Transferring from University

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University Transfer Students are:

  • are students who have attended another university prior to enrolling at Nipissing University, and
  • may or may not have received transfer credit(s).

Admission requirements

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who wish to transfer to Nipissing University from another recognized post secondary institution may qualify for transfer credit when there is significant equivalency in course content. Transfer credit may be granted as a block of credits or as specific courses. If a specific equivalence to a course is not available at Nipissing, the University will consider granting an unspecified, nonequivalent course. Block credits are typically granted when a graduate of a program wishes to transfer credits to another program that is very closely related in content. Transfer credit will not normally be granted for practical or clinical courses taken in specific areas such as Nursing, Physical & Health Education & Social Work. To be considered for transfer credits candidates must submit an application for admission. In addition to transcripts, course descriptions and/or syllabi may also be required.

Applicants Transferring from Other Universities

Transfer credit will be considered for a course provided a grade of “C” or higher was achieved. A course with a grade of “D” may be considered only when there are an equal number of course equivalents with “B” grades or higher. The granting of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree program and major to which the applicant is admitted. Nipissing University residency requirements apply.

Admission of Students Who Were Required to Withdraw from a University

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a university may apply for admission consideration to Nipissing University after “sitting out” for at least one full year.

How to apply

OUAC 105 applications are available on-line from the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). www.ouac.on.ca

Transfer Credits

Applicants who are attending or have attended another university may be considered for admission to Nipissing University with transfer credit for courses already completed. Specific subject requirements for particular degrees must be met through prior grade 12 studies or equivalent courses at the university level. Please see Admissions Chart or contact the Admissions Office for further details. Admission to some programs is highly competitive and admission is selective, therefore, meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to certain programs.

Minimum grade for course transfer Transfer credits Non-transferable credits
60% Transfer credit is assessed on a case by case basis . Attempts will be made to provide specific course equivalencies. If a specific equivalence to a course is not available, Nipissing will attempt to award an unspecified, non-equivalent course. Transfer credit will not normally be granted for practical or clinical courses taken in specific areas such as Engineering, Education, Dance, etc. Credits for courses taken in the areas of Physical and Health Education or Nursing* may be granted when applied to the same program at Nipissing.
50% Transfer credit will normally be awarded for a degree credit course provided a grade of “C” or higher was achieved. A course with a grade of “D” may be considered for credit only when there are an equal number of course credits with “B” grades or higher on the same transcript.

*Applicants seeking transfer credit when admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program may only receive credit for required courses that have been completed within the last ten (10) years.

*future goals* 2nd degree/degree upgrading info could live here too

  • Info currently lives on Academic Calendar