Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Transferring Credits and Schools Just Got Easier In Ontario

Transferring Credits Ontario

It's now easier for postsecondary students in Ontario to transfer schools.

Earlier this week, Ontario’s Provincial Government announced a new system to make it easier for postsecondary students to transfer schools.

The initiative is part of the McGuinty government’s Open Ontario plan and aims to reduce the redundancy and waste of students having to study similar courses to gain proper accreditation.

“The introduction of a credit transfer system will have a positive effect on both the accessibility and affordability of post-secondary education in Ontario,” said Meaghan Coker, President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance.

“After identifying the problem, I’m pleased to say the government worked collaboratively with students and with our colleges and universities to expand student mobility and improve the student experience.”

The Provincial Government will also create a new Credit Transfer Innovation Fund to help universities and colleges introduce more credit transfer options. They have also earmarked over $70 million over the next five years to help schools create transfer opportunities, while providing support to their transfer students.

“We have advocated for a credit transfer system for nearly a decade,” said Justin Fox, President of The College Student Alliance. “Many people and many organizations have worked tirelessly to bring this into existence. They all deserve credit for their work.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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