Transfer Credit

Have you completed courses at another institution that may be similar and relevant to courses in your program at NorQuest? You may be able to obtain credit for the courses you've already taken.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Have you been admitted? Transfer credit is only reviewed once you have met all the admission requirements and have been admitted to your program of choice. Submit a request for review once you are in “admit” status. You can view your status on your MyQuest student account.

  2. Research your program’s courses: Review the program course descriptions to request relevant transfer of credit review as you are responsible to indicate on the request form which NorQuest course you are seeking credit for. The course listings are available by searching your specific program under the programs and courses tab at the top of this web page.

  3. Request a review: If you have been admitted, and you feel that you do have prior courses that should be considered for credit, then complete the Transfer Credit Request Form (177K pdf). You need to fill out a separate form for each individual course you are requesting credit for. Transfer credit is not automatically granted and is only reviewed when an applicant formally requests it. The form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

  4. Official transcripts: If an official transcript has not already been submitted, you must contact your previous institution and request an official transcript be sent to us to verify the successful completion of the course(s) and the final grade(s) received.

  5. Supporting documents: The Transfer Credit Request Form must be accompanied by the complete course syllabus/outlines; short calendar course descriptions are not sufficient. If you do not have a copy of it, then request the course syllabus from your educational institution. The course syllabus provides important information required to properly assess the equivalency of a course.

  6. Check the deadlines for making a request: Submitting late requests may subject you to financial and/or academic penalties. Review and follow the recommended deadlines on the Transfer Credit Request Form (177K pdf).

Other important information:

Internal Credit: If you have taken courses (e.g. through Open Studies) at NorQuest, and want to request credit towards your NorQuest program, email admissions@norquest.ca to request a credit review. It is not necessary for you to fill out the formal request form or supply course outlines and transcripts. Ensure that you provide detailed information in your email (e.g. your name, student ID number, what program you will be, or are, taking, and what previous NorQuest courses you want considered for transfer of credit). Note that shelf life rules will be imposed on internal credit.

Minimum Grade Requirements: NorQuest College reserves the right to determine the minimum passing grade required to grant credit. To see the minimum required, and which grades are unacceptable, view the Transfer Credit Request Form (177K pdf).

Residency Requirement: To graduate, you must meet the residency requirement, which is the minimum number of credits that you must complete at NorQuest for you to graduate and obtain your credential. NorQuest College residency requirement is 50% of the program’s credit load. This means you must take at least 50% of your credit load at NorQuest College.

Shelf Life: All courses will be subject to time limitations for awarding transfer credit as up-to-date knowledge and skills are essential to student success. Normally, 5 years is the standard time limit towards the program’s discipline specific subjects (e.g. Nursing including Anatomy and Physiology courses, and a 10-year time limit for more general courses such as English or Psychology). NorQuest College reserves the right to determine the time limits; it may vary by faculty.

To download the Transfer Credit Request Form and/or to obtain more in-depth information on NorQuest College’s transfer credit requirements and procedures, go to the Transfer Credit Request Form (177K pdf).