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Transfer credit, also known as “advanced standing”, refers to the number of credit or course equivalents you may be awarded towards your degree at Carleton based on previous (accredited) postsecondary studies
Once students have applied to Carleton, their previous studies will be assessed for transfer credit on a case by case basis, subject to degree, grade and program requirements. In some instances, this may require submission of official course descriptions and/or syllabi. Please note that Carleton University will do its best to transfer the most credit possible for any previously completed courses. However, course transferability will vary depending on grade point average (GPA), level of course, and relativity of previous course work to the degree program to which you have applied.
We automatically assess transfer credit for all applicants who’ve studied at accredited Canadian postsecondary institutions before applying to Carleton. We also grant advanced standing credit for some advanced secondary school credentials such as IB, GCE and AP programs.
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Carleton University is a community of talented, committed and enthusiastic faculty and staff, dedicated to excellence and to supporting the education and research that distinguishes Carleton as Canada’s Capital University. We know that it is our people that are key to Carleton’s success.
We strive for innovation in research, teaching and learning. Our location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, connects us to the world while we encourage hands-on experience in the classroom and offer exceptional student support.
- Five kilometers of underground tunnels conveniently link the University’s buildings
- We have the oldest and biggest Journalism program in Canada
- Our student population represents over 150 countries
- The university is bordered by the infamous Rideau Canal
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