If a student has attended another post-secondary institution, successfully completed courses may be considered for credit towards a credential at MacEwan University.
Upon application to MacEwan University, students should submit official transcripts as soon as available. It is strongly recommended that students submit transcripts by June 15 for Fall enrolment and by October 15 for Winter enrolment. The official transcripts should include final grades and any credentials awarded.
Transfer agreements for post-secondary institutions in the province of Alberta are available for information and reference at transferalberta.alberta.ca. Transfer credit listed on the Alberta Council Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) website will be approved for transfer credit to MacEwan University. Specific credit awards to a program are subject to the requirements and regulations of the admitting program and may vary from the total credit awarded by MacEwan University. Transfer credit is subject to academic residency requirements per C2100 Graduation or program-specific exemptions and Inter-Institutional Transferability (C2030) policies. MacEwan University policies may be viewed at MacEwan.ca/PolicyManual.
Transfer credit is awarded to MacEwan University as an institution and not to specific programs. Transfer credit awards, used to fulfill program requirements, are subject to the requirements and regulations of the admitting program and may vary from the total credit awarded by transfer to MacEwan University. Transfer credit is subject to:
- Academic residency requirements and program-specific exemptions (policy C2100, Graduation)
- Policy C2030, Inter-Institutional Transferability
These policies are available at MacEwan.ca/PolicyManual.
If previous courses are not included on the ACAT website or if the student’s course history is with an institution outside Alberta, they may be asked for course outlines. Course outlines are reviewed by MacEwan University evaluators for credit transfer and then considered with respect to the program for which the student has applied for admission. To enable this processing time, students must ensure the official final transcripts have been received by MacEwan University and be prepared to provide course outlines as required.
Transfer credit evaluation is completed after admission to the university program. It is the student’s responsibility to review the transfer credit granted with respect to the program requirements; discrepancies may be brought to the attention of the Transfer Unit in the Office of the University Registrar. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor (in the program of study) to understand how transfer credit is applied to the program.
Domestic and international students who have completed post-secondary/higher education outside of Canada should refer to the subsection, International Transfer Credit Evaluation, included in the “International Student” section of this Academic Calendar.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Transfer credit will be granted for AP courses where an AP grade of 4 or 5 is received. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. Other courses may be considered on an individual basis.
|AP Course||MacEwan Course Code||MacEwan Equivalent||Credits|
|Art History||APAR 100||ARTE 1XX||3|
|Biology||APBI 100||BIOL 1XX||3|
|Calculus AB||APMA 100||MATH 114||3|
|Calculus BC||APMA 101||MATH 114||3|
|Chemistry||APCH 100||CHEM 101/CHEM 102||6|
|Chinese Language Culture||APML 100||CHIN 102/CHIN 2011||6|
|Computer Science A||APCS 100||Decision Pending||3|
|Computer Science Principles||APCS 102||Decision Pending||3|
|Comparative Government & Politics||APPS 100||POLS 101||3|
|English Language & Composition||APEN 100||ENGL 102||3|
|English Literature & Composition||APEN 101||ENGL 103||3|
|Environmental Science||APES 100||SCIOP 1XX||3|
|European History||APHI 100||HIST 102||3|
|French Language & Culture||APML 101||FREN 211/FREN 2121||6|
|German Language & Culture||APML 102||GERM 211/GERM 2121||6|
|Japanese Language & Culture||APML 103||JAPN 201/JAPN 2021||6|
|Latin||APCL 100||LATN 101/LATN 102||6|
|Macroeconomics||APEC 100||ECON 102||3|
|Microeconomics||APEC 101||ECON 101||3|
|Music Theory||APMU 100||MUSC 1XX||3|
|Physics 1: Algebra-Based||APPH 103||PHYS 124||3|
|Physics 2: Algebra-Based||APPH 104||PHYS 126||3|
|Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism||APPH 102||PHYS 2XX||3|
|Physics C: Mechanics||APPH 101||PHYS 1XX||3|
|Psychology||APPY 100||PSYC 104||3|
|Spanish Language & Culture||APML 104||SPAN 211/SPAN 2121||6|
|Statistics||APMA 102||STAT 151||3|
|Studio Art: 2-D Design||APAR 102||ARTE 1112||3|
|Studio Art: 3-D Design||APAR 103||ARTE 1072||3|
|Studio Art: Drawing||APAR 104||ARTE 1102||3|
|United States Government & Politics||APPS 101||POLS 1XX||3|
|United States History||APHI 101||HIST 1XX||3|
|World History||APHI 102||HIST 102||3|
Fulfills the Language Other than English requirement.
A portfolio assessment may be required before credit is granted.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses
Transfer credit will be granted for IB courses where an IB grade of 5 or higher is received. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. Other courses may be considered on an individual basis.
