Have courses taken at other institutions assessed for UPEI credit

Students with credits from other post-secondary institutions can have those credits assessed as part of their UPEI applications.

Transcripts from post-secondary institutions are assessed for Transfer Credits at the time of admissions consideration by the Registrar’s Office. Students who have been admitted to the University and who believe that they can meet, or have met, the requirements of a course, may seek UPEI credit by means of challenge for credit, or recognition of "Special Credits" earned elsewhere. See Academic Regulations 15 and 16.

Fine Print: 

Academic Regulation 15

Challenge for credit by examination is available, by permission of the relevant Chair, to people who have been admitted to the University and who believe that they can meet the requirements of a course, under the following conditions:

The course(s) for which credit is sought must be among those identified by the relevant academic unit as being open to challenge for credit (challenge for credit does not apply to; School of Business Administration, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, and Information Technology 111).
No challenge for credit will be accepted when any attempt has been made within the previous ten years to earn credit in the course, or an equivalent course, whether by challenge or otherwise.
Not more than ten credits (30 semester hours of credit) towards any degree may be earned by the challenge route.
Application to the Registrar's Office must be made, and the appropriate non-refundable fee paid, for each course in which examination is sought (see section on "Fees"), at least one month before the start of the examination period or, for examinations to be held in late August or early September, by 15 July. Challenge for credit examinations normally are taken during the scheduled examination periods but, where appropriate, may be taken at a time to be scheduled during late August or early September.
Challenge for credit examinations are special examinations that test the student on the content of the entire course. They are not necessarily the same as final examinations written by regular students. In certain courses, completion of laboratory/practical components may be required.
A successful challenge results in a credit on the student's transcript with the notation “P”.  An unsuccessful challenge is not recorded on the transcript.

Academic Regulation 16

Academic credentials obtained in settings other than credit programs in universities and ACCC member colleges may be recognized in certain cases. Credentials are evaluated after admission to the University, and upon payment of the appropriate non-refundable fee (see Calendar section on "Fees")
Applicants are required to provide, during the first academic year of registration at the University, documentation which, in the applicants' opinion, demonstrates the successful completion of academic work commensurate with the credit(s) being sought. The academic units evaluating the documentation may require detailed program and course descriptions and other information necessary to evaluate the learning acquired. At their discretion, the academic units may interview the applicant or seek supplementary information by way of an oral or written examination.
Credit, if granted, is on the recommendation of the academic unit offering the equivalent UPEI course(s), with the endorsement of the Dean of the Faculty or School in which each course is offered.
Recognition of special credits by other institutions does not in itself indicate that UPEI will recognize such credits.
A Special Credit is recorded on a student's transcript with the notation "P" and a notation of the source of the Special Credit.

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