External Transfer Credits
IMPORTANT: You have until Day 10 of the current semester to apply. Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates.
Transfer of credits from Ontario Colleges and other public colleges and universities will be considered on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credits will be granted when, in the opinion of the college, the work covered is equivalent in objectives and evaluation standards to the corresponding course of study at Northern College.
Please note: If you are receiving funding through OSAP and wish to retain your full-time status, remember: OSAP requires you attend 70% of your classes at Northern. This may affect how many transfer credits you wish to apply for.
Attention Northern College & Laurentian University Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) students:
The Collaborative BScN program does not have the option to PLAR for transfer credits and there are no challenge exams available. All incoming year 1 BSCN students who may be eligible for transfer credits, will have transfer credits automatically assessed based on transcripts submitted at the time of application. Eligible students will be advised if any transfer credits are granted in late August, by the Program Coordinator. Students are not to contact Laurentian University regarding their transfer credit assessment
To have the credit(s) from another institution recognized for your Northern College program follow these steps:
What Happens Now?
The Pathways Officer works in conjunction with your Program Coordinator for Assessment.
- Generally, transfer credits will only be granted for courses completed within the last five (5) years.
- Decisions will be communicated to you by email from the Pathways Officer.
- The approved Transfer Credit is recorded as “TC” on your transcript and will not be factored into your GPA.
Consult with the Pathways Officer if you need assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-235-3211 ext. 2190.
Please note that processing of the request for Advanced Standing Transfer Credit External will not proceed until payment, course outlines and official transcript have been received.