CMU welcomes transfer students. Many students choose to transfer to CMU after one or more semesters elsewhere. If you are thinking of making the move to CMU, here is some information that you need to know.
Transferring from Other Institutions
Transferring Credit from a University
Students normally receive credit for work completed at universities approved by Universities Canada (formerly AUCC). For other universities/colleges, consultations with the Registrar's Office will determine course credit transfer. In some cases, course outlines may be requested to evaluate how a course will transfer into a CMU program.
Transferring Credit from a Community/Technical College
Students with Community/Technical College training may receive transfer credit, depending on the type of program completed.
Transferring Credit from a Bible College/Institute
Many students choose CMU after completing a program at a Bible College/Institute and transfer credit may be available. Often syllabi are requested to aid in the transfer assessment process.
Transferring from Institutions that have Agreements with CMU
An articulation agreement is an arrangement between post-secondary institutions that makes it easier for students to transfer courses from one institution to the other. Currently, CMU has agreements with the following institutions:
Transfer Credit Assessment Steps
1. Apply to CMU
Complete the online application form and submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
2. Admission to CMU
The CMU Admissions Office will review the file for admission.
- Applicants completing coursework at another post-secondary institution will be admitted conditionally on the basis of interim grades and current courses. If the applicant has not completed thirty credit hours or more at another post-secondary institution then an official High School transcript will be required. If a student applies to CMU while under suspension from another institution, that student will be considered for admission only after a careful assessment of the reasons for suspension from the former institution.
- After all coursework is completed, applicants must submit a final official transcript. The admissions office will then determine final acceptance and send an official letter of admission.
- Applicants must disclose and submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended during the application process. Failure to provide a complete academic record is considered academic misconduct (see Academic Integrity Policy) and may result in admission being revoked and the student being deregistered from classes.
3. Transfer Credit Review
Pending acceptance, our Registrar's Office will review your file for transfer credit. After the initial transfer assessment, Registrar's Office will contact you by email either to:
- Request more information (e.g., course outlines) to aid in the assessment of specific courses.
- Inform you of the transfer credit you will be receiving.
4. Transfer Credit Awarded
The Enrolment Coordinator or the Coordinator of Student Advising will work with you to understand how the transfer credit will fit into your program of study.
5. Register for Courses
The Enrolment Coordinator or the Coordinator of Student Advising will help you choose courses that fit into your program.
Transfer credit into undergraduate programs is considered only for courses where a student has achieved a grade of 'C' or higher. For graduate courses, a student must achieve a grade of 'B' or higher to be considered for transfer credit. Credits older than 10 years may be considered outdated and therefore not transferable. They will be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Credit can be transferred in one of three ways:
- Course for Course
- Unallocated Transfer Credit – When a course doesn't match a specific course at CMU, it may be transferred as an elective course.
- Block Transfer Credit –courses are bundled to meet a program requirement.
A student's transfer credit may or may not all fit into the program the student chooses at CMU, depending on the CMU program chosen.
- A maximum of 60 credit hours can be transferred into a three-year Bachelor's degree.
- A maximum of 60 credit hours can be transferred into a four-year Bachelor's degree.
- For graduate programs, refer to specific residency requirements for the program you intent to complete.