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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 a bachelor’s degree. A successful transfer requires research and planning. To help you stay on track and achieve your educational goals, meet with an Academic Advisor early on in your studies.

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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 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 Course Planning Guide for transfer students.

How can I make sure my transfer will be successful?

  • Know the requirements of the program you want to transfer into at university.
  • Refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find equivalencies between courses at Douglas and other institutions in B.C.
  • Choose your courses at Douglas based on the requirements of the university program.
  • Take the required courses as early as possible.
  • Check in regularly with the university you plan to transfer to and the BC Transfer Guide to ensure you have 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.

Professional programs


Dental Hygiene 





Physical Therapy

Education SFU

Education UBC

Veterinary Medicine* 

*under review


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