Frequently Asked Questions

Some of my transfer credits have “EXTR” beside them. What does this mean?

There are a few reasons you might have extra transfer credits. The maximum number of transfer credits you can bring with you to Western is 10.0. There are also restrictions on the number of first-year credits you receive as well as the number of credits in one subject area that you receive. If you have extra credits, it is because you have exceeded the maximum number of credits in one (or more) of these areas. If you are in this situation, it is recommended that you make an appointment with an Academic Counsellor to determine which credits should be counted as extra.

If I choose to repeat a course that I have already received transfer credit for, will my transfer credit be removed?

No. If you repeat a course, your transfer credit will be marked as “RNC”. This stands for Repeated, No Credit. Therefore, your transfer credit will no longer count but it will stay on your record.