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If you completed courses at another accredited post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for transfer credit for courses in which your final mark is one full grade higher than the minimum passing grade. For example, if the passing mark in courses at your institution is 50%, you will need a final mark of 60% or higher for courses to be eligible for transfer credit.

Transfer credits will be determined after you have received an offer to U of T Scarborough, and submitted a completed Transfer Credit Application and all supporting documentation.

It is mandatory for incoming post-secondary students to apply for transfer credit. Any post-secondary transfer credits received cannot be forfeited.

The transfer credit application is not required for high school transfer credits, please refer to the High School & Secondary Curriculums.


Institution you are transferring from

The maximum number of transfer credits you are eligible for is based on the type of college credential completed. Ontario college courses will be considered for generic transfer credits only. 

If you have or will have completed Maximum credit eligibility
An Ontario College Certificate or the equivalent of one year of full-time study Up to a maximum of 1.0 generic credit
A two-year diploma program, or two years of a three-year diploma Up to a maximum of 3.0 generic credits
A three-year diploma program Up to a maximum of 5.0 generic credits

Centennial College Joint Program Applicants

Joint program applicants at U of T Scarborough are eligible for additional transfer credits upon completion of their program at Centennial College. For details visit the Joint Programs website.

Colleges in other Canadian Provinces

U of T Scarborough normally observes the practices of major universities of the province in which the college is located, when considering whether a course completed at a non-Ontario college is transferable.

For example: If a course completed at a College in British Columbia is acceptable for transfer credit at the University of British Columbia in an Arts, Science, or Management program, likely it will be considered by U of T Scarborough.

If you have completed the equivalent of more than half of your requirements at another university, you have exceeded the residency requirement for U of T and therefore may be required to apply as a second degree applicant. For more information about Second Degree Studies, please contact us at

Completion of undergraduate studies Maximum eligible credits
Half or less of your undergraduate studies Up to a maximum of 10.0 transfer credits may be granted
More than half of your undergraduate studies Up to a maximum of 10.0 transfer credits, however, you may be considered as a second-degree applicant. To be eligible for a U of T degree, it requires that at least half of your degree is completed at U of T
Four-year degree conferred Up to a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits may be granted, (4.0 credits at the A-level and 1.0 credits at the B-level). Second degree applicants are not eligible for admission to a program that has a significant amount of content overlapping their previous degree.


*Internal applicants: please visit the Internal Applicants webpage for information.