College & University
If you have studied at an accredited post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for transfer credit. Credits completed at private colleges are not eligible for consideration.
Eligible transfer credits will be determined after you have been admitted to the university, submitted the transfer credit application and processing fee, and uploaded all supporting documentation (where required).
Please be aware that in order to meet program and degree requirements, transfer students may have to complete more than the minimum 20.0 credits required for a degree.
Transfer credits from post-secondary institutions cannot be forfeited. If you require additional 100-level courses beyond the 6.0 credit limit, you can request to have your generic and unspecified credits without exclusions marked as “extra”. See the Request to Mark Extra page for further information.
See below for more information on transfer credits specific to your previous studies.
Courses completed at an Ontario college will be considered for generic transfer credits only. This means that detailed course outlines are not required to be submitted.
Generic credits (HUM, SCI, and SSc) can only count towards your degree requirements (20.0 credits) and distribution requirements.
- If you have, or will complete a Certificate program, you may be eligible for a maximum of 1.0 generic credit.
- If you have, or will complete an Ontario College Diploma (or equivalent of two years of study), you may be eligible for a maximum of 3.0 generic credits.
- If you have, or will complete an Ontario College Advanced Diploma (or equivalent of three years of study), you may be eligible for a maximum of 5.0 generic credits.
- Applicants to Commerce or Management are limited to a maximum of 3.5 generic transfer credits.
Colleges in other Canadian Provinces
Courses completed at colleges in other Canadian provinces will be considered for transfer credits based on the practices observed by the universities in that province.
Courses completed at an accredited university will be considered on an individual basis for transfer credit upon a review of detailed course outlines or syllabi.
- If you have completed half, or less than half of an undergraduate degree – maximum of 10.0 transfer credits
- If you have completed the equivalent to three or more years of an undergraduate degree – you may be considered a Second Degree applicant, which will result in a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits (4.0 credits at the 100-level, and 1.0 credit at the 200-level).
- If you have completed a three or four-year undergraduate degree – you are eligible for a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits (4.0 credits at the 100-level, and 1.0 credit at the 200-level).
- Business, Commerce, or Management courses are only eligible for transfer credit consideration at the University of Toronto Mississauga if they were completed at a Universities Canada/AUCC member institution.
If your previous studies were at a Canadian university, you can search our Transfer Explorer database to see what courses have been previously assessed for degree credit at U of T Mississauga.
This database is intended for reference only as course equivalencies are subject to change, and transfer credit is only granted upon an official evaluation by the Office of the Registrar in accordance to university policy.