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Transfer credits

There are two types of transfer credits:

  1. Credit for completed courses
    Transfer credit is a formal learning assessment that awards credit at one recognized post-secondary educational institution for courses completed at another, or at the same institution between varying programs and schools.
  2. Credit for post-secondary credentials
    Credential recognition recognizes a completed in-province, out-of-province or international certificate, diploma or degree (formal learning assessment) for potential credit.

Potential transfer credit is based on:

  • recognized transfer agreements between NAIT and other post-secondary institutions
  • an individual basis if there is no pre-existing agreement
  • fit to the new program

List of recognized post-secondary institutions (pdf)

Completed certificate, diploma or degree

If you have completed formal learning from another NAIT program, or another recognized post-secondary educational institution and you have been accepted to a program at NAIT, you may benefit from applying for credential recognition.

Credential recognition options vary over time and are subject to change. Please see the Alberta Learning Information Service’s TransferAlberta website to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.


NAIT Transfer Credit Guidelines

Before submitting a Transfer Credit Request Form, you must have been accepted into a NAIT credit program and paid the non-refundable tuition deposit. You should enrol in the courses you want to receive credit for until you receive official confirmation that credit has been received.

  • Credit is granted per course – partial credit will not be granted.
  • Credit granted will not exceed that of the NAIT course credit.
  • The curriculum of the original course must be a minimum of an 80% match to NAIT course outcomes.

How to apply for transfer credits

Program requirements

You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program. Open Studies students are not eligible to apply for advanced credit.

Each program also has other requirements for advanced credit, including. See individual About the Program pages for more detailed information.

  • a maximum time frame since the course completion date
  • a minimum mark

Look up requirements for your program

Transfer Alberta

Transfer credit options vary over time and are subject to change. Please see the Alberta Learning Information Service’s TransferAlberta website  to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Get credit for work or life experience

If you do not qualify for transfer credit, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Learn more about advanced credit