TRANSFER / ADVANCE CREDITS

FORMS   

  • Advance Credit Transfer
  • TAKE a course at ANOTHER UNIVERISTY
       (permissions required BEFORE course
         can be taken for credit)
  •  


    BASIC INFORMATION

    PURPOSE: Transfer of credits from another university's graduate program which the student was previously a student.

     

    1. TIME LIMIT:   Application for advance credit must be made WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR of the beginning of your current program
    2. TRANSFER COURSES CONSIDERATION:
      1. No more than HALF of the required credit hours of the student's current program may be transferred and is subject to approvals
      2. Courses completed prior to admission to an BME Graduate program are considered on an individual basis
      3. A course may not be used for credit toward more than one degree, diploma, certificate, or to raise a GPA, THEREFORE, courses previously used for credit CANNOT be considered for transfer
      4. COURSES USED IN A DEGREE PROGRAM:  Courses previously used to obtain a degree may not be transferred 
    3. THESIS PROGRAMS:  The student must complete their Thesis at the University of Manitoba 
    4. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION:  The student must complete the comprehensive examination(s) at the University of Manitoba in the BME Department receiving the transferred credits
    5. TRANSFER OF CREDIT IS NOT AUTOMATIC AND MUST BE APPROVAL NEEDED BY:
      1. Student's Academic Advisor
      2. Department:  BME Executive Committee
      3. FGS
    6. COURSES CLOSE TO BEING "OUT-OF-DATE":
      1. Courses are consider out of currency when they are eight years old or older
      2. Courses close to the eight year limit and/or will be out of currency before the student graduates cannot be considered for transfer
    7. PROGRAM FEES:  Regardless of the extent of advance credit received, all students are required to pay the program fee

     

     

    ADVANCE CREDIT TRANSFER

    PURPOSE: Students who have completed courses in a previous graduate program, either at the University of Manitoba or other post secondary institution but did not receive a degree in that program, may ask that these courses be considered for transfer

     

    OCCASIONAL STUDENT COURSES

    1. APPROVAL REQUIRED:  All requests to transfer Occasional Student courses must be approved by
      1. Student's Advisor
      2. BME Curriculum Committee
      3. Faculty of Graduate Studies
    2. FORM:  The student must complete a Recommendation for Advance Credit Form   http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/RecommendationForAdvanceCredit.pdf
    3. WRITTEN STATEMENT: The student must provide a written statement along with the Recommendation for Advance Credit Form as to why he/she chose not to initially go directly into a degree program

     

    COURSES FROM ANOTHER U of M DEPARTMENT

    1. APPROVAL REQUIRED: All request to transfer courses from another Department must be approved by
      1. Student's advisor 
      2. BME Curriculum Committee
      3. Faculty of Graduate Studies
    2. FORM:  The student must complete a Recommendation for Advance Credit Form  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/RecommendationForAdvanceCredit.pdf
    3. COURSE OUTLINES: The student must provide a COURSE OUTLINE from the course which should include
      1. instructor(s) name(s) and contact information
      2. course description
      3. course goals
      4. course hours
      5. course assignments, exams, projects, papers, etc.  
      6. reading list
      7. grading system
      8. method for evaluating student
        1. value of assignments
        2. value of tests
        3. value of mid-term (if any)
        4. value of project (if any)
        5. value of final exam (if any)

     

    COURSES FROM ANOTHER UNIVERSITY

    1. APPROVAL REQUIRED: All request to transfer courses from another University must be approved by
      1. Student's advisor
      2. BME Curriculum Committee
      3. Faculty of Graduate Studies
    2. FORM:  The student must complete a Recommendation for Advance Credit Form  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/RecommendationForAdvanceCredit.pdf   
    3. COURSE OUTLINES:   The student must provide a COURSE OUTLINE from the course which should include
      1. instructor(s) name(s) and contact information
      2. course description
      3. course goals
      4. course hours
      5. course assignments, exams, projects, papers, etc. 
      6. reading list 
      7. grading system
      8. method for evaluating student
        1. value of assignments
        2. value of tests
        3. value of mid-term (if any)
        4. value of project (if any)
        5. value of final exam (if any)

