The Mount recognizes learning that applicants have acquired through institutes, corporate and/or on-the-job training programs and educational settings not normally eligible for transfer credit. Although policies exist currently in the areas of transfer and challenge for credit, no more than 50 percent of any credential can be accredited at the Mount through a compilation of the following:

  • Transfer credit – up to 50 percent of any undergraduate credential
  • Challenge credit – up to 5.0 units in an undergraduate degree, up to 4.0 units in a diploma or up to 3.0 units in a certificate
  • Portfolio assessment – up to 50 percent of any undergraduate credential

Note: Credit earned through Prior Learning Assessment policies at other institutions will be assessed as transfer credit to Mount Saint Vincent University.

Portfolio Assessment

Students are requested to submit their portfolio to the Registrar’s Office with their requests for specific course assessments. Portfolios will be forwarded to the appropriate department(s) for review and assessment.

The cost of portfolio assessment is one half of the cost of the course being evaluated.