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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Program-Specific Pathways

Block Transfer Credit Agreements

Students who have completed select diplomas at an Ontario college, and meet the minimum requirements, will automatically receive the following transfer credits if granted admission to the following programs. Students who do not meet pathway criteria (meaning those with an overall average of 70-74.9%) will be evaluated for transfer credits on a case-by-case basis. For more pathway information, visit ontransfer.ca.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Brantford Campus

Most eligible Ontario college students coming from a two- or three-year college diploma program may complete an honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in three years or less. You must achieve an overall average of 75% in your college program and achieve a minimum 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent to be eligible under this policy, and it applies specifically to honours BA programs at the Brantford campus. If you meet the 75% average coming from a two- or three-year diploma program, you will automatically receive 6.0 or 7.5 transfer credits, respectively.

Students may choose to take advantage of pathways into the following BA programs:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Waterloo Campus

Graduates from a two-year General Arts and Science diploma program can apply to the Faculty of Arts at Laurier’s Waterloo campus, with the opportunity to declare their major at the end of their first year.

To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent. Students who meet these requirements and are admitted to the program will receive 6.0 transfer credits.

Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. Students must achieve the remaining 14.0 credits for their declared program as outlined in the undergraduate academic calendar.

Social Work (BSW)

Graduates from accredited Canadian College Social Service Work (SSW) and Child and Youth Care (CYC) diploma programs can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program. Admissible students will automatically receive 7.0 or 7.5 transfer credits, respectively.

To be considered for admission, graduates from SSW or CYC programs must achieve a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent, as well as a minimum overall average of 75%. This is a competitive-entry program, and a higher overall average for admission may be required. In fall 2020, the overall average required for admission was 80%.

Applications to the BSW program by transfer students from programs other than Ontario college SSW and CYC diploma programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A minimum overall average of 80% in previous postsecondary studies is required.

Digital Media and Journalism (BA)

Graduates from a two-year Journalism diploma program or two-year Broadcast Television diploma program can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Media and Journalism program at the Brantford campus.

To be considered for admission to Digital Media and Journalism, graduates must have a minimum admissions average of 75% and a 75% minimum grade in 4U English or the college equivalent. Students who meet these requirements and are admitted to the program will receive 6.25 transfer credits.

 

Other Agreements

Public Safety (BA)

The honours Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety (BAPS) is uniquely designed for college graduates from a public safety-related program. You’ll receive 10.0 transfer credits and with an additional 10.0 undergraduate credits from Laurier, you'll earn an honours Bachelor of Arts.

To be considered for admission to the BAPS program, you must have a minimum admission average of 75% from an approved diploma program listed on the BAPS program page and a minimum of 60% in 4U English or the college equivalent. 

The maximum number of transfer credits that will be given is 10.0 credits.

College-Specific Articulation Agreements

Laurier has agreements with the following Ontario colleges for students graduating from the specified programs. We are always working to add new agreements with Ontario colleges. Check ontransfer.ca for the latest information regarding pathway and articulation agreements for Laurier.

Canadore College

Aviation Technology

Students who have successfully completed Canadore’s two-year Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics program with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Humanities with Leadership Foundations program.

In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards the BA program. 

Conestoga College

Software Engineering Technology Diploma

Students who have successfully completed Conestoga’s three-year Software Engineering Technology Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into the Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science program at Laurier's Waterloo campus. In addition, students will be granted 7.5 transfer credits towards the BSc program. Laurier will specify what courses must be completed rather than specifying transfer credits.

Students will be required to complete 2.5 years at Laurier, during which time they must complete 25 half-credit courses.

Journalism Diploma

Students who have successfully completed Conestoga's two-year Journalism Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Media and Journalism program.

In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards the BA program. 

Pre-Health Sciences Certificate

The Conestoga/Laurier Pre-Health Articulation Agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Conestoga’s Pre-Health Sciences Certificate into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Community Health at our Brantford campus. The articulation allows for Pre-Health students graduating with an overall 75% average and 75% in the required math courses to gain admission into the BASc.

In addition, students will be granted 2.5 transfer credits towards the BASc program. These credits include: HS101, HS201, OL350 and 1.0 junior miscellaneous credits.

Fleming College

Environmental Technician

The Fleming/Laurier agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Fleming's Environmental Technician diploma program into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies at the Waterloo campus. The articulation allows for Environmental Technician students graduating with an overall average of 70% to gain admission to the BA program. In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards their degree completion.

Ecosystem Management

The Fleming/Laurier agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Fleming's Ecosystem Management diploma program into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies at the Waterloo campus. The articulation allows for Ecosystem Management students graduating with an overall average of 70% to gain admission to the BA program. In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards their degree completion.

Fish and Wildlife Technician

The Fleming/Laurier agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Fleming's Fish and Wildlife Technician diploma program into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies at the Waterloo campus. The articulation allows for Fish and Wildlife Technician students graduating with an overall average of 70% to gain admission to the BA program. In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards their degree completion.

George Brown College

Community Worker

Students who have successfully completed George Brown's two-year Community Worker program with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Environmental Justice program.

In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards the BA program. 

Mohawk College

General Arts and Science (University Transfer) Diploma with Indigenous Specialization

Students who have successfully completed Mohawk's General Arts and Science (University Transfer) Diploma with Indigenous Specialization, with a minimum overall average of 75%, will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Indigenous Studies program. 

Students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards their BA program upon admission, enabling them to complete their undergraduate honours degree in only two additional years.

Requirements for admission:

  • Completion of the diploma program including all Indigenous Specialization courses.
  • Overall average in the diploma program of 75% or higher.

The first Laurier intake for this college pathway will be in Sept. 2022. Mohawk College students will be able to apply to Laurier for fall 2022 admission when applications open in fall 2021.

Pre-Health Certificate

The Mohawk/Laurier Pre-Health Articulation Agreement aims to grant admission to those students who graduate from Mohawk’s Pre-Health Certificate into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Community Health at our Brantford campus. The articulation allows for Pre-Health students graduating with an overall 75% average and a 75% in the math courses (which includes two courses: MATH 10008: Pre-Health Math 1; and MATH10009: Pre-Health Math 2) will gain admission to the BASc.

In addition, students will be granted 2.5 transfer credits towards the BASc program. These credits include: HS101, CT222, CT/HS203 and 1.0 junior miscellaneous credits.

Sheridan College

Community Worker – Outreach and Development Diploma

Students who have successfully completed Sheridan's two-year Community Worker  – Outreach and Development Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Environmental Justice program.

In addition, students will be granted 10.0 transfer credits towards the BA program. 

Don’t See Your Program or School?

If you don’t see your current or prospective program in one of our pathways or articulations, you may still be eligible to transfer to Laurier if you meet the minimum admissions requirements.

Check out ONTransfer.ca to plan your postsecondary journey from college to university. We’ve already appraised many college programs from most accredited colleges in Ontario. This means you can anticipate how many transfer credits you could receive based on your current or completed program. To view these transfer credit opportunities, visit ONTransfer.ca and contact us if you have any questions.

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