Site Navigation
Important Notice and Disclaimer
Academic Schedule
Types of Credentials and Sub-Degree Nomenclature
Undergraduate Degrees with a Major
Combined Degrees
Minor Programs
Student and Campus Services
A.1 Classification of Students
A.2 Undergraduate Admission
A.3 Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Applications for Admission and Supporting Documents
A.4 General Admission Procedures
A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements
A.6 Required to Withdraw and Suspended Students
A.7 Home-Schooled Applicants
A.8 Special Admission Categories
A.9 Diverse Qualifications Admission Process
A.10 Combined or Concurrent Degree Admissions
A.11 English Language Proficiency
A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing
A.12.1 International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
A.12.2 Advanced Placement (AP) Program
A.12.3 General Certificate of Education - Advanced Levels
A.13 Admission Appeals
A.14 Admission to Open Studies (Degree holder and Non-Degree holder)
Academic Regulations
Experiential Learning
Tuition and General Fees
Student Financial Support
Architecture, Planning and Landscape, School of
Faculty of Arts
Cumming School of Medicine
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Haskayne School of Business
Faculty of Kinesiology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Nursing
Qatar Faculty
Schulich School of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Work
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Werklund School of Education
Embedded Certificates
Continuing Education
About the University of Calgary
Glossary of Terms
Contact Us
Summary of Changes for the 2023-2024 Calendar
University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Admissions A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing
A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing

The University of Calgary will consider university-level course work completed at a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution (or equivalent) for credit toward a University of Calgary credential.

Students wishing to transfer should refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide which lists course and program transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The guide and other transfer information are available online at

Students from other universities or colleges may be admitted with transfer credit to undergraduate programs. The amount of credit granted is determined by faculty regulations.

Students transferring from other institutions must make themselves aware of the prerequisites for courses they wish to take. This may be done by consulting the Courses of Instruction section of this Calendar. Students receiving specified transfer credit status for particular courses should be aware that this does not necessarily imply that exact course equivalence is being awarded; it may indicate an equivalent level of experience in a particular subject area.

The University of Calgary honours all transfer credit agreements as listed in the Alberta Transfer Guide and follows the CARU transfer statement:

The Province of Alberta recognizes four Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities (CARU) within the Campus Alberta system: Athabasca University, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Alberta. Alberta’s CARUs are committed to the advancement of Campus Alberta goals, including enhanced learner movement within the advanced education system. To facilitate mobility, the four CARUs accept each other’s credit courses for transfer. Minimum grade and program requirements determine the applicability of specific courses to a student’s program.

Students who have taken the equivalent of university courses in some other manner may be given advanced placement (i.e., excused from taking such courses) but will not be granted advanced credit. In these cases, students will be required to substitute courses to complete program requirements.

The University reserves the right to require applicants for advanced credit or advanced placement to write examinations at any level including that of matriculation standing.