Is it possible to transfer credits from one university to another?

Yes. Ontario’s universities are committed to increasing student mobility. Universities in Ontario work closely with each other and with colleges to ensure that students can pursue the educational pathway that’s right for them. To determine whether or not a course transfers to another institution, check out the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), which supports collaborations among universities and colleges, and gives students more options to transfer between institutions. ONCAT is a fantastic resource for high school, college and university students who want to learn how their credits transfer in Ontario’s postsecondary system. For more help on how to move between and among educational programs and institutions, visit ONTransfer.ca, an online guide that helps students plan their education and provides resources such as transfer advisors.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario’s credit transfer system comprises Ontario’s 44 publicly funded universities and colleges, and the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer.
  • More than 55,000 students transfer within Ontario each year.
  • Students can search ONTransfer.ca and find almost 150,000 course equivalencies, and almost 1400 pathway agreements representing more than 800,000 individual opportunities.
  • More than 80 per cent of diploma programs have a pathway to a degree.
  • Ontario’s top five transfer programs are: business, health, social science, engineering, and liberal arts/general arts.
  • A student majoring in business will save an average of $11,000 in tuition by getting to transfer their courses between institutions rather than retaking them (based on the credit transfer of 1.3 years of full-time study), and the average taxpayer saves an additional $7,500.