Transfer Credit

If you have attended another post-secondary institution, courses that you have successfully completed may be considered for credit towards a credential at MacEwan University.

Transfer credit is assessed after an offer of admission has been made. In all cases, your first step is to apply to the program. Degree programs may require transfer students to declare a major and minor before transfer credit is assessed.

Specific transfer credit awards are subject to the requirements and regulations of the admitting program, and may vary from the total credit awarded by MacEwan University. Transfer credit is subject to the Inter-Institutional Transferability (C2030) and External Course Taking (C2035) policies, and the University’s academic residency requirements.
 

Assessment process

Post-secondary courses

The process for assessing post-secondary credit varies depending on where you took your post-secondary courses:

Alberta

Transfer agreements for post-secondary institutions in the province of Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) and are available for information and reference at transferalberta.ca.

Transfer Alberta

 

If you do not see your course(s) on the ACAT website, MacEwan University evaluators will need to review course outlines. They will determine how or if the content is equivalent to courses in the program you are applying to. This process can take a significant amount of time. Check your myMacEwan Gmail account regularly for requests related to your transfer credit. Delays can interfere with your ability to enrol in courses with transfer credit prerequisites.

Canada (outside Alberta) and U.S.A

If your course history is with an institution outside Alberta, but within Canada or the United States, MacEwan University evaluators will need to review course outlines. They will determine how or if the content is equivalent to courses in the program you are applying to. This process can take a significant amount of time. Check your myMacEwan Gmail account regularly for requests related to your transfer credit. Delays can interfere with your ability to enrol in courses with transfer credit prerequisites.

International

You must initiate the transfer credit assessment process if you have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Canada or the USA. At least 80% of the content from your course must match the MacEwan University course to be considered. 

 

Save paper and time

We are changing the way you make transfer credit assessment requests. Students will be able to submit requests and attach related forms and course outlines/syllabi through myStudentSystem. This process change is expected to launch before the end of April 2019.

 

Complete a request for each MacEwan University course that you wish to be assessed for transfer credit:

1. Complete a Request for Transfer Credit form

 

Request for Transfer Credit form—diploma programs

Request for Transfer Credit form—degree programs

 

2. Include a detailed, descriptive course syllabi and outline

 

Sample credit course syllabus

Also include official (original) educational documents/transcripts with your request if you have not done so already with your application to MacEwan University.

3. Submit your request as soon as you apply

 

All documents related to your request for transfer credit MUST be in English. If your academic records are in a language other than English, you will need to submit both the original language document and a certified English translation, which must be complete, literal, word-for-word and in the same format as the original document.

Course syllabi and outlines must be submitted electronically to TransferUnit@macewan.ca in .pdf or .doc/.docx format.

 

Post-secondary block transfers and internal laddering 2019/20

Internal laddering

MacEwan University is committed to providing bridging and laddering opportunities to its certificate, diploma and applied degree graduates. Graduates of the following MacEwan programs may be eligible to ladder into one of our degree programs. For more specific information, contact an advisor for the degree program.

Accounting and Strategic Measurement

  • Bachelor of Arts: 24 credits

  • Bachelor of Commerce (minimum GPA of 3.0 required): 60 credits

Acupuncture

  • Bachelor of Arts: 45 credits

  • Bachelor of Science: 45 credits

Arts and Cultural Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: 27 credits

  • Bachelor of Commerce (minimum GPA of 3.0 required): 24 credits

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 51 credits

Asia Pacific Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: 36 credits

Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing

Retired MacEwan program; contact an advisor for additional information

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 66 credits

Business Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: 24 credits

  • Bachelor of Commerce (minimum GPA of 3.0 required): 60 credits

Child and Youth Care

  • Bachelor of Arts: 39 credits

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 60 credits

Correctional Services

  • Bachelor of Arts: 54 credits

Design Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: 30 credits

Early Learning and Child Care

  • Bachelor of Arts: 39 credits

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 57 credits

Emergency Communications and Response

  • Bachelor of Arts: 18 credits

  • Additional laddering opportunities to the Police and Investigations diploma program. Contact an advisor for additional information.

