Transfer Credits

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We generally accept transfer credits from credit courses offered by other recognized postsecondary institutions, where the course content is equivalent to the UTM course. Detailed instructions will be included in your offer of admission package.

Course Equivalencies

For studies at Canadian institutions, students can access Transfer Explorer, U of T's database of previously assessed transfer credit equivalencies.

For information on articulation agreements between UTM and several Ontario colleges, please visit our College Pathways website.

Before You Apply for Transfer Credit

Do not apply for transfer credit if:

  • You have been admitted as a Visiting student or a Non-Degree student;
  • Your previous studies consist ONLY of Advanced Placement (AP), General Certificate of Education (GCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalaureate or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). These credentials will be assessed automatically for transfer credit by Enrolment Services;
  • You have studied for one year or less at an Ontario college;
  • You are a current UTM student applying for credit courses at another institution (click here to learn about the Letter of Permission).

And remember, only apply for transfer credit after you've received your offer of admission.

Transfer Credit Application Process

1. Pay for transfer credit assessment

Once you receive your offer of admission, go to the Transfer Credit Online Application and submit payment of the $30 assessment fee. Alternatively, you may pay via debit or credit card in person at the Office of the Registrar. This fee is mandatory and must be paid to initiate your transfer credit assessment.

2. Submit official course outlines (syllabi)

Detailed course outlines are necessary for students to receive an accurate and complete assessment. A detailed course outline should include: the course objectives, the number of credit hours, the length of the course, the grading scheme, a week-to-week topic summary, a reading list (i.e. required textbooks), and a breakdown of essays, tests, and exams.

Submissions are made electronically via email: transfer.utm@utoronto.ca (Word Documents or PDF files only). Alternatively, hard copies may be mailed, couriered, or delivered in person to the address below.

3. Official English translations

Official English translations must accompany official transcripts and course outlines issued in a language other than English.

4. Have your previous institution(s) mail us your final official transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to UTM's Records & Transfer Credit Office. Have the institution send your transcripts to:

Records & Transfer Credit Office | Office of the Registrar
Room 1235, Innovation Complex
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
ATTN: Adam Giles, Melanie Cappello, or Sarah DeSouza