Apply for Transfer Credit

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You do not need to apply for transfer credit if:

  • You were admitted as a non-degree or visiting student.
  • You have studied for one year or less at an Ontario college.
  • Your previous studies ONLY consist of courses taken at the Faculty of Arts & Science or the University of Toronto Scarborough. We will retain your previous studies along with your CGPA to your U of T Mississauga record.
  • 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 if official results have been received by the end of the summer. For more information about these transfer credits, visit High School and Secondary Curriculum.

To submit your transfer credit application, follow the steps below.

1. Review important information

Our official transfer credit policies and procedures can be found here. You’ll find information on maximum credits, equivalencies, grade and program requirements, degree restrictions, and required documentation. 

Select your applicant type at the top of the Transfer Credits page to determine your eligibility for transfer credits and how your previously completed credits will transfer to U of T Mississauga. 

You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.  

Once you have received an offer of admission from the university, you can proceed to Step 2:  

2. Submit the transfer credit application (and pay the processing fee)

Your offer of admission will explicitly instruct you to submit this application. This application only needs to be submitted once, regardless of how many previous post-secondary institutions you have attended.

Use the link in the heading above to log in with your UTORid / JOINid and complete all required information.

Finalize the application process by submitting the $30 processing fee. The preferred method is using a credit card within the application.

3. Submit all supporting documentation

Course Outlines and Syllabi

If you attended a Canadian university, you can review Transfer Explorer for any previously assessed equivalencies. Should courses completed not be in this database, you are required to submit detailed course outlines or syllabi for your courses.

NOTE: If you attended an Ontario college belonging to the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs), you do not need to send course outlines or syllabi for your courses.  

All course outlines and syllabi can be uploaded when submitting your transfer credit application. Alternately, they can be emailed to the Transfer Credit Team at transfer.utm@utoronto.ca - you must include your full name and U of T Applicant/Student Number in the email. Please do not also email outlines which have been uploaded within the application.

In both the application or email, files should be attached as PDF or Word documents, one file per course.

A sufficiently detailed course outline or syllabus will contain the following important information: 

  • Course code and title; 
  • Course description; 
  • Textbook used and/or list of readings; 
  • Grading criteria and/or assessment breakdown; and 
  • Topic list or weekly breakdown of content. 

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

Note: Failure to provide sufficiently detailed course outlines or syllabi will delay the processing of your transfer credit assessment. It is in your best interest to submit supporting documentation as soon as you make your application and payment.

Official Final Transcripts

Please refer to your JOIN U of T “Terms and Conditions of your Admission” and “Your Admission Checklist” for instructions on what official documents are required and how they should be submitted to U of T Mississauga.  

4. Check your email regularly

Once your transfer credit application is complete (application, payment, and detailed course outlines), the Transfer Credit Team will update you via email regarding your assessment.

Ensure you check both your personal and U of T email accounts, if applicable. We will email you with the results of your assessment within 4 to 8 weeks of a completed application.