Transfer Admissions Guide
We encourage you to apply early for the term you wish to attend as transfer credit assessment can take up to twelve weeks or longer to complete. The Admissions Office begins processing applications for the next academic year starting October 1. Please follow the Steps to Apply. You are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions prior to submitting your online application.
Academic Admission Requirements for Transfer Students
1. Transfer students who have attempted a minimum of 9 post-secondary credit hours: Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater on all post-secondary courses taken.
2. Transfer students who have attempted fewer than 9 post-secondary credit hours: Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater on all post-secondary courses taken and evidence of successful high school completion.
Transfer applicants not meeting the criteria specified above will be notified that they may submit an admissions appeal to the Undergraduate Student Appeals Committee (USAC) for consideration.
Students must submit a current transcript no more than one-year old at the time of application.
Transfer Credit Policy
Courses from accredited post-secondary institutions will be considered for transfer credit. A minimum grade of C (or equivalent) is required. Some courses may require a grade higher than C to be eligible for transfer credit.
Transfer credits are entered onto student’s academic record with a grade of P and are not calculated in Brandon University GPAs. Grades obtained at the original institution will be recorded internally for pre-requisite and degree audit purposes.
What is the Course Evaluation Process?
- The Admissions Office will contact applicants via email for a course syllabus (see definition below) for all courses potentially eligible for transfer credit.
- It is the student’s responsibility to obtain course syllabi from previously attended institutions.
- Transfer credit will only be assessed once the online application and the non-refundable application fee are received.
- The transfer credit process is automatic for courses from accredited post-secondary institutions.
- Students will be given the option to waive transfer credit for courses taken more than five years ago as determined by the Admissions Office.
- The Admissions Office is the liaison between the student and the faculty making the assessment.
- The Admissions Office will notify the student by email of the transfer results once the assessment is complete.
- Students may request a review of transfer credit within six months of receiving the final transfer results email.
Submitting Course Outlines
Courses outlines must be received in the format listed below.
- Course outlines must be in English and include the following information:
- Name of institution
- Location and contact information for the institution
- Course code and title of the course
- Number of course contact/credit hours
- Session in which the course was taken
- Description of topics covered in the course
- Assigned textbook and/or readings
- Description of learning outcomes and evaluation criteria
- Grading scale
- Each course outline must be sent as a separate attachment in an email.
- Each attachment must include both the course title and the course number in the filename.
Visiting Student – Letter of Permission
Applicants who intend to transfer Brandon University credit elsewhere must apply as a visiting student and obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar of their home university (which guarantees transfer credit for courses taken). The Letter of Permission should be submitted directly from the home institution to the Admissions Office. An Offer of Admission cannot be issued until this letter has been submitted. Letter of Permission should indicate either the date when the letter will expire or the list of approved courses to be taken.
Letter of Permission – Courses Taken Elsewhere
Brandon University students who wish to take a course(s) at another post-secondary institution for transfer of credit to their degree program here must obtain a Letter of Permission before they make application to the other institution. Complete information on requirements and submitting a request is found online on the Letter of Permission page.