Credit for Prior Learning

Georgian welcomes students who already have relevant postsecondary credits from recognized and accredited institutions and/or life and learning experience. We’ll help you obtain credit for prior learning toward comparable courses in a Georgian program so you can complete your program and launch your career sooner!

Types of transfer credit

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Transferring to Georgian

If you’ve previously attended another accredited postsecondary institution or have relevant work/life experience, see how you may be eligible to transfer credit towards a Georgian program.

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Transferring within Georgian

If you’re finishing a Georgian program, explore available pathway opportunities (e.g. diploma-to-degree pathways) to further your postsecondary studies here at Georgian.

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Transferring out of Georgian

If you’re a Georgian graduate, find out how you can continue your education and pursue further credentials at postsecondary institutions in Canada and abroad.

Transferring to Georgian

Students from other institutions or experiences transferring into Georgian

Previous postsecondary education

Have you completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution?

  • If so, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian. You may even be eligible to transfer into an upper semester or year of a Georgian program (advanced standing).

How to get started

  • Want to explore transfer and pathway opportunities? Use the Transfer Equivalency Tool.
  • Ready to transfer into Georgian? Transfer credit assessments are done at the time of admission. Apply now!

Relevant work or life experience

Do you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian?

  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option for learners with significant learning and/or life experience that may be equivalent to a college or university course credit.

How to get started

Looking for language agreements? If you’re an internationally educated student, explore your options for providing English language proficiency.

Transferring within Georgian

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Georgian Pathways Program

The Georgian Pathways Program creates many pathway opportunities to other Georgian programs:

  • Certificate to diploma
  • Diploma to diploma
  • Diploma to degree
  • Degree to degree
  • Degree to diploma, certificate or graduate certificate

Build on your existing credential! Diversify your career options by developing a multidisciplinary skillset, or gain specialized knowledge and skills employers are looking for.

You may be eligible for individual or block transfer credit into another Georgian program.

In most cases, courses that are shared between different programs at Georgian will have the same course code and will automatically transfer once you register in a new program.

Please refer to graduation residency requirements for more information.

How to get started

Transferring out of Georgian

Georgian students transferring to another institution

Georgian forms transfer agreements with accredited postsecondary institutions in Canada and abroad to establish clear pathways for graduates seeking to pursue further education.

Opportunities vary and may include diploma, degree and graduate certificate programs.

Opportunities in the province of Ontario, Canada

Opportunities in other provinces and countries

Are you a current Georgian student looking to register for a course at another institution and use it towards your Georgian program requirements? Please complete the letter of permission form and contact your program co-ordinator.

Processing times

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When should I start the application process?

We strongly encourage applicants to submit their request 60 days prior to the start of the program. This will allow sufficient time to complete the assessment and make changes to course registration (if applicable).

How long does the application process take?

Applications for transfer credit and prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) may take up to five weeks to process. Only completed applications with all required documentation and payment will be processed.

Please consider this timeline when submitting your application and documentation, as this may impact your ability to select courses during registration.

Questions? Please contact our Credit for Prior Learning team and we’d be happy to help.

Fee information

ItemAssociated fee
Letter of permission$50 per course
If submitting multiple requests, a flat fee of $100 will apply
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)$131 per course
Transfer credit to GeorgianNo cost
Transfer credit within GeorgianNo cost

Academic regulations

Please refer to Georgian’s academic regulations for information regarding fees associated with transfer credit.

How to pay

Application fees are to be paid through online banking. Simply log in to your bank and set up your payment as you would a utility bill or cell phone bill. The payee name is Georgian College FEES and the account number is your nine-digit student number. Please contact us if you have any questions.


How to use the Transfer Equivalency Tool

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read answers to commonly asked questions about earning credit for prior academic work, from individual to block transfers, required documentation and everything in between.

Contact us

Questions about Credit for Prior Learning?

Contact the Office of the Registrar

The Registrar’s Office is available for questions related to the process of transferring at Georgian.

You can also review frequently asked questions (FAQs) about earning credit for prior academic work, from individual to block transfers, required documentation and everything in between.

Question about Georgian programs or services?

Contact student recruitment

If you’re exploring your study options and have questions about studying at Georgian, our friendly recruitment team is here to help!

Please note: Recruitment cannot provide updates on the status of applications/petitions. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to inquire.

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