Transfer Credit Policy

AC-REG-POL-025
Transfer Credit Policy
DepartmentAcademic
Approval DateApril 2, 2014
Effective DateApril 2, 2014

Organizational Scope

This policy applies to all full-time and part-time students in all programs in all settings.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to outline the process for admitted students to apply for transfer credit/advanced standing for course work completed at another institution.

Policy

Commentary

The terms ‘advanced standing’ or ‘transfer credit’ are both used to describe credit for work successfully completed at other post-secondary institutions. By ‘advanced standing’ we mean a block transfer of courses that allow for a direct entry to a semester other than semester one. By ‘transfer credit’ we mean a course, or courses, completed at another post-secondary institution, and credit given, that allow for entry into semester one while taking less than a complete course load. The term transfer credit will be used for this policy.

A student admitted to a course of study at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (Michener) is eligible to apply for credit for work successfully completed at other post-secondary institutions provided the course work meets the learning outcomes of the applicable Michener course. To ensure that a timely evaluation occurs students must submit all transfer credit paperwork outlined below at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

  1. A transfer credit may be granted if:
  • A student has had comparable education in a given subject matter within the past 5 year period, and the student has obtained at least a passing grade of B, or 2.70 as per the Ontario Medical Schools Application Service (OMSAS) undergraduate grading system conversion table,
  • there is evidence of continued involvement with the subject discipline in the same or a related health science field or course of study.
  1. Michener does not award partial credit for any course of study.
  1. The Office of the Registrar will notify students in writing of their decision. The decision approved by the Program Chair is final.
  1. A student who has been granted a transfer credit may still audit the Michener course if they wish, provided they submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar on hearing the decision of their transfer credit request. Michener assesses a program tuition fee rather than a course by course fee so as long the student is enrolled in at least 60% of the normal full-time course load for their program, there will be no tuition fee refund if a transfer credit exemption is granted.
  1. A grade of EQV will be assigned to students who are granted transfer credit. This grade will not have a grade point average (GPA) assigned, but will appear on the student’s record as a credit earned.
  1. A student who is granted a transfer credit in a program offered jointly between Michener and one of its university partners is not eligible for any refund of tuition fee for the program or any courses offered as part of the program.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made Policy Location(s)
September 3, 2011 Pinar Peacock Associated documentation inserted
April 2, 2014 Academic Approval Council Streamline and improve process for students and faculty Changes include: - New/first year students required to submit their transfer credit paperwork 3 weeks prior to start of semester. Late acceptance students will receive exemptions from this policy. - Increase in Grade average requirements from C to B.