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College Transfer Student

Trent is a Leader in Transfer Credits

Completing a university degree opens doors and expands your options. With many transfer agreements and flexible pathway options, Trent University is a leader in helping students achieve degree completion goals.

Admission Requirements

• Applicants who have completed at least one semester in a recognized Canadian community college, with a cumulative average of 65% (2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0) will be considered for admission to Trent University. Two-semesters of many college program courses can be used to satisfy pre-requisites (i.e. Two-semesters of college Chemistry can satisfy the SCH4U requirement).

The following programs require a higher minimum average for admission:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies 70%
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing 75% (Min. 70% in ENG4U, 65% in SBI4U, SCH4U, and a 4U Math, and successful completion of the CASPer test)
  • Bachelor of Science Forensic Science  / Forensic Biology / Forensic Chemistry 70% (SBI4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U are required)
  • Biomedical Science 70% (SBI4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U, and SPH4U or SES4U are required)
  • Chemical Engineering Trent/Swansea Dual Degree 80% (SCH4U, SPH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U are required)
  • Computing Systems Co-op 80% (Applicant Essay required by February 1st)
  • Conservation Biology Placement  / Co-op 75% (SBI4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U are required)
  • Environmental Geoscience (BSc) 70% (SCH4U and MHF4U or MCV4U are required)
  • Kinesiology (BHSc) 70% (SBI4U and a 4U Math are required)
  • Law & Arts: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (LLB & BA) 80%
  • Medical Professional Stream 80% (Autobiographical Sketch required by February 1st)
  • Teacher Education Stream 70%

• A minimum grade of 70% is required in any college course to be considered for course-by-course transfer credit assessment

• Two-year academic programs are typically eligible for up to 5.0 transfer credits

• Three-year academic programs are typically eligible for up to 7.5 transfer credits

• All applications are assessed for transfer credit eligibility on an individual basis

Transfer Credit Database

You can search Trent's transfer credit database in order to review some of the transfer credits that you may be eligible for.  The transfer credit database is a listing of courses that Trent has previously evaluated for equivalency.  Please note: If you do not see your course listed in the transfer credit database, it probably means that we have not had an opportunity to previously evaluate your course for a transfer credit equivalency.  You may be requested to submit course syllabi.  

Transfer credits outlined in the specific agreements listed below supersede the transfer credits outlined in the transfer credit database. 

Agreements with all Ontario Colleges 

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned  Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Computer Programmer Analyst or Computer Systems Technology (3 years)  BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years)  

Peterborough
Police Foundations (2 years) 

BScFS (Bachelor of Science, Forensic Science) or B.A. or B.Sc. Joint Major in Forensic Science 

5 credits (1 year) 

15 credits (3 years) 

Peterborough

Specific Transfer Agreements with Ontario Colleges 

Centennial College

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma (3 years) BA Honours, Child and Youth Studies 7 credits (1.5 years) 13 credits (2.5 years) Durham
Early Childhood Education Diploma (2 years) BA Honours, Child and Youth Studies 5.0 (1 year) 15.0 (3 years) Durham
Liberal Arts Diploma Program Note: 70% entering average required (2 years) BA, Communications and Critical Thinking 7.5 credits (1.5 years) 7.5 credits (1.5 years)  Peterborough or Durham

Liberal Arts Diploma Program Note: 70% entering average required (2 years) 

BA Honours, Multiple Major Opportunities

8 credits (1.5 years)

12 credits (2.5 years) 

Peterborough or Durham

Social Service Worker Diploma (2 years) BSW Honours (Bachelor of Social Work) 6 credits (1 year) 14 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham
Software Engineering Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing and Information Systems 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

Confederation College

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program (2 years)

BA Honours in Indigenous Studies

10 credits (2 years)

