Transfer Credit

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

Transfer credit is assessed after an offer of admission has been made. In all cases, your first step is to apply to the program.

 

Transfer credit assessment

In most cases, transfer credit assessment is based on where you completed your post-secondary courses.

Transcripts from post-secondary institutions in Canada or the United States

Unless you are enrolled in Open Studies, transfer credit is assessed automatically when you provide transcripts from post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States.

Current transfer credit articulations with ACAT participating post secondary institutions can be found on the Transfer Alberta website.

Transfer Alberta

Transcripts from post-secondary institutions outside Canada or the United States

Coursework from a post-secondary institution outside of Canada or the United States is not assessed automatically. You must initiate the transfer credit review process:

  1. Email the Transfer Credit Unit with a request to open your transfer credit module in myStudentSystem.

    TransferUnit@macewan.ca

     

  2. Follow the process below to submit a transfer credit articulation request through myStudentSystem. You will require the course code/number, name, credit value and term of completion for each course you would like assessed.

    transfer credit articulation request process

Coursework completed at MacEwan University

Please contact your program advisor to have prior coursework from MacEwan University applied to your new program.

Students in Open Studies

Transfer credit for students in Open Studies will be assessed only on request and to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

If you have met a prerequisite by completing a course at another post-secondary institution, email the Transfer and Articulation Unit after you apply. In your email, please include your Student ID and a list of course(s) for which you are seeking transfer credit. Please ensure that your most recent official transcript has been forwarded to MacEwan University for evaluation.

In cases where a transfer credit articulation does not exist, it is your responsibility to obtain and submit the relevant course syllabi for a Transfer Credit Articulation.

Email the Transfer and Articulation Unit

 

Transfer credit report

After your transcripts have been evaluated, a report of transfer credit assessment results is added to your Student Center in myStudentSystem. 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

A separate report is created for each institution you attended.

 

Screenshot of Transfer Credit Screen

 

Number1  Assessment status

You will see one of the following:

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

  • COMPLETED—Transfer decisions have been processed but cannot be posted to your record until you accept your offer of admission and pay the admission confirmation deposit.

  • POSTED—Transfer credit decisions have been posted to your record. Your results are ready.

 

Number2  Course results

For each individual course evaluated for transfer credit, you will see one of the following:

  • POSTED—Transfer credit has been awarded.

  • REJECTED—Course is ineligible for transfer credit award.

  • NO RULE—No articulated transfer decision in our system. 

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

 

Number4  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. The official MacEwan University transcript will note only the total number of credits transferred per institution.

 

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.

Initiate transfer credit evaluation for "No Rule" courses (if applicable)

If your coursework was not previously assessed for transfer credit by MacEwan University, your results statement will include a status of “No Rule.” To have these courses assessed for transfer credit, you must initiate the transfer credit evaluation by submitting a Transfer Credit Articulation Request form and other relevant documents.

transfer credit articulation request process

Consult an advisor in your program

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. Students with transfer credit 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. Send an email from your MacEwan University student email account and include your student ID number.

TransferUnit@MacEwan.ca

 

Transfer credit articulation requests

For courses with a "No Rule" status and for post-secondary courses completed outside of Canada and the United States, you must initiate a transfer credit evaluation by submitting the transfer credit articulation request form and other relevant documents.

MacEwan University evaluators will then determine how—or if—the content is equivalent to courses offered by the university. This process can take time.

Submit your request through myStudentSystem

To access transfer credit information, click on My Academics under the Academics section on the Student Center main page.

 

Transfer Credit My Academics Screen Capture Image

 

The My Academics page shows:

 

Transfer Credit Request Screen Capture Image

 

Attach related documents

  1. 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 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.

  2. The course syllabus submitted for a transfer credit articulation decision must contain the items listed in the sample.

    Sample credit course syllabus

     

  3. Your final/official post secondary transcript must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.

  4. Submitted documents must be in either a .pdf (preferred) or a .docx format


 


2020/21

Existing post-secondary transfer credit articulations

 

Post-secondary block transfers and internal laddering

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: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

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

 

Acupuncture

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Science: Number of credits depends on your chosen major, minor or honours program.

 

Arts and Cultural Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

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

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies: 51 credits

 

Asia Pacific Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

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: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

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

 

Child and Youth Care

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 60 credits

 

Correctional Services

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Design Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Early Learning and Child Care

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 57 credits

 

Emergency Communications and Response

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

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

 

Fine Art

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Hearing Aid Practitioner

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • 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: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Massage Therapy

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Science: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Music

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Paralegal Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Police and Investigations (Police Studies)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Police and Investigations (Investigative Studies)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

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: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 75 credits

 

Special Needs Educational Assistant

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 30 credits

 

Theatre Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Theatre Production

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

 

Therapist Assistant (SLPA)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Science: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care: 33 credits

 

Therapist Assistant (PTA/OTA)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

  • Bachelor of Science: Credits can depend on the start and completion date of your diploma and on your chosen major, minor or Honours program.

