High School & Secondary Curriculums
Secondary Curriculum Equivalency Charts
You are required to submit official results if you have taken any of the following examinations. Details on how and when to submit your results are below. When you are admitted and we have received your results, you may be awarded transfer credit if the appropriate results are achieved.
- Advanced Placement Examinations (Advanced Placement Institution Code: 0982)
- International Baccalaureate Program
- French Baccalaureate Program
- General Certificate of Education
- Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
- Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examinations
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
Transfer credits awarded for the above programs can be specified (e.g., BIOA01H3), generic (e.g., HUMA**Y) or unspecified (e.g., LGGA**Y). Regardless of the format, they count towards the total number of credits required for your degree. You may also be excluded from courses. You cannot enroll in excluded courses unless you forfeit your transfer credit. Information about excluded courses is listed on the top of each transfer credit chart. Each transfer credit appears on your University of Toronto academic record and transcript, although the grade you received is not shown and is not used in the calculation of your Grade Point Average.
Uses of Such Transfer Credits
As above, these transfer credits may be used as part of the total credit count (20.0) needed for a degree at U of T Scarborough. Many transfer credits may be used toward completion of the Breadth Requirement (one of the requirements of the degree) and in some cases they may be used to fulfill program requirements. Refer to the relevant chart above for details on usage.
Permission to Forfeit Such Transfer Credits
Since the course work that generates these transfer credits has been done as a compulsory part of a secondary school curriculum, U of T Scarborough permits a student attending university for the first time to opt to forfeit them if that would be in the student’s interest. Students who are transferring from another division at U of T or another post-secondary institution are not eligible to forfeit their credits. The purpose of this webpage is to help you understand the elements that should go into a decision to keep or to forfeit the transfer credit(s) you have been awarded. The default is that transfer credits awarded to a student remain on the academic record unless they are explicitly forfeited. These transfer credits may be kept or forfeited individually: it is not an all or nothing choice. A discussion with the Academic Advising & Career Center can help clarify the decision for you.
In 2020-21 Fall/Winter, the deadline which you can forfeit secondary school transfer credits is October 31, 2020. Only students who were admitted and awarded these transfer credits for September 2020 and are entering university for the first time are able to forfeit such transfer credits.
The following are some points to consider when deciding whether to keep or forfeit your transfer credits. Should you choose to forfeit your transfer credits, please note that they will not be reinstated at a later date, so it is important that you make an informed decision. Since every student’s case is unique, as mentioned you are strongly encouraged to consult the Academic Advising & Career Center for further advice if you are unclear about your particular situation.
Questions about the integration of transfer credits into your program can be directed to the Academic Advising & Career Center or the relevant program supervisor.
Questions about the transfer credit process and forfeiting transfer credits can be sent to Admissions & Student Recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org).
High School & Secondary Curriculums FAQs
Do my grades from my secondary school studies apply to these transfer credits?
Secondary school transfer credits do not have grades associated with them.
Do secondary school transfer credits contribute toward my cumulative grade point average?
Any grade that you received during your secondary school studies does not carry over to the U of T Scarborough transfer credit. Your cumulative grade point average calculation will not take your secondary school transfer credits into consideration.
Do secondary school transfer credits contribute towards my breadth requirements?
Yes, most secondary school transfer credits have breadth requirement categories assigned to them and therefore they would contribute towards the overall breadth requirements for your degree. If you have not yet received notification that your transfer credits have been processed, you can find these breadth requirement designations on the transfer credit charts. If you have received notification that your secondary school transfer credits have been processed, you can find these breadth requirement designations on Degree Explorer and on your complete academic record on ACORN.
Do my secondary school transfer credits contribute toward the number of credits required to graduate?
Yes, your transfer credits will count toward the 20.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE) required for graduation, although they may not contribute toward the number of credits required for the programs you plan to take. To determine whether or not your transfer credits can be used toward program requirements, review the academic calendar, and consult with the relevant department.
