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Pathways and Transfer Students

Our Pathway and Credit Transfer initiatives allow you to leverage your previous credentials and related experience toward a Sheridan credential. Start your research here to explore which options can put you on the quickest path toward getting the qualifications for the career that you want.

“I was able to receive some transfer credits from my previous degree going towards my current degree at Sheridan. That really freed up a lot of time for myself in terms of being able to focus just on core courses which was a wonderful advantage. It saved me a lot of time and allowed me to work part time as well.”

– Pia Supino-Mayka, Honours Bachelor of Illustration
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Check for Credit Transfers

Get credit for what you know! Use Sheridan's Credit Transfer Tool to find out what credits you might apply towards your new program at Sheridan. Once you become a Sheridan student and have paid your fees, you can apply for credit transfers through your myStudent Centre account.

Explore program-to-program transfer opportunities (PDF)

Partnerships you can count on. Once you have partially or fully completed a credential at Sheridan or another institution, there may be an opportunity for you to take advantage of Sheridan’s transfer agreements.

To find opportunities within Sheridan, other institutions in Ontario, and around the world, explore Sheridan's Transfer Guide (PDF).

  • “Transferring my university & college credits was an easy and smooth process with faculty helping me through. Sheridan gave me the opportunity to complete my degree quicker while getting the full experience Sheridan offers.”

    – Sierra Johnson, Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing

    “I got admitted into York University and I give all the credit to Sheridan for that. Having a Paralegal diploma from Sheridan and an ESL certificate was the foundation to succeed at university. Without it, I would not be where I am today.”

    – Athra Walied, English as a Second Language and Paralegal

    “I had all this foundational knowledge, but I didn’t really have the skills or the experience as a reporter to get that job, so that’s what led me to Sheridan.”

    – Charlsie Agro, Journalism – New Media

    “I gained a lot of information about the career opportunities that are available for me and I decided that (after completing a Sheridan diploma and then degree) a masters and further education was the route I wanted to go.”

    – Ryan Schick, General Arts & Sciences – Health Profile and Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy

    “I had enough credentials (credits) to bridge directly into year 3. The degree completion basically introduces all concepts and the ideas you need to be in year 2 or year 3 of the program.”

    – Sarah Qureshi, Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

Need more information?

Or explore the additional resources below.

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Foundation and General Programs

Sheridan’s Foundation Programs and Certificates offer an excellent stepping stone into many diploma and degree programs. These one-year programs can provide the opportunity to expand your skill set, complete required courses and explore various subject areas.

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Academic Upgrading

Missing requirements? Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free program that provides you with the admission requirements needed to apply to a college program, certificate program, or workplace skills needed for employment.

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Dual Credit

If you are a high school student who has successfully completed one or more dual credit courses, you may be able to have those courses recognized as credits in a Sheridan Ontario Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma program, depending on the course you’ve taken and the program you want to take.


Visit ONTransfer.ca for a guide to credit transfers between colleges and universities in Ontario.

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