Many credit courses offered at recognized post-secondary institutions have been evaluated for equivalency by UCFV. The UCFV Admissions and Records office maintains a list of transfer credit arrangements. Transfer credit arrangements for first and second year courses, and some upper-level courses, in B.C. institutions are published in the B.C. Transfer Guide, available at www.bctransferguide.ca.
Once an official transcript is evaluated for transfer credit, the official UCFV transcript will list all transferable courses (including grades) and their equivalents at UCFV.
Only transferable courses with a grade of P (D) or better can be applied towards the requirements of any UCFV credential. Some departments, such as Business, require a minimum of a C. Failed courses are usually counted in admission grade point average calculations.
Transfer credit granted for previous work at another institution may or may not be applicable to a student’s program, and does not necessarily excuse the student from meeting the prerequisites or other requirements for entry into a course or program.
Normally, transfer credit cannot by used for more than 50% of the credits necessary to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, or certificate. This limit may be increased to 75% for a program.
Recognition by UCFV of studies completed elsewhere does not imply, or in any way guarantee, that the transfer credits will be recognized by another institution.
Official transcripts are reviewed routinely for all students in, and applicants to, undergraduate programs. Students who have previously submitted official transcripts that have not been evaluated for transfer credit must request transfer credit. To request transfer credit, students must submit a Request for Transfer Credit form to the Admissions and Records office. These forms are available at www.ufv.ca/ar/forms or at the Admissions and Records office.
A minimum of six to eight weeks is required for evaluation. Detailed course outlines may be required if no articulation agreement exists. If you intend to use credits from another institution towards a UCFV credential, apply for transfer credit at least three to four months prior to application for graduation.
Transcripts are considered official when they are bearing the institution’s seal or authorized signature, and are in the original sealed envelope from the institution.
A certified translation is required for documents in a language other than English (some exceptions may be possible for documents in French).
Documents submitted become the property of UCFV. Only documents that are considered by UCFV to be irreplaceable will be returned to the student (on request).
For some UCFV courses, a student may demonstrate mastery of a subject area and be admitted directly to a higher-level course without completing prerequisite or co-requisite courses. Advanced standing does not give the student credit for courses bypassed, nor does it preclude the necessity of obtaining credit for courses required by other institutions.
Transfer credit and/or advanced standing will be granted to students who complete certain Advanced Placement Program examinations with grades of 4 or 5. These examinations are administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Transferability of Advanced Placement courses is listed in the B.C. Transfer Guide at www.bctransferguide.ca under "other transfer guides".
In addition, UCFV will grant unassigned credit for other AP courses with a grade of 4 or 5 that are accepted at other B.C. public universities or university colleges. See the transfer guide at www.bctransferguide.ca.
To obtain transfer credit, official AP score results from the College Board should be sent directly to the Admissions and Records office with an Application for Transfer Credit form.
Note: For the Advanced Placement program, the institutional number to use for UCFV is 6750. Transfer credit will not be given on the basis of transcripts issued by high schools or other third parties.
Transfer credit and/or advanced standing may be granted to students who complete certain higher level International Baccalaureate diploma courses with a grade of 5 or better. Transferability of International Baccalaureate courses is listed in the B.C. Transfer Guide at www.bctransferguide.ca under "other transfer guides".
In addition, UCFV will grant unassigned credit for other higher level IB courses with a grade of 5 or better that are accepted at other B.C. public universities or university colleges. See the transfer guide at www.bctransferguide.ca.
To obtain transfer credits, official IB certificates or diplomas should be sent directly to the Admissions and Records office with an Application for Transfer Credit form.
Note: For the International Baccalaureate program, the institutional number to use for UCFV is 00084. Transfer credit will not be given on the basis of transcripts issued by high schools or other third parties.
Students currently enrolled in a UCFV certificate, diploma, or degree program who plan to take academic work at another institution to count toward their programs should request a Letter of Permission. The Letter of Permission request should be submitted to Admissions and Records well before registration for the course in question. Forms are available from www.ufv.ca/ar or from the UCFV Admissions and Records office.
Letters of Permission will be issued only to students in good academic standing (students must meet the minimum GPA required for their program, or maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher if the program does not specify a minimum). Students must ensure that any outstanding fees are paid, and any library holds are cleared.
Students from other post-secondary institutions who plan to attend UCFV as visiting students should contact their home institution for permission. Visiting students to UCFV must submit a UCFV application form, the application fee, and the Letter of Permission (if applicable) from the home institution. Visiting students must also meet general UCFV admission requirements (must either have B.C. high school graduation or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older as of the first day of classes).
A recent transcript and Request for Transfer Credit form is also required if you have taken a prerequisite course at another institution.
Please see this section for information on transfer to other institutions.
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