Transfer Credits, Advanced Standing, Equivalencies and Exemptions

Applicants with previous postsecondary education will be assessed for transfer credit upon receipt of an official transcript from the previous institution.

Niagara College does not charge a fee for this service. Credits are considered on a course-by-course basis and will be granted where deemed equivalent in content and learning objectives to corresponding Niagara College courses. In some instances, detailed course outlines may be requested for evaluation.

Current and previous Niagara College students who wish to transfer credits from one Niagara College program to another should complete the online Transfer Credit Request Form, or contact Enrolment Services by phone at 905-736-6030 or email at [email protected].

Domestic Credit Transfer Options

Transfer Credits
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Transfer credits are the assessment of course credits earned at another institution being used to earn Niagara College credit(s).

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Equivalencies are the assessment of Niagara College course credits being used to earn credit in a different Niagara College course.

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Prior Learning
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You may be able to be assessed for credits that were earned through other methods: work experience, community work etc.

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Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing means you receive enough transfer credits to start beyond level 1 (1st term) in a Niagara College program.

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Advanced Standing Options
Are you an International student with transfer credits?

Visit the International website for International-specific information about how to apply for transfer credits, equivalencies and advanced standing.

How to Apply for Transfer Credits

You may be able to transfer credits you have earned at other educational institutions. Transfer credit applications are free of charge for domestic assessments. The deadline to submit your application is 90 days prior to the start of term. Requests received after the deadline may not be processed by the start the term.

You are required to attend all classes until you are officially notified that your request was granted or denied.

Please note that receiving transfer credits may affect your course load, which in turn may impact your fees and eligibility for OSAP, scholarships, bursaries and other sponsorships.

Apply for Transfer Credits:
  1. To evaluate your request, we require:
    • An official copy of your transcript; AND
    • Detail course outlines or syllabuses which must include:
      • Learning outcomes of the course
      • Length of the course (in hours)
      • Type of assessment used to demonstrate learning

        Note: In order to be granted credit, the learning outcomes of the course(s) must correspond to those of the Niagara College course(s) as evaluated by Niagara College.

  2. Complete the online Transfer Credit Request Form.
  3. A staff member will be in touch upon submission of the Transfer Credit Request Form within 2 business days. If you forget to include attachments, you can email them to the address below (please include your Student ID number), or deliver them to one of our offices.
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Welland Campus Enrolment Services:
      Room SE106
      100 Niagara College Boulevard
      Welland, ON L3C 7L3
    • Daniel J. Patterson Campus Enrolment Services:
      Room W107
      135 Taylor Road,
      Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Obtaining a suitable timetable for your first day of classes will be much easier if you process your Transfer Credit request(s) early. Transcripts will be kept on file for one year.

Are you looking for transfer agreements with other colleges and universities?

Visit to easily browse pathways—articulation agreements and degree transfer opportunities—for NC graduates to other colleges and universities, or transfer options between Niagara College programs.

Search for Articulation Agreements

Are you a current student that wants to change your Niagara College program?

If you are already a Niagara College student that wishes to switch to a different program, please speak to your program area’s Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor can can help you determine what academic path you should take.

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