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You may be eligible for transfer credit towards your current program if you have completed courses at an accredited post-secondary institution. To qualify for transfer credit, you must have received a final grade that exceeds the minimum passing grade at your previous institution by at least one full grade. For example, if your institution's passing grade is 50%, then you need a final grade of 60% or higher. 

Prospective post-secondary students are required to submit a transfer credit application, which is mandatory. Once submitted, any post-secondary transfer credits cannot be forfeited. If you earned potential transfer credits during high school, you don't need to submit a transfer credit application; please refer to the High School & Secondary Curriculums website instead. 

To determine your transfer credits, you must first receive an offer from U of T Scarborough and then submit a Transfer Credit Application along with all supporting documents. Our team will then send you a notification with your transfer credit results. 

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.