Transfer credit evaluation

The electronic BCCAT evaluation process was started in 2002. This page provides instructions for completion of the email form. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Collyer at .

Three actions are available to you:

Establish credit

Tick the "Establish Credit" circle beside "Select an Action".

Applicability of credit

Select one of the four circles to best describes the nature or applicability of the credit being established. You may wish to search the Online Transfer Guide to determine if there is any previously existing transfer credit offered by your institution for the course in question.

"There is no previously existing credit" is most often used when the Sending Institution course is new, or when UVic is establishing credit for the course for the first time (regardless of the Sending Institution's "first offered" date).

"This credit replaces all previously existing credit" will result an any existing entries in the BC Transfer Guide being removed and replaced by the new information being provided.

"This credit replaces any existing credit as of the Start Date shown below" will result in the new transfer credit
information replacing any data in the BC Transfer Guide, effective as of the Start Date provided. Any existing (in the Transfer Guide) credit in effect prior to the Start Date given will be given an End Date of the month prior to the Start Date for the new credit.

"This credit is in addition to any existing credit as of the Start Date shown below" will result in the new transfer credit information being added to any data in the BC Transfer Guide, effective as of the Start Date provided. Any existing (in the Transfer Guide) credit in effect prior to the Start Date given will be given an End Date of the month prior to the Start Date for the new/additional credit.

Start date

Enter the date when UVic transfer credit will become (or became) effective/available. It indicates that credit is available if a student takes the Sending Institution course as of, or subsequent to, your Start Date.

The Start Date normally corresponds to the Sending Institutions "Date first offered for Transfer Credit in current form/content," which is provided by the Sending Institution in the upper part of the Form.

When your Start Date does not correspond to the Sending Institution's Date first Offered, it is usually because your UVic has a policy regarding backdating transfer credit.

Your Start Date should not be the date you complete the form, or the date your evaluator completed the evaluation.

Format is YYYY/mm format, such as "2001/09" which would indicate September 2001.

End date (optional)

Enter the date when UVic transfer credit will terminate (if known) or terminated.

Usually, this field is left blank.

When used, the date must be (obviously) later than the Start Date provided above, and typically corresponds to the end of a semester, e.g. "2003/12" to indicate December 2003.

Format is YYYY/mm format, such as "2001/09" which would indicate September 2001.

Credit details

Enter your institution's transfer credit, as you would expect to see it in the BC Transfer Guide.

Be sure to use your correct prefix or prefixes. Precede any prefixes with your Institution code to ensure clarity. Be sure to indicate appropriate credit weights. Enter specific course numbers before the credit weight.

Example:

UVic ENGL 115 (1.5)

Enter unassigned level information after the credit weight.

Example: UVic ENGL (1.5) 100 level

There are many other variations. Study the BC Transfer Guide for additional examples.

This field is subject to editing by the BC Transfer Guide Coordinator for reasons of maintaining clarity of data presentation in the Guide.

Additional notes

Enter any additional notes you want to communicate to the Sending Institution. These notes are not generally included in the BC Transfer Guide.

Evaluator's name

Enter UVic's evaluator's name, for reference.

Return due to incomplete

Tick the "Return due to Incomplete" circle beside "Select an Action".

Use this to advise the Sender that the Evaluation Request is incomplete or problematic in some other way.

Reason returned

Enter your reasons for returning the request.

Evaluator's name (optional)

Enter UVic's evaluator's name, for reference.

Deny credit (no credit available)

Tick the "Deny" circle beside "Select an Action".

Use this to advise the Sender that UVic will not offer transfer credit for the course in question.

Reason credit not granted

Enter your reasons for denying credit.

Effective date

The Effective Date for the "no credit" evaluation normally corresponds to the Sending Institutions "Date first offered for Transfer Credit in current form/content," which is provided by the Sending Institution in the upper part of the Form.

This date should not be the date you complete the form, or the date your evaluator completed the evaluation. 
Format is YYYY/mm format, such as "2001/09" which would indicate September 2001.

Evaluator's name

Enter UVic's evaluator's name, for reference.

Resources

Policies, guidelines, resources and procedures for those evaluating transfer credit.

List of evaluators

If the transfer credit evaluator in your department has changed, please inform Angela Collyer by email at so she can update the database.

Faculty/ Department Evaluator Phone Email
Humanities, Science and Social Science Advising
  Dr. Cindy Holder  
The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Commerce Kate Donovan 6056
Faculty of Education
Curriculum & Instruction Pat Bright 7807
Ed. Psych. & Leadership Dr. Tim Black 7793
Physical Education Dr. John Meldrum 8376
Faculty of Engineering
Computer Science Dr. Michael Zastre 5771
Engineering LeAnne Golinsky 6018
Faculty of Fine Arts
Fine Arts (Dance, Interdisciplinary) Dr. Evanthia Baboula  
Art History and Visual Studies  Dr. Marcus Milwright 7940
Music Linda Sheldon 7902
Theatre Dr. Allana Lindgren 8591
Visual Arts Robert Youds  
Writing Valerie Tenning  
Faculty of Human and Social Development
Child & Youth Care Kathy Harrison 7984
Health Information Science Sandy Polomark 8576
Nursing Lori Klear 7961
Public Administration Heather Kirkham 8067
Public Health & Social Policy Joan Gillie 3845
Social Work Michelle Osborne 8047
Faculty of Humanities
English Composition Dr. Erin Kelly  3738 
English Literature Dr. Richard van Oort  
French Dr. Emmanuel Herique 7368
Germanic & Slavic Studies Dr. Helga Thorson 7320
Greek & Roman Studies Dr. Gregory Rowe  8521 
Hispanic & Italian Studies c/o Donna Fleming 7413
History (& Western Civilizations) Karen Hickton 7381
Linguistics Dr. Li-Shih Huang  
Medieval Studies Dr. Helene Cazes 7376
Pacific & Asian Studies   7477
Philosophy Dr. David Scott 7512
Religious Studies Dr. Andrea McKenzie  
Gender Studies Helen Rezanowich 7378
Faculty of Law
Law Heather Raven 8152
Faculty of Science
Biochemistry & Microbiology Dr. Chris Upton 6507
Biology (1st and 2nd year) Dr. Francis Choy 7109
Biology (3rd and 4th year) Dr. Greg Beaulieu 7146
Chemistry Dr. Peter Wan 8976
Earth & Ocean Sciences Dr. Roberta Hamme  
Mathematics Dr. Jill Simmons 7451
Physics & Astronomy Dr. Mark Laidlaw 7442
Statistics Dr. Min Tsao 7460
Faculty of Social Sciences
Anthropology Dr. Erin McGuire  
Economics Dr. Nilanjana Roy 4417
Environmental Studies Dr. Laurel Currie 6125
Geography Dr. Philip Wakefield 4260
Indigenous Studies Dr. Jeff Corntassel  
Political Science  Rosemary Barlow 3567
Psychology Dr. David Medler  
Sociology (Criminology) Dr. Peyman Vahabzadeh 6353