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Are you happy at Concordia, but curious about opportunities to take classes elsewhere?

Consider your options by first asking yourself these important questions:

  • Does my degree and program allow for transfer credits?
  • How will my course sequence be affected if I study elsewhere?
  • Does the host institution offer the courses I need or want to take?
  • Do I have at least 24 ConU credits on record?
  • Do I have room in my degree to transfer credits?
  • Does my academic standing allow me to transfer credits?

The best place to get answers to these questions, if you’re unsure, is to connect with an academic advisor in your faculty or department:

Where can I study and transfer credits back to my Concordia degree?


Take courses with the Quebec university network

  • You must have 24 Concordia credits on record
  • You must be in Acceptable Standing
  • Transfer credits & grades (C- or higher) appear on your Concordia student record

This is a good option to consider if you want to remain in Quebec and take anywhere from 3 to 15 credits (depending on your faculty’s rules) in a term at another Quebec university.


Travel and study abroad over the Fall and/or Winter term

  • You must be full-time (12 credits in fall and 12 credits in winter) in the year prior to exchange
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70
  • Only valid transfer credits appear on your Concordia student record (for courses with grades of C- or higher)
  • You will pay Concordia tuition

The Concordia Student Exchange program is a great opportunity for students who want to study abroad for a full term or academic year.


Request to be a visiting student at another institution

  • Only valid transfer credits appear on your Concordia student record (for courses with grades of C- or higher)
  • You pay host university tuition
  • Visiting student requests must be made to your faculty:

If you are interested in taking courses at a university outside of Quebec and not part of Concordia’s Exchange network, consider being a visiting student at another institution.

Keep in mind, without prior permission, credits from other institutions won’t be transferred. To avoid disappointment, make sure you connect with an advisor and follow all necessary steps!

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