RESIDENCY REQUIRMENT At least 25% of courses in a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or degree program of study must be completed at DC through means other than credit transfer. Programs may have program-specific or course-specific requirements for credit transfer and letter of permission (LOP) eligibility. PART-TIME VS. FULL-TIME sTATUS Courses approved as equivalent and dropped from your timetable may impact your full-time enrolment status, which could impact your OSAP funding or eligibility for other student financial aid options. Dropping to part-time status may also impact access to other student benefits and services such as the U-Pass, medical coverage, and access to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre. You may add classes to your schedule to maintain a full-time status. Apply early to ensure you can add classes before the add/drop deadline each semester if you would like to maintain a full-time course load. FEES Applications for external Credit Transfer must be accompanied by a non-refundable $16/course evaluation fee. Please note: Any successful credit transfer applications will not result in a tuition-fee adjustment unless you are dropped to part-time status before day 10. Please consult with Financial Aid if you are in receipt of OSAP and have questions regarding the number of courses you can be exempt from without dropping to part-time status and how this could impact your funding. PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME LEARNING REQUESTS As a professional and part-time learning student, you may submit an application to transfer courses at any time. You should first apply and gain acceptance to the professional and part-time learning program you wish to pursue; however, you should not register in the course you are planning to be exempted from as you will not be refunded for any enrolled courses. Please note: Professional and Part-Time Learning requests for credit transfer may take longer than the typical 10 to 15 business days if Durham College is not the host college for the course and requires external expertise to evaluate the request. CAREER COLLEGES/PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS Prior learning completed at a career college or private institution is not eligible for credit transfer. Courses must be completed at a recognized post-secondary institution. If you have studied previously through a career college or private institution, you can investigate Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). PROGRAM-AND-COURSE-SPECIFIC NOTES TRANSFER TO ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS (ACTU, BETU, FNTU, HRTU,MKTU, SCTU, CSTU) Applications for Credit Transfer for any Ontario Tech-transfer programs will be reviewed in partnership with Ontario Tech University on an individual basis. Ontario Tech University will not be granting any transfer credits for students in any of our joint transfer programs (ACTU, BETU, FNTU, HRTU,MKTU, SCTU, CSTU) for any of their 5 embedded courses. Ontario Tech University requires students to take all five of the embedded courses with them. FAST-TRACK PROGRAMS Students enrolled in a fast-track program are not eligible for credit transfer. PROTECTION, SECURITY AND INVESTIGATION Students in the Protection, Security and Investigation program are required to provide a front and back copy of their license as well as proof of completion of the Ontario 40-hour Security Guard course from a registered training provider that is recognized by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Private Security Branch. When applying with the new online application form, please select that you studied at another recognized post-secondary institution and attach a front- and back-copy of your security license in place of the course outline. PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER Students in the Paramedic, Paramedic – Advanced Care and Firefighter – Pre-Service Education and Training programs require a minimum passing grade of 70 percent to qualify for credit transfer. PARALEGAL For Paralegal students, any course submitted for credit transfer must have been taught as part of an accredited program with the Law Society of Ontario by a licensed lawyer and/or a licensed paralegal that is registered with the Law Society of Ontario. In addition, to ensure accreditation requirements are met, the previous course(s) submitted must meet 100% of the learning outcomes covered in the requested Durham College course. If there is insufficient evidence that 100% of learning outcomes have been covered, the request will be returned denied. As per LSO requirements you can also only transfer up to 40% of the total amount of courses at Durham College. Ontario Colleges and McDonald’s Canada STUDENT TRANSFER TO BUSINESS DIPLOMA PROGRAM McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and Ontario Colleges have partnered to offer educational opportunities for McDonald’s employees to pursue post-secondary education in Business programs at colleges throughout Ontario. HOW DOES IT WORK? Durham College (DC) will grant recognition for first-year business credit into our Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business (McDonald’s transfer) program to McDonald’s second assistant managers who have completed the Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), and the following additional requirements: Business Math assessment or course. Communications assessment or course. General Education Elective course. Upon completion of the McDonald’s MDP Level 2 successful applicants to DC’s diploma program can complete a two-year Ontario College diploma in as little as one year. Our program is offered in-class on a full-time or part-time basis, with some courses available online. APPLY TODAY Apply to level 1 of DC’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business (McDonald’s Transfer) program (code: BESM) at www.ontariocolleges.ca. Submit the following documentation as part of your application to this program: McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Training Verification form signed by the applicant’s McDonald’s regional training manager (Training must have been completed within three years of the application). Secondary school transcript and any post-secondary transcripts (if applicable). Please note: DC reserves the right to validate that you have met Grade 12 English and math admission requirements through previous education or pre-admission testing.