Transfer Student Admission Route

Students who wish to transfer to the University of Lethbridge from another post-secondary institution may do so by visiting

Admission Information

Applicants who have completed three or more transferable semester courses at one or more post-secondary institutions will be considered New Transfer applicants

Programs available to New Transfer applicants
English Language Proficiency requirement that applies to all students whose first language is not English

Transfer student admission to the University of Lethbridge is based on the admission grade point average (GPA), as calculated by the Office of Admissions. The admission GPA is calculated on all transferable courses completed prior to admission. Courses taken at a college or technical institution that are not transferable do not affect admission. The minimum admission GPA for general admission is 2.00 on the UofL 4.00 scale. Some programs have a higher GPA requirement or additional admission requirements.

Applicants may gain admission to a post-diploma degree program following the completion of an approved diploma. The GPA for college diploma applicants is calculated on all courses completed as part of the diploma and the minimum admission GPA varies according to the program of application. Diplomas completed at a recognized post-secondary institution may also be used as an admission basis to other programs and, where applicable, transfer credit may be awarded on a course-by-course basis. For more information, see Part 1 – Admission, Transfer Student Admission Route of the Undergraduate Calendar. For current information on approved diploma programs, visit the Post-Diploma Degree Programs website.

Transfer Credit Assessment

At the University of Lethbridge, transfer credit is based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ, the substance of courses may be similar in content and rigour.

Transfer credit allows you to use your previous studies toward attaining a credential at the University of Lethbridge. Students who have completed post-secondary courses at other post-secondary institutions may be eligible to receive transfer credit, which serves to reduce the number of courses that must be completed in order to complete a program of studies. Courses eligible for transfer credit must meet minimum grade requirements and fit within the degree requirements for the program to which you are admitted.

Courses Previously Assessed

Transfer credit assessments are completed as part of the admission process when students submit their official post-secondary transcripts in support of an application for admission.

Upon admission, transfer credit for previously assessed courses is automatically awarded on a course-by-course basis to students who have completed eligible courses at other post-secondary institutions. Transfer credit may also be granted for Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. For further information see: Advanced Placement  or International Baccalaureate admission route. After transfer credit has been granted, students can view their individual Transfer Credit Statement on the Bridge.

Students can search for courses that have been previously assessed for transfer credit using the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalencies Database. If your institution or courses are not listed, they still may be eligible for transfer credit. See Courses Not Previously Assessed below.

For additional information on post-secondary transfer information from Alberta, British Columbia, the North West Territories and Yukon institutions, consult the Alberta Transfer Guide made available by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, the ON Transfer and NB Transfer Credit Portal websites may also be helpful.

Courses Not Previously Assessed

Courses completed at other post‐secondary institutions not listed in the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalencies Database have not been previously assessed for transfer credit by the University of Lethbridge.

If your completed post-secondary courses are not listed in the database and you would like them assessed for transfer credit, you must submit:

  1. A Transfer Credit Assessment Request form for each post-secondary institution you attended from which you have courses you would like assessed for transfer credit
  2. A detailed course outline for each course listed on the Transfer Credit Assessment Request form

You should submit your Transfer Credit Assessment Request form and accompanying course outlines as soon as you have applied to the University of Lethbridge. Transfer credit assessments take approximately four to six weeks. Course outlines written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Upon receipt of a Transfer Credit Assessment Request form, an assessment will be carried out if sufficient course information has been provided in the course outlines or other documentation. Transfer credit will be awarded once each individual course evaluation is complete, provided Admissions has received a transcript confirming the course has been successfully completed. Transfer credit is designated as closely as possible to specified University of Lethbridge courses. Unspecified transfer credit may be awarded when a corresponding equivalent does not exist (e.g. ENGL 1XXX, SSCI 2XXX). This credit may be considered in meeting elective program requirements

Additional Information

  • Once transfer credit has been awarded, students can view their individual Transfer Credit Statement on the Bridge.
  • Upon award of transfer credit, students should review their program requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar and contact an Academic Advisor within the appropriate Faculty if they have any questions on the applicability of transfer credits to their degree requirements.
  • Transfer credit is granted for the program of admission. Should a student change to a different program at the University of Lethbridge, transfer credit must be re-evaluated. It is the student’s responsibility to request this re-evaluation on the Student Program Change form. Students should contact an Academic Advisor in their Faculty to pursue changing their program of study.
  • If a student has outstanding transfer credit evaluations at the time of registration for courses at the University of Lethbridge, the student should consult with an Academic Advisor in the appropriate Faculty for assistance with program planning, course selection and registration.
  • Current University of Lethbridge students planning to study at another institution must first obtain Visiting or Exchange student status and obtain prior written permission from the appropriate Faculty to have their courses considered for transfer credit. For more information, see Part 1 – Admission, Visiting and Exchange Student Admission Route of the Undergraduate Calendar.