Ontario colleges call for increased transparency in credit-transfer policies

August 9, 2013

Ontario colleges are urging the provincial government to help more students pursue a blend of college and university education by requiring institutions to be more transparent about recognizing students' prior credits. College presidents discussed the proposal in detail with Training, Colleges and Universities minister Brad Duguid at a meeting on August 7. The proposal includes requiring each institution to make their credit-transfer policies publicly available and easily accessible. Over the past 5 years, the number of university graduates applying to college has increased by more than 40%. According to the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), there are over 600 credit transfer agreements in existence, covering multiple universities and colleges. Ontario in 2011 announced a 5-year investment in credit transfer, including the development of a new credit transfer system.  St. Lawrence News Release | Boréal News Release | Cambrian News Release