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University transfer

University transfer means starting your education at Douglas and then applying for admission as a transfer student to another institution to complete your studies. A successful transfer requires research and planning. To help you stay on track and achieve your educational goals, meet with an Academic Advisor early, in your studies.

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of British Columbia's five research universities (UBC-Vancouver, UBC-Okanagan, SFU, University of Victoria, or University of Northern British Columbia) as per the BC transfer guide

University Transfer overview:


  • Select transfer institution that offers your program
  • Check the admission requirements for the institution & faculty, and required GPA
  • Go to their academic calendar and find your Major/Minor, and electives

See for programs offered at schools in B.C.


  • To apply to most universities as transfer student, you must complete between 24‒60 transferable credits at Douglas
  • Take the required courses as early as possible
  • Choose your courses at Douglas based on the requirements of the university program


  • Refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find equivalencies between courses at Douglas and other institutions in B.C.
  • Check in regularly with the university you plan to transfer to and the BC Transfer Guide to ensure you have the most up-to-date information


  • Most applications in B.C. are submitted through the Apply BC website:
  • Arrange to have your official transcripts sent to the receiving institution by their deadline date - order your transcript online at ‘My Account’


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Plan your University Transfer

What do I need to know about transferring to university?

  • To apply to most universities as a transfer student, you must complete between 24‒60 transferable credits at Douglas
  • You must meet the university and faculty admission requirements
  • Your credits and program at Douglas should be chosen based on the curriculum of the program you are applying to
  • You must meet the required minimum competitive GPA for admission
  • Some programs have additional admission criteria - make sure you review the program page on the universities website.
  • Application deadlines vary between universities and programs. Visit the institution's admission page for admission criteria and their academic calendar for program and course information

For more information on how course transfer works from Douglas to another post-secondary institution, see our Transfer Guide below.


How can I make sure my transfer will be successful?

  • Know the requirements/courses of the program you want to transfer to by reviewing the universities academic calendar
  • Refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find equivalencies for courses at Douglas and other institutions in B.C.
  • Choose your courses at Douglas based on the requirements of the university program and plan to complete prerequisite courses first
  • If you are completing a program at Douglas as well, ensure you meet the requirements
  • Check your transfer university's websites and the BC Transfer Guide regularly for the most accurate and current information.

Transferring with an Associate Degree

An Associate degree allows you to complete the first two years (60 credits) of a four-year bachelor’s degree at Douglas before transferring to university. Douglas offers associate degrees in both Arts and Science disciplines. The following checklists will help you plan and track your progress toward completion of an associate degree.

Transferring to SFU or UBC

Many Douglas students transfer to SFU or UBC. To make the process easier, we have developed university transfer planning guides and professional program guides for the most common bachelor’s degrees and professional programs Douglas students pursue. These guides tell you the specific SFU or UBC courses required for your chosen major, Douglas College course equivalencies and any prerequisites for these courses.

NOTE: These guides are not official transfer tables, but a resource to assist you in planning. To get the most current and accurate information, consult the BC Transfer Guide and the admissions pages of the university you plan to transfer to. 

Science Major? 

Many Bachelor of Science degree's require students to complete first year levels of all sciences, such as Chemistry, Physics and Math. Below is a guide to help you plan your science courses and determine which prerequisites you need first. 







UBC guides




currently under review. Please contact UBC directly. 




*Kinesiology and Health Science 




*Kinesiology Interdisciplinary Studies 




*Kinesiology Leadership Education for Physical activity, Sport and Health 



Earth and Ocean Sciences 



Geography -Environment and Sustainability 

Computer Science



Geography - Human 





Geographical Sciences



International Relations 

Mathematics Science 








Political Science 















*currently under review

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