Canadian University Graduate Transfer Agreement (CUGTA)

The Canadian University Graduate Transfer Agreement (CUGTA) allows registered students enrolled in a graduate degree or diploma program at a Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) member university to take courses offered at another CAGS member university for transfer credit.

Students applying to this agreement are not required to go through the regular admission process; requiring only the approval from both the home and host institution by submission of the CUGTA form (Graduate Studies forms website). Students are registered with non-degree status at the host university.  Course enrolment through this agreement is not recommended in the last term of a student's program unless the host institution can provide an official transcript with the final grade by the program completion deadline for convocation.

Graduate course(s) requested through CUGTA must be deemed as integral to the student's degree program and must not be available at the University of Waterloo.  Transfer credit will be limited to 2 half-credit courses of the program's course requirements.

Students who have been approved for course enrolment will pay tuition for the course(s) and applicable incidental fees at the host institution.  If the host declines to accept tuition fees, the section "fees" must be crossed off on the CUGTA form and initialled by the signing authority from Graduate Studies, in which case, University of Waterloo will charge these fees.

Following completion of the course(s), it is the student's responsibility to arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.  Upon receipt, the final grade will be posted to the student's UWaterloo academic record.