Transfer Credit

1. Graduate students who have earned credits outside their current master's program (e.g., from a different university, in a different UBC master's program, as an undergraduate, or as an unclassified or Access Studies student) may transfer up to 12 credits or up to 40% of the total number of credits needed for completion of their current program (whichever is more), provided that:

  • a) the courses were not used to satisfy the requirements of another credential;
  • b) at least a B standing (UBC 74%) was obtained in courses considered for transfer;
  • c) the courses considered for transfer credit have been taken within five years of commencement of the current degree program.

2. The 12-credit (40%) restriction does not apply to students in UBC-approved Exchange Agreements.

3. No more than 6 credits of transfer credit may be at the undergraduate level (300-/400-level).

4. Requests for transfer credit must be accompanied by a memorandum from the home graduate program addressed to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The memorandum must provide an academic justification for allowing the transfer credit on a course by course basis.

5. Doctoral students are not normally eligible for transfer credit. In doctoral programs where there is a prescribed amount of coursework, students may be eligible for course exemptions on the basis of previous courses taken.

Programs may allow students to receive transfer credit from courses used towards an academic-credit certificate program to a maximum of 6 credits of coursework or up to 40% of the total number of credits needed for completion of their current program (whichever is more).

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