The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Universities


Credit transfers between New Brunswick's public universities and other universities are considered by program and administrative staff on a course-by-course basis that includes a review of course content, student evaluation methods, and instructor qualifications.

In some programs there are formal and informal agreements between New Brunswick universities and colleges that certain courses will be recognized. Credit transfers are also conducted on a case-by-case basis depending on the educational backgrounds of individual students from other institutions.

Some formal transfer agreements are in place between New Brunswick universities and community colleges. Through these agreements, specific academic programs are jointly developed and delivery is shared. Students undertaking these programs covered by transfer agreements are provided with a previously established and coordinated program of study at both the universities and community colleges where they can earn both a diploma and a degree. The quality of these joint programs is protected through the formal transfer agreements and the program review process at each institution.


Community Colleges


In July 2000, the colleges of the four Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) signed a memorandum of understanding to "maximize the recognition and transfer of learning acquired through formal education, workplace training, and work and life experience." In accordance with this memorandum, member colleges have agreed to transfer credits for all courses to approved programs delivered by other members.

In some programs there are formal and informal agreements between New Brunswick colleges and universities that certain courses will be recognized for credit transfer. Credit transfers are also conducted on a course-by-course basis depending on the educational backgrounds of individual students from other institutions.

Formal transfer agreements are in place between some colleges and universities. Through these agreements, specific academic programs are jointly developed, delivery is shared, and the universities generally grant applied degrees. The quality of these joint programs is protected through the formal transfer agreements and the program review process at each institution.

In September of 2009, colleges and universities in Atlantic Canada have signed a MOU encouraging transfer agreements between and among public universities and colleges in the region. The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) and the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC) and their member institutions have endorsed the MOU encouraging transfer agreements between and among public universities and community colleges in Atlantic Canada.

A provincial Credit Transfer Web portal was completed and officially launched March 15, 2012..The portal initially focused on transfer credits between New Brunswick institutions and has expanded to include formal transfer agreements both in-province and out-of-province.. The Web Portal simplifies the accessibility of credit transfer information for institutions and learners for the benefits of increased access to both credit transfer and recognition of prior learning. This portal simplifies service provision for institutions while ensuring timely service based on a quality assurance model.




Comprehensive review of this information: January 2019