Fine Art

  • Bachelor of Arts: 30 credits

Hearing Aid Practitioner

  • Bachelor of Arts: 33 credits

Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: 21 credits

  • Bachelor of Commerce (minimum GPA of 3.0 required): 60 credits

Journalism

Retired MacEwan program; contact an advisor for additional information

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 57 credits

Library and Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Arts: 39 credits

Massage Therapy

  • Bachelor of Arts: 42 credits

  • Bachelor of Science: 42 credits

Music

  • Bachelor of Arts: 33 credits

Paralegal Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: 21 credits

Police and Investigations (Police Studies)

  • Bachelor of Arts: 57 credits

Police and Investigations (Investigative Studies)

  • Bachelor of Arts: 51 credits

Professional Writing

Retired MacEwan program; contact an advisor for additional information.

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 57 credits

Public Relations

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 33 credits

Social Work

  • Bachelor of Arts: 48 credits

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 75 credits

Special Needs Educational Assistant

  • Bachelor of Arts: 15 credits

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 30 credits

Theatre Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts: 27 credits

Theatre Production

  • Bachelor of Arts: 27 credits

Therapist Assistant (SLPA)

  • Bachelor of Arts: 42 credits

  • Bachelor of Science: 42 credits

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 33 credits

Therapist Assistant (PTA/OTA)

  • Bachelor of Arts: 39 credits

  • Bachelor of Science: 39 credits 

External block transfers

Graduates from the institutions and programs listed below may be eligible for a block transfer to these MacEwan University programs. For more specific information, contact a program advisor.

 

Recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions

Business Diploma

  • Bachelor of Commerce: Up to 60 credits.

    A minimum GPA of 3.0 required. Specific courses must be completed as part of the diploma to be eligible for this block transfer. Contact an advisor for additional information.

 

Grande Prairie Regional College

Early Learning and Childcare Certificate

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 25 credits

 

Keyano College

Educational Assistant Certificate

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 28 credits

 

Lakeland College

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma: Up to 19 credits

 

Child and Youth Care Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 60 credits

 

Lethbridge College

Child and Youth Care Counsellor Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 60 credits

 

Medicine Hat College

Child and Youth Care Counsellor Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 66 credits

 

Mount Royal University

Child and Youth Care Counsellor Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 60 credits

 

NAIT

Radio and Television Diploma

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: Up to 57 credits

 

NorQuest College

Social Work Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 75 credits

 

Ontario Advanced Diploma

Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: Up to 60 credits

 

High School courses 2019/20

Advanced Placement (AP)

Transfer credit will be granted for AP courses where an AP grade of 4 or 5 is received. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. Other courses may be considered on an individual basis. For more information contact a program advisor or the Transfer & Articulation Unit.

transferunit@macewan.ca

AP COURSE MACEWAN COURSE CODE MACEWAN EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Art History APAR 100 ARTE 1xx 3
Biology APBI 100 BIOL 1xx 3
Calculus AB APMA 100 MATH 114 3
Calculus BC APMA 101 MATH 114 3
Chemistry APCH 100 CHEM 101/102 6
Chinese Language & Culture APML 100 CHIN 102/2011 6
Computer Science A APCS 100 CMPT 114 3
Computer Science Principles APCS 102 CMPT 114 3
Comparative Government & Politics APPS 100 POLS 101 3
English Language & Composition
APEN 100 ENGL 102 3
English Literature & Composition APEN 101 ENGL 103 3
Environmental Science APES 100 SCIOP 1xx 3
European History APHI 100 HIST 102 3
French Language & Culture APML 101 FREN 211/2121 6
German Language & Culture APML 102 GERM 211/2121 6
Japanese Language & Culture APML 103 JAPN 201/2021 6
Latin APCL 100 LATN 101/102 6
Macroeconomics APEC 100 ECON 102 3
Microeconomics APEC 101 ECON 101 3
Music Theory APMU 100 MUSC 1xx 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based APPH 103 PHYS 124 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Based APPH 104 PHYS 126 3
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism APPH 102 PHYS 2xx 3
Physics C: Mechanics APPH 101 PHYS 1xx 3
Psychology APPY 100 PSYC 104 3
Spanish Language & Culture APML 104 SPAN 211/2121 6
Statistics APMA 102 STAT 151 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design APAR 102 ARTE 1113 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design APAR 103 ARTE 1073 3
Studio Art: Drawing APAR 104 ARTE 1103 3
United States Government & Politics APPS 101 POLS 1xx 3
United States History APHI 101 HIST 1xx 3
World History APHI 102 HIST 102 3

