myPathways

myPathways

myPathways provides Sheridan students with many options to advance their academic standing. Sheridan students can apply previously acquired learning credits towards their current program of study. Peruse the tabs below to see details about all of your options.

  • Advanced Standing
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition
  • Sheridan to Sheridan Credits
  • Block Transfers

Advanced Standing

Check Transfer Credits Online

The Credit Transfer Check tool will allow you to view possible credit transfers for courses completed at another Ontario postsecondary institution.

† this tool is only accessible from within Sheridan at this time.

Advanced Standing is the transfer of credits earned at another recognized postsecondary institution towards a Sheridan credential. Before applying for Advanced Standing students need to determine:

  • If they are eligible for Advanced Standing
  • how Advanced Standing might impact their program of study
  • how Advanced Standing may affect their finances

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

* The official policy is currently titled ' Advanced Standing Policy'. A name change to 'Credit Transfer Policy' has been approved and is imminent.

Students registered in post-secondary programs who wish to apply for Advanced Standing will need to use Sheridan's online service. See the How to Apply section below.

Please note: information regarding Advanced Standing is subject to change.

Requirements and When to Apply

Requirements

Candidates must have achieved a minimum course grade of 60% or the minimum pass for promotion within the program; whichever is higher, for a request for advanced standing to be considered.

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.

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.

Minimum Grade Requirements

 

Program Code Course ID Subject Course Description Min Points
PPHTN 003511 CHEM Adv Phar Sterile Prep Theory & Lab 3.00
PPHTN 003507 BIOL Adv. Body Sys & Disease States 3.00
PPHTN 003504 HEAL Advanced Community Pharm. Disp 3.00
PPHTN 003519 PHAR Advanced Pharmacology 3.00
PPHTN 006675 PHAR Community Pharmacy Practices 3.00
PPHTN 003513 HEAL Inst'l Pharm Disp Theory & Lab 3.00
PPHTN 003510 HEAL Inst'l Pharmacy Practice 3.00
PPHTN 003547 FLPL Institutnl Pharm Clinical Pr 4.00
PPHTN 001292 HEAL Intro Community/Pharm Dispens 3.00
PPHTN 003521 BIOL Intro to Body Systems/Disease 3.00
PPHTN 003503 PHAR Intro to Pharmacology 3.00
PPHTN 003501 CHEM Introd. to Pharmaceutical Comp 3.00
PPHTN 003505 HEAL Long Term Care Concepts 3.00
PRPHA 003524 MATH Pharmacy Math 3.00
PPHTN 003524 MATH Pharmacy Math 3.00
PPNSG 003524 MATH Pharmacy Math 4.00
PPHTN 003506 ACCG Pharmacy Mgt & Inventory Contr 3.00
PPHTN 003502 HEAL Self-Meds & Comp'y Therapies 3.00
PPHTN 003517 CHEM Spec Extemporaneous Compound'g 3.00
PPHTN 003518 CHEM Sterile Prep & Aseptic Techniq 3.00
PPHTN 008134 PHAR Integ Practice & Career Devel 3.00
PVETT 16532 MATH Pharmacy Math 4.00

University/College Courses with Multiple Equivalencies

In some cases, credits earned from year long courses at other universities/colleges are evaluated as equivalent to two Sheridan courses. Below is the 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.

Exempt Programs & Courses

The following Sheridan joint and intensive programs are excluded from online Advanced Standing:

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 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

Students with International Education

Students with International Education/Transcripts

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 pathways@sheridancollege.ca. 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, enter the first few letters of the course name as the course subject code, and the line number on the evaluation as the course number code.  Enter the full course title, grade, and credit value from the evaluation report.

For more information send email to: pathways@sheridancollege.ca

Ontario College Course Outline Links

Course Outlines & Advanced Standing

When applying for Advanced Standing for a non-evaluated course you must include a detailed course outline documenting the learning outcomes and the length of the external course. Below are some links to the Course Outline pages at other Ontario Colleges for your convenience and reference.

* No specific course outline request info available. Contact the institution for more info.

How to Apply

Before starting your application make sure that you satisfy the requirements for Advanced Standing. You must also take into account the academic and financial implications of a successful Advanced Standing request.
  1. Login to myStudent Centre
    Under the "Academics" section, click on the drop down menu and select "Credit Transfer Centre".


  2. Click the button Apply for Advanced Standing.

  3. Start your Application
    You will see the Advanced Standing application options available to you. These can include:
    • External courses from Ontario that have already been evaluated
    • External courses from within Ontario that need to be evaluated
    • External courses from all institutions outside of Ontario, including international institutions

    Click the “Start Application” button to proceed.

  4. Adding evaluated courses
    If adding a course that has already been evaluated to your Advanced Standing application, simply check the check box under the “Select” column to select the relevant course(s) and click “Next”.

    If you are only adding evaulated courses, click the Next button until you reach the end of the application and then Submit.


