Trent University has created a new learning pathway for students studying at Centennial College, enhancing the already extensive college-to-university offerings between the two institutions.
“The new agreement between Trent and Centennial College increases the number of pathways to 23 in total, exemplifying the strong partnership between our two institutions, offering students diverse and seamless postsecondary learning pathways,” said Marilyn Burns, vice president, Communications & Enrolment. “This newest learning pathway in particular—related to business education—enhances the collaborative role of universities and colleges in delivering highly qualified persons to work in the diversity of careers available in corporate, not-for-profit, and public sectors.”
Centennial College – Business Diploma to B.B.A. Degree at Trent
Students completing their studies in Centennial College’s two-year Business Diploma can now earn their Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) degree – one of Trent’s most in-demand programs within the prestigious School of Business —in just two additional years of study. The new 2+2 agreement between Trent and Centennial offers students the opportunity to earn both diploma and degree in just four years total. Students transferring to Trent with a minimum 75% cumulative admission average will receive 10.0 transfer credits to be applied to the 20.0-credit B.B.A. program, halving the time to complete their university studies and venture into the business world with advanced knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills.
“Creating new pathways for our students is integral to their future career success. I am delighted to support this innovative partnership with Trent University that fully recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of our business students,” said Barry O'Brien, dean, The Business School, Centennial College.
About Transfer Pathways
Trent offers prospective learners diverse options for transferring to the University while receiving credit for previous educational experience. Students can fast-track their learning at Trent University through both preset transfer pathways with Ontario colleges, as well as custom pathways from college and other universities.
Preset college-to-university pathways offer students some of the most credit for previous experience, with students receiving up to 10.0 transfer credits for completing their previous studies to apply to a degree at Trent University. These pathways are available to both students who are currently finishing their studies as well as individuals who have graduated within the last 10 years and looking for new knowledge and skills to complement or change course in their career.
Trent University has a robust transfer credit database that helps prospective students understand their transfer credit eligibility, whether looking at transferring credits earned at a college or university.
Transfer agreements with Trent University are reviewed annually to ensure that students mutually benefit from curriculum changes and experiential learning, and that they continue to contribute to the needs of communities.
Students can learn more about transfer pathways, admission requirements, and enrolment advice at trentu.ca/transfer.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Centennial College
Established as Ontario's first public college in 1966, Centennial College primarily serves the Greater Toronto Area with five distinct campuses. It is known for its exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial offers more than 400 diploma, certificate, graduate certificate, apprenticeship and degree programs in business, media, arts, community and consumer services, engineering technology, health care, hospitality/tourism and transportation. These programs, delivered in class and online, promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education and industry placements. Centennial enrols 25,000 full-time students and 18,000 part-time learners annually.