heya aska. this is a question that is not u of t-specific necessarily, but i can’t seem to find the answer anywhere online, so thought i would ask here first before resorting to talking to whomever in whatever administrative position that would know. i completed the explore program in summer 2015 (at a u of t-approved university) but still haven’t transferred the credit (for ~complicated reasons~); i’m just wondering if anyone knows if it counts for 1.0 FCE or just 0.5. thanks !
i contacted the french department’s study elsewhere coordinator (a lovely man named Paul) and he was very helpful in answering your question! i’ve paraphrased his words below:
in short, all explore courses are worth 1.0 FCE, but there are other steps you need to take to ensure you receive the transfer credit.
- you need to go to the transfer credit office at sidney smith hall (100 st. george street) and fill out a transfer credit application
- then, arrange to have your Explore course transcript sent to the transfer credit office at sid smith
- after that, contact french.secretary(at)utoronto.ca to book a french placement test
- after the test, forward the results to the transfer credit office
our friend Paul also included the following note: “if you have already taken an FSL course at U of T, the placement test result must show that your level has increased by the one full course in order to be eligible to receive a transfer credit”.
hope this helps!
paix et amour,