  5. Adding non-evaluated eligible courses
    To add non-evaluated eligible courses check the check box under the “Select” column to select the course(s). You must provide a course outline, as well as the course code, course name, grade, semester/year taken, official grade on transcript and credit value. Click "Next" to proceed through the steps illustrated below.
    For 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 five years ago based upon current relevancy of course content.


  6. You will need to specify if each course is a Core course or a Gen-Ed/ Breadth elective. Choose the appropriate option under the “Request Type" column. You may only select one course at a time.

  7. When applying for Advanced Standing for a non-evaluated course you must include a detailed course outline documenting the learning outcomes and the length of the external course. You can do this by either:
    • Uploading the course outline as a PDF or .DOC format (preferred)
    • Providing the URL address of the official website where this information is posted
    • Copying and pasting the course outline

    Click add request to basket when you are done.

  8. Add more courses or proceed to next stage
    Once you have successfully added a course to your Advanced Standing application, the number of requests in your application will be displayed in the top right portion of your screen (see image in step 9). From this page you can either add additional courses or click “Next” to proceed to the next stage.

    If you are only adding courses currently on your Sheridan record, proceed to Step 13.

  9. Adding non-evaluated eligible courses
    Click the Add School button to apply for advanced standing using your educational experience from institutions outside of Ontario.

  10. Select a school from another Canadian province or International location. Once you make your selection, you will be able to choose from the list of schools on screen. If your school is not listed, choose the Add School Not Listed button and enter the details.

  11. Your chosen school will appear on the next screen. Choose the Add Course button to proceed.

  12. Enter the course information requested on screen as illustrated below. Please note: that Grade, Year Taken, Course Credits, Term and Course Title are mandatory fields. Your application can only be completed once the Office of the Registrar has received an official transcript or evaluation.

    Click Add when done.


  13. Review your application. You can use the Previous button to step back and make any changes. Use the trash icon to delete any entries you may want to remove. Click Submit Application once you are ready to proceed.

  14. A pop up panel will confirm that your application for advanced standing has been successfully submitted. Click "OK" to dismiss the pop up.

Requesting/Submitting Your Transcripts

In most cases, official transcripts must be provided to Sheridan so that your credit transfer request can be evaluated and processed. The simplest way to request a transcript from your previous institution is to log into your Ontario Colleges account and request one. If you do not have an active Ontario Colleges account, please contact your previous institution directly and have your transcript sent by mail to:

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Attn: Admissions Office D202, Advanced Standing,
P.O. Box 2500 Lakeshore West PO
Oakville, ON L6K 0E1

If you already have an official transcript, sealed in the original issuing envelope, you may drop it off in person at the following campus locations:

Davis Campus: Welcome Desk – Office of the Registrar
Trafalgar Road Campus: Admissions Office, B101
Hazel McCallion Campus: Welcome Desk – Office of the Registrar

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Have knowledge gained outside of education? With Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) you can earn credits towards a Sheridan credential based on your previous education and applicable workplace experience.

  • Students may apply for PLAR, provided they have been admitted to a program. In order to be eligible for PLAR:
  • Applicants must be 19 years of age or older OR have an OSSD or equivalent
  • The course must be eligible for PLAR (check course outline)
  • At least one year must have elapsed since the last application for PLAR for the course (or this is the first application)
  • The applicant has NOT failed or withdrawn from this course in the last year

How to Apply

Stage 1: PLAR Self Assessment & Eligibility Check

  1. Complete a PLAR Self Assessment Form
    The first step in your PLAR application is to complete a PLAR self-assessment form to determine if you are eligible to apply for PLAR.

    • Applicants must be 19 years of age or older OR have an OSSD or equivalent
    • The course must be eligible for PLAR (check course outline)
    • At least one year must have elapsed since the last application for PLAR for the course (or this is the first application)
    • The applicant has NOT failed or withdrawn from this course in the last year

  2. Review PLAR self-assessment form with PLAR Advisor
    All PLAR applicants must review the PLAR self-assessment form with a PLAR Advisor to help determine that they meet the PLAR criteria and the best way to proceed with their PLAR application. PLAR Advisors are available through the Office of the Registrar at:
    • Davis – Room B201 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    • HMC – Student Services Centre (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    • Trafalgar – Room D100 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  3. Meet with Program Coordinator
    If you meet the PLAR eligibility criteria, your PLAR advisor will add the Program Coordinator information to the self-assessment form and refer you to the Program Coordinator.
    • You will present the Program Coordinator with your self-assessment form.
    • The Program Coordinator reviews the form and determines eligibility with OTR, and recommends if you should pursue PLAR.
    • At least one year must have elapsed since the last application for PLAR for the course (or this is the first application)
    • Program Coordinator signs Self Assessment form, indicates the name of the Assessor. (The PLAR Assessor may be the Program Coordinator, or another faculty member. )

Stage 2: Submit Payment & and Complete Action Plan

  1. Submit fee payment and PLAR Waiver form
    To proceed with your application you must first pay the PLAR application fee of $117.58 and submit the PLAR Waiver Form (available from the OTR when you make your fee payment). Payments for PLAR assessments must be made in person. You can make your payment at a front counter of any campus. The OTR cannot accept cash or credit card payments.

