Students Currently Enrolled at U of T Scarborough

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Letter of Permission

Students planning on studying at another accredited, degree-granting institution in Canada and have those credits transferred back to U of T Scarborough, must first receive permission from U of T Scarborough through a Letter of Permission (LOP). If students are planning on studying at a degree-granting institution outside Canada, we encourage them to consider outbound exchange opportunities through the Centre for International Experience. Students wishing to attend a non-exchange partner institution can complete the post-admission transfer credit process.

How to Apply

Application details are online here.

Deadline

Completed application forms including all required documents must be submitted to Admissions & Student Recruitment at least 3 weeks prior to the start of classes at the host university. It is your responsibility to check directly with the host university for information concerning their application and registration deadlines.

Expectations

  1. Students must have completed the equivalent of at least 4.0 full credits at U of T Scarborough and  have an academic status of "In Good Standing" and be eligible to enrol.
  2. A maximum of half of a student's program requirements can be satisfied using transfer credits.
  3. Any type of Administrative Hold (financial, health & wellness or other) or a "GWR" status on a course will need to be cleared before an LOP will be approved. An "SDF" status on a course may also affect eligibility.
  4. Courses requested must be undergraduate Arts, Science, Management or Economics courses. For example, courses in education, social work or physical education would not be appropriate. Professional program courses such as Law or Medicine are also not appropriate.
  5. A maximum of 5.0 full credits may be obtained through the Letter of Permission/Post Admission Transfer Credit process depending on the previous number of transfer credits obtained. See the Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Allowed below. 
  6. No more than 1.0 transfer credit at the C or D level will count towards degree requirements (with the exception of transfer credits attained through a U of T exchange program). 
  7. Students must provide reasons why the Letter of Permission is necessary. Explain the importance of the particular courses selected, why this course cannot be taken at U of T Scarborough or another U of T campus and the reasons for choosing the particular post-secondary institution.
  8. NOTE: Students who are taking final courses for their degree during the winter session will not be able to graduate in June. Grades are not received in time to process for June convocation.

Post-Admission Transfer Credit

Students who take courses at another institution without following Letter of Permission or Student Exchange may still be eligible for transfer credits; however, the transfer credit assessment will only take place upon completion of the course(s). Therefore, there is no guarantee that coursework completed at another institution will transfer to your U of T Scarborough degree program.

How to Apply

Application details are online here.

Applications for post-admission transfer credit should not be completed until after a student has completed courses at their host institution.

Application Timelines & Deadlines

You must submit your PATC application no earlier than the completion of your course(s) and no later than one month following the completion of the semester. A final official transcript must be received by Admissions & Student Recruitment no later than the corresponding date below.

Fall session: Applications open: December 15 Application and documentation deadline: January 31
Winter session: Applications open: April 15    Application and documentation deadline: May 31
Summer session: Applications open: August 15 Application and documentation deadline: September 30

Expectations

  1. Students must have completed the equivalent of at least 4.0 full credits at U of T Scarborough and  have an academic status of "In Good Standing" and be eligible to enrol.
  2. A maximum of half of a student's program requirements can be satisfied using transfer credits. 
  3. Any type of Administrative Hold (financial, health & wellness or other) or a "GWR" status on a course will need to be cleared before an LOP will be approved. An "SDF" status on a course may also affect eligibility.
  4. A maximum of 5.0 full credits may be obtained through the Post Admission Transfer Credit/Letter of Permission process depending on the previous number of transfer credits obtained. See the Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Allowed below. 
  5. No more than 1.0 transfer credit at the C or D level will count towards degree requirements (with the exception of transfer credits attained through a U of T exchange program). 
  6. Courses requested must be undergraduate Arts, Science, Management or Economics courses. Only students admitted to a Management subject POSt are eligible to be reviewed for transfer credit to upper year (B, C or D) Management courses.
  7. Students must explain the reasons for choosing the particular post-secondary institution and why they are unable to take the course or equivalent credit at U of T Scarborough or another University of Toronto campus.
  8. Post-admission transfer credits will not be granted for courses that are graded as Pass/Fail. Upon receipt of the official transcript issued directly from the Registrar’s Office of the host institution and the detailed course outlines, transfer credit may be assigned for those courses where an appropriate grade was achieved. To be considered for post-admission transfer credit for studies at institutions in China, students must provide CDGDC verification of the official transcripts.
  9. To select courses at the host institution, students can check Transfer Explorer or may complete a self-assessment by manually comparing course descriptions using the U of T Scarborough academic calendar.

Letter of Permission and Post-Admission Transfer Credit Fee Structure

CREDITS TOTAL COST (PRICE x CREDITS)
Application for 0.5 or 1.0 credit $40
Approval for 1.5 credits $40 x 1.5 = $60
Approval for 2.0 credits $40 x 2.0 = $80
Approval for 2.5 credits $40 x 2.5 = $100
Approval for 3.0 credits $40 x 3.0 = $120
Approval for 5.0 credits $40 x 5.0 = $200
Fees are subject to change. $40 is required when the application is submitted. The fee is non-refundable. If more credits are approved, the balance is due if/when the Letter of Permission is approved.

Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Allowed

University of Toronto Scarborough awards a maximum of 5.0 post-admission transfer credits (through the Letter of Permission or Post-Admission Transfer Credit application); the number for which you are eligible may be reduced if you have already received on-admission transfer credits.

If you received transfer credit(s) at the time of admission to U of T Scarborough, follow the chart below to determine how many post-admission transfer credits you may be eligible for:

Transfer credit received on admission

Potential post-admission transfer credits (LOP/PATC)

0.0

5.0

0.5

5.0

1.0

5.0

1.5

5.0

2.0

5.0

2.5

5.0

3.0

5.0

3.5

5.0

4.0

5.0

4.5

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.5

4.5

6.0

4.0

6.5

3.5

7.0

3.0

7.5

2.5

8.0

2.0

8.5

1.5

9.0

1.0

9.5

0.5

10.0 or more

0.0