Transfer Credits, Equivalencies and Advanced Standing

Applicants with previous postsecondary education will be assessed for transfer credit upon receipt of an official transcript from the previous institution. Niagara College does not charge a fee for this service. Credits are considered on a course-by-course basis and will be granted where deemed equivalent in content and learning objectives to corresponding Niagara College courses. In some instances, detailed course outlines may be requested for evaluation. For more information, please email [email protected].

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are the acceptance of course credits earned at another institution being used to earn Niagara College credit(s).

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Equivalency

An Equivalency is the acceptance of Niagara College course credits being used to earn credit in a different Niagara College course.

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Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing means you receive enough transfer credits to start beyond level 1 (1st term) in a Niagara College program.

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Are you looking for transfer agreements with other colleges and universities?

Visit for an up-to-date list of existing transfer agreements, including degree transfer, to other colleges and universities in Canada and around the world.

Change your Niagara College program

If you are already a Niagara College student that wishes to switch to a different program, please speak to your program area’s Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor can can help you determine what academic path you should take.

How can I be assessed for credits that I earned through other methods?

Niagara College believes that many people acquire college-level learning and skills through various learning situations such as: work experience, community work, non-credit courses, self-directed study, travel and military service. Candidates who can show that they have achieved the learning outcomes of a specific course may be granted Niagara College credits based on an assessment of their prior learning. For information visit Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.