Transfer credit

Eligible transfer credit is usually assigned during the admission process based on the year in which the courses were completed. In most cases, a transfer credit email is sent immediately following the admission offer.

High school applicants

Advanced Placement

If you have completed an Advanced Placement exam through the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) with a grade of 4 or 5, you may be eligible for transfer credit. A grade of 3 will be considered for advanced standing. (Advanced standing allows you to register into a higher level of course work, but does not give you credit for a specific UVic course.)

A full list of AP courses that are assigned transfer credit is outlined in the BC Transfer Guide. If your course does not appear in the transfer guide, please contact us to confirm if it is eligible for transfer credit.

Official transcripts sent directly from The College Board are required in order for transfer credit to be awarded for Advanced Placement courses.

UVic's CEEB code is 0989.

International Baccalaureate

If you have completed Higher Level IB certificate or diploma courses, you may be eligible for transfer credit. Additional credit is also given to recognize completion of a full IB diploma.

A list of IB courses that are assigned transfer credit is outlined in the BC Transfer Guide. If your course does not appear in the Transfer Guide, please contact us to confirm if it is eligible for transfer credit.

Post-secondary courses (college and university)

If you have completed a post-secondary course during your high-school studies, you may be eligible for transfer credit.

Transfer credit is determined on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer credit from BC colleges is assigned according to the equivalencies set out in the BC Transfer Guide. Courses completed at other post-secondary institutions will be evaluated by Undergraduate Admissions.

College & university transfer applicants

British Columbia colleges

Eligible transfer credit is usually assigned when the application is evaluated and a Transfer Credit Summary email is sent immediately following the admission offer. In most cases, transfer credit for courses completed at a BC college is:

  • determined on a course-by-course basis
  • assigned based on the year in which the courses were completed
  • assigned according to the equivalencies set out in the BC Transfer Guide
  • guaranteed 30 units of credit when an associate degree has been granted.

In some cases, block credit agreements have been established for specific diploma programs to transfer to specific UVic degree programs.

Note: Most UVic courses are assigned a value of 1.5 or 3.0 units, where most BC colleges use a 3.0 and 6.0 credit system. In the case of transfer credit, a 3.0 credit course = 1.5 UVic units.

Canadian CÉGEPs (collège d’enseignment général et professionnel)

Transfer credit is determined on a course-by-course basis to a maximum of 15 units if more than one year of CÉGEP has been completed.

Canadian colleges of applied arts and technology

Transfer credit for career/vocational diplomas is usually determined on a course-by-course basis as indicated below. In some cases, block credit for a specific diploma program may be assigned instead, when entering a specific UVic degree program.

Amount of study completed Transfer credit

Certificate program

None
One full year of a diploma program None
Two-year diploma program Up to 7.5 units
Two years of a three-year diploma program Up to 7.5 units
Three-year diploma program Up to 15 units

Canadian Institutes of Technology

Transfer credit is determined on a course-by-course and case-by-case basis.

All other post-secondary institutions (Canadian and international)

Transfer credit is determined on a course-by-course basis.

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