Transfer your credits

If you have taken courses at other institutions and would like the credits evaluated for transfer purposes to Douglas College you must complete a Transfer Credit Request Form and submit it to Enrolment Services either by mail, email to transfercredit@douglascollege.ca, or in person, along with an official transcript from your sending institution (please note: photocopies, faxes and emails of transcripts are deemed unofficial and will not be accepted). Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process.

Please note the following:


  • All courses with in the allowable time limits to earn transfer credit, as per the Recognition of Transfer Credit Policy, will be evaluated for transfer credit.  Students cannot choose specific courses to be transferred.
  • Transfer requests for courses taken seven or more years in the past for Science and Math, and ten years or more for Arts and Business  will be processed on an individual basis.  Students requesting credits over these limits must submit a Request for Exception - Transfer Credit.  Note: requests for credit over the time limit generally will not be considered if you are using your prior courses to satisfy course prerequisites, you have used your courses towards a previous credential, and/or you can not demonstrate how you maintained your prior knowledge and its relevance to your current program of study.
  • Failing grades will not receive transfer credit - minimum grade is "D" or "P" for transfer credit purposes
  • Transfer credit is NOT calculated in your Douglas College GPA
  • Douglas College awards credits according to the credits established for the equivalent course at Douglas College
  • Courses taken outside of British Columbia must include detailed course outlines submitted along with your request. Outlines must be from the semester/year that you took the course and supplied to you by the institution. For more information, please see Detailed Course Outlines
  • 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 to be irreplaceable

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 Officer. Any requests involving the submission of course outlines and/or exceeds time limit will 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