College Transfer Students

College Transfer Students

You are considered a college transfer student for admission purposes if you:

  • have attended at least one semester at a college; or you
  • graduated from a college program within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your college studies

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Admission Requirements: General

Eligible to continue studying at the college attended (if not graduated)

Admission Requirements: Program-Specific

Applicants from North American colleges should consult the information below to determine specific requirements of individual programs:

Degree Program Division:


  • Requirements: 75% / C+ average


  • Requirements: 70% / C+ average


  • Requirements: 70% / C+ average


  • Requirements: 70% / C+ average, including college-level Calculus (or university-entrance Grade 12 Math)


  • Requirements: Applications reviewed on an individual basis

Applications from candidates attending international colleges will be evaluated on an individual basis.

College Studies and Transfer Credit

Students who have completed an academic (as opposed to technical/vocational) diploma at a North American college with a minimum final GPA of 3.0 or equivalent may be eligible to receive advanced standing credit upon admission to Bishop’s University, depending upon college program completed and university program applied to. In all cases, official course descriptions (in English or French) must be submitted to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

Bishop’s University has formal articulation agreements with a number of colleges in Canada. Students graduating from articulated college programs may be eligible for guaranteed transfer credit. View the current College Transfer Guide for details.

No transfer credit is offered for incomplete college programs.

In all cases, a maximum of 60 advanced credits may be granted towards a 120-credit program. At least 50% of major program requirements must be completed at Bishop’s University.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

  • Proof of English proficiency. All applicants must submit proof of English proficiency.  Consult the English Language Proficiency Requirements page to determine what, if any, supplementary documents you must provide. If your level of English proficiency does not currently meet our minimum requirements, please consider one of the English Language Pathway Programs with which we are a partner.
  • Copy of most recent college transcript
  • Copy of final high school transcript if you have completed less than one full year at college
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). Consult the Personal Identification Documents page to determine what document(s) you must provide.

At the request of the Admissions Office additional documentation (letter of motivation, CV, etc.) may be required to complete your application.

Additional Supporting Documents: Program-Specific

Applicants to Programs in the Department of Music:

  • Audition
  • Letter of musical background

Details on both of the above are found in the Music Admissions Information Sheet.

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