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Facilitating College to University Transfer in the European Higher Education Area and Beyond: Opportunities for Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Abstract: Ontario's provincial government recognizes college to university transfer as increasingly important. The challenge that Ontario faces is that its college and university systems were created as binary structures, with insufficient credit transfer opportunities for college students who wish to access universities with appropriate advanced standing. This paper discusses Fanshawe College's consequent attempt to create new pathways for its students within the European Higher Education Area, whose Bologna Process provides an integrated credit transfer system that is theoretically very open to student mobility.

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Last Updated: June 17, 2015