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Transfer students

The Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton welcomes students from other post-secondary institutions (outside UNB), from UNB Saint John and from other faculties within UNB (inside UNB).

Your academic advisor is Dr. Linda McNutt, coordinator of advising and first year experience. Please direct your questions to Dr. McNutt.

Transfer students from outside UNB

Your first step is to apply. When you apply, have your previous institution(s) send your official transcript(s) directly to the Registrar’s Office at UNB Fredericton.

To be admissible to UNB, you must be eligible for re-admission to the post-secondary institution you last attended. Admission to the BA Program at UNB Fredericton does not guarantee enrolment in any specific courses or majors/honours programs.

Course descriptions and syllabi for courses taken at your previous institution may be requested for transfer credit assessment. The courses you have successfully completed at your previous institution are reviewed in the dean of arts office in accordance with faculty policies and, where appropriate, in consultation with faculty members.

The Registrar’s Office in Fredericton will notify you regarding acceptance into the BA program and the number of transfer credits you have been awarded. Although no transfer credits are guaranteed, you can find out whether courses that you are taking, or plan to take, have previously been granted transfer credit, check the Transfer Credit Database.

Transfer credits

Whether or not credit will be given for courses taken at your previous institution depends to some extent on what you plan to do in your BA at UNBF, but there are a few guidelines:

  • Up to 12ch of non-arts/science courses such as education and engineering will be considered for transfer to the BA.
  • Typically transfer credit is given only for courses where a grade of C or better was earned.
  • No more than 50 per cent of transfer credits may be used toward your BA program.
  • No more than 50 per cent of transfer credits may be used towards the upper level courses required for your major/jonours program or minor.
  • No transfer credits are accepted for the UNB portion of the Bachelor of Applied Arts program.

Courses with no direct equivalent to courses at UNB may transfer as “unassigned” credit. Unassigned credit may be granted in cases where the content of a course is appropriate for a specific discipline in the faculty but does not have an exact equivalent.

Transferring from within UNB (Fredericton & Saint John programs)

Students planning to transfer to the UNB Fredericton Faculty of Arts from programs at UNB Saint John or other UNB Fredericton faculties must fill out an internal transfer request through their eservices.

Important notes about transferring

  • Students who have completed 30ch in the BA program at UNBSJ are considered to have completed the Year 1 diversity requirements for the BA at UNBF, including Arts 1000.
  • Students who have completed 27ch or less in the BA program at UNBSJ may be required to complete the Year 1 diversity requirements for the BA at UNBF, including Arts 1000.
  • Students who are in a degree program at UNBSJ other than the BA, will be required to complete the Year 1 diversity requirements for the BA at UNBF, including Arts 1000.

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