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Transfer Credits & Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Guidelines

If you have successfully completed credits or programs at another postsecondary institution, you may apply for transfer credits for Liberal Arts and Sciences Course Equivalency in your Humber program. Fees, Transfer Credit Application Form and General Guidelines can also be obtained from Transfer Credits. If you have work, volunteer, or life experiences that may be assessed through the submission of supporting documents, you may apply for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Fees, PLAR Application Form and General Guidelines can be obtained from Humber’s PLAR page. For specific guidelines regarding LAS Transfer Credits and PLAR for Math, English, and Liberal Studies, please see below.

LAS COURSE EQUIVALENCY & TRANSFER CREDITS

Understanding The Process

English Course Equivalencies and Transfer Credits

After completing the Humber English Placement Test, students may apply to transfer credits for their first-semester or subsequent English courses if they have satisfactorily completed an equivalent writing course at another post-secondary institution. If they have completed an equivalent course at Humber, they may apply for a course equivalency.

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits below.

English Course Equivalencies for Courses Taken at Humber

  • Exemption from Semester 1 WRIT (100, 120, 108, etc.) occurs if the student has completed another 100-level WRIT, ESOL, or GAS English course.
  • Exemption from Semester 2 WRIT (200, 220, 208, etc.) occurs if the student has completed another 200-level WRIT, ESOL, or GAS English course.

Students in this situation should complete a “Program Course Equivalency Application Form.” Application forms are available in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences office (all campuses).

Minimum requirements for Transferring Courses from Another Institution

The minimum requirements for any student who wishes to transfer a diploma- or degree-level English course from another post-secondary institution normally include all of the following:

  • An equivalent writing course (where English is the language of instruction).
  • A minimum grade of 60% (or the equivalent letter grade) in the course.
  • The course must be from an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Students in this situation should complete a “Transfer Credit Application Form.” Application forms are available in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences office as well as the Office of the Registrar (all campuses).

Required Documentation

Students who wish to transfer diploma- or degree-level English courses from another postsecondary institution must present all of the following:

  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official course outline (MUST include detailed course description, learning objectives, breakdown of assignments, reading syllabus, and method of evaluation).
  • Completed Transfer Credit Application Form and payment.

If the institution is outside of Canada, all documents must be translated (where necessary) and assessed for equivalency by one of the following:

More information can be obtained at http://www.humber.ca/programs-academics/transfer-options/plar

Math Transfer Credits

If you have completed math courses at the college or university level you may be eligible for transfer credits. Transfer credits are determined by the number of hours in the course you have completed (at least 45) and how well the learning outcomes of the course that you have taken match the learning outcomes of our math courses (which include three categories: general mathematics, business mathematics, and technical mathematics).

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits below.

Eligibility

The following course levels may be eligible for Math course credit:

  • From: Diploma-Level Course For: Diploma-Level Credit
  • From: Degree-Level Course For: Diploma-Level Credit
  • From: Degree-Level Course For: Degree-Level Credit

The following are not eligible for transferable credits:

  • High school credits at the C or U level.
  • Math Placement Test resulting in a placement into either one of the following courses: BMTH 010 (Business Math if you have applied to a Business program such as Accounting, Business Marketing, Business Management) or TMTH 010 (Technical Math if you have applied to an Applied Technology program such as Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Sustainable Energy and Building Technology, etc.)
  • Diploma-Level Course toward Degree-Level Credit

Minimum requirements 
Minimum requirements for students who have taken diploma- or degree-level Math courses at another postsecondary institution normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical but is very similar, to a Humber Math course.
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Required documentation

  • Required documentation for students who have taken diploma- or degree-level Math courses at another postsecondary institution normally include:
  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).
  • Completed Application Form and payment.

If the institution is outside of North America, all documents must be translated (where necessary) and assessed for equivalency by one of the following:

Liberal Studies Transfer Credits

Transfer credit for individual Liberal Studies courses is awarded when a student is granted credit for completed academic work at another post-secondary institution. The credit should meet Humber's General Education (diploma) or Breadth Elective (degree) requirements.  Courses from the Humanities (e.g. History, Literature, Philosophy), Natural Sciences (e.g. Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies) and Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) often meet these requirements. If a student is seeking transfer credit for a specific program-required course, then the learning outcomes of the course in question should be equivalent to the required Liberal Studies course.

