What is University Transfer?
"Transfer is when one institution recognizes education completed at another. By transferring, you can start studying at one institution and then finish your program at another. If you get admitted, and if the courses you've taken are a good match, you can use the credits you've already earned to fulfill some of the requirements for your credential." (BC Transfer Guide)
The College offers several courses and programs that transfer to other post-secondary institutions. Although a course may be transferable to one post-secondary school, it does not necessarily mean it is transferable to all post-secondary schools.
How do I know if a course is transferable?
Determining course transferability can, at first, seem complicated. If you are planning to transfer to another institution after your studies at the College of the Rockies, it is a good idea to make an appointment with an Educational Advisor who can review your course selections or help you develop an educational plan. Since transfer credit varies between institutions, it is helpful to know which post-secondary institutions you plan continue your studies to assess the best transfer options.
What does Block Transfer mean?
"Block Transfer occurs when a group of courses, often in the form of a certificate, diploma or associate degree, is recognized as a whole for transfer credit. For example, if you completed a two-year forestry diploma, you will receive block credit if you are transferring into a Forestry degree program at an institution which has a block transfer agreement with your institution. You should be able to transfer directly into the second or third year of the degree program depending on the agreement. The advantage of block transfer is that the entire program will transfer, even if some of the individual courses do not have transfer agreements." (BC Transfer Guide)
If you are planning to block transfer, it is important to read the transfer agreement carefully; often block transfer agreements have specific requirements, such as a minimum grade in a course or a minimum Grade Point Average, in order for the student to receive block transfer credit.
Contact an Educational Advisor if you have any questions regarding transfer credit- we are here to help!