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Be advised that transfer credits are not guaranteed and transfer students must take all required courses to which they are not awarded transfer credits.  The Daniels Undergraduate Academic Calendar should be carefully reviewed for degree and program requirements.

Transfer credit assessments are only completed after admission. Transfer Explorer is the University of Toronto’s transfer planning tool. Check the eligibility of course credits taken at other post-secondary institutions, or other University of Toronto divisions, for transfer to or within the University of Toronto.  

Transfer Credit for studies completed during high school

If you have been admitted and have taken any Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, GCE, or CAPE subjects during high school (secondary), you may be eligible for transfer credit. 

Students who are eligible for secondary level transfer credits do not need to apply for a transfer credit assessment. These Transfer credits are assessed after admission and once we receive the official final results directly from the appropriate examining board. 

Official results not sent electronically should be sent to:

Enrolment Services
172 St. George St.
Toronto, ON  M5R 0A3

Students who have been granted transfer credit for AP, IB, GCE, CAPE, or French Baccalaureate subjects completed during their secondary school curriculum may choose to keep or to forfeit their credits. Transfer credits may be kept or forfeited individually, but once a credit has been forfeited it cannot be reinstated at a later date. A student considering forfeiting one or more credits is strongly encouraged to consult his/her Registrar’s office early in the academic year.

Note that the option to forfeit transfer credits is not available to students who have completed post-secondary courses. 

The information provided on these pages only applies to admitted students who are registered during the current academic year. Students admitted to the International Foundation Program (IFP) will have their transfer credits assessed after successful completion of the IFP Program in the following academic year.

For information about how these transfer credits are assessed and to review which credits you may be eligible for, please visit the Enrolment Services website.

It is important to note that a maximum of 6.0 100-level FCE may be transferred for degree credit. Any additional 100-level courses, whether completed on transfer or once a student is registeredin the Daniels Faculty,will be marked as Extra (EXT). This means that the grade achieved in any Daniels or U of T course completed after 6.0 100-level courses have been completed will not count towards a student's CGPA. We encourage incoming students with Secondary Transfer Credits to consider this upon review of their transfer credit assessment. Students are always welcome to make an advising appointment or contact us if they have any questions. 

Internal University of Toronto Transfer Students

The Daniels faculty accepts transfer students from other faculties and divisions within the Univeristy of Toronto.  There is one admission round each year. For informaiton about applying to transfer to the Daniels faculty, visit our Future Students section. Admitted transfer students from other divisions at U of T are required to Apply for a Transfer Credit Assessment after admission to the Daniels Faculty.

Transfer Students from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Transfer students from the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) are eligible to have up to 10.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE) retained, the maximum number of completed credits allowed upon admission. All grades obtained for these retained credits will be included in the Daniels Faculty academic record with the retained credits, and Daniels Faculty rules and regulations will apply. All 300+ level courses completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science may apply to the Daniels Faculty degree requirement  of at least 6.0 FCE at the 300+ level. A maximum of 6.0 FCE at the 100-level may be used for degree credit in the Daniels Faculty.

Any courses declared credit/no credit (CR/NCR) or any course in from which a student has Late Withdrawn (LWD) in the Faculty of Arts & Science will count toward the maximum allowable CR/NCR and LWD options in the Daniels Faculty.

Transfer students from the Faculty of Arts & Science may retain their Faculty of Arts & Science program(s) of study but must complete at least one Daniels program of study in Architectural Studies or Visual Studies. Detailed information about appropriate combinations of programs of study is found on our programs of study page.

Students who have completed more than 10.0 FCE in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the time of application will not be considered for admission.  For more detailed information on transfer students from UTM and UTSC, please visit our future students page. 

Transfer Students from UTM and UTSC

Transfer students from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) are eligible for up to 10.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE) in transfer credits, the maximum number of credits allowed upon admission. Any credits of the 10.0 FCE that were completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) will be retained; all grades obtained for these retained credits will be included in the Daniels Faculty academic record with the retained credits, and Daniels Faculty rules and regulations will apply. All 300+ level retained credits may apply to the minimum degree requirement of at least 6.0 FCE at the 300+ level; a maximum of 1.0 FCE in transfer credits at the 300+ level may be used to meet degree requirements. A maximum of 6.0 FCE at the 100-level may be used for degree credit in the Daniels Faculty.

Any course taken in the Faculty of Arts & Science by a transfer student from UTM or UTSC that was declared credit/no credit (CR/NCR) or from which a transfer student from UTM or UTSC has Late Withdrawn (LWD) will count toward the maximum allowable CR/NCR and LWD options in the Daniels Faculty.

Transfer students from UTM and UTSC may not retain their UTM or UTSC programs of study (subject POSts) upon admission to the Daniels Faculty. Only Daniels and Faculty of Arts & Science programs of study may be used to complete the Daniels Faculty degree requirements; Daniels students must complete at least one Daniels program of study in Architecture (for the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies) or Visual Studies (for the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Visual Studies). Detailed information about appropriate combinations of programs of study for each of these degree programs is found on our programs of study page

For more detailed information on transfer students from UTM and UTSC, please visit our future students page.

Transfer Students from Other Unviersity of Toronto Divisions

Up to a maximum of 10.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE) may be granted as transfer credits to students who have completed up to two years of study in University of Toronto divisions other than the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George), UTM, and UTSC. Any credits that were completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science will be retained; all grades obtained for these retained credits will be included in the Daniels Faculty academic record with the retained credits, and Daniels Faculty rules and regulations will apply. A maximum of 6.0 FCE at the 100-level, and a maximum of 1.0 FCE in transfer credits at the 300+ level, may be used for degree credit in the Daniels faculty.

University Students External to the University of Toronto

All transfer students who are admitted to the Daniels Faculty are required to apply for a transfer credit assessment. All post-secondary courses completed must be included in this assessment. Any student interested in applying to transfer from another post-secondary institution are advised to retain all course syllabi from courses completed at their previous institution(s) as these will be required in the transfer credit assessment process. 

Up to a maximum of ten (10.0) Full Course Equivalents (FCE) may be granted as transfer credits to students who have completed up to two years of study at a recognized university. A maximum of 6.0 FCE at the 100-level, and a maximum of 1.0 FCE in transfer credits at the 300+ level, may be used for degree credit in the Daniels Faculty. 

A maximum of five (5.0) Full Course Equivalents (FCE), 4.0 FCE at the 100-level and 1.0 FCE at the 200-level, may be granted as transfer credits to students who have completed more than two years of study at a recognized university or who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Apply for a Transfer Credit Assessment. 

College Graduates/Students

All transfer students who are admitted to the Daniels Faculty are required to apply for a transfer credit assessment. All post-secondary courses completed must be included in this assessment. Any student interested in applying to transfer from another post-secondary institution are advised to retain all course syllabi from courses completed at their previous institution(s) as these will be required in the transfer credit assessment process. 

Up to a maximum of two (2.0) Full Course Equivalents (FCE) in “generic” credits may be granted as transfer credits to students who have completed a two-year diploma program at a College of Applied Arts and Technology/Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

Up to a maximum of five (5.0) Full Course Equivalents (FCE) may be granted as transfer credits to students who have completed a three-year diploma at an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology/Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Students who have completed a three-year Architectural Technology program in general receive a maximum of 2.0 FCE in transfer credit. Many of the courses completed are not eligible for transfer credit because they are not equivalent to courses offered, either in Architecture or in other disciplines, in the liberal arts curriculum of the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies.

Apply for a Transfer Credit Assessment.