After you have read the information below, follow the Steps to the Application Process in Ready to Transfer Your Credits.

Required Documentation
Students who have taken post-secondary liberal studies courses at another institution are normally required to provide the following:

  • An official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • An official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).
  • A completed application form and payment.

To check for preapproved transfer credit courses, please visit ONCAT’s website: www.ontransfer.ca. ONTransfer.ca is a guide to how courses transfer from one institution to another.   

If the institution is outside of Canada and the US, the transcript must be assessed for equivalency and translated (where necessary) by one of the following:

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Diploma-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Diploma-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

  • GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences is the General Education foundation course and is designed to introduce students to the breadth of disciplines in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The GNED 101 course will normally be the last General Education transfer credit applied to the student's record. For example, if a student qualifies for two General Education transfer credits and is in a program that requires two General Education courses and GNED 101, the student would still have to take the GNED 101 to satisfy the program requirements; in this case, only if a third transfer credit is granted, would an exemption from GNED 101 be granted.

Program-Designated General Education Courses and Credit:

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum.  For example, in the Practical Nursing program, PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction is a course that all students in the Practical Nursing program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated course, if and only if, the course meets ALL of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the program-designated course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a General Education Elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 150 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated courses cannot take the same course for General Education credit. For example, students required to take PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction as part of their program are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 150 for General Education Elective credit.

Minimum requirements 

The minimum requirement for Diploma-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Degree-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 75% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber Liberal Studies Breadth Elective course.  Courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

Program-Designated Liberal Studies Courses and Degree-Breadth Electives

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum. For example, in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program, PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology is a program-designated Liberal Studies course that all students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated courses if and only if, the course on the student’s application meets all of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated Liberal Studies course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a Liberal Studies breadth elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 1000 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for any additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated Liberal Studies courses cannot take the same course as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective. For example, students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program are required to take PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology and are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 1000 as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective.

Block Transfers

  • Students who have received admission under block transfer agreements have already received some degree breadth elective credit for their prior study and will not be granted additional transfer credit for those courses.

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Degree-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Diploma-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

  • GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences is the General Education foundation course and is designed to introduce students to the breadth of disciplines in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The GNED 101 course will normally be the last General Education transfer credit applied to the student's record. For example, if a student qualifies for two General Education transfer credits and is in a program that requires two General Education courses and GNED 101, the student would still have to take the GNED 101 to satisfy the program requirements; in this case, only if a third transfer credit is granted, would an exemption from GNED 101 be granted.

Program-Designated General Education Courses and Credit:

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum.  For example, in the Practical Nursing program, PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction is a course that all students in the Practical Nursing program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated course, if and only if, the course meets ALL of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the program-designated course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a General Education Elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 150 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated courses cannot take the same course for General Education credit. For example, students required to take PSYC 150 Psychology: Introduction as part of their program are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 150 for General Education Elective credit.

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Degree-level post-secondary courses taken at another institution for Liberal Studies Degree-level credit at Humber normally include:

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade.
  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber Liberal Studies Breadth Elective course: courses typically include those in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, History, Philosophy), Social Sciences (e.g., Political Science, Psychology, Sociology), and Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Geography, Environmental Studies).
  • The institution is an accredited postsecondary institution or its equivalent.

Course & Program-Specific Information:

Program-Designated Liberal Studies Courses and Degree-Breadth Electives

  • In some programs, students are required to take a particular Liberal Studies course as part of the program curriculum. For example, in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program, PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology is a program-designated Liberal Studies course that all students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program must take.
  • Students will normally receive transfer credit for a program-designated courses if and only if, the course on the student’s application meets all of the specific learning outcomes as stated in the course outline.
  • If credit is granted for a program-designated Liberal Studies course, the course used as the basis for granting credit cannot be used for additional credit toward a Liberal Studies breadth elective. For example, if credit for PSYC 1000 is granted, the course used in applying for the credit cannot be used for any additional transfer credit.
  • Students who take program-designated Liberal Studies courses cannot take the same course as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective. For example, students in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program are required to take PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology and are, therefore, restricted from taking PSYC 1000 as a Liberal Studies degree breadth elective.