     

    COURSES CLOSE TO BEING "OUT-OF-DATE"

    1. Courses are consider out of currency when they are eight years old or older
    2. Courses close to the eight year limit and/or will be out of currency before the student graduates cannot be considered for transfer

     

    NOTE:

    • Application for advance credit must be made WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR of the program
    • No more than HALF of the required credit hours of a program be transferred.
    • A course may not be used for credit toward more than one degree, diploma, certificate, or to bring up a GPA.
    • THESIS PROGRAMS
        the student must complete the thesis at The University of Manitoba.
    • COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
      • the student must complete the comprehensive examination(s) at the University of Manitoba
    • Regardless of the extent of advance credit received, all students are required to pay the program fee.

     

     

    TRANSFER CREDITS

    Courses within a Program-of-Study may be taken elsewhere and transferred for credit to the University of Manitoba:   http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/leave_return/710.html

    1. APPLY FOR LETTER OF PERMISSION TO STUDY AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY:
      http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/leave_return/lop.html  
      1. LETTER OF PERMISSION APPLICATION   
    2. CURRENT STUDENT STATUS:  The Student must be in good-standing
      1. Sufficient GPA
      2. Sufficient Progress Report
      3. No outstanding fees
      4. Currently registered
      5. No HOLDs
    3. APPROVAL REQUIRED:  Courses must be approved BEFORE the student registers for them by
      1. Your Academic Advisor
      2. the BME Executive Committee
      3. the Faculty of Graduate Studies 
        We'll need to submit all paperwork to FGS for initial approval.  Once we receive the Official Transcripts we'll re-submit all documents again
    4. REQUIRED PAPERWORK: (submit these documents to the Department) The student is required to provide
      1. Official Course Syllabus of the course(s) from the university from where the courses be taken.  In most cases these Official Descriptions can be
        1. Photocopies from the intended university's Calendar  OR in the case of some Graduate Courses
        2. An Email Description from the Department Representative from the University and Department of the intended University
      2. Letter from his/her Academic Advisor:  The Academic Advisor should state
        1. approval or doubts over the decision of the student take and transfer course(s)
        2. why the course cannot be taken at the University of Manitoba
        3. whether the course(s) are directly related tot he student's research.
    5. CREDIT TRANSFER:  Students may transfer up to 50% of the minimum credit hours of coursework required by the Department/University for the student's degree program.
    6. GRADES:
      1. Transfer Grades are used in the Student's GPA calculation
      2. The grades recorded on the student’s academic record will be established using a conversion table where necessary -- this includes "D" and "F" grades. The grades may also be utilized in academic assessment procedures.
    7. LETTER OF PERMISSION & APPLICATION FEE:  (submit this form to the Department)
      1. Letter of Permission Form:    http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/media/LetterOfPermission.pdf
      2. Official Transcripts: Upon completion of the course, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS are required directly from the Univeristy where the student enrolled in the course(s)
    8. CURRENT RESEARCH:  Transfer courses must pertain to your current research
    9.  OTHER AGREEMENTS:  Please CHECK Agreements for additional fees, registration, & tuition.
      1. Western Dean’s Agreement
      2. CUGTA – Canadian Universities Graduate Studies Agreement
    10. AWARDS/FUNDING:  Please check any AWARD AGREEMENTS and notify the correct groups/organizations/individuals -- Failure to notify the organizations, etc. may cause the LOSS OF FUNDING
    11. RESPONSIBILITY:   The responsibility is on the student to make sure procedures have been properly and completely followed.

     

     

     

    TRANSFER CREDITS LISTED IN AURORA

    Aurora now lists TRANSFER CREDIT Equivalencies by Country and University (for most disciplines). If you or a friend wishes to is transfer credits for courses to the UofM please see AURORA https://aurora.umanitoba.ca/banprod/ksstransequiv.p_trans_eq_main