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Curriculum Information

Full-time undergraduate students are responsible for

  • accessing the updated online Undergraduate Calendar each year and
  • completing their curriculum as outlined below based on their admission year and admit level.
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Students admitted more than four years ago must consult the calendars appropriate for their admission year.

Part-time undergraduate students are responsible for completing the curriculum for their program as set out in the online edition of the Undergraduate Calendar of the year they were admitted to their program, unless stated otherwise.

Your Academic Advisement Report summarises your completed and unresolved graduation requirements and is updated yearly to reflect evolving requirements (see Advisement Report information below).

Tripartite Curriculum and Open Electives

Toronto Met’s undergraduate programs follow a tripartite curriculum structure, as outlined in Senate Policy 2. In this structure, undergraduate program requirements are made up of core studies, liberal studies electives, and open electives.

Core Studies: provide depth and breadth within a specified area of study, referred to as a major or double major. This includes required courses, which may be delivered by any Teaching Department with expertise in subject matter identified by the Program Department as foundational or integral to the program.

Liberal Studies: develop a student’s capacity to understand and critically appraise the social, cultural, natural, and physical context in which they will work as a professional and live as an educated citizen. These courses are identified in the calendar as either Lower Level (LL) or Upper Level (UL). Liberal Studies courses are taken from outside a student’s core area of studies. Restrictions on which courses may meet these requirements for specific programs are listed in the Liberal Studies section of this calendar.

Open Electives: provide students an opportunity to choose degree-level courses, subject to some limitations (see Open Electives), based on their own interests and career goals. Students may choose graded courses from outside their core area of study, or they may take additional core electives. 


Toronto Met offers via MyServiceHub ( (opens in new window) ) an Academic Advisement Report tool for Undergraduate degree students which provides a progress-to-date audit for meeting degree graduation requirements.

For instructions, see How to View My Advisement Report (opens in new window) .

Students should regularly generate an Academic Advisement Report from their MyServiceHub Student Centre "My Academics" link, in order to:

  • check the accuracy of their record, including approved transfer and challenge credits and course substitutions or directives;
  • assist with the Course Intention and course selection process to determine remaining program requirements; and
  • ensure course enrolments fulfil program requirements.

Students should generate the Academic Advisement Report each term when grades are finalized and each time they add, drop or swap courses; or change programs, majors, plans or options.

The MyServiceHub self-service Academic Advisement Report shows:

  • overall program course (curriculum) requirements;
  • how completed, current, transfer and challenge credit courses fulfill degree requirements; and
  • extra courses that have been completed but are not being applied toward meeting degree requirements.

The Academic Advisement Report, in conjunction with the appropriate undergraduate calendar, should be used as a guide when selecting courses for enrolment. Questions and concerns regarding requirements or the contents of the Advisement Report should be immediately addressed by the student with their program advisor.

An Application to Graduate must be submitted within the published application timeframe (see Significant Dates for deadlines) in order to determine if a student has satisfied all program requirements and is eligible to graduate. Toronto Met graduates students two times a year, after Winter term (spring convocation ceremonies in June) and after the Spring/Summer term (fall convocation ceremonies in October).

For more information see Applying to Graduate.

Substitution/Course Directive

A Curriculum Exception Substitution/Course Directive allows an undergraduate student to request permission to use a course which is not part of the normal curriculum requirements when extraordinary circumstances make completion of a prescribed program requirement impossible. All exceptions must be approved by a student’s program department, any relevant teaching departments, and the Office of the Registrar.

A directed or substituted course does not replace any prerequisite/corequisite requirements for enrolment into courses.

Further information about applying for a Curriculum Exception Substitution/Course Directive can be found on the Curriculum Advising (opens in new window)  website.

Challenge Credits

A Challenge Credit grants Toronto Met student’s academic credit for a Toronto Met course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained outside the traditional post-secondary school environment e.g. through work experience. The experience gained must demonstrate that the student meets the learning outcomes of the course being challenged.

The  (PDF file) Challenge Credit Application is available through the Office of the Registrar. Not all courses are available for challenge. Students should consult the appropriate teaching department for details.

A maximum of five one-term Challenge Credits may be acquired in a degree program. A maximum of two one-term, one-course count Challenge Credits may be obtained in a certificate program.

Letters of Permission

A Letter of Permission (LOP) grants Toronto Met students permission to enrol in a course at another accredited post-secondary institution and confirms credit will be applied toward their Toronto Met program. Credits will not be granted for courses taken at another institution if an approved Letter of Permission has not been issued before course enrolment. Students must meet eligibility and satisfy all other requirements. See Curriculum Advising web pages for LOP eligibility criteria and application process. Students considering studying elsewhere should make their application well in advance of any enrolment deadlines to allow time for the assessment process.

