We assess transfer credits once you've accepted your offer of admission to Mount Allison.

Transfer credits may be awarded to students who have attended university-preparatory programs like IB, Advanced Placement (AP), and British A-Levels, as well as studies done at another post-secondary institution.


Transfer credits from university-preparatory programs

If you've completed a university-preparatory program, you may be awarded first-year transfer credits towards your Mount Allison degree.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students completing IB courses are eligible for admission the Mount Allison in advanced standing.

IB Diploma

Students who successfully complete the IB diploma — with an overall score of at least 28 points excluding core points — may receive up to 30 transfer credits for:

  • higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) courses with a score of five (5) or higher
  • Theory of Knowledge with a grade of C or higher
IB Certificate

IB certificate students may receive up to 18 credits for:

  • higher level (HL) courses with a score of five (5) or higher

Standard level (SL) courses completed as an IB certificate are not eligible for transfer credits

To apply for transfer credits:

Students must arrange for an official transcript be sent directly from IBO to Mount Allison. An official transfer credit assessment will be completed once we receive your official International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) transcript in early summer.

Below is a list of IB courses that have transferred to Mount Allison in the past to give you an idea of the credits you may receive for successfully completed IB courses.

Mount Allison equivalencies of select IB courses
High school subject MtA course granted
Arabic A Lang & Lit HL 6 non-designated Arabic Language credits (1000 level)
Biology HL BIOL 1001 & BIOL 1501
Biology SL 3 non-designated Biology credits (1000 level)
Business Management HL COMM 1011 & 3 non-designated Commerce credits (2000 level)
Business Management SL COMM 1011
Chemistry HL CHEM 1001 & CHEM 1021
Chemistry SL CHEM 1001
Economics HL ECON 1001 & ECON 1011
Economics SL 3 non-designated Economics credits (1000 level)
English A Literature HL ENGL 1201 & 3 non-designated English credits (1000 level)
English A Literature SL 3 non-designated English credits (1000 level)
English A Language & Literature HL ENGL 1201 & 3 non-designated English credits (1000 level)
English A Language & Literature SL 3 non-designated English credits (1000 level)
French A Literature HL 6 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French A Literature SL 3 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French A Language & Literature HL 6 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French A Language & Literature SL 3 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French AB SL 3 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French B HL 6 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
French B SL 3 non-designated French credits (1000 level)
Geography HL GENV 1201 & GENS 1401
Geography SL GENS 1401
Hindi B HL 6 non-designated Hindi Language credits (1000 level)
History of Africa & the Middle East HL 6 non-designated History credits (1600 level)
History of the Americas HL 6 non-designated History credits (1600 level)
History of Asia & Oceania HL 6 non-designated History credits (1600 level)
History of Europe HL 6 non-designated History credits (1600 level)
History SL 6 non-designated History credits (1600 level)
Information Technology of a Global Society HL 6 non-designated Social Science credits (1000 level)
Italian B SL 3 non-designated Italian Language credits (1000 level)
Mathematics HL MATH 1111 & 3 non-designated Math credits (1000 level)
Mathematics SL MATH 1111
Music HL MUSC 2001 & 3 non-designated Music credits (1000 level)
Music SL MUSC 2001
Norwegian B HL 3 non-designated Norwegian Language credits (1000 level)
Philosophy HL 6 non-designated Philosophy credits (1000 level)
Philosophy SL 3 non-designated Philosophy credits (1000 level)
Physics HL PHYS 1051 & PHYS 1551
Physics SL 3 non-designated Physics credits (1000 level)
Psychology HL PSYC 1011 & 3 non-designated Psychology credits (1000 level)
Psychology SL 3 non-designated Psychology credits (1000 level)
Spanish AB SL 3 non-designated Spanish Language credits (1000 level)
Swahili B SL 3 non-designated Swahili Language credits (1000 level)
Theatre HL DRAM 1701 & 3 non-designated Drama credits (1000 level)
Theatre SL 3 non-designated Drama credits (1000 level)
Theory of Knowledge 3 non-designated Elective credits (1000 level)
   

Not every IB course has been evaluated to credit transfer. If your courses don't appear in the list above, it may still be possible to receive credit for them. Contact your admissions counsellor for more information.

The listing of credit transfers above doesn't guarantee the granting of credit in a specific situation as additional factors may apply.

Other university-preparatory programs

Advanced Placement (AP) A maximum of 30 credits for subjects completed in the Advanced Placement program at a level of 4 or 5. We also offer transfer credits for the AP Capstone program.
British A-levels A maximum of 30 credits for A-level exams with a minimum grade of D. For non-Cambridge exams, students need to request the exam board (Edexcel, AQA, etc.) send an official copy of results directly to Mount Allison.

To apply for transfer credits:

IB, AP, and British A-levels students are only required to submit course descriptions if specifically requested by the Registrar's Office.


    Transfer credits from post-secondary studies

    If you're currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution or have taken post-secondary courses in the past, you may be eligible to apply as a transfer or mature student.

    Mount Allison will transfer up to 60 credits of post-secondary courses. To determine how many transfer credits you're eligible for, a transfer credit evaluation needs to be done by the Registrar's Office. You must be accepted to Mount Allison before a transfer credit evaluation can be completed.

    To get a transfer credit evaluation:

    • Apply and accept your offer of admission to Mount Allison
    • Official transcript(s) should be forwarded directly to the Registrar's Office by your issuing institution
    • Submit course descriptions of any courses you wish to receive credit for: advisor@mta.ca

    Pathway agreements with Mount Allison

    Mount Allison has collaborated with other post-secondary institutions to provide an opportunity for students who have completed a two-year diploma or degree to be admitted to Mount Allison with second or third-year standing. Pathway agreements allow you to easily make the transition from college to university.


    FAQs about transfer credits

    Transfer credit evaluations are completed by the Registrar's Office. Below are frequently asked questions about transfer credits. Have a question that is not listed? Contact our academic advisors: advisor@mta.ca.

    When do I get my transfer credits?

    Credits transfer in July. You don't have to do anything to accept these credits.

    Can I still take a course for which I got credit?

    Some students choose to repeat courses for which they receive credit, particularly in their intended field of study. In this case, simply enroll in the courses as soon as possible. You'll be able to change your registration later once your transfer credit assessment is complete.

    How to I register for courses with prerequisites before I get my transfer credits?

    You'll not be able to use transfer credits to register for courses with prerequisites until your credits have been added to your Mount Allison transcript. Students are strongly advised to register for courses as soon as possible. Course registration can be adjusted once your transfer credit assessment is complete.

    If you have questions about registering for courses before your credits are transferred, you can contact an academic advisor: advisor@mta.ca.

    How are transfer credits recorded on my transcript?

    Transfer credits will be recorded with a grade of P (Pass) or CP (Conditional Pass) on your Mount Allison transcript.

    For prerequisite requirements:

    • Transfer credits with a grade of P qualify as equivalent to a grade of C- for purposes of fulfilling prerequisite requirements
    • Transfer credits with a grade of CP can't be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements

    Non-designated — often applied to transfer credits, means that the credit value is recognized and granted for the course even though no Mount Allison offering was selected as the direct equivalent. Non-designated transfer credits are not recorded with a grade on your transcript.

    Transfer credits are excluded from your Mount Allison grade point average calculations.