TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - In a groundbreaking move, seven of
Ontario's leading universities have worked together to launch a
sweeping credit transfer initiative. Students will be able to count
any first year arts and science course taken for credit at a
participating university for general credit at their home institution.
This blanket agreement will provide clarity and enhanced flexibility
for students working towards a Bachelor's degree at any of the seven
Of particular importance for students, the seven institutions have
agreed on specific course equivalencies across more than 20 of the most
popular and high enrolment courses. This means that a student who
successfully completes one of these courses at a participating
institution will be given credit for the equivalent course at their
home institution. These courses are taken by tens of thousands of
Ontario students every year and the initiative will help students
complete their degrees more quickly.
For instance, this arrangement will make it possible for students to go
home during the summer and take a course at one of the participating
schools knowing that credit will be counted at their home institution.
As a result, students will have more courses to choose from and more
flexibility in how they complete their degrees.
The institutions participating in the seven-member University Credit
Transfer Consortium are: McMaster University, Queen's University,
University of Guelph, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto,
University of Waterloo, and Western University.
The participating universities emphasized that this broad ranging credit
transfer initiative was made possible by a common commitment to the
highest standards in academic programming. The members of the credit
transfer consortium are confident that their first year arts and
science type courses collectively provide a strong foundation for
student success in later studies.
SOURCE: University Credit Transfer Consortium
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