Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Every year, students from other universities, colleges, and CEGEPs transfer to Quest to complete their studies.

Some choose Quest because they want a more personalized learning experience and smaller classes, others because they are drawn by the academic rigour and interdisciplinary program. All discover a unique university committed not only to academic excellence, but also to fostering personal growth and true intellectual curiosity.

Transfer students should apply through the regular application process and submit both high school and post-secondary transcripts.

Transfer your credits

If you are entering Quest and were previously enrolled at another institution of higher education you may request transfer credit. Students with AP, IB, CEGEP, or other advanced high school courses may also apply for transfer credit. Students typically cannot receive more than sixteen courses worth of credit upon admission, and only four of those may be from advanced high school courses. At least 50% of the credits counting towards your degree must be taken at Quest.

Transfer credit criteria 

For a course to be considered for transfer credit, it must:

  1. Focus on a discipline or disciplines taught at Quest, or correlate to a discipline taught at Quest (e.g. a course in marine biology would be acceptable while a course in scuba diving would not);
  2. Have been taken for credit, and you must have received a grade that is consistent with the minimum standard for completing a Quest degree (typically a grade of C or higher);
  3. Have been taught at the college or university level (remedial work and technical or vocational training are not transferable).

Required & recommended materials

The Transfer Credit Request Form must be accompanied by:

  • Official transcripts and/or AP/IB test scores* ;
  • For courses taken at other post-secondary institutions: syllabi/course outlines;
  • The following materials are encouraged, but not required:
    • Work samples from the relevant courses;
    • Other evidence demonstrating that the student has achieved prerequisite knowledge and skills for specific Quest Concentration courses.
  • The Curriculum Committee may, in consultation with the relevant faculty, request additional evidence (e.g. graded work from the course to be transferred, an essay to demonstrate mastery over the material) to determine if the course corresponds with a specific Quest course.

* To be deemed official, a transcript must come directly from the issuing institution and AP/IB scores must come directly from College Board or IB Program. Scans, faxes, transcripts or AP/IB scores in unsealed envelopes, and documents submitted by the student are not deemed official. 

Quest has a unique curriculum and program of study. Your previous coursework will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Transfer Credit Evaluation Committee to determine its applicability and transferability to Quest.

You can officially apply for transfer credit at Quest from the time you arrive on campus until the end of first term. Submit a portal Transfer Credit Request. More information is available in the Academic Calendar.

If you are an admitted student and would like to request an initial, conditional, review for transfer credits please email and include your most recent transcript.

A few notes:

  • At most, students entering Quest may be granted 16 blocks of transfer credit (16 blocks = 16 courses = two years);
  • At least 50% of all coursework counting toward graduation requirements must be completed at Quest;
  • Credit for Quest foundation courses is normally not given but may be considered on a case-by-case basis;
  • A maximum of 4 AP/IB/CEGEP/A-Level credits can be transferred;
  • AP/IB/CEGEP/A-Levels credits will count towards elective credits and may not be used toward concentration credit;
  • IB credits must be a 6 or 7 in a Higher Level course;
  • AP credits must be a 4 or 5 in a discipline offered by Quest;
  • CEGEP credits must be for courses at the second-year level with a final grade of B or better;
  • A-Level credits must be full A-Levels, not AS-Levels, with the final receiving an A mark.

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