Policies published in this course calendar supersede any previously provided Transfer Credit information.

The Transfer Credit Unit (opens in new window) , Office of the Registrar, has authority to apply and enforce the Transfer Credit policies, and supersede decisions issued by service or academic departments.

The Transfer Credit Unit reserves the right to amend policies, rules, procedures and revise equivalencies, as needed, without notice.

Transfer Credit Eligibility

Transfer Credit refers to course equivalencies granted toward a Toronto Met course based on assessment of acceptable course work completed at an accredited post-secondary institution before being admitted to Toronto Met. Transfer Credit is granted when course content, weight and level is deemed equivalent to a Toronto Met course.

Toronto Met will confirm Transfer Credit once a student has accepted their Offer of Admission to a degree program or has registered in a certificate program.

External courses or programs that are listed as restricted on the Offer of Admission are not eligible for Transfer Credit assessment.

Should an Offer of Admission be cancelled or revoked, Toronto Met will automatically void all Transfer Credits.

Course content is subject to change with time. To meet current curriculum, accreditation and learning outcomes, some courses completed ten or more years ago may not be recognized for transfer credit (for example, Computer Science, Nursing, Media Studies, etc.)

Only official academic transcripts, issued by the host institution, are accepted as confirmation of incoming course information. Statutory declarations, or affidavits, are not accepted in place of transcripts.

Detailed course outlines issued by the institution attended are required for faculty evaluation of applications. The Transfer Credit Unit and faculty evaluators reserve the right to refuse inadequate outlines, as well as ask for more course details to determine course equivalency.

Course outlines must be in English. If the original material is not in English, a certified translation of the course outline is required as well as the original course outline. Exception: uncertified translations of French course outlines will be accepted.

An application for courses previously completed at Toronto Met is not required. Previously completed Toronto Met courses will remain on a student's record even if a student transfers programs. Courses completed at Toronto Met may fulfil the requirements of any Toronto Met program if the completed course is part of the current prescribed program curriculum.

Grades and Grade Point Average

Courses from accredited universities will be considered for transfer credit when successfully completed with a minimum grade of 60 percent or C-.

Courses from accredited post-secondary colleges and institutions of technology will be considered for transfer credit when successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70 percent or B-. Some college courses will not be considered for transfer credit regardless of the grade achieved.

Performance indicators other than alpha or percentage grades are not acceptable for Transfer Credit, for example PSD (passed), CRT (credit), EXP (exempt), EXM (exam), and the like.

Transfer Credit is recorded on the Toronto Met student academic record as CRT (credit) and is not used in the calculation of the Toronto Met Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Transfer Credit cannot be used to replace course(s) taken at Toronto Met for Grade Point Average adjustment.

Toronto Met Program Requirements

Students are responsible for confirming Transfer Credit Application results on their Transfer Credit Report on the MyServiceHub tab of
Not all granted Transfer Credits may be applicable toward a program's graduation requirements.

If the Transfer Credit granted affects course enrolment or course intentions, students are required to adjust their course enrolments or intentions within deadlines specified in Significant Dates of the current calendar.

No more than 50 percent of the program's graduation requirements may consist of advanced standing and/or course credits, such as Transfer Credits, Letter of Permission credits, and Challenge Credits.

Requirements for Minors

Transfer Credits are applicable toward the requirements of a Minor.

Direct Entry Program students are not required to apply for Transfer Credit for courses that are part of the Direct Entry Program exemptions in order to have the courses count toward the requirements of a Minor. These courses are automatically counted toward fulfilling the requirements of a Minor.

Transferring Between Toronto Met Programs

Toronto Met awards Transfer Credit based on the program’s course requirements; students transferring from one Toronto Met program to another may need to have their Transfer Credit reassessed.

The Transfer Credit Unit can confirm if previously granted Transfer Credits may be applicable toward the new program of study. Note: PRE GEN credits are awarded for use in a particular program, and will be removed upon program transfer.  Students may request reassessment.

Engineering Programs

Engineering program applicants should not expect to receive Transfer Credit for engineering related discipline courses from programs not accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Transfer Credit Reassessment

Transfer Credit results may be re-evaluated with the submission of a Transfer Credit Reassessment. A Reassessment must be received within one calendar year of the original results being issued. Reassessments are evaluated based on new evidence and cannot be considered for decisions based on the external institution accreditation status or due to failure to meet the minimum grade requirement. Reassessments are also not considered if the incoming course is deemed to have not met the currency of content, level, minimum weight, and/or course hour requirements.

Transfer Credit Reassessment decisions are final. Additional reassessments for the same course will not be accepted.