Individual Credit Transfers

The credit transfer process begins once you have confirmed your acceptance into a Conestoga program. Individual credit transfers may be requested if you believe you have completed an equivalent course (or more) at another post-secondary institution.

To request a credit transfer, please submit the following three components:

  1. A completed Credit Transfer Request form.
  2. An official transcript from your previous post-secondary institution(s).
    Note: Transcripts must be in an envelope sealed by the sending institution. Opened copies, as well as those that have been photocopied/printed/scanned, cannot be accepted.
    International transcripts must be formally assessed by an agency like ICAS or WES; we require an official copy of the assessment.
  3. Course outline(s) for the course(s) you previously completed and are using as the basis for exemption.
    Note: Course outlines must include: course title, number/code, description, learning objectives, topics covered, textbook(s) used, assignments, evaluation scheme, etc. The outline should reflect the semester in which you successfully completed the course (i.e., same academic year).

Requests are forwarded to the Academic Team for review and students are notified of the decision(s) through their Conestoga email account. It is highly recommneded that students submit Credit Transfer requests before the start of a semester.

If you are currently receiving OSAP funding, receiving a Transfer Credit (effectively dropping the course(s)) could affect your assessment. Any questions about your OSAP should be directed to the Student Financial Services (Financial Aid) Office.

Full-time student fees are not affected unless a student drops to part-time status. Requests must be made before the refund deadline to be eligible for any possible tuition refund.

The Credit Transfer Request form and corresponding outlines may be submitted via email or mail. If you do not have an official, sealed transcript (as described above), please request your previous institution(s) to mail one to:

Attn: Credit Transfer Office
Conestoga College ITAL
Office of the Registrar
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4

If you have not completed courses at a recognized post-secondary institution but have significant life and/or work experience and wish to earn credits towards a credential, the Prior Learning Assessment and Recogniition (PLAR) process may be an option for you.

Note: When a student moves from one Conestoga program to another and where course numbers/codes are identical or equivalent, automatic credit is given if course's passing grades are met.

Please review the Credit Transfer Policy.