Ontario universities welcome Ontario government's credit transfer announcement

TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) welcomes the provincial government's announcement of the enhanced Ontario credit transfer system, which allows universities and colleges to continue to build more pathways for learning, and equip students with the necessary skills and credentials needed for future success.

"Ontario universities have been working with colleges for many years to enhance student mobility and ensure student success," says Sheldon Levy, Chair of COU and President of Ryerson University. "We look forward to working with the government and our college partners in the development of this new system to maximize benefits to all our students."

Currently, there are over 500 agreements between colleges and universities, which provide students with opportunities that capitalize on the applied learning of colleges and the academic rigour of universities. Today's announcement includes the addition of the Credit Transfer Innovation Fund that will help universities work with colleges to develop even more credit transfer options for students.

"The most important outcome for a well-developed credit transfer system is student success," says Bonnie M. Patterson, COU President and CEO. "We recognize that students desire an improved credit transfer system so they can graduate as quickly as possible and so resources from grants and tuition are used efficiently. We have built many pathways already and, with help from the province, will continue to improve these pathways to help students succeed."

SOURCE Council of Ontario Universities

For further information:

Jennifer Grass
Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs
416.979.2165 x261
jgrass@cou.on.ca

Bonnie M. Patterson
President and CEO
416-979-2165 x256
bpatterson@cou.on.ca


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