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If you are attending a university outside of Canada and you are pursuing undergraduate degree level studies, you must submit detailed course descriptions in order to be assessed for advanced standing (transfer) credit. If you plan to request credit, please note the following:
Providing official course descriptions and the corresponding English translation is the only method of obtaining transfer credit from previous post-secondary studies. Carleton University does not have placement tests or equivalence examinations.
Please note: Documents submitted in support of an application for admission become the property of the University. Carleton University retains electronic student files for all students admitted for the 2014 summer term and beyond. Original documents that have been digitized for inclusion in the student’s file are destroyed in compliance with the University’s privacy policies. In some cases, original documents may be returned to the applicant. Contact Admissions Services for more information.
In all cases determination of advanced standing credit depends on the grades you achieved, the type of institution you attended, the degree program(s) at Carleton you are applying for and the relevance of the course to your proposed degree.
The evaluation of transfer credits can be a lengthy process so it is important to submit all your documents at least three months before the beginning of the term. That way you will be able to register for courses based on a more accurate assessment of your previous studies.
Please Note: There is a separate petition process for students who are admitted to Engineering. If you have been admitted to Engineering and wish to petition for credit please consult Admissions Services for instructions on how to proceed.
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