University Transfer Students

University Transfer Students

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

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

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Admission Requirements: General

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

Admission Requirements: Program-Specific

Consult the information below to determine specific requirements of individual programs:

Degree Program Division:


  • Requirements: 75% / B average


  • Requirements: 70% / C+ average


  • Requirements: 70% / C+ average


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


  • Requirements: Applications reviewed on an individual basis

University Studies and Transfer Credit

Students who have studied at a university may be eligible to receive advanced standing credit upon admission to Bishop’s University.  In all cases, official course descriptions (in English or French) must be submitted to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

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.

Candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree at a university in North America who are admitted to Bishop’s University for a second Bachelor degree must complete all of the major program requirements of the degree. Elective credit requirements will be waived. A minimum of 30 credits and at least 50% of major program requirements must be completed at Bishop’s University as a part of their second-degree.

Candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree at a university outside North America must submit an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec showing that the international degree is recognized as equivalent to a Bachelor degree in Quebec in order to be considered as second-degree candidates.

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 university transcript
  • Copy of final high school transcript if you have if you have completed less than one full year at university
  • 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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