Regulation 14 - Transfer Credits

Transfer of credit from post-secondary institutions is available to students who have been admitted to the University, under the following conditions:

  1. University Transfer
    Students shall receive credit for courses successfully completed at another *recognized Canadian university and for which credit is given at that university, under the following conditions:
    a) Courses must be acceptable in the program to which transfer is being sought either as required courses or as electives.
    b) Grades must be at least 50% (grade point 0.7) or, where the passing grade for the equivalent UPEI course is different than 50% (grade point 0.7) at least that passing grade, however, students must obtain a grade of at least C- (60%) (grade point 1.7) in any courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Similarly, students may receive credit for courses completed at universities outside of Canada. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2.  College Transfer
    Students may receive credit for courses successfully completed at a member institution of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) or a recognized college outside of Canada, and for which credit is given at that institution, under the following conditions:
    a) Courses must be acceptable in the program to which transfer is being sought either as required courses or as electives.
    b) Grades must be at least 60% (grade point 1.7) or, where the grading system is different than that of UPEI, at least at an equivalent level above the minimum passing grade.
    c) Transfer will be allowed by the Registrar only on the recommendation of the appropriate Dean.
    d) Transfer credits may be granted through existing transfer and articulation agreements established between UPEI and a partner college.
  3. Holland College
    UPEI and Holland College have a number of transfer and articulation agreements with defined transfer recognition.  For more information see the UPEI website.
  4. Application of Certain Professional Courses - Normally, professional courses taken at UPEI or other universities may not be applied to other degree programs at UPEI. Nevertheless, within the Faculty of Science and with the approval of both the Department Chair and Dean, certain courses in the DVM program at UPEI and in accredited programs in the health professions at other universities may be accepted for credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree. Applications for degrees under this Regulation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Not more than (30) semester hours of professional courses may be so credited.
  5. Evaluation of Transcripts - The evaluation of transcripts shall be the responsibility of the Registrar's Office in consultation with the appropriate department and Dean.
  6. All courses transferred to UPEI will be noted as “TR” on the transcript with a grade of “P”.

Notes:

1.  A candidate for a degree must complete at least one-half of the required course work at UPEI (normally the final 60 semester hours of the degree).

2.  Specific Course equivalent - transfer credit is not normally awarded for courses completed in excess of ten academic years prior to the date of  first registration at UPEI.

3.  Normally, no more than 48 semester-hours of credit may be taken at the 1000 level in any degree or diploma program.

4.  Transfer students are subject to all other academic regulations of the University.

* A recognized Canadian degree-granting institution is an institution that is a member of the Universities Canada.  The University of Prince Edward Island will also consider granting transfer credit from those Canadian institutions that are not Universities Canada members, but have been given degree-granting powers through provincial legislation within the Canadian province in which they are located.

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