Students Applaud Credit Transfer Councils MoU to Promote Student Mobility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, October 16th 2014 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the provincial councils on credit transfer in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario. These collaborative relationships will help reduce barriers for students wishing to transfer between Canadian colleges and universities and promote student mobility on a pan-Canadian basis.

“CASA has been advocating for a more seamless student mobility process and a pan-Canadian credit transfer process”, said Jonathan Champagne, Executive Director of CASA. A significant number of students transfer among post-secondary institutions each year. “These students should not be required to repeat courses they have already successfully completed at a new institution”.

Streamlining the credit transferability process allows learners to forge fruitful educational pathways within the post-secondary education system. Better coordination between credit transfer councils and higher education institutions enhances student mobility and encourages openness to experimentation. “We are pleased to see an understanding that fosters collaboration among academic communities and expands opportunities for students”, notes Champagne. Stemming from this MoU students look forward to seeing concrete steps taking place.

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About CASA

Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit national student organization composed of 22 student associations representing 280,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative and of the highest quality.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Jonathan Champagne, Executive Director
Email: ed@casa.ca
Office: 613-236-3457 ext. 222
Mobile: 613-266-2272