Diploma to Degree


Applying for a Qualifying Course

One of the conditions of transfer is completing a qualifying course as a Visiting Student in the Faculty of Arts and Science with a final grade of at least 60%. Credits that you complete as a Visiting Student will be retained and may be applied to your future program of study. 

Consider the following when choosing a qualifying course:

  • Select your qualifying course with your programs of interest in mind
  • You can view the different programs and requirements on the Newly Admitted Website or in the Calendar
  • Plan to enroll for the first term (F section course) of the summer session if you are taking your qualifying course right after your fourth semester
  • You should have several different qualifying course options in mind
  • You can check the day and time the course is offered by viewing the 2018 Summer Timetable. 
  • Contact us if you do not understand the codes used in the timetable, such as a half credit (H = 0.5 FCE) and full credit course (Y = 1.00 FCE) 
  • Do not enroll in courses for which you will receive a Transfer Credit.  More information is available on the Transfer Credits & Chart page.
  • Choose first year (100-level) courses carefully! University of Toronto students cannot take more than 6 first year (100-level) courses at U of T.  Consult with the Program Advisor if you are thinking about doing a first year (100-level) qualifying course.  
  • If you are taking courses at U of T and in your diploma program at the same time, make sure to avoid scheduling conflicts and allow sufficient time for travelling between the two campuses. 

Once you have read through the entire website and feel ready to complete the online application, please proceed to the Application Deadline & Process page.