Applying for College and University Transfer Credits

Before you apply  

There are a few things that you need to do before you can apply for transfer credits:

  1. Check your program’s minimum grade and shelf-life requirements for transfer credits. Go to your program webpage, select 'Courses and Advanced Credit' and choose 'Transfer Credit' to see the minimum grade and timeline that you must have completed the course to be eligible for transfer credits.
  2. Pay your non-refundable tuition deposit. If you’re applying for transfer credits in a NAIT credit program, you must be accepted into the program and pay your tuition deposit before you can apply for transfer credits. Please note that transfer credits can only be used to satisfy up to 50% of your program requirements at NAIT. 

  3. Determine the NAIT courses that match your previous courses. The curriculum of the original course must be a minimum of an 80% match to NAIT course outcomes.
    • You can check Transfer Alberta to see which courses at NAIT are equivalent to your previous courses.
    • If you cannot find a match on Transfer Alberta, please review the course outlines of the courses you’re required to take in your program at NAIT to determine the best possible fit. To do this, visit your program page, select 'Courses and Advanced Credit' and click on individual course to view the course outline.
  4. Gather the course outlines/syllabi. Please contact the institution or program where you completed the courses to request a detailed course outline or syllabus of the year that you completed the course. The course outlines/syllabi should include information such as the course learning outcomes, assessment methods, grading rubrics, etc. This information is essential for us to evaluate the transfer credits.
    • If you completed the courses in another NAIT program, you can find the course outline on the program page, under the 'Courses and Advanced Credit' section and click on individual course to view the course outline.

  5. Submit your official transcript to NAIT, if applicable. If you hadn’t already submitted an official transcript for the courses that you’re requesting transfer credit, please do so. For information on how to submit an official transcript, please refer to the Submitting Documents page.

How to apply for Transfer Credit

You can apply for transfer credit in the MyNAIT portal. To access the transfer credit application form: 

  1. Log into your MyNAIT portal account. 
  2. Select "Open Self Service" on the right panel.
  3. Select the "Academic Records" tile.
  4. Click on "Transfer Credit" in the left menu, and select "Apply for Transfer Credit."
  5. Complete the steps and carefully follow the instructions in the application to submit your transfer credit application. 

Learn how to apply for transfer credit (pdf)

Enrolment and refunds

You can enrol in your classes to secure your class schedule while you wait for a transfer credit decision.

If you withdraw from your courses after 12% of the class has been completed,  the tuition amount will not be refunded and you must submit a course withdrawal form (pdf)

Transfer Credit Assessment Fees

There is a non-refundable $100 fee to assess requests for transfer credit from another recognized post-secondary institution. This fee must be paid within 7 business days after completing the transfer credit application.

  • Transfer Credit from a NAIT program to another NAIT program: 
    No Fee
  • Transfer Credit from any other recognized post-secondary institution:
    $100 Fee (non-refundable)

Credit card transaction fees

A non-refundable convenience fee will be added to all credit card payments.  Learn more

Transfer Credit Process and Timeline

Who What How Long
Student Review NAIT course outlines on the program page to determine possible transfer credits. Depending on the student
Student Request an official copy of the transcript to be sent to NAIT (if not already submitted as part of the application). Depending on the student and sending institution

Complete and submit a transfer credit application in MyNAIT portal, including uploading all the required course syllabi/outlines.

After submitting an application, students can monitor their application status in Self Service.

Depending on the student
NAIT – Registrar’s Office
  • Review application, course syllabi/outlines, official transcripts
  • Validate minimum grade, shelf-life, international institution accreditation (if applicable)
2 weeks
NAIT – program area Evaluate course syllabi/outlines to determine equivalency Up to 4 weeks
NAIT – Registrar’s Office
  • Post any approved transfer credits to student record
  • Add transfer decision to centralized database
1 week
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