Whether you're looking to transfer classes to Briercrest College and Seminary from another institution or considering transfer credit options for later, the following sections will provide you with the information you need.
Before Briercrest College and Seminary: Transferring In
At Briercrest College and Seminary, we want to give you credit for what you've already learned. We accept courses for transfer of credit from accredited institutions in Canada and elsewhere. We also review courses from unaccredited institutions for possible transfer credit.
You can see how courses from your previous school will transfer by viewing our Transfer Credit Equivalents directory (currently only for select schools in Saskatchewan).
All transfer students must complete at least half of the credit hours for their desired program, as well as at least half of the credit hours for their program major, while in residence at Briercrest to graduate from any program (residence is defined as completing courses offered by Briercrest College and Seminary).
For complete details, download the Briercrest College and Seminary Credit Transfer Policy.
In order to have your previous post-secondary studies count toward a Briercrest College and Seminary degree, contact your former schools and request that they mail an official copy of your final transcripts to:
Briercrest College and Seminary
510 College Drive
(Faxes or photocopies are adequate for an unofficial transfer analysis, but no transfer credit will be awarded until we receive official copies of your final transcripts.)
After Briercrest College and Seminary: Transferring Out
When you transfer from Briercrest College and Seminary to another school, you'll need to supply a copy of your official transcripts, which are available through the Academic Services office. Please make all requests in writing to ensure your personal privacy.
Click here to fill out a Transcript Request Form.
University of Saskatchewan
Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Waterloo (Faculty of Arts)
For Psychology students, upon completion of three years of study in the BA Psychology at Briercrest, students can transfer into one of three degrees at Minot State: BS Addictions Studies, BS Communication Disorders, or a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).
Click on the links below to see the signed agreements between
Briercrest and MSU for each respective program:
Former students have also received transfer credit on a case-by-case basis from a growing list of institutions, including the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, University of Manitoba, and University of Winnipeg.
Taking a Class Outside of Briercrest
Admitted students who wish to take courses offered by other post-secondary institutions toward their program at Briercrest must first apply for permission to be a visiting student through the Academic Services office. There is no fee for a letter of permission. For more information on our transfer credit policies, contact your academic adviser or Academic Services.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Can I get credit for my experiential
Briercrest offers Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. This process makes it possible to evaluate past learning against established academic standards so that Briercrest can award credit. This process includes evaluation of learning by portfolio, challenge exams, and interview. These options are available only to accepted students.
Portfolio or PLMA (Prior Learning and Ministry
This process is a guided study in how to move life learning into an academic framework to obtain academic credit. Attention will be given to identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, and life mission, to examining the formal learning experience and what is required in an academic program, and to integrating life learning into a chosen academic program. For those who are contemplating a return to formal education, this process is a beginning point to help clarify goals and expectations as well as an outline of the process required in requesting academic credit for non-formal learning experience(s). You must be an accepted student to begin this process. Click here to download the PLMA guided study.
Credit by Challenge permits students to receive degree credit in specified courses without actually registering in and taking courses provided the student can demonstrate an acceptable level of mastery of the course content. Students admitted to a degree program at BCS may receive degree credit in a limited number of courses for knowledge or skill obtained in a non-university context or by private study. It is the desire of BCS to allow for recognition of prior learning at minimal cost in time and finance to the student in conjunction with BCS standard and quality assurance of education. Click here for complete information on the Challenge Exam process.
An interview may be used in conjunction with the Portfolio or Exam Challenges and on some occasions by itself. For example, an Oral Proficiency Interview may be the most efficient way of assessing ability in a second language.