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough

Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma (2 years) Bachelor of Education - Indigenous 5 credits (1 year) 20 credits (4 years) Peterborough
Environmental Technician Diploma (2 years) BSc Honours in Environmental and Resource Science 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Environmental Technician Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Environmental and Resource Studies 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Environmental Technician Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Indigenous Environmental Studies 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

Durham College

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Business Administration – Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management (3 years)  

BBA Honours (Bachelor of Business Administration) 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough or Durham 

Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma (3 years) BA Honours in Child and Youth Studies 7 credits (1.5 years) 13 credits (2.5 years) Durham
Computer Programmer Analyst (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Computer Systems Technology (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Digital Photography Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Media Studies 4.5 credits (1 year) 15.5 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham
Digital Video Production Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Media Studies 4.5 credits (1 year) 15.5 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham
Early Childhood Education Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Child and Youth Studies 5 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Durham

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

General Arts and Science Certificate Program Note: 70% entering average required with a minimum mark of 65% in each transfer credit subject (1 year)

BA Honours or BSc Honours 5 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham
Horticulture - Food and Farming Technician Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 5 credits (1 year)  15 credits (3 years) Peterborough 
Horticulture - Food and Farming Technician Diploma (2 years) BSc Honours in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 5 credits (1 year)  15 credits (3 years) Peterborough 
Journalism - Broadcast and Electronic Media Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Media Studies 7.5 credits (1.5 years) 12.5 credits (2.5 years)

Peterborough or Durham 

Journalism - Web and Print Diploma (2 years) BA Honours in Media Studies 7 credits (1.5 years) 13 credits (2.5 years) Peterborough or Durham 

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

Social Service Worker Diploma (2 years) BSW Honours (Bachelor of Social Work) 6 credits (1 year) 14 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham

Water Quality Technician Diploma (2 years)

BSc Honours, Water Sciences 5 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Peterborough
         

Fanshawe College

Diploma Completed Trent Degree Option(s) Transfer Credits Assigned Additional Credits Required Campus Location
Computer Programmer Analyst Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Computer Systems Technology Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

 

Fleming College 

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

BScFS (Bachelor of Science, Forensic Science)

7 credits 

13 credits (2.5 years) 

Peterborough 

Biotechnology – Advanced Diploma (formerly Biotechnology Technologist - Forensics) (5 semesters) 

BA Honours, Forensics and Arts Joint Major 7 credits 13 credits (2.5 years) Peterborough

Biotechnology – Advanced Diploma (formerly Biotechnology Technologist - Forensics) (5 semesters) 

BSc Honours, Forensics and Science Joint Major 7 credits 13 credits (2.5 years) Peterborough
Business - Accounting Diploma BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) with a Specialization in Accounting 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough or Durham

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough or Durham 

BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available)  

10 credits (2 years)  

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

Early Childhood Education Diploma (2 years) 

BA Honours in Psychology 5.0 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Peterborough

Early Childhood Education Diploma (2 years) 

BA Honours 5.0 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Peterborough

Earth Resources Technician Co-op Diploma (2 years) 

BSc Honours, Environmental Geoscience 9.0 credits (2 years) 11 credits (2 years) Peterborough

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

Fish and Wildlife Technology Advanced Diploma (3 years)

BSc Honours, Biology 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

Forestry Technician Diploma (2 years)

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 7.0 credits (1.5 years) 13.0 credits (2.5 years) Peterborough

General Arts and Science University Transfer Certificate (1 year)

Bachelor of Education - Indigenous 4 credits (1 year) 21 credits (4 years) Peterborough

General Arts and Science University Transfer Certificate
Note: 70% entering average required with a minimum mark of 65% in each transfer credit subject (1 year) 

BA Honours or BSc Honours 

5 credits (1 year) 

15 credits (3 years) 

Peterborough or Durham 

Practical Nursing Diploma (2 years)

BScN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Compressed Program)  

5 credits (1 year) 15 credits (3 years) Peterborough

BSW Honours (Bachelor of Social Work)

6 credits (1 year) 

