Letter of Permission
Students planning on studying at another accredited, degree-granting institution in Canada and have those credits transferred back to U of T Scarborough, must first receive permission from U of T Scarborough through a Letter of Permission (LOP). If students are planning on studying at a degree-granting institution outside Canada, we encourage them to consider outbound exchange opportunities through the Centre for International Experience. Students wishing to attend a non-exchange partner institution can complete the post-admission transfer credit process.
How to Apply
Completed application forms including all required documents must be submitted to Admissions & Student Recruitment at least 3 weeks prior to the start of classes at the host university. It is your responsibility to check directly with the host university for information concerning their application and registration deadlines.
- Students must have completed the equivalent of at least 4.0 full credits at U of T Scarborough and have an academic status of "In Good Standing."
- Courses requested must be undergraduate Arts, Science, Management or Economics courses. For example, courses in education, social work or physical education would not be appropriate. Professional program courses such as Law or Medicine are also not appropriate.
- Letters of Permission are not normally granted for study at institutions within Toronto and surrounding regions.
- Letters of Permission are not normally granted for on-line courses, particularly if the student lives in Toronto and surrounding regions.
- Students must provide reasons why the Letter of Permission is necessary. Explain the importance of the particular courses selected, why this course cannot be taken at U of T Scarborough or another U of T campus and the reasons for choosing the particular post-secondary institution.
- NOTE: Students who are taking final courses for their degree during the winter session will not be able to graduate in June. Grades are not received in time to process for June convocation.
Post-Admission Transfer Credit
Students who take courses at another institution without following Letter of Permission or Student Exchange may still be eligible for transfer credits; however, the transfer credit assessment will only take place upon completion of the course(s). Therefore, there is no guarantee that coursework completed at another institution will transfer to your U of T Scarborough degree program.
How to Apply
Applications for post-admission transfer credit should not be completed until after a student has completed courses at their host institution.
October 15 of the year the student enrolled at the host institution. Students must submit a completed application, fee payment and required documentation by this date.
- Students must have completed the equivalent of at least 4.0 full credits at U of T Scarborough and have an academic status of "In Good Standing".
- Courses requested must be undergraduate Arts, Science, Management or Economics courses. Only students admitted to a Management subject POSt are eligible to be reviewed for transfer credit to upper year (B, C or D) Management courses.
- Post-admission transfer credit applications are not routinely approved. Students must explain the reasons for choosing the particular post-secondary institution and why they are unable to take the course or equivalent credit at U of T Scarborough or another University of Toronto campus.
- Post-admission transfer credits will not be granted for on-line courses or courses that are graded as Pass/Fail. Upon receipt of the official transcript issued directly from the Registrar’s Office of the host institution and the detailed course outlines, transfer credit may be assigned for those courses where an appropriate grade was achieved. To be considered for post-admission transfer credit for studies at institutions in China, students must provide CDGDC verification of the official transcripts.
- To select courses at the host institution, students can check Transfer Explorer or may complete a self-assessment by manually comparing course descriptions using the U of T SCarborough academic calendar.
Letter of Permission and Post-Admission Transfer Credit Fee Structure
|CREDITS||TOTAL COST (PRICE x CREDITS)|
|Application for 0.5 or 1.0 credit||$40|
|Approval for 1.5 credits||$40 X 1.5 = $60|
|Approval for 2.0 credits||$40 X 2.0 = $80|
|Approval for 2.5 credits||$40 X 2.5 = $100|
|Approval for 3.0 credits||$40 X 3.0 = $120|
|Approval for 5.0 credits||$40 X 5.0 = $200|
|Fees are subject to change. $40 is required when the application is submitted. The fee is non-refundable. If more credits are approved, the balance is due if/when the Letter of Permission is approved.|