Block Transfers

  • Students who have received admission under block transfer agreements have already received some degree breadth elective credit for their prior study and will not be granted additional transfer credit for Liberal Studies Breadth Electives.

 Liberal Studies credit (e.g., PSYC 1600 Infant and Child Development or SOCI 1900 Family Dynamics).

Collect the UNB transfer credit application form from the Registrar's Office

Transferrable Course

Minimum Requirements

Required Documentation

For ALL listed below:
CEGEP
CAPE
GCE
IB
AP

  • The course is equivalent, not necessarily identical, to a Humber General Education course.

AND the requirement listed below:

  • Official transcript (photocopies are not acceptable).
  • Official detailed course outline (MUST include course description, title(s) of text or required reading, and method of evaluation).

CEGEP: Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel

  • A minimum grade of 60% or the equivalent letter grade for diploma-level credit; and 75% or the equivalent letter grade for degree-level credit.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

CAPE: Caribbean Advanced Placement Exams

  • Courses passed at the 2-unit level with minimum grades of 1, 2, or 3, depending on the program.
  • If an Official transcript is not available, then provide a Certifying Statement from the Caribbean Examinations Council.

GCE: General Certificate of Education

  • Advanced-level courses passed with final grades of “C” or better, depending on the program.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

IB: International Baccalaureate

  • A minimum grade of 5 or better.

See normally-required documentation listed above.

AP: Advanced Placement

  • A minimum grade of 4 or better. 

See normally-required documentation listed above.

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Understanding The PLAR Guidelines

Based on prior learning gained through previous employment experiences, some mature students may qualify for an exemption from their second required English communications course (e.g. WRIT 200, WRIT 220, etc.).

To qualify for a PLAR, students are required to show evidence of mastering the essentials of workplace writing forms by submitting a portfolio of documents produced within professional contexts. The portfolio should contain at least four of the five following items and total approximately 2000 words:

  1. Covering letter highlighting the relevant employment experience(s) and summarizing the contents of the portfolio
  2. Resume
  3. Assortment of workplace communications (i.e., letters, memoranda, etc.)
  4. Proposal
  5. Formal research report

To apply, students should go to the Registrar’s Office and complete a PLAR application form and submit their writing portfolio.  In some cases, PLAR applicants may be asked to write a challenge test in addition to submitting a portfolio.

More information can be obtained at http://www.humber.ca/programs-academics/transfer-options/plar

Important Information

While waiting to hear the results of whether the transfer credit or PLAR has been approved, students should continue attending class.

The PLAR is designed for people who have acquired significant knowledge and skills outside formal college classrooms (usually in the workplace). In mathematics, students demonstrate their skills by taking a written, comprehensive test in the form of a challenge examination.

To apply, students should go to the Registrar’s Office or their website, complete and submit a PLAR application form.

Appeal Process:

If transfer credit is not granted, the student can contact the appropriate Coordinator or Associate Dean to discuss why credit was denied.

Important Information:

While waiting to hear the results of whether the PLAR has been approved, students should continue attending class.

PLAR is a "process of identifying, assessing and recognizing what a person knows and can do for the purpose of awarding academic credit". (Canadian Labour Force Development Board, 1999). Candidates who demonstrate learning acquired through life and work experience that corresponds to a specific Humber College course or program may be granted PLAR credit in that course. Unlike transfer credit, PLAR recognizes learning that has been acquired outside of the classroom. In Liberal Studies, students demonstrate their skills by taking a written, comprehensive test in the form of a challenge examination.

To apply, students should go to the Registrar’s Office or their website, complete and submit a PLAR application form.

More information can be obtained at http://www.humber.ca/programs-academics/transfer-options/plar

Important Information:

While waiting to hear the results of whether the transfer credit or PLAR has been approved, students should continue attending class.

If PLAR credit is not granted, the student can contact the appropriate Coordinator or Associate Dean to discuss why credit was denied.