Human Resources Management

People + Skills.

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Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit between CCE programs 

Transfer Credit from other institutions or McMaster faculties

You may be eligible to receive transfer of credit from previous post-secondary studies and receive advanced standing in the CCE program that you are pursuing. 
A maximum of 3 equivalent courses taken at another institution may be transferred into this program, subject to approval by the Program Manager.

The following general conditions apply:

  • courses must have an 80% overlap in content/curricula and a similar number of classroom or contact hours;
  • courses must have been taken within the last five years;
  • courses must have been taken from an accredited academic institution and listed on an official transcript with a grade;
  • you must obtain a “C-“ or better to be eligible;
  • you may only apply external transfer of credit to one Certificate or Diploma program;
  • advanced standing will not be granted until you register in a program;
  • transfer credits approved but not paid for within one (1) year of approval may be rescinded;
  • you will be charged a fee of $99 per course.
Submission Requirements
In order to assess your transfer of credit request, please submit the following information and documents:
  • name and course number of the external course(s) that you wish to be assessed for transfer of credit and the name and course number of the CCE course(s) that you would like credit for;
  • an official transcript, demonstrating your completion of the course(s) and your final grade(s);
  • full course outline(s) (i.e. course description, course objectives, assessment criteria, textbook, weekly content covered);
  • transfer of credit requests can be submitted electronically to ccehrm@mcmaster.ca or by hard copy.

Please Note:
It may take 4-6 weeks to assess your transfer of credit request.


Please mail to:
McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education
OJN, 3rd Floor, Room 338
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Attention: Program Manager, Human Resources Management