2020-2021 Academic Year

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In order for Mount Saint Vincent University to evaluate possible transfer credits, students must:

  • apply to the University and indicate in the application the intended program and/or major;
  • provide official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. Final transcripts must be provided for transfer credits to be finalized; and
  • be prepared to provide official copies of course descriptions (syllabi preferred).

A completed transfer credit assessment will be sent to students and the results will be included on their University transcript. Transfer credit requests made before the admissions application deadline will be given priority. Students with questions or concerns about transfer credits should contact the Admissions Office at admissions@msvu.ca.

External credits can be applied towards a University certificate, diploma or degree up to a maximum of 50 percent of the total credits required through any combination of the following as listed in the Accepted External Credits table below. In addition to this requirement, students must complete a minimum of 50 percent of the specific credential requirements at Mount Saint Vincent University. This regulation applies to requirements for:

  • majors
  • specializations
  • concentrations
  • minors
  • honours
  • coursework at the 3000 level or above as required to complete a major or honours program

Accepted External Credits

CreditType Percentage/ units allowed up to Initiated by Assessed Action required by student
Transfer Credit 50 percent Admissions Office Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission
Letter of Permission (LOP) 50 percent Student (must be a current student) Upon request of the student Student must submit an LOP to the Registrar’s Office
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) 50 percent Student Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission and student must seek advice from department and/or Registrar’s Office
Challenge for Credit – Undergraduate Degree 5.0 units of study Student Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission and student must submit a Challenge for Credit form to the Registrar’s Office
Challenge for Credit – Diploma 4.0 units of study Student Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission and student must submit a Challenge for Credit form to the Registrar’s Office
Challenge for Credit – Certificate 3.0 units of study Student Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission and student must submit a Challenge for Credit form to the Registrar’s Office
International Baccalaureate (IB) 5.0 units of study Admissions Office Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission
Advanced Placement (AP) 5.0 units of study Admissions Office Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission
CEGEP 5.0 units of study Admissions Office Upon being admitted to the University Application for admission

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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