Dear Recruitment Partners,
This update is for recent graduates of Canadian schools and for on-shore students who are transferring from one Canadian school to another. If your student falls under either category, please make note of the following.
A number of our partner schools require these students to provide their transcripts or letter of enrolment from their current Canadian school. ApplyBoard will note in the student’s profile whether this is mandatory or optional. In both cases, we recommend that you upload the transcripts to expedite the application process and to improve your student’s chances of getting accepted.
It is ApplyBoard’s opinion that these schools are requesting Canadian transcripts to make more informed decisions when accepting students.
- Schools can evaluate the student’s current performance and attendance history. If the student has good records, they may be more likely to receive an Offer Letter.
- By looking at Canadian transcripts, the schools can see courses that could be transferable, saving your student time and money.
We believe this is becoming a trend in the industry. Here is a list of schools that have made this a requirement in the past and will continue to do so:
- Algoma University
- Concordia University of Edmonton
- University of Canada West
- Trent University
- New York Institute of Technology
- Matrix College
- Fleming College
- Coquitlam College
Here are two examples from two ApplyBoard partners who have been requesting transcripts.
Example #1: Student graduated from a 3-Year Bachelor degree at the University of Windsor. The student wishes to apply to a Post-Graduation Certificate at Trent University, so they must include their transcripts from the University of Windsor in their application.
Example #2: Student finished their first semester of their Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology at the University of Guelph. The student wishes to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts at Trent University, so they must include their first semester transcripts from the University of Guelph.
Please contact your ApplyBoard Representative if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, stay up to date on new partnerships, deadlines and requirements by visiting the Recruiters News Centre.