See some of the most frequently asked questions about transfer credits.
When can I apply?
You must be registered in an RRC program prior to formally requesting transfer of credit.
For full-time programs, this means you can request credit once you have paid your program deposit and secured a seat in your program for an upcoming term. For part-time programs, you must be registered in at least one course in your program of choice.
Once you are registered, you can then submit the Transfer Credit Request Form, along with any applicable payment and course information.
Since it can take considerable time for course work to be assessed for transfer credit, you are encouraged to submit your transfer credit application and required documents as early as possible once you are a registered student.
How do I get started?
Read the Guide to Complete the Transfer Credit Request Form prior to completing the Transfer Credit Request Form.
With the completed Transfer Credit Request Form you will need to provide the relevant official course outlines or syllabi from your post-secondary institution. Ensure the documents are verifiably from your previous institution. More information is below on course outlines or syllabi requirements.
Also ensure that an official, final post-secondary transcript is submitted to the Office of the Registrar, either with your Transfer Credit Request Form or previously, as part of the application process for your program.
What do I do when I’m ready to submit my request?
Provide complete and accurate information on the Transfer Credit Request Form
Submit the Transfer Credit Request Form and supporting documents to the Student Service Centre and pay the assessment fee if required.
When should transfer credit requests be submitted?
If you are in a full-time program, you can submit your request any time after you have paid your deposit to confirm your seat in the program. Since it can take considerable time for course work to be assessed for transfer credit, you are encouraged to submit your transfer credit application and required documents as early as possible once you have paid your deposit. Please submit all requests prior to the start date of your program. For part-time programs, students must be registered in at least once course in their program of choice.
How long will the transfer credit evaluation take?
It can take considerable time for course work to be assessed for transfer credit, possibly 4-6 weeks. If RRC has a recorded standard equivalence for the course(s) you wish to transfer, the evaluation time is much less. Please note that during the months of July and August, course evaluators may not be available and the evaluation may be delayed until closer to the Fall term start date.
How will I be notified of the results of the transfer credit evaluation?
You will be notified by email of the results of your transfer credit requests. You can also check on HUB to view updates to your student transcript.
When can I stop attending classes?
If your course(s) has already started, please attend classes until your request(s) has been officially approved.
You can stop attending classes when you have received an official email from the College indicating approved transfer credits.
What is a course outline or syllabus?
A course outline or syllabus provides important information about the content of a course. It is required in order for an assessment of transfer credit to take place.
Course Outlines/Syllabi should typically include the following:
- A list of course learning outcomes/objectives
- An outline of the units studied in the course
- Length of course
- Number of lecture hours per week
- Textbooks used
- Number of credit hours received
Outlines/syllabi should also be included for any lab component of a course.
Outlines/syllabi should be for the year that the courses were studied.
They should be verifiably from your previous institution. If they are retrieved from the official website of the institution, please ensure the web address is indicated. All course outlines/syllabi are subject to verification for authenticity.
While RRC understands that some institutions do not have course outlines/syllabi readily available, many students have been able to provide information requested by contacting individual faculty offices or faculty members at the institutions they have attended.
If I am transferring courses from another RRC program, do I need to submit a transfer credit request form?