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Preclusion credit can be awarded where a course from a sending institution is determined to have similar content to a course at a receiving institution, but institutional policy at the receiving institution prohibits awarding assigned credit. For example, UBC's Transfer Notes in the BC Transfer Guide contains the following: 

 Preclusion of Credit

Where a student is granted unassigned credit on transfer, the student will not also receive degree credit if a similar UBC course is taken subsequently. This applies in cases where the student has taken one half of a six-credit UBC course and where the college course is similar to a third- or fourth-year UBC course. In the tables this is normally clarified with the statement: precludes credit for . . . The name of the course refers to the UBC course unless otherwise stated.

Transfers involving precluded credit appear in this format in the BC Transfer Guide.



Transfer Credit

Effective Dates

LANG HKIN  2361 (3)


UBC HKIN 2nd (3). Precludes credit for UBC HKIN 361. See Transfer Notes.

Sept/04 to -

CAP PHIL 208 (3)


UVIC PHIL 200 lev (1.5). May not take UVIC PHIL 333 or UVIC ES 314 for credit.

Sept/95 to -

In the first example, a student from Langara College who has taken HKIN 2361 (Sports Medicine) will receive three second year Human Kinetics credits at UBC, but may not take UBC's HKIN 361 (Introduction to Athletic Training) for credit. If HKIN 361 is a required course in the student's UBC program, the UBC department will direct the student to choose an alternative course to fulfill that requirement. In the second example, Capilano University's PHIL 208 (Environmental Ethics) will receive one and a half 200-level Philosophy credits at the University of Victoria; but a student receiving transfer credit for that course will not receive credit toward their program if they take UVic's PHIL 333 or ES 314 (Philosophy and the Environment).