with prior post-secondary education completed within the past 7 years are eligible to submit a Transfer Credit Request to have their courses evaluated for transfer credit to Douglas College. In progress courses will not be evaluated.
  • Detailed course outlines produced by the sending institution are required for each course completed outside of BC. Each outline must contain the curriculum that was taught for the semester/term you attended the course.
  • Official translations are required for all official transcripts and Detailed course outlines that are not in English. 
  • All transcripts and other documents filed in support of your transfer credit request become the property of Douglas College and will not be returned unless they are deemed irreplaceable.
  • Douglas College awards credits according to the credits established for the equivalent course at Douglas College
  • Failing grades will not receive transfer credit - minimum grade is "D" or "P" for transfer credit purposes
  • Transfer credit becomes part of your Douglas College official student record but is not included in your Douglas College Cumulative GPA.

 

Deadlines for submitting transfer credit requests


To ensure transfer credit is done in time for your registration, your request must be received by the following deadlines:

  • April 15th for Fall Semester
  • September 15th  for Winter Semester
  • January 16thfor Summer Semester

If you have been admitted to the College after the above deadlines and require courses to be transferred to meet pre-requisites for registration, please contact the appropriate department. You may be able to request a pre-requisite override. Overrides are granted at the discretion of the department.

Requesting transfer credit


Courses taken within BC

  1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
  2. Ensure official transcripts are sent to Douglas College immediately if not already on file.
  3. Include detailed course outlines from the time period attended - these are required for all courses NOT appearing in the BC Transfer Guide. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Course Outlines information. Note: Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.

Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)

  1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
  2. Ensure official transcripts are sent to Douglas College immediately if not already on file.
  3. Students can confirm which AP and IB courses receive transfer credit at Douglas College on the BC Transfer Guide website.

Courses taken outside BC 

  1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
  2. Ensure official transcripts are sent to Douglas College immediately if not already on file.
  3. Include detailed course outlines from the time period attended. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Course Outlines information. Note: Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.   Outlines must be officially translated to English and authenticated. Failure to provide detailed course outlines for all foreign transcripts submitted will result in your transfer credit not being reviewed.

Next step


Transfer credit is processed in date order received and your complete file will be reviewed by the Transfer Credit team. Detailed course outlines with be forwarded to the appropriate Faculty evaluator. Please allow additional time for the processing of requests of this nature, as they can take up to 3 months to be processed, but may take longer during peak periods. All results will be entered to your Douglas College student record (viewable in the Transfer Credit Evaluation Summary area of your myAccount login), and you will be sent an e-mail informing you when your request has been completed. 

Transfer Credit FAQ

Do you have questions about transfer credits?

View the FAQ