Minimum Credit Requirement

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Minimum Credit Requirement for Faculty of Arts Degrees

You must complete the minimum credit requirement for your degree as specified in your letter of admission.

Students are normally admitted to a four-year degree requiring the completion of 120 credits, but Advanced Standing of up to 30 credits may be granted if you obtain satisfactory results in the Diploma of Collegial Studies, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, and Advanced Placement exams.

If you are readmitted after interrupting your studies for a period of five consecutive years or more, you may be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits and satisfy the requirements of your program. In this case, a new GPA will be calculated. The Associate Dean (Student Affairs), in consultation with the appropriate department, may approve a lower minimum for students who had completed 60 credits or more before interrupting their studies.

If you are readmitted after a period of absence, you are normally subject to the program and degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. For more information about readmission, see the Arts OASIS website:

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 12, 2012) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 12, 2012) (disclaimer)