Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2016/2017)
4.4 Transfer Credit

Applicants wishing to be considered for advanced standing or transfer credit must submit, in addition to the Application for Admission/Readmission, an Application for Transfer Credit Evaluation which can be obtained online or in-person from the Office of the Registrar. Official transcript(s) and calendar descriptions and/or outlines of courses claimed for credit are also required and should be sent directly to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the institution attended.

In order to allow sufficient time for evaluation, these documents should be received at least two months prior to the commencement of the registration period for the semester to which the applicant is seeking admission. It is the student's responsibility to provide the pertinent documents, and until they are received, the Office of the Registrar is unable to commence an evaluation or to advise students of their standing at this University. The award of transfer credit is subject to the following regulations:

  • When transfer credit is awarded for work completed at another institution, only equivalent Memorial University of Newfoundland course(s) and credit(s) are recorded on the Memorial University of Newfoundland transcript. Grades received from other institutions are not recorded nor included in averages.

  • Applicants who have not received the results of a transfer credit evaluation prior to the assigned registration time for the semester in which they propose to begin studies should contact the Admissions Office for further assistance.

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland will consider for transfer credit courses for which credit has been granted through a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process by another recognized university or college.

  • Award of credit will be subject to University Regulations and evaluation and recommendation by the appropriate academic unit(s).

  • The applicability of all transfer credits, whether specified or unspecified, is subject to appropriate program regulations.

  • Information regarding course equivalencies can be obtained from the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar.

Outlined below are the various categories for which transfer credit may be considered.

4.4.1 College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Award of credit for AP courses will be subject to the achievement of a minimum grade of 3 in each subject claimed for credit (in certain subjects a minimum grade of 4 may be required).

4.4.2 Enriched Courses and Ontario Grade XIII/OAC
  • Certain Grade XII enriched courses and certain Ontario Grade XIII/OAC subjects may be recognized for introductory (normally first year) credits, where applicable, provided that the subjects claimed for credit are recommended as equivalent to Memorial University of Newfoundland courses by the relevant University academic unit(s). In addition, the applicant must have obtained an overall average in these courses of not less than 65% with a passing grade in each subject claimed for credit. Applicants who have not obtained the overall average requirement of 65% in these courses will be required to have obtained a mark of not less than 65% in individual subjects claimed for credit

4.4.3 Advanced or Higher Levels
  • The “Advanced Level” subjects of the General Certificate of Education will generally be accepted for credit to a maximum of 12 credit hours in each subject provided that a minimum grade of ‘D’ in each subject claimed for credit has been obtained.

  • The “Higher Level” subjects of the Scottish Leaving Certificate will generally be accepted for credit at the first year level.

4.4.4 International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland will consider for transfer credit the “Higher Level” subjects and certain “Standard” or “Subsidiary” level subjects, provided that the subjects claimed for credit are recommended as equivalent to Memorial University of Newfoundland courses by the relevant University academic unit(s), and the candidate has achieved a minimum grade of 4 in individual subjects claimed for credit. In certain subjects a minimum grade of 5 may be required.

4.4.5 Member Institutions of Universities Canada
  • All university-level course work completed by transfer students during the first two years of university study taken at universities/colleges that are ordinary members of Universities Canada will be recognized for transfer credit. In the first instance, the evaluation of such course work for appropriate credit will be conducted by University academic units. In instances where appropriate credit cannot be granted by academic units or where no University academic unit exists at this University for the evaluation of particular transfer credits, the Office of the Registrar will award the appropriate unspecified credits in an unspecified discipline.

  • Applicants who have completed course work beyond the first two years of university study may be considered for further transfer credit subject to evaluation and recommendation by the appropriate academic unit(s) and University Regulations.

4.4.6 Other Universities, Colleges and Institutes
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland may recognize for transfer credit certain courses offered by the College of the North Atlantic, the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and certain other community colleges, technical colleges, institutes and CEGEPs.

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland may recognize for transfer credit certain courses offered by other recognized universities or university colleges.

4.4.7 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland may recognize for transfer credit certain courses completed through the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations. These examinations will generally be accepted for credit to a maximum of 12 credit hours for each 2 unit course and 6 credit hours for each 1 unit course.