Transfer credit evaluations are completed by the Registrar's Office. Before a transfer credit evaluation can be completed, the following  are required:

  • Official hard-copy final transcript (conditional evaluations may be completed based on transcripts listing courses in progress)
  • Detailed course descriptions (IB, AP, and GCE students are only required to submit course descriptions if specifically requested)
  • An evaluation will not be completed until you've accepted your offer of admission through payment of the registration deposit

For more information on the progress of your transfer credit evaluation, please contact Sarah Cormier, Transfer Credit Coordinator, at

IB and AP students
Students who successfully complete the IB diploma may receive up to 30 transfer credits. Find out more about IB transfer credits and Mount Allison equivalencies for select IB courses.

The University grants a maximum of 30 credits for subjects completed in the Advanced Placement program at a level 4 or 5.

Credits for IB and AP transfer in July. You do not have to do anything to accept these credits. Some students choose to repeat courses for which they receive credit (particularly in their intended area of study). If this is the case, simply enroll in the courses you wish to repeat (the credits will still be transferred to your Mount Allison transcript). We recommend that you register for any required coursed in your program as soon as possible. You will be able to change your registration later once your transfer credit assessment is complete.

Regulations and requirements
Regulations governing admission with advanced standing and transfer students can be found in sections 3.9 and 3.10 of the academic calendar.  See also section 10.10.2 for academic residency requirements (the number of courses which must be completed through Mount Allison).

Course registration
You will not be able to use transfer credits to register for courses with prerequisites until the credits have been added to your Mount Allison transcript. Students are strongly advised to register for courses as soon as possible. Contact the academic advisor at for advice on course registration if your credit transfer is not complete. Subject to registration deadlines, course registration can be adjusted once the assessment is complete.

Transfer credits will be recorded with a grade of P or CP on your Mount Allison transcript. Transfer credits with a grade of P qualify as equivalent to a grade of C- for purposes of fulfilling prerequisite requirement. Transfer credits with a grade of CP cannot be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

The word 'non-designated,’ often applied to transfer credits, means that credit value is recognized and granted for the course though no Mount Allison offering was selected as the direct equivalent. Non-designated transfer credits are not recorded with a grade on your Mount Allison transcript.

Transfer credits are excluded from your Mount Allison grade point average calculations.

The application of these transfer credits will vary depending on the degree.