The use of Advanced Standing credits is subject to the requirements of Sheridan's Advanced Standing Policy and Graduation Policy. The Sheridan Graduation Policy allows you to transfer up to 75% of the required course load.

Students registered in post-secondary programs who wish to apply for Advanced Standing will need to use Sheridan's online service. Click to review the Advanced Standing Guide.

Before applying for Advanced Standing students need to determine:

  • If they are eligible for Advanced Standing
  • how Advanced Standing may impact their program of study
  • how Advanced Standing may affect their finances
Please note: information regarding Advanced Standing is subject to change.

When can I apply?

New students will have access to the online application for advanced standing once a fee payment has been processed.

Returning students that have not made a fee payment for the following term, or students that are not returning, may apply for advanced standing until the last day of classes of the current term.


Candidates must have achieved a minimum course grade of 'C' or the minimum pass for promotion within the program; whichever is higher, for a request for advanced standing to be considered.

Multiple Equivalencies

Some University courses are equivalent to multiple Sheridan courses. Click to view a list of multiple equivalencies.

Courses older than five years

Students may request advanced standing for courses regardless of when they were completed. However, Sheridan reserves the right to deny Advanced Standing requests for courses completed more than 5 years ago based upon current relevancy of course content.

Important Considerations

Before applying for Advanced Standing it is important to take into account the impact that a successful application will have on your academic and financial status, particularly if it effects your course load.

  • Advanced Standing will be awarded for the term in which the application was submitted. If advanced standing is granted, it may fulfill future term requirements. Students are advised to review their academic requirements page in their student centre account.
  • Dropping to a part-time status can impact your ability to access OSAP funds, bursaries and other forms of financial support.
  • Students will not receive a refund for courses where Advanced Standing has been approved
  • Students applying for Advanced Standing are advised not to drop courses until approval has been granted by the College.
  • If you have been granted Advanced Standing after the fifth day of term you will not be able to add a new course to your timetable to replace that course.

Exempt programs and courses

Three of Sheridan's joint programs are excluded from the online Advanced Standing application. They are:

PAAAH Art and Art History (Honours Bachelor of Arts)
PBDES Honours Bachelor of Design
PCCIT Communication, Culture and Information Technology
PECEI Early Childhood Education Intensive
PEDSI Educational Support Fast-Track Intensive

Co-op placements are not eligible for Advanced Standing.

Continuing Education & International Students

Continuing Education Students

Sheridan's Online Application for Advanced Standing is only available to post-secondary students. Students in a Continuing and Professional Studies (FCAPS) program must apply for Advanced Standing through FCAPS.

Continuing Education Advanced Standing Application Form

International Students and Internationally Trained Individuals

All students with International transcripts wishing to apply for Advanced Standing must provide verified transcripts and evaluation reports from either World Education Services (WES) or the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS). Individual course outlines from the year the course was completed are required in order to have the Advanced Standing request processed. If you do not have copies please contact your previous institution to request outlines.

Only the following forms of evaulation report will be accepted as part of the Advanced Standing Application:

  • Course-by-Course Report (WES)
  • Postsecondary Comprehensive Report (ICAS)

Please note: General Report or Document-By-Document Reports will not be accepted for Advanced Standing.

International Application Help

If you have submitted official transcripts to the International Centre during the application process it is not necessary to resubmit them for the online Application for Advanced Standing.
If you have submitted a Comprehensive or Course-By-Course report to the Admissions Office during the application process, and have applied for Advanced Standing through the online application, please email Submitting duplicate copies of the report is not necessary.
Students with international education should provide the best information to support the application. Students should enter the Course Subject and Course Number when this information is provided on the transcript, however, when not available, International students may enter the Subject as INTL.
Domestic ITI students may enter the assessment provider name WES or ICAS. The Course Number may be entered according to the number of your requests. For the first course request enter 1, second course request enter 2, etc. Please enter the full Course Title exactly as recorded on your transcript or evaluation report.
For more information contact the International Centre.