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Transfer between institutions

UFV routinely evaluates official transcripts* received from students enrolled in post-secondary programs other than vocational certificate programs.

If you are a continuing student and have not had transfer credit evaluated, please submit a transcript from your institution.

If you are enrolled in a vocational certificate program, please contact our credential evaluation staff in the Office of the Registrar at 604-854-4501 or toll-free (in Canada) 1-888-823-8734.

Official Transcript Guidelines

For students with post-secondary documents that originate outside Canada, a $75 document evaluation fee is charged for domestic students, and $250 for international students (one fee covers all transcripts submitted at one time).

If you intend to use post-secondary credits from another institution toward a UFV credential, apply for transfer credit at least three to four months prior to application for graduation.

It is not necessary to have your transfer credit assessed if you plan to transfer to and graduate from another institution, unless you require transfer credit to meet certain course prerequisites.

How transfer credits are assigned

Transfer credit can be assigned in several ways:

  • Credit for a specific UFV course.
  • Unassigned discipline credit, e.g., BUS IXX (3) — Business lower level (3 credits), given when the course does not have an exact equivalent, or we have not evaluated the course, but we recognize it for credit in a particular discipline.
  • General unassigned credit e.g., GE IXX (3) — lower level unassigned credit, or GE 3XX (3) — upper level unassigned credit, given when we have not articulated a course, do not offer the discipline, or when block credit is given for a program.

Determining transfer credit can sometimes be a lengthy process. If a course has not been previously articulated, you will need to submit a detailed course outline for the department to review, to determine transfer credit. To save time, we suggest you provide course outlines for courses taken outside B.C. when you submit your official transcript.

For information about transfer credit from other B.C. institutions, consult the BC transfer guide.

Once your transfer evaluation is complete, Admissions at the Office of the Registrar will contact you, usually at your UFV email address, letting you know that you can review your transfer credit through your myUFV account.

Watch a tutorial video about viewing and interpreting transfer credits

Using your transfer credit

Transfer credit is awarded on an institutional basis, not for a specific program, so you may not be able to use all transfer credit granted towards a particular program.

How much of your transfer credit can be applied to your program will depend upon the type of courses you transferred, and the amount of transfer credit that is permitted in your program. You should discuss how your transfer credit will apply to your program with the program head, program advisor, or an  academic advisor.

The "residency requirement" for the program is the proportion of credit that must be taken at UFV. It varies from 25-50% of the credits required for a program.

Check your myUFV record for your transfer credit. For enquiries, contact Admissions at the Office of the Registrar at admissions@ufv.ca, or 604-854-4501 or toll-free at 1-888-823-8734.

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Preparing for programs at other institutions

If you plan to begin your studies at UFV to prepare for a degree or professional program at another institution, make an appointment to see an academic advisor.

The BC Transfer Guide lists transfer credit agreements between B.C. post-secondary institutions. At this time, mostly lower-level courses are listed. For information about transferring courses not found in the BC Transfer Guide, contact the institution you wish to attend.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior learning assessment is a process that can allow you to earn credit for skills and knowledge you already possess, regardless of how and where your learning took place. For more details, contact UFV PLAR.

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