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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 the Registrar's office - 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 on transcripts submitted will be evaluated for transfer credit - you cannot choose specific courses to be transferred
  • 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
  • Transfer credit will not be done for courses which "Exceed the Time Limit". If you have Arts courses taken over 10 years and Science and Math courses taken over 7 years ago and wish to request transfer credit, you will need to submit the "Exceeds Time Limit Request Form" in order for departments to determine if credits can be recognized
  • Prior to January 1, 2010 Douglas College used a credit-for-credit transfer system. As of January 1, 2010, the transfer credit policy changed, Douglas College will now award 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 16th for 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 attached to the Transfer Credit Request form or transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
  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 attached to the Transfer Credit Request form or transcripts are on order from the AP or IB organization and should arrive within 6 weeks or official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College.
  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 but within Canada

  1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
  2. Attach official transcripts to the Transfer Credit Request form or
    transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or
    official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
  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.

Courses taken outside of Canada

  1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form and request a Green Foreign Credential Return Request form (form is available from the Registrar's Office) indicating how you wish your documents returned (e.g., Pick up or Mail). NOTE: NORTH AMERICAN TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  2. Attach official transcripts to the Transfer Credit Request or
    transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or
    official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
    Note: We require the original transcript in the official language of the home country - and the authenticated English translation.
  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

For evaluation your file must contain the following:

  • A completed Transfer Credit Request Form
  • An official transcript (official transcripts may be attached to the request form, submitted previously, or received within 6 weeks of request).
  • Detailed course outlines from the time period attended (as required) for all sending institutions that do not appear on the www.bctransferguide.ca. Check the Detailed Course Outlines information sheet. Please remember Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.

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. 

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Last Updated: 2018-10-16 4:00:19 PM