A transfer agreement that has been negotiated between two institutions in which Institution A agrees to accept the course (or cluster of courses) successfully completed at Institution B. Also referred to as Credit Agreements or Transfer Agreements.
The process in which a block of credits is granted to students who have successfully completed a cluster of courses, certificate or diploma.
A process which allows you to build upon previously earned credits or credentials, either from secondary or post-secondary institutions.
A description of the main content, organization and expected outcomes of a course, normally including the number of credits awarded, hours of class time, how it's evaluated, assignments, and texts (also called a syllabus).
Individual course you may receive credit for when transferring.
The numerical value assigned to a course by a post-secondary institution, normally based upon the number of contact/classroom hours per week. You will see both credit hours (e.g., 3.0, 6.0) and credits (e.g., 0.5, 1.0) in association with course equivalencies in MyTransferCredits
Transfer of course credit from one post-secondary institution to another where courses are considered equal in content or academic value.
The institution from which you are transferring.
Knowledge and skills acquired through life and work experience.
Letter of Permission (LOP)
A document which gives you permission to take a course at an institution other than the one in which you are currently enroled, with the intention of transferring the credit back to your program at the home institution.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
A formal agreement between two or more institutions to accept courses (or clusters of courses) for credit. Generally MOU's also incorporate other factors such as recognition of co-op placements, reduced course load (beyond what is accepted for advanced credit) for completion, etc. that is not normally found in a Transfer Agreement.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
A process for assessing and recognizing a person’s knowledge and skills, acquired through non-formal and informal learning, in relation to a certain goal (for example, receiving credit in a post-secondary program, meeting professional license/certification requirements, or obtaining employment). A PLAR assessment may include one of the following: written exam, oral exam or interview, performance assessment, and portfolio assessment.
A time limit imposed by an institution for granting transfer credit for certain courses.
A course that is close enough in learning outcomes to a receiving institution's course to be given transfer credit for an exact course code.
Institution to which a student transfers during a program or level of study; not the first institution where the student enroled.
Formal agreement between post-secondary institutions that specifies how courses and credits completed at the sending (From) institution will be accepted and applied at the receiving (To) institution.
An institution with which another institution has established a transfer agreement.
Defined route from one program or institution to another program or institution that specifies eligibility requirements and how transfer credits will be accepted and applied at the receiving institution. Does not require formal signed agreement between institutions.
Unassigned /Unspecified Credit
Credit that will transfer towards satisfying requirements for a credential, but is not close enough to a receiving institution specific required credit courses to be given transfer credit for an exact course code.
Find out more: See definitions of common post-secondary terms.