A Letter of Permission (LOP) is prior confirmation that a course you intend to take at another accredited degree granting institution is acceptable for transfer credit at UTSC. UTSC students who wish to study at another accredited degree granting institution within Canada and have those credits transferred to their UTSC degree must receive permission in the form of a LOP prior to taking the course(s).
To be eligible for transfer credit consideration, courses taken outside of the University of Toronto must be developed, assessed, and delivered at accredited degree-granting universities. Courses offered through third-party affiliations on behalf of host universities will not be eligible for transfer credit.
LOPs are not routinely approved. Students must provide reasons why the LOP is necessary. Explain the importance of the particular course selected, why the course cannot be taken at UTSC or another U of T campus and the reasons for choosing the particular post-secondary institution.
Note: Letters of Permission and post-admission transfer credit will not be granted if an equivalent course is being offered at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the same session.
If courses taken while on LOP are intended to meet program requirements, students should consult the relevant Program Supervisor prior to their application, and keep records of all correspondence.
Students will not be reviewed for credit unless all of the following criteria are met. Where applicable, external verification may be required. U of T Scarborough students must always abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in the Academic Calendar, including the 3.0 credit load maximum per term.
- Must be eligible to enroll in courses and have completed at least 4.0 credits as a UTSC Student before enrolling at another institution.
- Must be "In Good Standing" with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 1.60.
- May not have any administrative holds (financial or other), or grade notations of GWR or SDF on their record.
- May not receive more than 5.0 full credits through a Letter of Permission or post-admission transfer credits. See the Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Allowed chart.
- May not receive more than 1.0 full credit at the C or D level.
- Must provide reasons why transferring these credits are 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.
- Should not apply for Letters of Permission for the semester before their expected convocation date( the winter session for June convocation or the fall session for November convocation) as the grades may not be received in time.
- Must be undergraduate offerings similar to U of T Scarborough.
- Must have a detailed grading scale - Pass/Fail courses and CR/NCR grades are not acceptable. Transfer credit may be considered where students have achieved at least 10% or one full letter grade above passing.
- Grades are not recorded on U of T transcripts and are not included in any grade point average. Transfer credit grades will appear as "CR".
- Students enrolled in a Management Subject POSt are not eligible to receive credit for program requirements, with the exception of MGTA01H3 or MGTA02H3.
- Students who are not enrolled in a Management Subject POSt are eligible to receive generic credit only, for courses equivalent to those restricted to Management students.
Application Timelines & Deadlines
Below are the sessional application timelines and deadlines.
Applications open: May 15
Application and documentation deadline: July 31
Applications open: September 15
Application and documentation deadline: November 15
Applications open: January 16
Application and documentation deadline: March 15
Please note: It is your responsibility to check directly with the host university for information concerning their course availability, application and registration deadlines.
Applications for letters of permission will only be reviewed provided all of the criteria are met. This includes verification of academic standing, number of credits completed, UTSC course offerings and course enrollment for the requested LOP term. Approved letters of permission will be sent to students after the UTSC course timetable has been posted for the requested LOP term. U of T Scarborough students must always abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in the Academic Calendar, including the 3.0 credit load maximum per term.
Official final transcripts are required to be received by U of T Scarborough in a timely manner to avoid potential impacts on course enrolment. Please notify email@example.com if transcripts expected to be received later than 1 month after course completion or immediately if an LOP will not be used for any reason.
READY TO APPLY?
Be prepared to:
- Input course code and title information (requested courses cannot be changed after you submit the application)
- Upload your course syllabi in pdf format
- Pay the application fee with a Visa or Mastercard (application fee is not refundable)
Upon the completion of the term:
- Arrange to have your official transcript sent from the host institution directly