Academic Calendar

Transfer Students

If you have attended another post secondary institution, courses that you have successfully completed may be considered for credit towards a credential at MacEwan University.

Upon application to MacEwan University, submit official transcripts as soon as available. It is strongly recommended that you 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 Transfer credit listed on the ACAT (Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer) 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. You may view MacEwan University policies at

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 (1) academic residency requirements and program-specific exemptions (policy C2100, Graduation) and (2) policy C2030, Inter-Institutional Transferability. These policies are available at

If your previous course(s) is not included on the ACAT website or if your course history is with an institution outside Alberta, you 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 you have applied for admission. To enable this processing time, ensure your official final transcripts have been received by MacEwan University and be prepared to provide course outlines as required.

Your transfer credit evaluation is completed after you are admitted to your 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. You are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor (in your program of study) to understand how your transfer credit is applied to your 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 Equivalent Credits
Art History ARTE 1XX 3
Biology BIOL 1XX 3
Calculus AB MATH 114 3
Calculus BC MATH 114 3
Chemistry CHEM 101/CHEM 102 6
Chinese Language Culture CHIN 102/CHIN 2011 6
Computer Science A CMPT 114 3
Computer Science Principles CMPT 114 3
Comparative Government & Politics POLS 101 3
English Language & Composition ENGL 102 3
English Literature & Composition ENGL 103 3
Environmental Science SCIOP 1XX 3
European History HIST 102 3
French Language & Culture FREN 211/FREN 2121 6
German Language & Culture GERM 211/GERM 2121 6
Japanese Language & Culture JAPN 201/JAPN 2021 6
Latin LATN 101/LATN 102 6
Macroeconomics ECON 102 3
Microeconomics ECON 101 3
Music Theory MUSC 1XX 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based PHYS 124 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Based PHYS 126 3
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism PHYS 2XX 3
Physics C: Mechanics PHYS 1XX 3
Psychology PSYC 104 3
Spanish Language & Culture SPAN 211/SPAN 2121 6
Statistics STAT 151 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design ARTE 1112 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design ARTE 1072 3
Studio Art: Drawing ARTE 1102 3
United States Government & Politics POLS 1XX 3
United States History HIST 1XX 3
World History HIST 102 3

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 MacEwan Equivalent Credits
Biology (higher level) BIOL 107 3
Business & Management (higher level) BUSN 1XX 3
Chemistry (higher level) CHEM 101 3
Computer Science (higher level) CMPT 114/CMPT 115 6
Computer Science (standard level) CMPT 101 3
Dance (higher level) GENOP 1XX 3
Design Technology (higher level) ARTE 1061 3
Economics (higher level) ECON 101/ECON 102 6
Economics (standard level) ECON 101 3
English A: Literature (higher level) ENGL 102/ENGL 103 6
English A: Language & Literature (higher level) ENGL 103 3
Environmental Systems & Society (standard level) SCIOP 1XX 3
French A or B (higher level) FREN 1XX2 6
Further Mathematics (higher level) MATH 114 3
Geography (higher level) SCIOP 1XX 3
German A or B (higher level) GERM 1XX2 6
History (higher level) HIST 1XX 3
Islamic History (higher level) HIST 2XX 3
Japanese AB (standard level) JAPN 1XX2 6
Japanese B (higher level) JAPN 1XX2 6
Latin (higher level) LATN 101/LATN 102 6
Mandarin AB (standard level) CHIN 1XX2 6
Mandarin B (higher level) CHIN 1XX2 6
Mathematics (higher level) MATH 114 3
Music (higher level) GENOP 1XX 3
Philosophy (higher level) PHIL 1XX 3
Physics (higher level) PHYS 124/PHYS 126 6
Physics (standard level) PHYS 124 3
Psychology (higher level) PSYC 104/PSYC 105 6
Social & Cultural Anthropology (higher level) ANTH 1XX 3
Spanish A (higher level) SPAN 1XX2 6
Spanish AB (standard level) SPAN 1XX2 6
Sports, Exercise & Health Science (standard level) HEED 1XX 3
Theory of Knowledge (higher level) PHIL 102 3

Visiting Students

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 your home institution authorizing you to attend MacEwan University to the Office of the University Registrar. The LOP must include the specific courses you have been granted permission to register in and your current academic standing.

​Only students deemed to be in good academic standing are eligible to enrol.