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