Section 13.3.1 Applicants from Quebec Institutions
Section 13.3.2 Applicants from Other Canadian Provinces
Section 13.3.3 Transfers from Other Universities
Section 13.3.4 Transfers from Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Section 13.3.5 Transfer Credits and Exemptions
Section 13.3.6 Applicants from Outside Canada
Section 13.3.7 Former Concordia Students
Quebec applicants must have successfully completed a two-year pre-university program in a Cegep and qualify for a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) or the equivalent. Applicants who have completed a three-year professional program in a Cegep or have obtained a French or International Baccalaureate are also eligible for consideration.
Cegep records of applicants must include the successfully completed prerequisites of the Concordia degree program for which they are applying. These programs and admission requirements “profiles” are listed in:
Students admitted to a particular program at the University and who subsequently wish to change to another program may have to complete specific prerequisites in addition to their regular program requirements.
When applying to a Faculty program, graduates of secondary schools in Canadian provinces and territories other than Quebec are considered for admission to the Extended Credit Program (ECP) at Concordia. The ECP requires completion of 30 credits in addition to the regular requirements. The duration of a degree program is normally four years. The BEng, BA (Early Childhood and Elementary Education), BEd (TESL), BSc in Athletic Therapy, and BFA (Specialization in Art Education) will generally require five years of full-time study to complete.
The ECP requirements are not applicable to students applying for admission to microprograms or the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program.
To be considered for admission, students must have successfully completed prerequisites of the Concordia degree program for which they are applying. The specific admission requirements are listed on the Concordia website.
Each transfer application is considered on its merits. The number of transfer credits granted depends on the character, quality, and quantity of the work completed at the accredited institution. In allowing transfer credits, some special conditions apply:
Each transfer application is considered on its merits. Credits from junior colleges, community colleges, or colleges of applied arts and technology outside Quebec will, in general, be given the same recognition towards undergraduate programs as they receive in their respective provinces.
Transfer credits are credits for courses taken at another institution (or in another Concordia program) which may be transferred towards a Concordia degree or certificate. The respective Faculty assesses all requests for transfer credits. Concordia courses transferred from an incomplete degree, or certificate program, microprogram, the Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program, or from independent studies will have the credits transferred as well as the corresponding grade provided a grade of C- or better has been achieved. Concordia courses transferred from a completed degree or certificate, microprogram or Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program will have the credits transferred but will not include the corresponding grades. Courses from another institution with a grade of C- or better (or equivalent) may have the credits transferred, if deemed appropriate, but will not include the corresponding grades.
An exemption from a course has no credit value towards a degree or certificate. Exemptions from required courses may be granted in cases where students have already covered the work at any institution, with an appropriate level of performance. Any such courses may be replaced with courses chosen in consultation with their advisors. Students cannot retain credits for a repeated course or a course in which any exemption has been granted, unless they have been granted prior approval from the Faculty and/or departmental advisor.
In general, candidates who have completed the level of education required for admission to university in their home country and have achieved good grades are eligible to apply for admission. Further information regarding international admission requirements is available in Section 19 International Students.
Former Concordia students who have been absent from Concordia may be required to submit a new application for admission. Students are advised to contact Enrolment Services for information on the correct procedure. Students may have to resubmit proof of legal status in Canada and Quebec resident status after an absence of more than 12 months (see Section 13.7 Required Documents). Normally,
The respective Faculty assesses all requests for transfer credits. Further detailed information is available in Section 13.3.3 Transfers from Other Universities, Section 16.1.6 Studies at Other Universities, and Section 16.2.2 Residence Requirements of this Calendar.
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