The U of S accepts, for transfer of credit, courses from accredited universities and colleges around the world. In most cases, credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses equivalent to those taught at the U of S .
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In addition to the following, there is information for agriculture and bioresources transfer students on the college website.
Approved Courses from Other Universities for Transfer to the College Agriculture and Bioresources
The following are recommended courses for transfer to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources after first year.
University of Regina
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Chemistry 104, 140, Biology 100, 101, Economics 201, Math 105 or 110, English 100 or 110, and six credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts. AGRC 111.3 and 112.3 may be taken online.
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Math 105 or 110, English 100 or 110, six credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts, six credit units in natural sciences, Economics 201, 202. AGRC 111 and 112 may be taken online.
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management: Chemistry 104,140, Biology 100, 101, Economics 201, Math 105 or 110, INDG 100, three credits on Physical Geography, six credits of open electives.
Medicine Hat College
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Biology 231, 233, Chemistry 201, 250, Economics 201, 203, 6 credit units in 200-level English, 6 credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts. AGRC 111 and 112 are available online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Saskatchewan.
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Econ 201, 203, 6 credit units in physical science, 6 credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts, 3 credit units 200-level English and Math. AGRC 111 and 112 are available online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Transfer from a Diploma to a University Degree Program
The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is currently reviewing its policies surrounding transfer credit for completed Diploma programs from post-secondary institutions. Transfer agreements are being developed to allow block transfer of credit into specified majors in the College. In some cases minimum average requirements in the diploma may be in place.
Under an articulation agreement between Lakeland College and the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources, graduates of the Conservation and Restoration Ecology, Environmental Conservation and Reclamation, and Environmental Protection Technology programs at Lakeland College are eligible for 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the Environmental Sciences or Soil Science Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).
Graduates of the Renewable Resource Management and the Environmental Assessment and Restoration Diplomas may be eligible for up to 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).
Medicine Hat College
Graduates of the Environmental Assessment and Restoration and Renewable Resource Management Diplomas may be eligible for up to 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Under an articulation agreement between SIAST and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, graduates of the Integrated Resource Management program, Woodland Campus are eligible for 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).
Interested students should contact the Student Services Coordinator of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
- Application for admission - The U of S assesses transfer credit as part of the application process for all post-secondary education. Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to provide transfer credit evaluations prior to receiving an application for admission and the required documents
- For any institute outside of Canada all of the following materials are required to determine if a course transfers:
- Course syllabus (the outline broken down by weeks, not just the calendar description). Except for language courses, syllabi must be translated into English. The course syllabi must have some indication what university of college it is from. If the detailed course information is available from the institutions official website, you may forward a link with the entire web address and Admissions will check to see if enough information is provided. Word documents of course outlines will not be accepted. All course outlines are subject to verification for authenticity.
- Course number and name (i.e. English 110.6)
- Number of hours of lecture and lab
- Number of credit units
- List of textbooks and reference materials used, including name and edition
- Name of sending institution and instructor
- Grading system (i.e. assignments 15%, midterm exam 10%)
- Grading scale (ie. 50%, 4-point scale)
- Official transcript, if applicable
- If you have attended a Canadian institute, the Transfer Credit office will contact you if outlines are required
In order for you to view the results of your transfer credit evaluation all official documents as indicated by admissions or on your Application Summary must be received.
- Log into PAWS
Information on how to log into PAWS can be found in your admission letter
- Select the Academics Tab
- Select View Unofficial Transcript in the Grades and Transcripts channel
If you do not see a Grades and Transcripts channel, you will need to add this channel; tutorials are available. If an evaluation is required, transfer credit is a two-step process. First, the Transfer Credit Office performs the evaluation of courses and coordinates reviews with departments if necessary. Once the evaluation is complete, the college you are admitted to looks at the evaluation to determine how and if the credit granted will be used in your current degree program.
Once viewing your transfer credit results you should contact your academic advisor to determine which and how many transfer credits will be applicable to your particular program of study.
Credit is assigned in a general subject area where there is no exact equivalent. If you have received or expect to receive transfer credit it is important that you do not register in courses that duplicate (either fully or partially) your prior studies. You will not be able to register in upper year courses that require a pre-requisite until your transfer credit evaluation is completed.
|JR||Junior level—introductory level course|
|SR||Senior level—an upper-year course with prerequisite(s)|
|UNSP||Unspecified level. The course does not clearly correspond to University of Saskatchewan junior or senior levels|
|XAR||Arts & Science credit|
|XLAN||Credit for a university-level Language course|
|XNCR||No transfer credit is awarded for the failed transferable course|
|XNSC||Natural Science credit|
|XSSC||Social Science credit|
The University of Saskatchewan honours the grades of the sending institution.
- All transfer grades will be listed as TR.
- Your grades assigned by the sending institution will not appear on your official University of Saskatchewan transcript, but the fact that you received transfer credit will.
- Your transfer credit evaluation will record all attempts at a transferable course, and transfer credit will be assigned at the first instance of a passing grade. Failed transferable courses are listed, although no credit is assigned. If you failed a transferable class, XNCR 000 will be indicated.
- If you are a U of S outgoing exchange student, received grades will be will be converted (if necessary) and listed as percentages.
Following an appointment with your academic advisor you may wish to appeal a transfer credit decision. You can appeal a transfer credit decision by completing an Appeal of Transfer Credit Decision form and forward it to the Admissions Office.
Along with the appeal form, if you have never submitted a course outline for the course you are appealing, this must be included to prove that an adjustment of credit is merited.
If you have previously submitted the outline, and a review was completed, and you are now appealing, you must provide additional evidence not previously submitted, to prove that an adjustment of credit is merited (eg. examination papers, course notes, etc).
If you successfully challenge a course for credit at another institution, the U of S will accept the transfer credit if the sending institution is properly accredited and the course transfers to the U of S.
If you are already a student at the University of Saskatchewan and plan to take courses at another post-secondary institution, you should ask your College to provide you with a Letter of Permission.
A Letter of Permission is a letter issued by your college to another post-secondary institution which confirms that you are a student in good standing at this university, and that you have the College's permission to enrol in university-level courses at the receiving institution for credit back to the University of Saskatchewan. This letter will list the courses in which you may enrol as a visiting student at the receiving institution. Your copy of the letter is your assurance that these courses are applicable to your program at the University of Saskatchewan.
You may be elegible for a U of S Transfer Scholarship.