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Transfer Applicants College Block Credit Transfer Pathway

Who is eligible for this pathway? 

If you are in-progress (i.e., in your final year of a diploma program) or have a completed diploma from an Ontario college and your diploma is listed in the chart below, then you are eligible to receive a block of predetermined transfer credit. The diplomas listed in the chart have been determined to have academic alignment with a University of Guelph-Humber program and have met specific high school subject admission requirements. Diplomas must be granted by a recognized institution.

Transfer credit 

Please refer to the chart (below) to review the block of transfer credit granted for diploma programs in Ontario. Diplomas must be granted by a recognized institution.

  • 5.0 credits are equivalent to approximately 1 year of full-time study or 10 courses.
  • 10.0 credits are equivalent to approximately 2 years of full-time study or 20 courses.

An official Transfer Credit Assessment will be included with your offer of admission.

Transfer Applicants Block Credit Table
Program and OUAC Code Format Eligible Diplomas/Pathways Block Credit
Business (GDB)

Full-time, on campus

Diploma in Accounting; Business Administration; Finance; Management; or Marketing

Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Up to 10.0 credits granted for 3-year diploma
Early Childhood Studies (GHE)1 Full-time, on campus  Diploma in Early Childhood Education 10.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Early Childhood Studies (GHA)1 Part-time, online Diploma in Early Childhood Education 10.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Early Childhood Studies (GHH)1 Part-time, hybrid (online and campus) Diploma in Early Childhood Education 10.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Family and Community Social Services (GHF)2 Full-time, on campus Child and Youth Care; Child and Youth Worker; Developmental Services Worker; or Social Service Worker diplomas Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Up to 10.0 credits granted for 3-year diploma
Justice Studies (GMP) Full-time, on campus Diploma in Community and Justice Services; Law and Security Administration; Police Foundations; or Protection, Security and Investigation Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Kinesiology (GHK) Full-time, on campus Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion; Fitness and Lifestyle Management; or Health, Wellness and Fitness

Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma

Media Studies (GMT) Full-time, on campus Diploma in Digital Communications; Image Arts/Photography; Journalism; Media Communications; or Public Relations Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma
Up to 10.0 credits granted for 3-year diploma
Psychology (GMA) Full-time, on campus Diploma in General Arts and Science

Up to 5.0 credits granted for 2-year diploma

1.  Applicants with an ECE diploma from outside Ontario can check for diploma equivalency approved by the College of Early Childhoood Educators on their website at http://www.college-ece.ca/en/Become-A-Member/Applicants-Outside-Ontario.
2.  Applicants with diplomas in the field of social services, please refer to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers website for details on other diploma equivalencies.

Admission requirements 

If you are transferring from a block credit transfer pathway, you must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% for admission consideration.

All programs have an estimated cut-off cumulative average of 75%. Exact cut-offs for programs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of places available in the respective program. Admission to the University of Guelph-Humber can be competitive. Possession of a cumulative average at or above the estimated cut-off does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Vulnerable sector screening 

If your program has a placement/internship component that begins in your first semester at the University, it is important to note that you may be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening before your placement/internship begins. Visit our Placement Services page for more details.


Student testimonials

Hear from other transfer students about their experience at the University of Guelph-Humber.

Nicholas Graham, Kinesiology

Matthew Rovet, Media Studies