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Requesting Credit for a Two-Course Sequence

If the course is a one-semester course equivalent to half of a year-long course, and is normally scheduled as part of a two-course sequence, it is highly recommended that both courses be submitted for credit at the same time. This allows the receiving institution to award one type of credit for the first one-semester course, and/or a different type of credit for the two-course sequence. Topics may be covered in different courses or different sequences in different institutions, so providing both course outlines allows for a comprehensive assessment of both courses at the same time. A BC Transfer Guide entry for a two-course sequence looks like this:

Sending Institution Course


Transfer Credit

Effective Dates

NLC HIST 103 (3)


UBC HIST 2nd  (3); NLC HIST 103 & NLC HIST 104 = UBC HIST 235 (6)

Sep/95 to -

In this example, the receiving institution has awarded three unassigned second-year program credits for an individual course, but has also awarded six assigned credits for a single course, if a two-course sequence has been completed.

Institutions requesting transfer credit for a multi-course sequence, or for groups of related courses, are strongly encouraged to include course outlines for every course in the sequence or group when the transfer credit request is submitted.