Transfer Credit Eligibility
Western grants transfer credit for courses completed at all accredited universities within Canada. These courses must have a minimum final mark of 60% to be transferred, must be recognized as covering an acceptable amount of subject matter and meet the academic standards of Western.
The Office of the Registrar and the Dean of the faculty to which the student has been admitted shall have authority over the granting of transfer credit pursuant to the policy on Admission and Transfer.
- Credits granted may be either generic/non-specific or exact equivalency credits.
- Infrequently, some transfer credits granted may not be counted as part of a degree dependant on the program of choice and other considerations. New students should make an appointment with an Academic Counsellor for program planning before course registration.
Transfer students admitted with transfer credit must complete a minimum of 5.0 senior courses in the 15.0-course degree programs or 10.0 courses in the four-year and honors programs. The majority of courses in each module must be completed at Western or its Affiliated University Colleges. New students should make an appointment with an Academic Counsellor for program planning before course registration.
7-member University Credit Transfer Consortium
Western University has joined with the following six Ontario universities to make it easier for students to get credit for courses already completed. Students who have completed any first year, arts and science degree course at McMaster University, Queen's University, University of Guelph, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo, or University of Toronto, with a minimum grade of 60%, are assured of general, first year credit upon admission to Western University.
Among the 7-member University Credit Transfer Consortium, we will grant specific course credit for 20 of the most highly subscribed first year foundational courses. Consortium members are committed to ensuring that all courses within our degrees meet standards of high quality and that our foundational courses adequately prepare for more focused learning in higher years. Completing any of these foundational courses at any Consortium member university will satisfy the program prerequisite requirement that the corresponding Western course would satisfy, subject to meeting grade requirements.