Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.4 Student Evaluation and Promotion : 9.4.6 Academic Credit Transfer Agreement/Inter-University Transfer Agreement

Academic Credit Transfer Agreement/
Inter-University Transfer Agreement
The Inter-University Transfer (IUT) agreement permits concurrent registration at McGill and another Quebec institution. In certain cases, credits may be granted by the School for courses taken at other universities. Approval by the Program Director is necessary and must be obtained in advance.
Courses accepted for transfer credits must meet the following criteria:
1. Courses must be comparable in their content and in their method of evaluation to McGill courses students are allowed to take for credit at McGill.
2. Course content must not overlap with courses already passed at McGill, CEGEP, another university or elsewhere.
Students wishing to take advantage of this agreement should consult the Student Affairs Office for details, and this agreement is subject to the following conditions:
a) The other universities concerned may, at their discretion, refuse the registration of a student for any of its courses;
b) Students must complete their program requirements;
c) Students are responsible for ensuring that the McGill Class Schedule permits these courses to be taken without conflict;
d) The universities concerned are not responsible for special arrangements in cases of examination or class schedule conflicts;
e) Grades earned at the host university will not appear on McGill transcripts or be included in McGill grade point averages; and
f) Students should be aware that late results received from host universities may delay their graduation.
Scholarship holders should consult with the Scholarships Office concerning eligibility for continuation or renewal of their rewards.
Students must initiate an online Inter-University Transfer (IUT) application to request the required authorizations. The electronic form is available on the web at This form permits the students to obtain the required authorizations. The IUT application form can also be accessed via the McGill website at
Note: Once the IUT application is approved by both the home and host universities, the student remains responsible for registering in the same course for which they have obtained electronic approval. The method of registration of the host university will vary (e.g., web, in-person, phone, etc.). The student is advised to initiate the electronic application allowing for enough time to meet the host university's registration deadlines. Furthermore, the student is responsible for adhering to all registration deadlines of the host institution. It is your responsibility to abide by the rules and regulations of the host university to ensure the completion of the courses.
The letter grades applied by the host institution take precedence over the numerical grades if both are provided. In order to be granted transfer credits, the final grades earned at the host university must meet the minimum requirements as set by the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy programs. Grades earned at the host university for transfer courses are not entered on the student's McGill transcript and are not included in the calculation of the TGPA or CGPA. For courses that are completed, the grade will be automatically submitted to the home university (McGill) by the host institution. Students who later wish to drop or withdraw from the course(s) for which approval has been granted will need to drop or withdraw from the course as per the method of registration at the host university AND submit this change on the online IUT application. For universities outside of Quebec, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that an official transcript is sent from the host institution to the Student Affairs Office. Students studying at another Quebec university on an Inter-University Transfer Agreement (IUT) will have their grade(s) sent to McGill University automatically by the host university. Transcripts not received by the appropriate date will be considered for the next graduation period only.

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