Transferring a course
Taking a course through eCourses Manitoba usually involves transferring credits. We’ve put together a few frequently asked questions to help you through the process.
What does it mean to transfer a course?
You are transferring a course when you’ve completed it at one institution (the host) but you’re applying it for credit toward a program you’re enrolled in at another institution (your home). There are sometimes restrictions placed on transfer credit, so it’s a good idea to speak with an academic advisor before taking a course from another institution.Open direct link to this article
What does transfer credit mean?
Transfer credit is the term universities and colleges use when they give you credit for courses you've completed at another institution.
Transfer credits are not always reciprocal. For example, the University of Winnipeg might accept a University of Manitoba course for transfer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the University of Manitoba accepts that University of Winnipeg course in return.
Second, if one institution accepts a course for transfer, you can’t assume that other institutions will too.
Finally, if you find a course that doesn’t have an existing transfer credit for your home institution, it doesn’t mean the course won’t transfer. It just means that the course has not been evaluated. Requesting a Letter of Permission from your home institution triggers an evaluation.Open direct link to this article
What is unallocated transfer credit?
When a similar course isn’t available at your home institution, it may still be eligible for transfer as an “unallocated” course credit. There are many different scenarios where an unallocated transfer credit could help fulfill your program’s requirements. In these situations, you should talk to an academic advisor.Open direct link to this article
What transfer credit will I get for taking a course?
When transfer options are available for a course, you’ll see that information in the course details on the right-hand side. If that section is blank, that means that course does not currently have any transfer agreements.Open direct link to this article
What if the course I want to take doesn’t have a transfer option for my home institution? Can I still get credit for the course?
Possibly. If you find a course that doesn’t have an existing transfer credit for your home institution, it doesn’t mean the course won’t transfer. It just means that the course hasn’t been evaluated. Requesting a Letter of Permission with an eCourses account triggers an evaluation. You may be asked to provide a course syllabus for the evaluation. Contact the VHD if you need help getting a syllabus.Open direct link to this article
What does it mean when the transfer information says “No Credit” for my home institution?
If the course you’d like to take from a host institution lists “No Credit” for your home institution, this means an evaluation has already been done. In this instance, the results of the evaluation are that the course is not transferable for credit to your home institution. You would not request an LOP in this case.Open direct link to this article
What steps do I take to transfer a course to my home institution?
The steps to transfer a course are outlined in How It Works. If you have questions about any of the steps, please contact our Virtual Help Desk.
Have you already completed the course? If the course credit transfers, you need to submit your transcript from the host institution to your home institution.Open direct link to this article
How can I ask my home institution to evaluate a course for transfer credit?