Have you completed one or more post-secondary courses? College of the Rockies offers excellent credit transfer opportunities that can help you earn transfer credits toward your current program. These credits can then be used toward fulfilling the requirements of your credential.
Students can receive transfer credit at the College of the Rockies for equivalent courses taken at other institutions. If you want to transfer credits from a BC institution, visit the BC Transfer Guide website to see what courses will transfer. For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution. There are currently more than 6,707 course transfer agreements with BC institutions and more than 764 with Alberta institutions.
Even if your course does not appear on the transfer guides above, or was taken outside of BC or Alberta, you can still apply for transfer credit at College of the Rockies. Courses generally receive assigned credit if their learning outcomes are broadly the same.
Course by Course Transfer
Our courses transfer to most post-secondary institutions across Canada.
*Note: if you are transferring to a college or university outside of BC you need to contact that institution to find out if your courses transfer.
Transferring to a College of the Rockies Program
If you are considering transferring to College of the Rockies from another college or university you could earn credits from some of the courses you have completed.
Transfer credit will be evaluated after you have been accepted into one of our programs. Once you have been accepted we begin the process of evaluating your courses to determine which transfer credits you are eligible to receive.
To ensure your transfer credits are processed for the fall or winter semester it is highly recommended that your transfer credit applications and documentation are submitted by the deadlines.
Mail, fax or email your application and your course outlines to:
College of the Rockies Articulation Officer
PO Box 8500, Cranbrook, BC Canada V1C 5L7
Transfer credit applications are processed in the order they are received and evaluations generally take between 4–6 weeks. Once we have evaluated your transfer credit application we will notify you via email. You can also view transfer of credit results on AccessCOTR or on your official transcript. Note that during the summer months there may be delays in posting your transfer credit results on your record.
If you have a transfer credit application pending for a required course, it is recommended that you enroll, pay and attend classes for that course. If your transfer credit application is approved, your tuition will be fully refunded for the transfer course. Do not purchase course textbooks or supplies for a pending transfer course as you will not be reimbursed for used books or supplies.
If you received Unassigned Credit (i.e. ENGL XXX) this indicates that the course transfers, but is not equivalent to a specific course at College of the Rockies. The use of unassigned credit may be applied towards meeting general electives, but not necessarily specific program/graduation requirements. Your unassigned credit does not satisfy pre-requisites for courses.
Grades on transfer courses display on the transcript in one of the following three ways:
For more detailed information please view College of the Rockies' complete Transfer Credit Policy.
Transferring to College of the Rockies (Transfer Agreements with other institutions)
We have transfer agreements that allow you to transfer "blocks" of courses directly into some of our programs. Currently we have agreements with the following institutions:
Visiting students are students from another institution who register for courses at College of the Rockies and plan to transfer those courses back to their home institution. Usually, visiting students require a letter of permission from their home institution to confirm the transfer credit that will be given.
Visiting at College of the Rockies
Visiting at another institution
Note: Only courses that are applicable to the College of the Rockies student's current program of study are considered for approval. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 60% in order to receive transfer of credit.
Transferring from a College of the Rockies Program
We offer a variety of transfer opportunities for current students. You can take advantage of our many block transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada or transfer from one College of the Rockies program to another.
Other transfer information for course by course transfer:
International Transfer Opportunities
Note: While the College makes every effort to ensure that information regarding transfer credit is accurate and up to date, this information is subject to change. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to verify the current status of course or program transferability with receiving institutions.