Find out how Alberta post-secondary institutions define different types of transfer credit
What Can I Transfer?
You can receive transfer credit in three ways. Explore which option best reflects the type of learning you've earned so far, and how that could transfer into your new program.
Types of Transfer Credit
Courses can be transferred as:
An individual course - the credits you earn for one class (such as 3 credits earned for ENGL 101)
A block of courses - the courses being transferred are related by subject area, but are not part of a specific program
A program - transferring a completed certificate or diploma program into a program for the next credential (for example, an Early Childhood Development Certificate may be transferred into Year 2 of a Child and Youth Care Diploma)
Examples of Transfer Credit Types
Transfer an individual course to another institution for credit
Some universities can transfer a credential you've already earned (such as a certificate, degree or diploma) as a block of credits that are applied towards a degree program (the number of credits transferred is determined by the institution and type of program)
Take up to the first two years of a university transfer program (either at the institution or online) and transfer to another institution for the final portion of a degree program
Complete a one-year certificate program at a college or polytechnic institute and transfer to another institute to complete the second year of a diploma program
Complete a two-year diploma program at a college or polytechnic institute and transfer to a degree-granting institution to complete the final two or more years of a degree