14 credits (3 years) 

Peterborough or Durham 

Urban Forestry Technician Diploma (2 years)

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science 7.0 credits (1.5 years) 13.0 (2.5 years) Peterborough

George Brown College

Diploma Completed Trent Degree Option(s) Transfer Credits Assigned Additional Credits Required Campus Location
Computer Programmer Analyst Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

Georgian College

Diploma Completed Trent Degree Option(s) Transfer Credits Assigned Additional Credits Required Campus Location
Anishnaabemowin Language Programming Diploma (2 years) Bachelor of Education - Indigenous 5 credits (1 year) 20 credits (4 years) Peterborough
Computer Programmer Analyst Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough
Indigenous Community and Social Development Diploma (2 years) Bachelor of Education - Indigenous 5 credits (1 year) 20 credits (4 years) Peterborough

Humber College 

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

Indigenous Knowledge Certificate (1 year) Bachelor of Education - Indigenous  2.5 credits (0.5 year) 22.5 credits (4.5 years) Peterborough

Loyalist College

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Biotechnology Advanced Diploma (formerly Biotechnology Technologist Advanced Diploma) (6 semesters) 

BSc Honours, Biology 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough or Durham 

BSc Honours, Chemistry 

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

BSc Honours, Environmental & Resource Science  

10 credits (2 years) 

10 credits (2 years) 

Peterborough 

Social Service Worker Diploma (2 years) BSW Honours (Bachelor of Social Work) 6 credits (1 year) 14 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham

Sault College

Diploma Completed Trent Degree Option(s) Transfer Credits Assigned Additional Credits Required Campus Location
Anishinaabemowin Certificate (1 year) BEd Bachelor of Education - Indigenous 5 credits (1 year) 20 credits (4 years) Peterborough

Seneca College 

Diploma Completed 

Trent Degree Option(s) 

Transfer Credits Assigned 

Additional Credits Required 

Campus Location 

Arts and Science - University Transfer Program  Note: 70% entering average required (2 years) BSc Honours 7.5 credits (1.5 years) 12.5 credits (2.5 years) Peterborough or Durham
Business Administration - Small Business and Entrepreneurship Advanced Diploma (3 years) Post-Graduate Certificate in Marketing
and Entrepreneurship
n/a Full program completion -
Admission Pathway only
Peterborough or Durham
Computer Programming and Analysis Advanced Diploma (3 years) BSc Honours, Computing Systems (specializations available) 10 credits (2 years) 10 credits (2 years) Peterborough

Liberal Arts Program  Note: 70% entering average required (2 years)

BA Honours or BSC Honours 

7.5 credits (1.5 years) 

12.5 credits (2.5 years) 

Peterborough or Durham

Social Service Worker Program (2 years) 

BSW Honours (Bachelor of Social Work) 6 credits (1 year) 14 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham

St. Lawrence College

Diploma Completed Trent Degree Option(s) Transfer Credits Assigned Additional Credits Required Campus Location
Social Service Worker Program (2 years) BSc Honours, (Bachelor of Social Work) 6 credits (1 year) 14 credits (3 years) Peterborough or Durham
 

Admission Notes for Transfer Agreements (Articulation Agreements)

  1. A final diploma program average of 75% is required to be eligible for the terms of an articulation agreement, unless otherwise specified.
  2. As some credits recognize areas covered in specific programs rather than one-to-one course equivalents numerical grades will not be recorded on the Trent transcript. Completion of these credits will be recognized with a "Pass" grade.
  3. If a student transfers to a different degree program, all transfer credits outlined in these agreements may not apply to the new degree program. It is the student's responsibility to discuss his or her academic program requirements with an Academic and to notify the Registrar's Office of any program changes.
  4. If you transfer to a different degree program, all transfer credits assigned may not apply to the new program. Any degree changes while at Trent should be discussed with an Academic Advisor: trentu.ca/advising