If you have previously taken post-secondary education, or AP or IB courses in high school you may be eligible for transfer credits. To see what transfer credits you have received, log into your myTrent student portal, select "academics" and then the icon titled "transfer credits". The left-hand side will be the courses completed at your previous institution, while the right-hand side will show you what course at Trent they equated to.
General or Unassigned Transfer Credit vs. Direct Equivalencies There are two types of transfer credits. General/unassigned transfer credits as well as direct equivalencies. General/unassigned transfer credits are awarded for courses from your previous institution that do not cover the entire content of a course at Trent. For example, it may be we don't deliver that content or perhaps the entire Trent course content was not covered. It is still recognized as a University level credit and is still awarded, but it will typically be as a general department code and year. I.E. Arts Year 1 Unassigned, 0.5 credit. You can use unassigned transfer credits towards the completion of the electives required for your degree. Just make sure they are the appropriate level. Year 1 is 1000 level, year 2 is 2000 level, year 3 is 3000 level and so on.
Direct equivalencies are courses that you've taken at your previous institution that cover the entire content of a course here at Trent. If you are awarded a direct equivalency you will be given a Trent specific course code. I.E. BIOL 1050H. You can use direct equivalencies towards your required courses with the same course code or towards your electives.
Transfer Credit Policies/Rules
Students must have received a minimum 60% in a course for it to be transferable.
Students can receive up to a maximum 10 transfer credits.
Credit for Nursing required courses whose course code begins with "NURS", I.E. NURS 1000H will only be awarded if the course at the previous institution was taken within the 3 years prior to admission.
See the academic calendar (http://www.trentu.ca/calendar/) for more detailed information concerning transfer credits and the policies surrounding them.
How to Be Assessed For Transfer Credit If you have reviewed your transfer credits and believe you may potentially be eligible for more, please get the full course syllabi from your previous institution and email it to email@example.com requesting an evaluation. Transfer credit evaluation can take time. If you need to register for courses but are unsure if you will receive a transfer credit for a required course, register as if you will NOT be receiving the credit. Its always easier to register and drop a course later in the summer than to try and add a course into your schedule late.
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