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

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 EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Art History ARTE 1xx 3
Biology BIOL 1xx 3
Calculus AB MATH 114 3
Calculus BC MATH 114 3
Chemistry CHEM 101/102 6
Chinese Language & Culture CHIN 102/2011 6
Computer Science A CMPT 103 3
Computer Science Principles CMPT 103 3
Comparative Government & Politics POLS 101 3
English Language & Composition
ENGL 102 3
English Literature & Composition ENGL 103 3
Environmental Science SCIOP 1xx 3
European History HIST 102 3
French Language & Culture FREN 211/2121 6
German Language & Culture GERM 211/2121 6
Japanese Language & Culture JAPN 201/2021 6
Latin LATN 101/102 6
Macroeconomics ECON 102 3
Microeconomics ECON 101 3
Music Theory MUSC 1xx 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based PHYS 124 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Based PHYS 126 3
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism PHYS 2xx 3
Physics C: Mechanics PHYS 1xx 3
Psychology PSYC 104 3
Spanish Language & Culture SPAN 211/2121 6
Statistics STAT 151 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design ARTE 1113 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design ARTE 1073 3
Studio Art: Drawing ARTE 1103 3
United States Government & Politics POLS 1xx 3
United States History HIST 1xx 3
World History 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 EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Biology HL BIOL 107 3
Business & Management HL BUSN 1xx 3
Chemistry HL CHEM 101 3
Computer Science HL CMPT 103/200 6
Computer Science SL CMPT 101 3
Dance HL GENOP 1xx 3
Design Technology HL ARTE 1061 3
Economics HL ECON 101/102 6
Economics SL ECON 101 3
English A: Literature HL ENGL 102/103 6
English A: Language & Literature HL ENGL 103 3
Environmental Systems & Society SL SCIOP 1xx 3
French A or B HL FREN 1xx2 6
Further Mathematics HL MATH 114 3
Geography HL SCIOP 1xx 3
German A or B HL GERM 1xx2 6
History HL HIST 1xx 3
Islamic History HL HIST 2xx 3
Japanese AB SL JAPN 1xx2 6
Japanese B HL JAPN 1xx2 6
Latin HL LATN 101/102 6
Mandarin AB SL CHIN 1xx2 6
Mandarin B HL CHIN 1xx2 6
Mathematics HL MATH 114 3
Music HL GENOP 1xx 3
Philosophy HL PHIL 1xx 3
Physics HL PHYS 124/126 6
Physics SL PHYS 124 3
Psychology HL PSYC 104/105 6
Psychology SL PSYC 104 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology HL ANTH 1xx 3
Spanish A HL SPAN 1xx2 6
Spanish AB SL SPAN 1xx2 6
Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL HEED 1xx 3
Theory of Knowledge HL 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 EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Applied Information & Communication MGMT 107 3
Arabic ARTOP 1xx 6
Biology BIOL 107/108 6
Biology (Edexcel) BIOL 107

3

Business BUSN 1xx 3
Business Studies (Edexcel) BUSN 1xx 3
Chemistry CHEM 101/261 6
Chemistry (Edexcel) CHEM 101 3
Chinese CHIN 1xx 6
Chinese (Edexcel) CHIN 1xx 3
Classical Studies CLAS 101/102 6
Computer Science CMPT 103/200 6
Economics ECON 101/102 6
Economics A and B (Edexcel) ECON 101/102 6
Economics A ECON 101 3
Food Studies BIOL 102 3
French FREN 1xx 6
French (Edexcel) FREN 1xx 3
German GERM 1xx 6
German (Edexcel) GERM 1xx 3
Greek (Edexcel) GREK 1xx 3
Hinduism ARTOP 1xx 3
History HIST 1xx 6
History (Edexcel) HIST 1xx 3
Islamic Studies ARTOP 1xx 3
Japanese (Edexcel) JAPN 1xx 3
Physics PHYS 124/126 6
Physics (Edexcel) PHYS 124 3
Psychology PSYC 104/105 6
Psychology (Edexcel) PSYC 104 3
Sociology SOCI 100 3
Spanish SPAN 1xx 6
Spanish (Edexcel) SPAN 1xx 3
Statistics (Edexcel) STAT 151/252 6