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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Undergraduate Admissions A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing
A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing

The University of Calgary will consider university-level course work completed at a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution (or equivalent) for credit toward a University of Calgary credential.

Students wishing to transfer should refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide which lists all course and program transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The guide and other transfer information are available online at or by contacting: Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer, Telephone: 780-422-9021 or 1-800-310-0000 (toll free). Email:

Students from other universities or colleges may be admitted with transfer credit to undergraduate programs. The amount of credit granted is determined by faculty regulations.

Students transferring from other institutions must make themselves aware of the prerequisites for courses they wish to take. This may be done by consulting the Courses of Instruction section of this Calendar. Students receiving specified transfer credit status for particular courses should be aware that this does not necessarily imply that exact course equivalence is being awarded; it may indicate an equivalent level of experience in a particular subject area.

Students transferring to the University of Calgary who have attended publicly supported post-secondary institutions in Alberta shall be subject to the same regulations as those transferring from one faculty to another within the University. The University of Calgary honours all transfer credit agreements as listed in the Alberta Transfer Guide and follows the CARI transfer statement:

The Province of Alberta recognizes four Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions (CARI) within the Campus Alberta system: Athabasca University, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Alberta. Alberta’s CARIs are committed to the advancement of Campus Alberta goals, including enhanced learner movement within the advanced education system. To facilitate mobility, the four CARIs accept each other’s credit courses for transfer. Minimum grade and program requirements determine the applicability of specific courses to a student’s program.

Students who have taken the equivalent of university courses in some other manner may be given advanced placement (i.e., excused from taking such courses) but will not be granted advanced credit. In these cases, students will be required to substitute courses to complete program requirements.

The University reserves the right to require applicants for advanced credit or advanced placement to write examinations at any level including that of matriculation standing.