Transfer Student Applications
Transfer to Emily Carr University and bring your course credits with you.
If you are an academic, fine art, design, or media arts-based student with credits earned from another post-secondary institution, you may be able to transfer into a program at Emily Carr University.
We welcome university-level transfer applicants from a variety of post-secondary institutions in addition to our partners listed below. Second and third-year undergraduate transfer applicants will be considered on a space availability basis.
If you are a Foundation (first-year) applicant, and you possess previous studies, please submit those official transcripts with your Foundation application. Your official transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit that fits your desired major.
Block Transfer from Essentials
Interested in a design major after completing the Communication Design Essentials program?
If you are an applicant to the four-year Bachelor of Design, Communications Design program, and you have successfully graduated from the Communication Design Essentials Certificate, you will be awarded 33 credits toward your undergraduate degree in the Communications Design major.
Contact us before you apply.
If you are seeking Block Transfer credit we encourage you to contact our Admissions Office.
Incoming exchange students from our partner universities
We welcome incoming exchange students from our partner institutions and from other Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) exchange schools each year. Students are invited to spend one semester of their third (or penultimate) year of post-secondary education at Emily Carr.
Prior Learning Assessment
Get credit for what you’ve already accomplished.
Prior learning assessment (PLA) is a formal way to get credit for non-formal education.
As an undergraduate student, you may seek a maximum of 9 PLA credits at Emily Carr for knowledge gained through significant work, life experience or non-formal learning.
As a practicing artist or designer, you can apply to take credit courses.
If you are a practicing artist or designer interested in taking a limited number of credit courses for your professional development you can apply for unclassified student status.
This category is available to students interested in studying for one semester, and only in the fall semester (September to December).
Applicants must be presently enrolled in a visual art or design degree program at another accredited post-secondary institution and must have completed at least the equivalent of our first-year Foundation program (18 credits of studio + 12 credits of specific critical studies).
Visiting students must apply as per the standard undergraduate degree application process.