Transfer Connect | Transfer Credit

Transfer Connect is a web resource for York University transfer applicants.

Common Transfer Credit Questions

What is a pre-assessment of my transfer credits?

A pre-assessment is a review of your previous studies and the maximum amount of transfer credit that you will potentially receive. The pre-assessment includes all completed and in-progress studies to date.

How are my studies assessed for transfer credit?

Your studies are assessed based on the type of institution where you completed your courses as well as your overall GPA, individual course grades, and program specific policies.

For more information about how your studies are assessed for transfer credit, visit our Transfer Students page.

Where can I find a summary of my transfer credits?

Once your transfer credits have been assessed, you should be notified by email. Please visit the link provided to you in the email to view your transfer credit statement.

For new students, the link in the email should direct you to your MyFile. In your MyFile, you can find your statement under ‘Application Status’ in the left-hand side bar, followed by ‘Transfer Credits’ under the Decision column.

For reactivating students and students who have changed their Faculty or Degree, the email should direct you to your transfer credit statement on the Registrar’s page.

What is the General Education requirement?

The General Education requirement is one component of all degree programs and is designed to expose students to information from outside their chosen degree. The courses students are required to take for their General Education requirement varies for each program and degree.

What is a course exclusion or course waiver?

A course exclusion or course waiver is a term for when one of your previous courses have been identified as having significant overlap to a York course. Identified courses do not need to be retaken at York and they reduce your remaining degree requirements.

How do my transfer credits apply to my degree?

Course exclusions and waivers can be directly applied to your degree requirements, while unspecified transfer credit may be used towards general education requirements or elective courses. At your Advising appointment, you will be given a degree checklist demonstrating how your transfer credits have been applied.

Why have I been asked to submit course outlines?

If you are asked to submit course outlines, this is to facilitate the course credit evaluation process where the Faculties evaluate your previous course content to determine if they can grant specific course waivers/exclusions.

What if I cannot provide course outlines?

If you cannot provide course outlines, we will not be able to facilitate the course credit evaluation process. Your transfer credit amount will not change, but you will not be eligible for any additional exclusions or waivers.

Where do I submit my course outlines?

A link to upload your outlines will be made available on your MyFile page. If not, you may submit them by email.

How long does it take for my course outlines/syllabi to be reviewed?

The course credit evaluation process can take anywhere between 4-6 weeks. That is why it is important to submit your course outlines as soon as possible.

What is an official transcript?

Official transcripts must be official originals sent directly from the issuing institution in an institutionally sealed envelope (that remains unopened), carrying an official stamp, seal and/or authorizing signature of the issuing institution or via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System for Ontario university or community college students.

Review the Official Transcripts page for more information.

What qualifies as a detailed course outline?

A detailed course outline should include the following: overall course description, detailed list of topics covered, list of textbooks used, grading practices, number of weeks in attendance (excluding examination period), and number of lecture, tutorial and laboratory hours.

Review the Course Outlines page for more information.


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