Education and Early Childhood Development

Transferring into a Newfoundland and Labrador High School (Grades 10-12)

Courses or Credits from Other Jurisdictions

Students may receive credit in the Newfoundland and Labrador senior high school program (grades 10 – 12) for the following certified studies if they were successfully completed in other educational institutions or jurisdictions:

  • a high school program in other provinces/territories,
  • a high school program in other countries

Credit will only be awarded if an official copy of the appropriate certification is provided as evidence of achievement.

Registered Newfoundland and Labrador students who attend school in other provinces for a significant portion of the school year and return to the Newfoundland and Labrador system may apply for transfer of credits.

Procedure to transfer Credits

  1. Students planning to transfer credits to a school in Newfoundland and Labrador high school system can contact a school directly. The school, on the student's behalf, can provide the required documents to the High School Certification Office at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

    The only exception to this pertains to students that are recruited from other jurisdictions by a company or organization. These students need to follow the guidelines outlined in section 2 below.

    The following documentation is required by the High School Certification Office to transfer credits to the Newfoundland and Labrador high school system:

    • Official certified transcripts of final results in all courses or examinations for which transfer of credit is being requested. Transfers cannot be completed without official certified documentation.
    • The pertinent program of studies or course catalogue containing detailed descriptions of the courses and program completed outside of Canada.

    All documentation must be in the English language. Any translation must be completed by a certified translator and cannot be done by either the student or an immediate family member.

    Some requests may be made to the High School Certification Office prior to a student's reporting to a school. The student or parent making the request must indicate the school of intended admission and must provide all of the necessary student information for registration.

    While requests for the transfer of credit may be reviewed and tentatively evaluated in advance, such transfer credits awarded are conditional upon the student's ultimate achievement of credits directly in the Newfoundland and Labrador high school system. The department reserves the right to change, delete or modify credits awarded.

    When a student reports to a school for enrolment, the school will make a tentative evaluation of the transcript to permit immediate placement of the student accordingly. The student's courses may change once the transfer of credit process is completed. This does not apply to students recruited from other jurisdictions by a company or organization. These students need to follow the guidelines in section 2 below.

  2. Companies or organizations or their affiliates that recruit students from other jurisdictions to attend Newfoundland and Labrador high schools must deal directly with the High School Certification Office of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The following documentation is required:
    • Official certified transcripts of final results in all courses or examinations for which transfer of credit is being requested. Transfers cannot be completed without official certified documentation. Documents emailed or faxed will not be accepted.
    • The pertinent program of studies or course catalogue containing detailed descriptions of the courses and program completed outside of Canada.

    All documentation must be in the English language. Any translation must be completed by a certified translator and cannot be done by either the student or an immediate family member.

    Documentation must be received by the High School Certification Office of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development at least one month prior to the student attending a school in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    While requests for the transfer of credit may be reviewed and tentatively evaluated in advance, such transfer credits awarded are conditional upon the student's ultimate achievement of credits directly in the Newfoundland and Labrador high school system. The department reserves the right to change, delete or modify credits awarded.

Please note:

  1. When courses are transferred into the senior high school certification system from out-of-province, students are awarded course credits, but marks are not transferred.
  2. Students who transfer from outside the province must attain at least five Level III credits in the provincial senior high school program in order to receive a Newfoundland and Labrador graduation certificate.
  3. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does recognize credentials obtained by students from some national organizations outside the regular school system for the purpose of awarding credit in the senior high school program (see Appendix XI in the High School Certification Handbook ).
  4. With prior approval from the Manager of Evaluation, credits attained in the Adult Basic Education program or from a post-secondary program, which are deemed equivalent to high school credit courses, can be transferred back into the high school certification system and combined with the regular high school program (see Section 7.6)
 
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