Transfer Credit, Council of Ontario Universities (Policy)

Legislative History:

Approved by the Council of Ontario Universities: 1994/04; Approved by Senate Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance: 1993/11/10; Approved by Senate: 1993/12/09; Date Effective: 1993/12/09

Approval Authority: Senate

Signature: Malcolm Ransom


The Senate of York University endorses the following principles:

  1.  Acceptance of transfer credits among Ontario universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be virtually equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should allow for the maximum recognition of previous learning experience in university-level courses;
  2. Any course offered for credit by one Ontario university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is virtual equivalency in course content.