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Reliable information is crucial to developing successful credit transfer pathways. To improve our understanding of credit transfer, ONCAT funds research projects that examine student experiences of transfer and investigate patterns of academic performance.

To help project teams carry out their projects and prepare their work to share with others, ONCAT has developed several resources, which are available to download below.

Reference numberInstitution(s)Research titleStatus
2017-28UOITUnderstanding the challenges and effectiveness of university-college remediation pathwaysIN PROGRESS
2017-29York UniversityA Framework for Data Sharing in Academic Collaborations and PathwaysIN PROGRESS
2017-30Niagara CollegeAcademic and Career Entrance (ACE) Reference GuideIN PROGRESS
2017-31Mohawk CollegeAdvanced PlacementIN PROGRESS
2017-32Lakehead UniversityIdentifying Historic Variables of Success for Engineering Transfer StudentsIN PROGRESS
2017-33UOITPostsecondary Mobility and the Experience of Transfer for Students with DisabilityIN PROGRESS
2017-34Northern CollegeValue Driven Mobility: Expanding Mobility CulturesIN PROGRESS
2017-35Humber CollegeAre you Ready? Faculty perceptions of pathway students’ preparednessIN PROGRESS
2017-36Ontario Heads of Business (HOB)Research on Current System-Level Business Transfer Agreements – Awareness,
Usage and Maintenance/Sustainability
IN PROGRESS
2017-37Durham CollegeA Critical Reflection on the Footprint of Articulation Agreements at Selected College-University PairsIN PROGRESS
2017-38Canadore CollegePhase II –Inventory of Indigenous Postsecondary Programs and Community Based Deliveries: A longitudinal study of the student’s transfer experience from admission to employmentIN PROGRESS
2017-40Confederation CollegeExpanding the Circle: Pathways for Indigenous Learners across OntarioIN PROGRESS
2016-01University of TorontoThe Two Towers of Transformation: The compatibility of the policy goals of differentiation and student mobilityIN PROGRESS
2016-02Northern CollegeCreating a Culture of Mobility: Needs of Small InstitutionsIN PROGRESS
2016-03Fanshawe CollegeBest Practices in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition in Ontario Colleges and UniversitiesIN PROGRESS
2016-04Georgian CollegeA Promising and Innovative Practice to Facilitate the Creation of Optimal Transfer PathwaysIN PROGRESS
2016-06Canadore CollegePathway Inventory of Indigineous Postsecondary Programs and Community Based DeliveriesIN PROGRESS
2016-07Confederation CollegePathways in Indigenous Studies Framework: Creating alignment in Indigenous Studies to support learners in Ontario's postsecondary environmentIN PROGRESS
2016-08University of OttawaHow student pathways affect labour market outcomes: Evidence from tax-linked administrative dataIN PROGRESS
2016-09McMaster UniversityUnraveling the Knot: Understanding the Diverse Postsecondary Pathways of Toronto High School StudentsIN PROGRESS
2016-10Seneca CollegeFrom application and beyond: Tracking aspirations, motivations, experiences and outcomes of Ontario's transfer studentsIN PROGRESS
2016-12York UniversityMath Competencies for College-University Transfer and Degree Completion SuccessIN PROGRESS
2016-13Council of Educators of TorontoFirst Generation Inter-Institutional Student Mobility Initiative - Phases 1 and 2IN PROGRESS
2016-14Mohawk CollegePathway Transfer to Postsecondary: Exploring the Connection between Tuition Free Credit Courses and Postsecondary Studies
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-01Lakehead UniversityTransitioning to university: Best practices for college transfer bridging courses
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
Final report appendices download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-02Northern CollegeMeasuring the cost of credit transfer at small colleges
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-03OCAD UniversityDeveloping and promoting articulation at small universities: A cost-benefit analysis at OCAD UniversityCOMPLETED
2015-04Seneca CollegeThe Degree and Credit Transfer Office: A profile of users and an evaluation of outcomesIN PROGRESS
2015-05The Governing Council of the University of TorontoA decision making tool and guidelines for optimizing Ontario’s credit transfer system
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
Appendix (colleges) download pdf
Appendix (universities) download pdf
Decision-making tool download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-06UOITExamining the relationship between proactive credit transfer communication, applicant conversion rates and student persistenceIN PROGRESS
2015-07The Governing Council of the University of TorontoAssessing determinants of academic success for college to university transfer
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-09Conestoga CollegeMeasuring the benefits for learners and college programs resulting from the articulation of ACE and OSSD programming
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-36Algonquin CollegeB.E.A.R. - Building Empowerment, Attaining Rewards
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2015-37David Trick and Associates Inc.The Cost of Recruiting and Admitting Transfer Students: Results of a Survey of Ontario Colleges and Universities
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2014-30Lead: Snowdon & Associates Inc.
Participating: Nipissing University, UOIT, Windsor University
Towards a better understanding of transfer credit costs and benefitsCOMPLETED
2014-31Lead: Durham College
Participating: all other Ontario colleges
Credit where credit is due: Understanding the credit transfer experience at Ontario colleges
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2014-32York UniversityExcess credits study
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2014-33Centennial CollegeTransferability expectations and realities:
Analysis of incoming Centennial College learner expectations, realities and self-adjusted perceptions (Phase 2)

Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2014-34Seneca CollegeProvincial, regional and institutional student mobility researchIN PROGRESS
2014-35Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) / Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT)

ARUCC/PCCAT Transcript and transfer credit nomenclature study: An examination of current practices at Canadian postsecondary organizations
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf

Funded by: Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT), ARUCC, British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), Campus Manitoba, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT), ONCAT, PCCAT

COMPLETED
2013-01Confederation CollegeBest practices in establishing transfer pathways/transfer agreements at Ontario colleges and universities
Executive summary download pdf 
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-02Centennial CollegeTransferability expectations and realities:
Analysis of incoming Centennial College learner expectations, realities and self-adjusted perceptions
(Phase 1)
Executive summary download pdf
Final Report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-03Nipissing UniversityAn examination of the academic and professional success of Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Commerce College Partnership Program (BComm‐CPP)
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-04Carleton UniversitySupporting success of transfer students
Executive summary download pdf 
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-05Laurentian UniversityTracking student success for credit transfer students at Laurentian
Executive Summary download pdf
Final Report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-06Trent UniversityAcademic resourcefulness and transfer student success: Direct entry, college transfer, and university student comparisons
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-07UOITExpanded collaborative evaluation of student performance, experience and outcomes in Registered Practical Nurse - Nursing Degree (RPN-BScN) Briding Education
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-08Durham CollegeAssessing the effectiveness of Ontario college preparatory programs offered at Durham College
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2013-09Seneca CollegeQualitative study on inter-institutional student experience
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
 ONCATSummary of ONCAT-funded pathways and transfer research
Full report download pdf
 
2012-01Brock UniversityTransfer students in Ontario: How are they faring?
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-02Christine Arnold
(Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
Transfer literacy: Assessing informational symmetries and asymmetries
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-03Colleges Ontario/HESAStudent experiences in credit transfer at Ontario colleges
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-04Conestoga CollegeExploring the successes and challenges of diploma to degree transfer
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-05Confederation CollegeMeasures of student success and student experience following college-university transfer in northwestern Ontario
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-06CUCCCollege to university additional student mobility analysisCOMPLETED
2012-07Durham CollegeResearch releated to postsecondary student mobility - understanding student experiences and graduate outcomes for Durham College fast track programs
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-08Durham CollegeResearch related to postsecondary student mobility - understanding student experiences and graduate outcomes for Durham College graduate certificate programs
Executive Summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-09Fanshawe CollegeFacilitating college to university transfer in the European higher education area and beyond: Opportunities for Ontario's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
Executive summarydownload pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-10La Cité CollegeRecension des meilleures pratiques pour assurer le transfert harmonieux des étudiants et des diplômés des collèges ver l'universitéCOMPLETED
2012-11Lakehead UniversityStudent success after transfer from college to Lakehead University
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-12Wilfrid Laurier UniversityPost secondary student mobility from college to university: Experience and policy
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-13OCAD UniversityPathways and barriers to Art and Design undergraduate education for students with previous college and university experience
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-14University of OttawaTransfer student persistence at Algonquin College and University of Ottawa
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
Transfer student report tables
COMPLETED
2012-18Trent UniversityAn analysis of CAAT transfer students' academic performance at Trent University
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-19UOIT

Three-partner collaborative evaluation of student transition, performance, experience, and outcomes in Practice Nursing (PN) - Nursing Degree (BScN) bridging education
Executive summary download pdf
F
inal report (Phase 1) download pdf
Final report (Phase 2) download pdf
Final report (Phase 3) download pdf

COMPLETED
2012-20University of WindsorExploring Canadian-American cross border articulation in south western Ontario
Executive summary download pdf
Full report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-23York UniversityTransfer pathways: Strategies for success in the transition from college to university in BscN collaborative programs
Executive summary download pdf
Final report download pdf
COMPLETED
2012-24York/RyersonStudent mobility through dual enrolmentCOMPLETED

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Research papers from the College-University Consortium Council (CUCC), ONCAT’s predecessor organization.

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