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Transferring Post-Secondary Credits

Students have several options when deciding about their post-secondary studies. These options include transferring post-secondary credits from one institution to another, and using high school credits or past experience towards a post-secondary credit.


1. Transfer Credits

Some post-secondary institutions allow students to transfer credits for academic work completed at another institution. Each institution has their own policies for transferring credits including what the institution accepts as course equivalencies, a list of formally recognized credits that they will consider transferring from partner institutions across Canada, and an application process.

To view credit transfer policies available for the different institutions, please click on the institution links below.

Students who are already working toward a program, certificate or credential and want to take a course from another institution may need a letter of permission from their home institution to ensure they receive credit.

The institution will evaluate all applications and determine if they will grant a credit transfer. If you are not granted a credit transfer by an institution, it may be because:

  • A course may not fit the unique program offered by the institution;
  • Institutions may require a number of courses for the program be completed at the institution;
  • Some academic units require a minimum grade in order to grant the credit; or
  • Some academic units will not grant a credit for courses completed several years prior.

Transfer Credit Inventory Lists

Transfer credit refers to the process of granting post-secondary credit to a student for educational experiences or courses undertaken at another institution. View a list of credits their equivalent post-secondary credits. 

Download the Transfer Credit Inventory

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is designed for students ages 16-19 (grades 11 and 12) who are academically motivated and desire the rigorous curriculum as a preparation for post-secondary study. View a list of IB courses and their equivalent post-secondary credits.

Use the search function on the International Baccalaureate web site to find the Saskatchewan high schools that deliver this programming and the courses available at each school.

Download the IB Course Inventory  

Advanced Placement (AP) is an international enrichment program that is open to all students. There is no limit to how many AP courses students can take. Once enrolled, students are encouraged to write the AP exam and potentially earn post-secondary credit. View a list of AP courses and their equivalent post-secondary credits.

Use the search function on the College Board Advanced Placement web site to find the Saskatchewan high schools that deliver this programming and the courses available at each school.

Download the AP Course Inventory

2. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the process of identifying, assessing and recognizing skills and knowledge acquired through work experience, non-formal training, independent study, volunteering and hobbies.

If you do not qualify for a credit transfer but have experiential learning or informal training, PLAR may be an option. For more information about PLAR, please contact your post-secondary institution's academic advisers. To view PLAR policies currently available for the different institutions, please visit these institution websites:


3. Dual Credit

Dual credit courses allow learners to earn high school and post-secondary credits or other program recognition at the same time, in the same course. It enables learners to integrate high school credits with their personal career paths and complete training in a shorter timeframe for a quicker transition to employment. View a list of high school dual credit courses and their equivalent post-secondary credits.

Download the Dual Credit Course Inventory

Encouraging student accessibility, mobility and success

The Government of Saskatchewan works collaboratively with post-secondary institutions to promote provincewide co-ordination on student pathways to support accessibility, mobility and success.


4. Saskatchewan Transfer Credit and Learner Pathway Council

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The Saskatchewan Transfer Credit and Learner Pathway Council is a partnership of credit-granting institutions and the Ministry of Advanced Education. The council encourages and facilitates increased accessibility, student mobility and student academic success by promoting pathways among Saskatchewan's post-secondary institutions within and outside the province.

Primary Council Members

  • Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • Briercrest College and Seminary
  • Saskatchewan Association of Regional Colleges

Affiliate Members

  • Regional Colleges
  • Federated Colleges
  • Affiliated Colleges
  • Aboriginal and Northern educational institutions
  • Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

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