How will I find out how many transfer credits I have received?
If you are eligible for transfer credit, you will be notified via email once your transfer credits have been processed. The e-mail will direct you to look at your academic record on Degree Explorer, where you will be able to see which transfer credits you have received.
When will I find out how many transfer credits I have received?
Secondary school transfer credits are automatically processed between mid-July and late September upon receipt of your final scores. In the meantime, you can review the secondary school transfer credit charts to determine for which transfer credits you might be eligible for.
I missed the deadline to submit my secondary school transfer credits. Can they still be assessed?
Secondary school transfer credits are no longer being processed, and exceptions will only be considered in two cases:
- If, based on the scores that were originally submitted to the University during the relevant timeframe you were not eligible for transfer credit, but you have now had an exam remarked and the new score now makes you eligible to receive transfer credit, or
- If the delay in sending your scores to the University was due to circumstances beyond your control.
In either case, please forward any documentation that you have to support your request to email@example.com and your request to have your transfer credits assessed after the deadline will be reviewed.
My academic record says that my transfer credit is “NatSci”. What does that mean?
The “NatSci” notation indicates that the course contributes to Breadth Requirement category Natural Sciences. In the cases indicated in the transfer credit charts, transfer credits contribute toward Breadth Requirements.
My academic record lists “EESA06H3” as a 0.00 credit exclusion. What does that mean?
Although you did not receive direct credit for EESA06H3, you may not enroll in this course unless you forfeit the corresponding unspecified credit. Students may not enroll in any courses that are listed in the U of T Scarborough academic calendar as exclusions to the excluded courses or the transfer credits listed on Degree Explorer. If you enroll in any of these courses, the U of T Scarborough course will be listed as “Extra” on your transcript and will not count towards your GPA or degree.
You may wish to make an appointment with the Academic Advising & Career Center and/or with the department that offers the program(s) in which you are interested, to discuss your secondary school transfer credits and how they can be used toward program requirements.
How can I plan for my first-year courses if I do not know which transfer credits I will be getting?
The secondary school transfer credit charts will give you a sense of which transfer credits you are eligible, based on your secondary school studies and your grades. Since you know what courses you have taken and how you have done, you can review the charts to determine which transfer credits you will receive (as long as your scores are submitted to the University within the relevant timeframe).
Will my secondary school transfer credits count for program requirements?
It is at departmental discretion whether or not your secondary school transfer credits will contribute toward program requirements. A good initial reference point is whether you have received specified (e.g. EESA06H3) or unspecified (e.g. EESA**H3) credit. Specified credits will automatically contribute to your program requirements while unspecified credits require input from your program supervisor or academic department.
Can I request different AP transfer credits from the transfer credits that I was given?
The maximum number of credits that you can receive in transfer for your AP studies is 3.0 FCE. If, based on the number of AP exams you completed and the scores you received, you were eligible for more than 3.0 FCE, you can request to receive different credits in transfer. When thinking about whether or not you might want to request different AP transfer credits, you may want to consider your breadth requirements and any programs that might be of interest to you.
If you decide that you would like to change your transfer credits, send a completed forfeit form to firstname.lastname@example.org. When completing the forfeit form, ensure you have completed the section designated for students that received 3.0 FCE from AP studies. Your request will be reviewed and, if your credits can be changed, you will be notified by email.
What should I do if I decide that I do not want to keep my secondary school transfer credits?
If you do not want to keep your secondary school transfer credits, and as long as you have not completed any post-secondary studies at another institution, you are able to forfeit the credits by completing the forfeit form ahead of October 31, 2019. If you received two half-credits in transfer for one course taken during your secondary school studies, you cannot forfeit only one of them, you must forfeit both.
Please note that once you forfeit a transfer credit, it will no longer contribute towards your Breadth Requirements or toward the 20.0 Full Course Equivalents required for graduation. Once you have forfeited a transfer credit, it will not be reinstated. If you do want to forfeit your transfer credits, you must contact email@example.com to do so.