 

1Fulfills the Language Other than English requirement
2A portfolio assessment may be required before credit is granted

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Transfer credit will be granted for IB courses where an IB grade of 5 or higher is received. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. Other courses may be considered on an individual basis. For more information contact a program advisor or the Transfer & Articulation Unit.

transferunit@macewan.ca

IB COURSE LEVEL MACEWAN COURSE CODE MACEWAN EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Biology HL IBBI 100 BIOL 107 3
Business & Management HL IBBU 100 BUSN 1xx 3
Chemistry HL IBCH 100 CHEM 101 3
Computer Science HL IBCS 100 CMPT 114/115 6
Computer Science SL IBCS 101 CMPT 101 3
Dance HL IBAR 100 GENOP 1xx 3
Design Technology HL IBAR 107 ARTE 1061 3
Economics HL IBEC 100 ECON 101/102 6
Economics SL IBEC 101 ECON 101 3
English A: Literature HL IBEN 100 ENGL 102/103 6
English A: Language & Literature HL IBEN 102 ENGL 103 3
Environmental Systems & Society SL IBES 101 SCIOP 1xx 3
French A or B HL IBML 107 FREN 1xx2 6
Further Mathematics HL IBMA 103 MATH 114 3
Geography HL IBES 102 SCIOP 1xx 3
German A or B HL IBML 104 GERM 1xx2 6
History HL IBHI 100 HIST 1xx 3
Islamic History HL IBHI 102 HIST 2xx 3
Japanese AB SL IBML 108 JAPN 1xx2 6
Japanese B HL IBML 109 JAPN 1xx2 6
Latin HL IBHU 102 LATN 101/102 6
Mandarin AB SL IBML 106 CHIN 1xx2 6
Mandarin B HL IBML 105 CHIN 1xx2 6
Mathematics HL IBMA 100 MATH 114 3
Music HL IBMU 100 GENOP 1xx 3
Philosophy HL IBPL 100 PHIL 1xx 3
Physics HL IBPH 100 PHYS 124/126 6
Physics SL IBPH 101 PHYS 124 3
Psychology HL IBPY 102 PSYC 104/105 6
Psychology SL IBPY 103 PSYC 104 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology HL IBAN 100 ANTH 1xx 3
Spanish A HL IBML 110 SPAN 1xx2 6
Spanish AB SL IBML 111 SPAN 1xx2 6
Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL IBPE 100 HEED 1xx 3
Theory of Knowledge HL IBPL 101 PHIL 102 3

 

1A portfolio assessment may be required before credit is granted
2A language assessment may be required before credit is granted

General Certificate of Education (GCE) – Advanced Level

Transfer credit will be granted for the GCE A-Level courses offered by Cambridge University and Edexcel. Courses from additional providers and countries with an education structure based on the British-pattern system will be considered upon request. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. For more information contact a program advisor or the Transfer & Articulation Unit.

transferunit@macewan.ca

A-LEVEL COURSE MACEWAN COURSE CODE MACEWAN EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Applied Information & Communication GCEA 9713 MGMT 107 3
Arabic GCEA 9680 ARTOP 1xx 6
Biology GCEA 9700 BIOL 107/108 6
Biology (Edexcel) GCEA 9BI0 BIOL 107

