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University and college transfer students

Every year, more than 3,000 new transfer students, just like you, join Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). After studying at another university or college, you may be able to apply some or all of your courses towards your degree. Here you’ll find the support and resources that will help you achieve success.

You might follow one of our formal pathways into a program, or take advantage of individual transfer credits that can lead to advanced-level admission.

Many of our programs and curricula are unique to TMU. This makes us a great choice! It also means that admission above level one is not always possible. You may, however, be eligible for transfer credit for individual courses from all levels of your TMU program (which can shorten the time needed to complete your degree). Look through the undergraduate calendar and review the curriculum in your program to see if you’ve completed equivalent courses.

You don't need to wait to receive an Offer of Admission to determine if you will be eligible for transfer credit(s). Visit the ONTransfer (external link, opens in new window)  website to find the transfer credit(s) you may be eligible for. The list provided on ONTransfer is not comprehensive but is a guide. You don't need to submit course syllabi for courses that are already in our database.

If you’ve attended a university or college in another province or territory, we may have already evaluated your courses for transfer credit. If this is the case, and your courses are in our database, you’re not required to upload course syllabi. Visit How to Apply for Transfer Credits to see if your university or college is listed.

If you’ve received and accepted an Offer of Admission, we encourage you to apply for transfer credits for courses completed at an accredited post-secondary institution anywhere in the world. You’ll be required to upload a detailed course syllabus for each course. Visit Transfer Credits for more information about transfer credit eligibility and applications.

To change your plan or major (e.g. Criminology to Philosophy, Civil Engineering to Mechanical Engineering, Biology to Medical Physics, etc.) visit MyServiceHub Support for instructions. 

To transfer undergraduate programs, submit a TMU Application Form and TMU Supplementary Form

  • Some programs may specify non-academic requirements for admission (e.g. portfolio, interview, audition, etc.). Visit the applicable program page for requirements, submissions dates and procedures.
  • You don’t need to apply for transfer credits for courses completed at TMU. Visit Internal TMU Course Transfers for more information about TMU courses and advisement reports.
  • Courses completed prior to starting your new program won’t be included in the calculation of your cumulative grade point average.

Your complete academic history is considered in our review of your application. This includes all secondary and post-secondary studies, and any courses currently in progress. You must declare all secondary and post-secondary institutions you’ve attended and you must submit transcripts from each institution. Secondary school transcripts aren’t required if you’re applying to one of our formal pathways.

Along with reviewing performance in your post-secondary studies, we'll be assessing your academic background to ensure that you’ve achieved the minimum grades in all required subjects. Review the subject requirements on our program page.

The averages/grades required for admission are determined on the basis of competition each year. Unfortunately, possession of minimum averages and/or grades doesn't guarantee admission.

Submit a special consideration form if there’s information you feel should be considered in our review of your application. This may include circumstances that affected your grades. Any/all information you provide on this form will be kept confidential.

If you’re admitted to an undergraduate degree program, you must complete at least one half (50%) of the program’s curriculum at TMU. This means that your prior studies can count for a maximum of 50% of your program's requirements. 

If your complete post-secondary diploma or degree is used to admit you to an upper level:

  • Individual courses and associated transfer credits will not be recorded on your TMU transcript.
  • Courses can't be used to apply for additional transfer credit (unless otherwise stated in an Offer of Admission).
  • The original grades in your courses will not be recorded on your TMU academic record.
  • Grades in previous courses will not be used in the TMU GPA calculation.