Transfer Into Northern – External Transfers
External Transfer Credits
Advanced Standing Transfer Credit Request Form
To have the credit(s) from another institution recognized for your Northern College program, first identify which courses in your Northern College program are similar to courses you have successfully completed at a different institution. Visit the program page to review individual course descriptions.
Then, complete the Advanced Standing Transfer Credit External Request Form for each individual transfer credit you are requesting and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for External Transfer Credits
IMPORTANT: You have until Day 10 of the current semester to apply. Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates.
Step 1: Review
Review and decide which courses in your Northern College program are similar to courses you have successfully completed at a different institution: Go to your program page to review individual course descriptions.
Step 2: Complete the Form
Complete the request for Advanced Standing Transfer Credit External Form. Use only one form for each transfer credit you are requesting.
Step 3: Payment
Pay required transfer credit fees. Payment can be submitted at Student Services on campus or online through your Northern College Student Account. Fees $25 per transfer request with a maximum of $200 per academic year. Fees to process the request are non-refundable.
Step 4: Gather Documentation
Attach the following documentation to your completed application form: course outline from each successfully completed course you wish to use for a transfer credit, official transcript from your previous institution and payment receipt.
Step 5: Send Documentation
Submit your request. Scan and email completed form with required documentation to email@example.com. If a scanner is not available to you than clear images and photos of the completed request, including supporting documents, can be submitted.
What Happens Next
The Pathways Officer works in conjunction with your Program Coordinator for Assessment.
Generally, transfer credits will only be granted for courses completed within the last five (5) years.
Decisions will be communicated to you by email from the Pathways Officer.
The approved Transfer Credit is recorded as “TC” on your transcript and will not be factored into your GPA.
Information for Students of BScN
Students of the collaborative BScN program do not have the option to PLAR for transfer credits and there are no challenge exams available. All incoming year 1 BScN students who may be eligible for transfer credits, will have transfer credits automatically assessed based on transcripts submitted at the time of application. Eligible students will be advised if any transfer credits are granted in late August, by the Program Coordinator. Students are not to contact Laurentian University regarding their transfer credit assessment.
Important for All Advanced Standing Requests
Students MUST continue to attend classes in the course until a decision has been made. The decisions and/or grades assessed by the Academic staff are final and are not subject to appeal. Should a student’s status drop from full-time to part-time, as a result of transfer credits, they are encouraged to meet with their program coordinator to select other courses (if possible) to add to their timetable. A change in status can affect funding from OSAP.