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Transfer credit policies and process

It's possible to receive transfer credits for up to 50% of the courses needed for your Waterloo degree. However, the transfer credits you receive may vary depending on the program to which you have been admitted.

In most cases, transfer credit assessments are completed once you've been admitted to Waterloo. 

If you’re enrolled at a college or university in Ontario, visit the course-to-course guide on for the most up-to-date information on how your previous/current courses may transfer to Waterloo. If you’re admitted to Waterloo, you’ll then receive an official assessment of how many transfer credits will count toward your degree here.

Our admission requirements list the maximum amount of transfer credits for your program(s) of interest.

Which courses are eligible for transfer?

Transferred courses will count toward your Waterloo degree; however, grades obtained in these courses will not be included in your Waterloo averages. You must meet all requirements of your Waterloo academic plan (major) in order to graduate, regardless of the number of transfer credits that you receive.

Applying from college?

You’re eligible for transfer credit for relevant courses in which you have earned a grade of 70% or better, except if you are admitted to the Faculty of Science which requires a minimum grade of 75%.

Applying from university?

You’re eligible for transfer credit for relevant courses in which you earn a grade of 60% or better.

Applying from a bible college?

You'll be considered for admission and possible transfer credits when minimum admission requirements have been met. Email for details.


Transfer credit policies

Not sure which faculty offers your program? View a list of programs grouped by faculty.

Transfer credit process

If you’re admitted to Waterloo, we'll automatically assess your application for possible transfer credit. You don't need to request an assessment and there is no cost.

Transfer credits from post-secondary institutions are applied to your Waterloo student record automatically and cannot be declined. You’ll receive an official transfer credit assessment via email.

You will need to have any colleges and/or universities you've attended send official transcripts directly to Waterloo's Office of the Registrar.