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College Transfer Applicants


Laurentian's Sudbury campus

# 1 in Credit Transferability

Students who have completed at least one year of college studies may be eligible for admission to programs offered at Laurentian University.

At Laurentian, we weigh education credentials as well as acquired practical skills in creating opportunities for college transfer students. College degrees, diplomas and other post-secondary accomplishments will be considered on an individual basis, to ensure that students transferring to Laurentian are given the maximum value for their credits. To help you make the most of your previous educational experience, we have transfer policies and articulation agreements with other institutions, to expedite the credit transfer process. These agreements are designed to provide better student mobility among the partners through formal recognition of credits/programs at each institution. 


Numerous Options

Laurentian offers transfer students both convenience and flexibility. Full-time and part-time programs are offered on campus or by non-traditional means such as distance education and online courses. The university also has a bilingual (English/French) learning environment where students choose from programs in the arts, health, management, sciences, education, engineering and architecture.


For full time studies:
Apply online to Laurentian University through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre at


  • Please contact your previous institution to arrange for your official transcript(s)* from high school, college or university to be forwarded to our Office of Admissions.


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For part time studies, please send the following documents to our Admission's office:


* Please note that if your application for admission is not received 14 days before the start of classes for any given semester, your application for admission will be considered for the next semester.

* An official transcript acknowledges academic work taken at an educational institution. If must bear the seal and a duly-authorized signature of the issuing institution. A photocopy is not acceptable.


Credit Transfer Chart
College Studies
Transfer Credits given up to
Transfer to the Arts 3-year diploma 3.2 - 4.0 54 credits *
2.8 - 3.19 36 credits *
2.4 - 2.79 24 credits *
2-year diploma 3.2 - 4.0 42 credits *
2.8 - 3.19 24 credits *
2.4 - 2.79 12 credits *
Transfer to Other Programs 3-year diploma 3.2 - 4.0 36 credits *
2.8 - 3.19 24 credits *
2.4 - 2.79 18 credits *
2-year diploma 3.2 - 4.0 30 credits *
2.8 - 3.19 18 credits *
2.4 - 2.79 12 credits *

*Depending on the degree of affinity with the student's college program.


Credit Transfer Program

Use the ONTransfer website to learn how to transfer your credits.

University Degree   

In order to obtain your degree, you will need to successfully complete:

  • 3-year degree: requires a minimum of 90 credits
  • 4-year degree: requires a minimum of 120 credits


To qualify for full time status: enrolment in 18 to 30 credits per academic year is required.

To qualify for part time status: enrolment in a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 15 credits in an academic year*

*Academic year : September to April


Applicants wishing to be considered for admission must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. The transcripts received will be assessed for admissibility and possible transfer of credits.

Students must be in good academic standing and have an overall average of 65% to be considered for admission.