Transfer to CBU
Your Way to Success Starts Here
Every student is different. Every student has their own path to success, their own life journey.
At Cape Breton University we give transfer and mature students, like you, the choice to complete or advance your educational goals in a way that makes sense. It’s a way that fits your lifestyle, responsibilities, timeline and goals. Because continuing your education doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all solution.
CBU lets you do it your way.
So, let’s get started.
Like many institutions, CBU recognizes education completed at other post-secondary institutions. Students who have been successfully admitted to CBU and who already have some education behind them can apply for transfer credit.
Transfer credit is awarded for any course a student has successfully taken that is a good match with a course offered by CBU. Students can then use these credits to fulfil up to 50% of the requirements for their CBU degree.Advanced Standing Requirements
STEP 1.) Apply to CBU and pay the associated fee. On your application, make sure to list every institution you attended, even if it was only for a few credits. Transfer credits will only be awarded to successfully accepted students.
STEP 2.) Students must upload official post-secondary transcripts and/or supporting documents in your Future Student account after submitting their application. Applications cannot be processed until this step is complete.
STEP 3.) Accepted students will receive either a decision letter (for Canadian students) or a notice of acceptance (for International students). Once you have received your acceptance, you must submit a Transfer Credit Assessment Form.
Please note: students must submit their Transfer Credit Assessment by the following dates:
Fall Intake – July 31
Winter Intake – October 31
Spring Intake – March 31
STEP 4a.) Students must provide course descriptions for all courses they wish to be considered for transfer credit. Course descriptions can be sent in addition to the Transfer Credit Assessment form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 4b.) Where documents are not originally in English, the student will provide documents with notarized translations, in additional to original documents. Please make sure that the grading method is listed on your official transcript; credit(s) and study hours per course should be clearly noted on the course description.
STEP 5.) Wait to receive your results. Applications will be processed 4-6 weeks after receiving all documents, and you will receive results in your Future Student account.
STEP 1.) Take a tour. Get to know your new campus virtually, or book a 1-1 tour with one of our Recruiters.
STEP 2.) Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor through the online portal.
STEP 5.) Coming from outside of Canada? Check out our International Student Pre-Arrival Checklist for more helpful information.