Pathways

Welcome to Dawson College’s Pathways & Articulation agreement information centre. Are you interested in a University program and would like to know if you can receive transfer credits from your CEGEP diploma? Please feel free to browse this page and our FAQ for more information.

WHAT IS AN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT?

An articulation agreement is a formal, signed, written agreement between two educational institutions. It outlines the kind of transfer credit or advanced standing that a student might be granted, based on studies at one school, upon entering a specific and related academic program at the other school. Articulation agreements are sometimes referred to as transfer agreements, transfer pathways or diploma to degree pathways.

The benefits of articulation agreements include the following:

  • They simplify the transition between academic programs, and minimize the duplication of course work.
  • They save students time and money.
  • They provide transparency, so that – upon applying – you have a sense of the transfer credit you are likely to receive.
  • The onus is not on you to provide all kinds of course information in an effort to negotiate transfer credit.

Requirements can vary depending on the specific agreement at a particular institution. And they must be updated when an academic program that is subject to an agreement is changed at either the sending or receiving school. It is therefore very important that you check the status of an agreement with the admissions office of the school at which you plan to apply. Dawson has a number of articulation agreements with universities in other Canadian provinces, and some in the U.S. and Australia.

Remember, it is not essential that Dawson have an articulation agreement with the school/program to which you wish to apply. It just means that investigating possible transfer credit will take more effort on your part. Don’t hesitate to contact your program or an academic advisor to explore degree completion options.

Getting Started? Look below and browse the different programs and schools that Dawson College has an agreement.

Questions? Check out our FAQ.

Accounting and Management Technology

Acadia/Accounting and Management Technology/BBA

  • University: Acadia
  • Program: Accounting and Management Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 22-10-2019
  • Details:

    Dawson Accounting graduates admitted to Acadia's BBA will be granted up to a maximum of 60 credits towards 120 credit degree, generally representing 50% of BBA requirements

Bishop’s/Accounting and Management Technology/BBA

  • University: Bishop’s
  • Program: Accounting and Management Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 01-09-2019
  • Details:

    ​410BO grads with R score of 28 or more admitted to Bishop’s in a 90 credit B.B.A. with 24 advanced standing credits and $2,000 scholarship.
    R score of 26 or more will receive 15 advanced credits.
    R score of 23 or more will be admitted to the B.B.A without advanced credits.
    *Students missing Math pre-requisites will have them added to their program.
    Advanced Credits:
    410.B0 R-Score greater than 28= 24 advanced credits: BAC121, BAC221, BMK211, BUS (3), ELE (12)
    410.B0 R-Score greater than 26= 15 advanced credits: BAC121, BMK211, BUS (3), ELE (6)

Cape Breton/Accounting and Management Technology/Bachelor of Business Administration

  • University: Cape Breton
  • Program: Accounting and Management Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 23-04-2020
  • Details:
    1. Graduates of  Accounting will receive a maximum of 60 credit hours towards  CBU's four-year BBA degree programs. The candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits of course work (four full-time semesters) at CBU to fulfill the BBA degree requirements.Transfer credits will be awarded for courses completed with a minimum grade of 65%.

Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Griffith/Biomedical Laboratory Technology/Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Gold Coast

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Biomedical Laboratory Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Gold Coast
  • Details:

    160/320 transfer credits, with a completion time of 4 semesters at Griffith.​

Business Management (Marketing)

Acadia/Business Administration - Marketing/BBA

  • University: Acadia
  • Program: Business Management (Marketing)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 22-10-2019
  • Details:

    Dawson Accounting graduates admitted to Acadia's BBA will be granted up to a maximum of 60 credits towards 120 credit degree, generally representing 50% of BBA requirements

Bishop’s/Business Management (Marketing)/BBA

  • University: Bishop’s
  • Program: Business Management (Marketing)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 01-09-2019
  • Details:

    ​410DO grads with R score of 28 or more admitted to Bishop’s in a 90 credit B.B.A. with 24 advanced standing credits and $2,000 scholarship.
    R score of 26 or more will receive 15 advanced credits.
    R score of 23 or more will be admitted to the B.B.A without advanced credits.
    *Students missing Math pre-requisites will have them added to their program.
    Advanced Credits:
    410.D0 R-Score greater than 28= 24 advanced credits: BMG112, MBK211, BUS(6), ELE(12)
    410.D0 R-Score greater than 26= 15 advanced credits: BMK211, BMG112, BUS (3), ELE (6)

Cape Breton/Business Management (Marketing)/Bachelor of Business Administration

  • University: Cape Breton
  • Program: Business Management (Marketing)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Contract expiry: 23-04-2020
  • Details:

    Marketing graduates will receive a maximum of 60 credit hours towards  CBU's four-year BBA degree programs. The candidates will be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits of course work (four full-time semesters) at CBU to fulfill the BBA degree requirements. Transfer credits will be awarded for courses completed with a minimum grade of 65%.

