Last updated: September 9, 2022
If you would like to be considered for a transfer to Computing and Financial Management (CFM), please find out what you need to do to be eligible.
- Minimum grade requirements
- Course and co-op requirements
- Things to keep in mind
- How to apply for a transfer
Transfers to CFM from other post-secondary institutions are not eligible for consideration due to limitations with courses and co-op. Transfers to CFM are only available to students at Waterloo.
If you are a Computer Science (Co-op), Software Engineering or Waterloo-based Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree student you will have other transfer conditions. Contact the Program Manager for more information.
|Courses||Minimum grades per class|
|Mathematics (e.g. MATH, STATS, ACTSC)||Low 80s|
|Computer science||Low 80s|
|Arts (e.g. AFM, ECON, SPCOM, PHIL, ENGL)||Low 80s|
If you do not satisfy these minimum requirements, consider other programs that are similar to CFM. It is competitive for entry into the CFM program.
ALL of the courses below need to be completed and graded for a transfer to be considered.
- CS 135 (offered in fall and winter) - You may take CS 115 and CS 116 instead of CS 135 but it will take longer to transfer as CS 115 is a pre-requisite to CS 116.
- CS 136
- CS 136L
- One of Math 127 or Math 137 (or Math 116 or Math 117 for Engineering students)
- One of AFM 101, AFM 131, (or AFM 191 or AFM 132 for AFM students), ECON 101, or ECON 102 (AFM courses are preferred)
CFM is a co-op only program. You'll need to already be in co-op to be eligible to transfer.
If you're currently a Math Regular student, you'll need to review the requirements to transfer from regular to co-op.
All other students can contact their academic advisor for information on co-op.
- Transfer requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis each term.
- You should speak with your academic advisor before attempting a transfer.
- Transfers into CFM are competitive.
- Courses graded with a CR/NCR mark cannot be assessed for transfer.
- CFM is structured - The Computing and Financial Management is a structured co-op-only program that is a major of computer science and a major of finance. To fit in these requirements, you'll need to take 36 required courses and 4 general electives. To see if CFM is the right fit, use the sequence of courses and the Prerequisite Chart (PDF) to see when courses are offered and what you'll take of part of your degree.
- Transferrable credits - If admitted as a transfer student, you will likely receive some transfer credits. This will be determined at the time of transfer admissions.
Transferring to CS (as of Fall 2022) - If you are admitted to CFM and then attempt to CS, please be aware that a new merit-based transfer review and assessment will begin as of fall 2022.
As it is competitive to transfer into the CFM program, there are other similar programs that you may want to consider to study finance and computer science/technology.
Please reach out to the appropriate advisor for information on these programs.
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You are invited to fill out the form if you satisfy all of the minimum admission requirements for a transfer. Please wait for all unofficial grade information to become available for your courses before you submit the form if you are currently completing an academic term.
If you have questions about the minimum requirements or transfer process, please email the Program Manager.
Transfers are competitive for CFM and all minimum course and co-op requirements must be met for consideration.