The granting of advanced standing reduces the total number of courses a student must complete for a degree.
By Transfer: A student who has successfully completed a course with a minimum grade of C- at a recognized institution of higher learning may be granted credit for that course. The grade will not be shown on the University of Windsor transcript. The transfer of credits from another institution will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the appropriate academic unit. Students should begin this process as early as possible in order to ensure appropriate placement in their program. An official transcript (and translation, if necessary) and a copy of course descriptions should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at the time of application. Students who feel that the evaluation of prior academic work is not appropriate must appeal their evaluation to the Office of the Registrar within one term after admission to their program of study.
Transfer Credit for Visual Arts Courses: Students who have taken art courses at other post-secondary institutions and desire credit for basic courses in Visual Arts must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation by Visual Arts, together with an official transcript of their record and catalogues describing the courses taken, all of which must be submitted no later than two weeks before the first day of classes. Transfer students who wish to receive art history credit for courses taken at other institutions may be required to take a qualifying examination during the first week of regularly scheduled classes. The examination will cover those Art History courses from which the student wishes to be exempted.
By Examination: A student may acquire knowledge of the subject matter of a course in a manner which does not provide a basis for credit by transfer. Such a student may request to write an examination for advanced standing within one term after admission to a specific program. If such request is approved and the examination is administered, a minimum grade of C- is required for the granting of advanced standing. Success in such examinations will be recorded as "Advanced Standing by Examination" with the credit value of the course and a grade of "Pass". A student who is unsuccessful in attaining advanced standing after an initial examination will not be permitted a second attempt. Contact the Office of the Registrar for application forms and additional information.
By Prior Learning Assessment: A student may acquire knowledge of the subject matter of a course in a manner which does not provide a basis for credit by transfer. Such a student should contact the Prior Learning Assessment Co-ordinator in the Student Information Resource Centre for application forms and additional information within one term after admission to their program of study.