|IB Course||Level||MacEwan Course Code||MacEwan Equivalent||Credits|
|Biology||HL||IBBI 100||BIOL 107||3|
|Business & Management||HL||IBBU 100||BUSN 1XX||3|
|Chemistry||HL||IBCH 100||CHEM 101||3|
|Computer Science||HL||IBCS 100||Decision Pending||6|
|Computer Science||SL||IBCS 101||CMPT 101||3|
|Dance||HL||IBAR 100||GENOP 1XX||3|
|Design Technology||HL||IBAR 107||ARTE 1061||3|
|Economics||HL||IBEC 100||ECON 101/ECON 102||6|
|Economics||SL||IBEC 101||ECON 101||3|
|English A: Literature||HL||IBEN 100||ENGL 102/ENGL 103||6|
|English A: Language & Literature||HL||IBEN 102||ENGL 103||3|
|Environmental Systems & Society||SL||IBES 101||SCIOP 1XX||3|
|French A or B||HL||IBML 107||Decision Pending||6|
|Further Mathematics||HL||IBMA 103||MATH 114||3|
|Geography||HL||IBES 102||SCIOP 1XX||3|
|German A or B||HL||IBML 104||Decision Pending||6|
|History||HL||IBHI 100||HIST 1XX||3|
|Islamic History||HL||IBHI 102||HIST 2XX||3|
|Japanese AB||SL||IBML 108||Decision Pending||6|
|Japanese B||HL||IBML 109||Decision Pending||6|
|Latin||HL||IBHU 102||Decision Pending||6|
|Mandarin AB||SL||IBML 106||CHIN 1XX2||6|
|Mandarin B||HL||IBML 105||Decision Pending||6|
|Mathematics||HL||IBMA 100||MATH 114||3|
|Music||HL||IBMU 100||GENOP 1XX||3|
|Philosophy||HL||IBPL 100||PHIL 1XX||3|
|Physics||HL||IBPH 100||PHYS 124/PHYS 126||6|
|Physics||SL||IBPH 101||PHYS 124||3|
|Psychology||HL||IBPY 102||PSYC 104/PSYC 105||6|
|Psychology||SL||IBPY 103||PSYC 104||3|
|Social & Cultural Anthropology||HL||IBAN 100||ANTH 1XX||3|
|Spanish A||HL||IBML 110||Decision Pending||6|
|Spanish AB||SL||IBML 111||Decision Pending||6|
|Sports, Exercise & Health Science||SL||IBPE 100||HEED 1XX||3|
|Theory of Knowledge||HL||IBPL 101||PHIL 102||3|
A portfolio assessment may be required before credit is granted.
A language assessment may be required before credit is granted.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) - Advanced Level
Transfer credit will be granted for the GCE A-Level courses offered by Cambridge University and Edexcel. Courses from additional providers and countries with an education structure based on the British-pattern system will be considered upon request. A list of approved courses for transfer credit follows. For more information contact a program advisor or the Transfer & Articulation Unit.
|A-Level Course||MacEwan Course Code||MacEwan Equivalent||Credits|
|Applied Information & Communication||GCEA 9713||MGMT 107||3|
|Arabic||GCEA 9680||ARTOP 1XX||6|
|Biology||GCEA 9700||BIOL 107/BIOL 108||6|
|Biology (Edexcel)||GCEA 9BI0||BIOL 107||3|
|Business||GCEA 9609||BUSN 1XX||3|
|Business Studies (Edexcel)||GCEA 9BS01||BUSN 1XX||3|
|Chemistry||GCEA 9701||CHEM 101/CHEM 261||6|
|Chemistry (Edexcel)||GCEA 9CH0||CHEM 101||3|
|Chinese||GCEA 9715||CHIN 1XX||6|
|Chinese (Edexcel)||GCEA 9CN0||CHIN 1XX||3|
|Classical Studies||GCEA 9274||CLAS 101/CLAS 102||6|
|Computer Science||GCEA 9608||CMPT 103/CMPT 200||6|
|Economics||GCEA 9708||ECON 101/ECON 102||6|
|Economics A and B (Edexcel)||GCEA 9EC0/9EB0||ECON 101/ECON 102||6|
|Economics A||GCEA 9EC0||ECON 101||3|
|Food Studies||GCEA 9336||BIOL 102||3|
|French||GCEA 9716||FREN 1XX||6|
|French (Edexcel)||GCEA 9FR0||FREN 1XX||3|
|German||GCEA 9717||GERM 1XX||6|
|German (Edexcel)||GCEA 9GN0||GERM 1XX||3|
|Greek (Edexcel)||GCEA 9GK0||GREK 1XX||3|
|Hinduism||GCEA 9014||ARTOP 1XX||3|
|History||GCEA 9389||HIST 1XX||6|
|History (Edexcel)||GCEA 9HI0||HIST 1XX||3|
|Islamic Studies||GCEA 9013||ARTOP 1XX||3|
|Japanese (Edexcel)||GCEA 9JA0||JAPN 1XX||3|
|Physics||GCEA 9702||PHYS 124/PHYS 126||6|
|Physics (Edexcel)||GCEA 9PH0||PHYS 124||3|
|Psychology||GCEA 9990||PSYC 104/PSYC 105||6|
|Psychology (Edexcel)||GCEA 9PS0||PSYC 104||3|
|Sociology||GCEA 9699||SOCI 100||3|
|Spanish||GCEA 9719||SPAN 1XX||6|
|Spanish (Edexcel)||GCEA 9SP0||SPAN 1XX||3|
|Statistics (Edexcel)||GCEA 9ST0||STAT 151/STAT 252||6|
Outbound (MacEwan University Students Studying at Another Post-secondary Institution)
Students enrolled in a program at MacEwan University who wish to take a course(s) offered by another post-secondary institution must obtain approval from their program. The approval process is subject to their Faculty/School regulations and, if granted, students are issued a Letter of Permission (LOP) by the Office of the University Registrar.
Letter of Permission – Authorizes students to take courses at another post-secondary institution as a visiting student. The letter includes the name of the ‘host’ institution, their current academic standing, and indicates the MacEwan University courses for which credit will be granted upon successful completion.
Students who wish to participate in a Study Abroad opportunity should contact MacEwan International regarding the process.
Inbound (Other Post-secondary Students Studying at MacEwan University)
Students enrolled at another post-secondary institution who wish to study at MacEwan University should complete the following steps:
- Apply to MacEwan University as an Open Studies student
- Submit a Letter of Permission from the home institution authorizing the student to attend MacEwan University to the Office of the University Registrar. The LOP must include the specific courses the student has been granted permission to register in and the student’s current academic standing.
- Only students deemed to be in good academic standing are eligible to enrol.