3

Business GCEA 9609 BUSN 1xx 3
Business Studies (Edexcel) GCEA 9BS01 BUSN 1xx 3
Chemistry GCEA 9701 CHEM 101/261 6
Chemistry (Edexcel) GCEA 9CH0 CHEM 101 3
Chinese GCEA 9715 CHIN 1xx 6
Chinese (Edexcel) GCEA 9CN0 CHIN 1xx 3
Classical Studies GCEA 9274 CLAS 101/102 6
Computer Science GCEA 9608 CMPT 103/200 6
Economics GCEA 9708 ECON 101/102 6
Economics A and B (Edexcel) GCEA 9EC0/9EB0 ECON 101/102 6
Economics A GCEA 9EC0 ECON 101 3
Food Studies GCEA 9336 BIOL 102 3
French GCEA 9716 FREN 1xx 6
French (Edexcel) GCEA 9FR0 FREN 1xx 3
German GCEA 9717 GERM 1xx 6
German (Edexcel) GCEA 9GN0 GERM 1xx 3
Greek (Edexcel) GCEA 9GK0 GREK 1xx 3
Hinduism GCEA 9014 ARTOP 1xx 3
History GCEA 9389 HIST 1xx 6
History (Edexcel) GCEA 9HI0 HIST 1xx 3
Islamic Studies GCEA 9013 ARTOP 1xx 3
Japanese (Edexcel) GCEA 9JA0 JAPN 1xx 3
Physics GCEA 9702 PHYS 124/126 6
Physics (Edexcel) GCEA 9PH0 PHYS 124 3
Psychology GCEA 9990 PSYC 104/105 6
Psychology (Edexcel) GCEA 9PS0 PSYC 104 3
Sociology GCEA 9699 SOCI 100 3
Spanish GCEA 9719 SPAN 1xx 6
Spanish (Edexcel) GCEA 9SP0 SPAN 1xx 3
Statistics (Edexcel) GCEA 9ST0 STAT 151/252 6

 

Results

It is your responsibility to review the transfer credit granted and to understand how it fits with your program of study.

Access your transfer credit report online

The results of your assessment will be posted in myStudentSystem. 

  • Log in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca

  • Launch myStudentSystem

  • Navigate to your Student Center

  • Scroll to the Admissions section at the bottom of your Student Center

  • Click the Transfer Credit Report link

Academics > Transfer Credit Report

Understand your report and how it applies to your program

Screenshot of Transfer Credit Screen

Number1 Model Nbr

Identifies each institution’s transcript evaluated for transfer credit. Status types:

  • SUBMITTED—Course information has been entered but there are no transfer decisions ready for processing to your record.

  • POSTED—Transfer decisions have been processed and the program deposit has been paid.

Number2 Status and Equivalent Course

Status for each individual course evaluated for transfer credit:

  • POSTED—Transfer credit has been awarded.

  • REJECTED—Course is ineligible for transfer credit award.

  • NO RULE—No articulated transfer decision in our system. To request a transfer articulation for this course, submit the course outline/syllabus to transferunit@macewan.ca.

The MacEwan equivalent course will be either specified (i.e. ORGA 316) or unspecified (i.e. CMPT 1xx). A program advisor can provide you with more information on how unspecified transfer awards can be used to fulfill your program requirements.

Number3 Grade

The letter grade of the incoming course will be prefaced with a “T” (i.e. TA+, TB, TC-, etc.). Transfer credit grades are not used in ANY grade point average (GPA) calculation. Only the total number of credits transferred will be noted on the official MacEwan transcript.

Consult an advisor in your program

You are encouraged to review the assessment with an advisor in your program to understand how it meets requirements. Some programs schedule specific program planning events for new students and transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend for both information and advice.

 


 

Bring any discrepancies in your transfer credit assessment to the attention of the Transfer Unit in the Office of the University Registrar. Email TransferUnit@MacEwan.ca from your MacEwan University student email account and include your student ID number.

TransferUnit@MacEwan.ca