  2. Create an action plan.
    Working with your PLAR Assessor (or Program Coordinator), you will create an Action Plan. The purpose of the Action Plan is to ensure both applicant and assessor are clear on and agree to the nature of the demonstrations of learning, timelines, content, and process. It should be signed off by both parties and amended, in the same way, as appropriate.

    Examples of “Tasks” may include but are not limited to: work samples, résumé, interview, portfolio, challenge exam and interview, employer letters

  3. Complete action plan and tasks.
    You can consult with your PLAR Assessor as you complete your Action Plan. Both you and your assessor will follow the timelines as indicated on the Action Plan to complete and assess the tasks.

Stage 3: Assessment & Award

  1. Documentation and Transcription
    1. Once the PLAR process is complete, the Program Coordinator and/or Assessor completes information as required on the PLAR application form.
    2. The application form (now with the PLAR results) is submitted to the Office of the Registrar, who will update your academic record.
    3. If an ‘F’ grade is awarded, the ‘F’ grade will not be placed on the your Student Record but the application will count as a PLAR attempt.
    4. You will be notified of results by the Academic Faculty.


  2. Appeals
    Students may appeal decisions as per the Academic Appeals and Consideration Policy.

Sheridan to Sheridan Credits

Sheridan to Sheridan credit equivalency is where a previously completed course with at least an 80% match is substituted in a new program to meet a requirement. To request a course substitution, the student contacts the appropriate coordinator – Program Coordinator, English Coordinator, Breadth Coordinator, or General Elective Coordinator – to make the request.

Courses with the exact same course code (COMM 19999 for example), or electives that will meet the new program requirements will automatically be counted towards credit towards the new program. Students are encouraged to check the "Academic Requirements" link (see example below) in the Academics section of the myStudent Centre account to view any completed courses that are being used for the new program.

myacademics

Please note: Students should continue to attend classes until official notification that the course substitution has been approved. If the course substitution is approved, and reduces your course/credit load to less than 60%, it will affect your eligibility for OSAP. Check with the Financial Aid Office if you are uncertain of your eligibility. The original grade received will be counted in the GPA calculation of the program the course is transferred to.

What is the difference between course equivalency and substitution?

A course substitution is a one way equivalency that students need to request. A course equivalency is permanently set up in the system and student automatically receive credit

How is it different from Advanced Standing?

The original course is approved as a substitution. The grade earned is used in GPA calculation. In both cases, the originally earned grade will be counted in and affect the new program GPA.

 

Block Transfers

In addition to a number of exciting pathways between its own programs, Sheridan has transfer agreements with universities and colleges around the world.

A Sheridan diploma may also lead to admission into a degree program. For more information, visit pathways.sheridancollege.ca or visit ontransfer.ca for a guide to credit transfers between Ontario colleges and universities.

Transferring Credits

Institutions typically grant transfer credit based on the following:

  • The compatibility of your diploma studies with the program you wish to enter.
  • Your overall academic average at Sheridan and, in some cases, your individual course marks.

Students usually need to complete more than one year of study at Sheridan to be eligible for transfer credit(s). Some institutions grant “block transfer credit” based on the length of your studies. Other institutions assess transfer credit on a course-by-course basis (advanced standing). It’s important that you check with the Admissions Office.

General Education to Degree Breadth

Eligibility

To be eligible for Block Transfer of credit towards Degree Breadth, General Education courses must be assigned a minimum of 3.0 credit hours per course and not given credit consideration towards core degree programs of study.

Block Transfer for 2 General Education Courses (6.0 credits)
Prior credit for 2 General Education courses with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, where the student has earned a minimum grade of 60% (C) in each course, will be awarded a credit equivalence of 1 Degree Breadth course. Credits acquired through this block transfer arrangement serve to satisfy general introductory breadth credit in a broad field of study (Humanities, Social Science, Global Culture, Mathematics, or Science) at the degree level.

Block Transfer for 3 General Education Courses (9.0 credits)
Prior credit for 3 General Education courses with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, where the student has earned a minimum grade of 60% (C) in each course, will be awarded a credit equivalence of 2 Degree Breadth courses. Credits acquired through this block transfer arrangement serve to satisfy general introductory breadth credit in a broad field of study (Humanities, Social Science, Global Culture, Mathematics, or Science) at the degree level.

Block Transfer for 4 General Education Courses (12.0 credits)
Prior credit for 4 General Education courses with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, where the student has earned a minimum grade of 60% (C) in each course, will be awarded a credit equivalence of 3 Degree Breadth courses. Credits acquired through this block transfer arrangement serve to satisfy general introductory breadth credit in a broad field of study (Humanities, Social Science, Global Culture, Mathematics, or Science) at the degree level.

Note: While credits acquired through a block transfer arrangement may not serve to fulfill a course-specific prerequisite requirement, such credits do serve to satisfy the requirements of the breadth policy at the introductory level in each of the designated fields of study.