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Letters of Permission &Transfer Credit: Other Issues of which you should be aware...

100 Level Courses

  • Transfer credit is not given for 100-level courses in excess of the six (6.0) permitted towards a degree. Exceptions: where a student needs to fulfil their breadth or program requirement. The credit will be designated as an extra credit.

300/400 Level Courses

  • Although there are no restrictions on how many 300/400 level transfer credits a student may receive, only one (1.0 FCE) 300/400 level transfer credit can be used towards the fulfillment of the 300/400 level degree requirement.

Breadth/Program Requirements

  • Students who have completed the 20.0 courses towards a degree (including six 300/400 level courses) may apply if they are lacking breadth or program requirements.  Only courses which fall under the specific need will be considered. 

Final Grades

  • Only courses in which the final grade is at least one full grade higher than the minimum passing grade at the host institution and comparable to a “C-“ in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto will be considered for transfer credit.
  • Pass/Fail options are only acceptable if the pass represents one full grade level higher than the minimum passing grade at the host institution. 
  • Final grades for courses taken while registered outside of the Faculty of Arts and Science are neither transferred to the student’s academic record in the Faculty nor included in the student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

Graduation

Students completing the final course(s) for their degree on a Letter of Permission or Request for Transfer Credit for the Fall/Winter Session may not be guaranteed graduation in June.

Students completing the final course(s) for their degree on a Letter of Permission or Request for Transfer Credit for the Summer Session may not be guaranteed graduation in November.

In the interim, for a fee ($8.00 – subject to change), students may request a letter from the University of Toronto Transcript Centre verifying their eligibility to graduate.

Transfer Credit for Coursework Completed as Part of a Degree Program at Another Institution

  • Up to a maximum of five courses [four (4.0) at the 100-level; one (1.0) at the 200-level] can be shared between two degrees. Students wishing to transfer courses either from a degree program at another institution or from another Division within the University of Toronto may, therefore, be restricted in the number of transfer credits for which they are eligible.
  • Any student studying at another university on a Letter of Permission may be disqualified from receiving transfer credit for those studies if the official transcript from the host university indicates that the student was registered in a degree program there instead of as a Non-Degree Student.

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