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Transfer Credit Limits for Advanced Secondary Studies

Notes: Approved by Senate Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance: 1996; Approved by Senate: 1996/10/24; Date Effective: 1996/10/24; Revisions by Senate: Various dates; see table below.

 Approval Authority: Senate

Signature: "Harriet Lewis"


Transfer Credit Limits for Advanced Secondary Studies

At York, "advanced secondary studies" refers to standardized qualifications or studies that offer students an opportunity to study in an academically challenging program or courses to prepare them for postsecondary studies. Programs or courses completed with specific grades or averages are eligible for transfer credit. Eligible programs or courses include:

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) Diploma
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Diplome d’études collegiale (CEGEP)
  • French Baccalaureate
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A levels
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

The maximum number of transfer credits for each is set out below.

Advanced Secondary Studies and
Required Grade Levels
Maximum Number
of Transfer Credits
Senate Approved
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations
  • CAPE diploma with a total of at least 6 units, including the prerequisites for their intended program, and with grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit and a minimum overall average of 3 out of 7.

Eligible for admission to York

May 2004
  • courses passed at the two‑unit level with grades of 1, 2 or 3.
18 credits
  • With both the GCE ‘A’ level or the IB credentials in combination with the CAPE diploma.
18 credits

College Board Advanced Placement (AP)

Courses with a final result of 4 or 5.

30 credits


September 2008

Diplome d’études collegiale (CEGEP)

Upon completion of the Diplome with a minimum 70% overall GPA.

If the DEC has not been completed, credit may be awarded for courses taken beyond the first 12 academic courses with grades of 60% or better when an overall average is 70% or better.

30 credits

French Baccalaureate

le Baccalauréat français général (Série Littéraire, Scientifique, or Sciences économiques et sociales) - Terminale level passed with a grade of twelve or higher.


30 credits

May 2001

General Certificate of Education (CGE)

For most Advanced Level courses with final grades of "C" or better.


18 credits


October 1996

International Baccalaureate (IB)

For most Higher Level IB courses with grades of 5 or better.


30 credits

June 2012

York University Pre-U Academic Bridging Courses

Completion of an Admissions Credential Course with a minimum grade of B.

3 credits

October 2012