Transfer to
Redeemer

Ready to experience university education in a Christian community?

On this page

You’ve got transfer questions? We’ve got answers.

Redeemer’s admissions staff is committed to working with each student through the application process. If you’re considering transferring to Redeemer, we know you’ll have unique questions and considerations. And we’re committed to making your transition to Redeemer a smooth one.

You know the value of a post-secondary education and at Redeemer, we value your experience and are excited to welcome you to our Christian academic community where your faith and future come together.

Start your application online at any time at

Apply Now

Information you’ll need to apply

  • List any post-secondary institutions you have previously or are currently attending.
  • List the high school from which you earned your diplomas. (If you've taken less than 8 courses at the post-secondary level, admission will be based on a combination of both post-secondary courses and high school grades.)
  • Have your previous institutions submit official transcripts. Any completed post-secondary work will be evaluated for possible transfer credit. Transcripts can be mailed, faxed or emailed (admissions@redeemer.ca) to Redeemer.
Transferring by institution Type

Transferring from a

University

Admission is decided based on the grades received at the university that you’re transferring from.

  • Overall standing of C- (60% or 4.0 on a 12-pt scale).

Which courses are considered for transfer credit?

  • Courses must be acceptable in the program to which transfer is being sought either as required or elective courses.
  • Grades must be of at least a C- level.

A maximum of 30 courses can be accepted for transfer credit.

Transferring from a

College

Admission is decided based on the grades received at the college that you’re transferring from.

  • Overall standing of B- (70% of 7.0 on a 12-pt scale).

Which courses are considered for transfer credit?

  • Based on the program or courses completed, course outlines/syllabi will help determine if there is possible equivalency to courses at Redeemer. Credit will be granted based on this evaluation.
  • Courses with a minimum grade of B-.

Transferring from a

Bible College

Admission to Redeemer University is decided based on grades received at the post-secondary institution from which the student is transferring.

  • The overall standing must be a B- (70% or 7.00 on a 12 point scale).

Which courses are considered for transfer credit?

  • Based on the program or courses completed, course outlines/syllabi will help determine if there is possible equivalency to courses at Redeemer. Credit will be granted based on this evaluation.
  • Courses with a minimum grade of B-.

A maximum of 30 courses can be accepted for transfer credit.

Other Experiences

We value your past experiences whether it be a gap year, overseas discipleship program, or a previous school. We understand that each of these situations is unique and as a result, our admissions decisions may be based on a variety of factors including the academic records from these previous experiences, as well as your high school academic record.

Which courses are considered for transfer credit?

Though academic credit may not be received for all experiences, we still want to know about them and will work through this process with you.

We have transfer agreements with the following programs and schools:

Act Five

Students who entered Act Five with six Grade 12 UM courses with a 65% average or higher will be accepted into Redeemer’s undergraduate degree program based on successful completion of the Act Five program (C- grades or above). Four courses taken during Act Five are counted as transfer credits to Redeemer courses.

Augustine College (Ottawa, Ontario)

Augustine College students who transfer to Redeemer University to complete their degree program can receive full transfer credit for all courses completed at Augustine with a minimum grade of C. Students who transfer to Redeemer from Augustine may be able to complete a four-year undergraduate degree with three years of study at Redeemer.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom (Barry’s Bay, Ontario)

For students who have completed the Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree, please contact your admissions counsellor for information on upgrading the degree or completing a second degree according to the articulation agreement in place between the two institutions.

Transfer

Scenarios

What could this look like for me?

College

Thomas

Completed a two-year college program that consisted of 20 courses.

Transferred

8

Courses

University

Lucy

Finished one year of study at a public university and completed 10 courses.

  • 7 of the 10 courses completed, she received a grade of B or better.
  • 3 of the 10 courses completed, she received a D grade
  • 7 courses transferred to an Art degree program at Redeemer

Transferred

7

Courses

University

Erin

Finished 5 semesters at a Christian university.

  • All 20 of her courses transferred into a Psychology degree program at Redeemer
  • Waived from 6 of the Redeemer Core courses

Transferred

20

Courses

College

University

Luke

Completed a two-year college program and one year at a public university.

  • 10 of his college courses transferred
  • 6 courses from his year in university transferred
  • Waived from 3 of the Redeemer Core courses

Transferred

10

Courses

Transfer

Stories

University

Ben, a fourth-year business student, shares his experience of transferring to Redeemer University.

Bible College

Rachel, a third-year science student, shares her experience in transferring to Redeemer after attending other institutions.

Transfer

FAQ

Get answers to your top questions about transferring to Redeemer.

How will I know if my courses transfer?
Soon after all documents and transcripts have been received, you should hear back from the Registrar’s Office about which courses require submission of a syllabus and which ones are transferable. A preliminary evaluation can be provided by contacting your admissions counsellor; however, these evaluations are not binding.
Do I always get transfer credit if my grades meet the requirement?
Transfer credit is based on grades, program applicability, and school accreditation. Some courses may require you to provide a syllabus to be evaluated for transfer credit. Transcripts are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Is there financial aid available for transfer students?
Yes, for students transferring directly from a recognized undergraduate university institution, scholarships and bursaries will be awarded based on the grade point average of the last year (two terms) of full-time studies, using the same minimum GPA requirements as those required of returning Redeemer students. Transfer students are also evaluated for the Automatic Entrance Scholarships at admission.
Do transfer students qualify for OSAP?
Yes! Transfer students can apply for OSAP (or other provincial aid) while attending Redeemer University.
What is the Core curriculum and how does it impact me?
The Core curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student at Redeemer takes, spread over their 4-year degree. For students transferring to Redeemer, some of these courses will be waived because similar courses have already been taken at their previous institutions.
Do I have to live on-campus?
It is required that all first-year and second-year students who are under 19 by May 1 of the year they attend Redeemer, live on campus in university residences. Exceptions are made for students who wish to live at home with their parents.
Will my GPA transfer to Redeemer?
Your transfer GPA will be used to determine your Automatic Entrance Scholarship, but your transfer credit grades will not be included in your Redeemer GPA.

Want to know more about
Transferring to Redeemer?

Get in Touch

Contact us using the form below and one of Redeemer’s admissions counselors will get back to you shortly.

Loading...
/Connect With Redeemer