Transfer Students

Transfer Students

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

Some come because they want a more personalized learning experience and smaller classes. All discover a unique university that’s not only committed to academic excellence, but also to fostering personal growth and true intellectual curiosity.

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

Transfer Your Credits

Students entering Quest who were previously enrolled at other institutions of higher education may request transfer credit. Students with AP, IB, CEGEP or other advanced high school courses may likewise apply for Quest credit. Students normally cannot receive more than a total of sixteen courses of credit upon admission. Only four of those may be from advanced high school courses. At least 50% of a student’s total credits must be taken at Quest.

Transfer Credit Criteria 

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

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

Required & Recommended Materials

The Transfer Credit Request Form must be accompanied by:

  • Official transcripts and/or AP/IB test scores* ;
  • Syllabi/Course Outlines (for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions; Syllabi/course outlines are not necessary for IB/AP transfer requests);
  • The following materials are encouraged, but not required:
    • Samples of work produced during 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, and transcripts and/ or AP/IB scores in unsealed envelopes, submitted by the student are not deemed official.. 

Quest has a unique curriculum and course of study. Your previous coursework will be assessed individually by the Transfer Credit Evaluation Committee to determine its applicability and transferability to the Quest degree.

You can officially apply for transfer credit at Quest from when 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 registrar@questu.ca 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, not Standard 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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