Academic regulation I-6 - General policy on credit transfers

(Approved by the Senate on April 4, 2011.)

This regulation applies only to undergraduate programs.

6.1 Credit transfers with Saint Paul University

(Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2017)

1.  University of Ottawa students may take courses at Saint Paul University, and vice-versa, without paying additional tuition fees.

2. To be eligible for a credit transfer with Saint Paul University, University of Ottawa students must meet the following requirements:

•    be admitted to a program of studies at the University of Ottawa;
•    be registered at the University of Ottawa for the term during which the credit transfer will occur;
•    be in good academic standing.

3.  Courses completed at Saint Paul University which meet the student’s program requirements are credited towards the degree sought at the University of Ottawa and count towards residence requirements. Grades obtained for these courses are included in grade point average calculations.

4.  Students must provide proof that they have successfully completed prerequisite courses.

5.  Students must comply with each university’s sessional dates.
 

6.2 Credit transfers with Carleton University

(Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2017)

1. University of Ottawa students may take courses at Carleton University, and vice-versa, without paying additional tuition fees. However, they must pay the ancillary fees related to these courses.

2. To be eligible for a credit transfer with Carleton University, University of Ottawa students must meet the following requirements:

·        be admitted to a program of studies at the University of Ottawa;

·        be registered at the University of Ottawa for the term during which the credit transfer will occur;

·        be in good academic standing.

3. Students cannot register for a course at Carleton University if an equivalent course is offered at the University of Ottawa during the same academic year, unless:

·        the course is full;

·        the course is absolutely required to
      complete the program; or

·        for any other valid reason.

Students must obtain their faculty’s approval to register at Carleton University.

4. Only courses that meet the University of Ottawa’s degree requirements can be taken at Carleton University.

5. Students must provide proof that they have successfully completed prerequisite courses.

6. Courses completed at Carleton University do not count towards residence requirements at the University of Ottawa.

7. Grades obtained for courses completed at Carleton University are converted according to the equivalence table below, appear on the student’s official transcript and are included in grade point average calculations.

8. Students must comply with each university’s sessional dates.

 

Carleton University

University  of Ottawa

Grade

Value

 

Grade

Value

 


 

A+

12

 

A+

10

 

A

11

 

A

9

 

A-

10

 

A-

8

 

B+

9

 

B+

7

 

B

8

 

B

6

 

B-

7

 

B

6

 

C+

6

 

C+

5

 

C

5

 

C

4

 

C-

4

 

C

4

 

D+

3

 

D+

3

 

D

2

 

D

2

 

D-

1

 

D

2

 

F

0 *

 

E

1 *

 

FND

0 **

 

F

0 **

 

WDN

-

 

DR

-

 

IP

-

 

CTN

-

 

DEF

 

 

DFR

-

 

AUD

-

 

AUD

-

 

ABS

0

 

ABS

0

 

CTN

-

 

CTN

-

 

SAT

-

 

S

-

 

AEG

-

 

S

-

 

UNS

-

 

NS

-

 

GNA

-

 

NNR

-

 


 

 

*   Redeemable failure in some faculties

**  Non-redeemable failure

 

6.3 Credit transfers with the Dominican University College

(Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2017)

1. University of Ottawa students may take courses at the Dominican University College, and vice-versa, without paying additional tuition fees. However, they must pay the ancillary fees related to these courses.

2. To be eligible for a credit transfer with the Dominican University College, University of Ottawa students must meet the following requirements:

·        be admitted to a program of studies at the University of Ottawa;

·        be registered at the University of Ottawa for the term during which the credit transfer will occur;

·        be in good academic standing.

3. Students cannot register for a course at the Dominican University College if an equivalent course is offered at the University of Ottawa during the same academic year, unless:

·        the course is full;

·        the course is absolutely required to complete the program; or

·        for any other valid reason.

Students must obtain their faculty’s approval to register at the Dominican University College.

4. Only courses that meet the University of Ottawa’s degree requirements can be taken at the Dominican University College.

5. Students must provide proof that they have successfully completed prerequisite courses.

6. Courses completed at the Dominican University College do not count towards residence requirements at the University of Ottawa.

7. Grades obtained for courses completed at the Dominican University College are converted into alphanumeric grades according to the grading scale below, appear on the student’s official transcript and are included in grade point average calculations.

8. Students must comply with each university’s sessional dates.

Dominican University College

 

Alpha grade

   Numerical value

 

 

 

 


 

A+

      9.0 – 10

 

 

 

 

A

      8.5 – 8.9

 

 

 

 

A-

      8.0 – 8.4

 

 

 

 

B+

      7.5 – 7.9

 

 

 

 

B

      7.0 – 7.4

 

 

 

 

C+

      6.5 – 6.9

 

 

 

 

C

      6.0 – 6.4

 

 

 

 

D+

      5.5 – 5.9

 

 

 

 

D

      5.0 – 5.4

 

 

 

 

E

      less than 5

 

 

 

 

6.4 Courses completed at other Canadian universities

(Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2017)

1. To take one or more courses at a university with which the University of Ottawa has no formal agreement, students must obtain a letter of permission from their faculty.

2. In order for these courses to be credited by the University of Ottawa, students must obtain a minimum grade of 60%. All Nursing (NSG) and Nutrition Sciences (NUT) courses require 65%. At the graduate level, the minimum grade required is 65% or more, depending on the program. If the required minimum grade is not obtained, a NC grade will appear on the student’s University of Ottawa transcript.

3. To obtain a letter of permission, students must meet their faculty’s academic standing requirements at the time of submitting their request. Only courses that meet the student’s degree requirements will be approved. Deadlines for requesting a letter of permission are April 15th for the spring-summer term, August 15th for the fall term, and December 15th for the winter term.

4. The official transcript of the results obtained in courses for which a letter of permission was issued must be received by the student’s faculty before May 15th for students registered for spring convocation and before September 15th for students registered for fall convocation.

5. Students are responsible for ensuring that an official transcript is sent to their University of Ottawa faculty/school as soon as the term ends. Otherwise, a NC grade will appear on their transcript.

6. Students must inform their University of Ottawa faculty/school in writing and within the set deadlines should they withdraw from or not register for a course. Otherwise, a NC grade will appear on their transcript.

7. Except for courses completed at Carleton University, Saint Paul University or the Dominican University College according to the official agreements, the grades obtained for courses completed at another university are not included in grade point average calculations. For these courses, a CR/NC grade appears on the student’s transcript.

8. A course taken at another university without a letter of permission will not be credited by the University of Ottawa, except in exceptional circumstances.

9. Courses taken at another university with a letter of permission do not count towards residence requirements at the University of Ottawa.

6.5 International exchange programs

1. This regulation applies only to studies completed as part of an international exchange program approved by the University of Ottawa.

Students must normally take a course load equivalent to full-time status at the University of Ottawa.

2. Passing grades required at a foreign institution

Students who obtain a passing grade in one or more courses completed at a foreign institution with which the University of Ottawa has an exchange agreement automatically receive the credits for the course(s). The content and number of hours of instruction for these courses must meet University of Ottawa’s requirements and be pre-approved by the student’s faculty.

3. Renewal of excellence and merit scholarships international exchange programs

When the renewal of excellence and merit scholarship depends on maintaining a specific grade point average, full-time students who successfully complete courses at a partner institution abroad are considered to have fulfilled the scholarship renewal conditions.

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