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All University-level course work completed at a recognized institution is eligible for transfer credit. If the content of the course matches a significant amount of UNBC course content, it will receive “specific credit”. If specific credit is not awarded, it may receive discipline credit or non-specific credit. Not all transfer credit may be able to be used to meet UNBC degree requirements.
No transfer credit will be awarded for any course with a grade of less than equivalent to UNBC 0.67 or D- (50-52.9%).
Courses more than 10 years old are normally assigned unspecified credit. Programs may specify a shorter time period at their discretion. Students who wish to have such credit recognized should apply in writing through the Office of the Registrar to the appropriate Program Chair(s).
Specific Credit: Credit is granted for a specific course when the course has a minimum 80% course content overlap of a UNBC course. Specific credit can be used as a pre-requisite for students to complete additional UNBC courses. It can be used to fulfill UNBC degree requirements.
Eg: CNC MATH 101 (3) = UNBC MATH 100 (3)
Combination Credit (Cluster Credit):
When one course is equivalent to more than one UNBC course (either within or across disciplines).
Eg: UVIC BIOL 184 (1.5) = UNBC BIOL 104 (3) & UNBC BIOL 124 (1)
When more than one course at another institution is equivalent to one UNBC course.
Eg: VCC PHYS 1083 (4) & VCC PHYS 1083 (4) = UNBC PHYS 115 (4)
When two or more courses are combined to be equivalent to a UNBC course or UNBC courses.
Eg: CNC BIO 107 (3) & CNC 120 (3) = UNBC BIOL 103 (3) & UNBC BIOL 123 (1) & UNBC BIOL 104 (3) & UNBC BIOL 124 (1)
Discipline Credit: Used to assign courses that have no specific UNBC equivalent, are university level and are from the same subject area.
Eg: CNC ENGL 225 (3) = UNBC ENGL 2XX (3)
Subject Area Credit: Used when UNBC does not have a corresponding subject area, the course is university level and the course could fulfill an elective credit. Areas to use are ARTS, HUMN, SCIE, SOSC at the 100, 200, 300 or 400 level.
Eg: AU PSYC 470 (3) = UNBC SOSC 3XX (3)
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