Griffith/Business Management (Marketing)/Bachelor of Business, Gold Coast, Logan & Nathan, Bachelor of Int’ Business, Gold Coast & Nathan

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Business Management (Marketing)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business, Gold Coast, Logan & Nathan, Bachelor of Int’ Business, Gold Coast & Nathan
  • Details:

    160/240 transfer credits, with a completion time of 2 semesters at Griffith​

Civil Engineering Technology

Griffith/Civil Engineering Technology/Bachelor of Engineering, with Honours in Civil Eng., Gold Coast

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Civil Engineering Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Engineering, with Honours in Civil Eng., Gold Coast
  • Details:

    Transfer credits to be assessed at time of application to Griffith University. Students will be provided with a completion pathway along with offer letter.

Community Recreational Leadership

Acadia/Community Recreational Leadership/Community Development or Recreation Management

  • University: Acadia
  • Program: Community Recreational Leadership
  • Degree: Bachelors of Community Development or Bachelor of Recreation Management
  • Contract expiry: 11-02-2015
  • Details:

    ​ CRLT grads can be granted 60 transfer credits towards a 120 credit Bachelor of Community Development. Students must complete Calculus I (determined to be the equivalent of grade 12 Nova Scotia academic math by Jessica Brown of Acadia) before entering the program, or take/pass Math 0110 during their first semester in the program.

Computer Science Technology

Griffith/Computer Science Technology/Bachelor of Information Technology, Nathan and Gold Coast

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Computer Science Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Information Technology, Nathan and Gold Coast
  • Details:

    160/240 transfer credits, with a completion time of 2 semesters at Griffith​

Electronics Technology

Griffith/Electronics Technology/Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Electronic and Computer Eng., Nathan

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Electronics Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Electronic and Computer Eng., Nathan
  • Details:

    Transfer credit will be assessed at time of application to Griffith University. Students will be provided with a completion pathway along with offer letter.​

Graphic Design

Griffith/Graphic Design/Bachelor of Design, South Bank OR Bachelor of Digital Media, Gold Coast -3D Design -Digital Design -Fashion Design -Graphic Design -Interior Design -Photo Media -Studio Art

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Graphic Design
  • Degree: Bachelor of Design, South Bank OR Bachelor of Digital Media, Gold Coast -3D Design -Digital Design -Fashion Design -Graphic Design -Interior Design -Photo Media -Studio Art
  • Details:

    160/240 transfer credits, with a completion time of 2 semesters at Griffith​

Illustration and Design

NSCAD/Illustration and Design/Bachelor of Design, Major Interdisciplinary Design

  • University: NSCAD
  • Program: Illustration and Design
  • Degree: Bachelor of Design, Major Interdisciplinary Design
  • Contract expiry: 12-08-2015
  • Details:

    Illustration & Design graduates with an average of B or higher (portfolio review also required) who are admitted to NSCAD's Bachelor of Design, Major Interdisciplinary Design​ may enter 3rd year of the BDES, receiving a total of 60 transfer credits.

Interior Design

Université de Montréal/Interior Design/DEC-BAC en design d'intérieur

  • University: Université de Montréal
  • Program: Interior Design
  • Degree: DEC-BAC en design d'intérieur
  • Contract expiry: 18-04-2018
  • Details:

    ​Students who complete Dawson's Interior Design DEC Program with an overall average of at least 80% across their specific education (concentration) courses are admissible to this DEC-BAC program. They must provide a letter of intent, a portfolio and a letter of recommendation from a professor in Dawson's Interior Design Program. If admitted, they enter second year of U de M's program, and could complete the degree in 2 years.

Social Service

Griffith/Social Service/Bachelor of Human Services, Logan & Gold Coast

  • University: Griffith
  • Program: Social Service
  • Degree: Bachelor of Human Services, Logan & Gold Coast
  • Details:

    160/240 transfer credits, with a completion time of 2 semesters at Griffith​

Laurentian/Social Service/Bachelor of Social Work

  • University: Laurentian
  • Program: Social Service
  • Degree: Bachelor of Social Work
  • Contract expiry: 21-04-2020
  • Details:

    Social Service grads entering Laurentian's BSW to be granted 30 transfer credits (1 year)

Travel and Tourism Studies

Cape Breton/Travel and Tourism Studies/Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • University: Cape Breton
  • Program: Travel and Tourism Studies
  • Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Contract expiry: 23-04-2020
  • Details:

    ​Dawson Travel & Tourism graduates may receive up to a maximum of 30 transfer credits towards the 90 credit BHTM program at CBU. Transfer credits will be awarded for courses completed with a minimum grade of 65%. 



Last Modified: July 12, 2017