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Transfer Credit

(This page is part of the official Academic Calendar)

Transfer Credit may be granted when a student provides appropriate documentation of an equivalent course taken at another post-secondary institution. The Alberta Transfer Guide, or other provincial transfer guide(s) and academic calendar course descriptions/outlines will be used to determine if the course may be formally recognized. Recognition may also be granted for learning experiences which are equivalent to an identified RDP course (i.e. practica or studio). In these cases, the student must provide documentation acceptable to the Polytechnic.

Official Transcripts, Academic Course/Outlines and other supporting documentation as determined by the College Assessor must be provided by the student. Foreign language documents must be translated and certified by an accredited translator. Transfer credit is applicable for students who are bringing programs and courses from other post-secondary and educational institutions at the post-secondary level. Students not eligible for Transfer Credit may explore other Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options.

When Transfer Credit is granted, the information will appear on the College transcript as "TR", with the appropriate credit weight attached, but no grade is assigned.  Students will be advised of the fee requirement, if applicable, after submission of their completed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application.

To qualify for an RDP program credential, students must complete at least 50% of the credit requirements for the credential through enrolment in RDP courses.

Letter of Permission

Students may obtain a Letter of Permission (Visiting Student Letter), requesting formal recognition of course work to be completed in the future at another post-secondary institution on their RDP transcript in the form of Transfer Credit. Using an RPL application to request a letter of permission, students must provide the relevant details of the course they propose to take as the basis of the Letter of Permission is a pre-approval of equivalent course curriculum.

Provincial Business Administration Pathway

Applicants to Business Administration programs at RDP may be eligible for transfer through the provincial Business Administration pathway agreement. If you have completed Business Administration course work at Athabasca University, Bow Valley College, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lakeland College, Lethbridge College, MacEwan University, Medicine Hat College, NAIT, Norquest College, Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Portage College, or SAIT in the last five years. Please contact an Academic Advisor at the Donald School of Business for further information.

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