Transfer Resources

The University of Lethbridge is an exceptional choice for continuing your educational pursuits. Regardless of where you are transferring to the University of Lethbridge from, we offer information and resources to assist you in making sure you receive appropriate transfer credit for courses you have taken at other institutions. For information regarding admission requirements please see Post-Secondary Admission Route.

Many students are eligible to have some or all previous post-secondary work transferred for credit toward completion of their University of Lethbridge degree. Transfer credit is awarded upon admission to the University of Lethbridge. Detailed course outlines may be required for courses that have not been previously assessed for transfer credit by the University of Lethbridge.

The minimum grade required for a course to be accepted for transfer to the University of Lethbridge is a ‘D’; however, degree and program requirements may differ.

As an example, the Bachelor of Management degree requires a minimum grade of ‘C-’ in all Dhillon School of Business courses and courses cross-listed with Dhillon School of Business courses; Economics 1010; Economics 1012; Statistics 1770; Writing 1000 or English 1900; and all courses in the major requirements marked with an asterisk (*) in order to meet degree requirements.

Unspecified course credit (1xxx, 2xxx, etc.) denotes that the University of Lethbridge does not offer the specific course you transferred in, but we recognize it and treat it as a university-level course. An unspecified course may not meet a specific course requirement.

For example, if CHEM 1000 is required in your program, you may not use CHEM 1xxx to fulfill that requirement.

Please contact a Student Program Advisor for more information and program planning assistance.

Students can search for courses that have been previously assessed for transfer credit using the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalency Database. If your institution or courses are not listed, they still may be eligible for transfer credit. See Courses Not Previously Assessed below.

Courses completed at another post‐secondary institution but that are not listed in the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalency Database have not been previously assessed for transfer credit by the University of Lethbridge. In order to have courses assessed for transfer credit, official course syllabi must be submitted. For details regarding transfer credit, you may view the Transfer Credit section of the Academic Calendar.

Please submit detailed course outlines for each course that is to be evaluated as soon as application for admission is made to the University of Lethbridge, but no later than the end of your first term of attendance as a registered student. Course syllabi should be emailed to Student Enrolment and Registrar Services (SEARS) ( Ensure that the student’s full name and University of Lethbridge ID number are included in the email with the submission of the materials. Do not include this information on the course materials. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the materials are received in a timely manner. The average processing time of transfer credit assessments varies according to the time of year they are received. Processing will normally take four to six weeks.

The following information should be provided on an official course outline or syllabus:

  • Course code and number (if applicable)
  • Title of course
  • Institution
  • Credit value/hours
  • Method of evaluation (components for calculating grade)
  • Course pre-requisites and/or co-requisites
  • Textbook
  • Learning outcomes or description of course content
  • Schedule of topics
  • Lab, practicum, or clinical, if applicable

NOTE: Courses are assessed on the basis of information provided. The absence of any of these pieces of information may affect the transfer credit assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to provide complete information.

If outlines are written in a language other than English, a certified translation must be provided. The following are not accepted:

  • Student translations of outlines
  • Transfer credit assessments from other institutions
  • Hard copy documents
  • Handwritten documents

If you have already received a diploma from a recognized college, you may be able to match this to a Post-Diploma degree program at the University of Lethbridge. Once admitted to the University of Lethbridge, you will need to complete about twenty semester courses, depending on the particular program, in order to satisfy degree requirements. For current information on approved diploma programs, visit