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MapIt: Reviewing Transfer Credit Processes at Ontario Postsecondary Institutions

January 2021

Authors: Higher Education Strategy Associates

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Executive Summary

In 2019, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) commissioned HESA to undertake an exercise with ten Ontario postsecondary institutions mapping out their transfer credit processes. The objective of the MapIt 1.0 project was to help the participating institutions identify strengths in their transfer credit processes and most especially areas for improvement – while also providing ONCAT with ideas for supporting institutions. HESA completed the project in June 2020, not only providing an overall report but also facilitating workshops with all of the participating institutions. MapIt 2.0 repeated many elements of the MapIt 1.0 exercise with another nine Ontario postsecondary institutions. This report provides generalized findings from the second iteration of the project. 


  • Program pathways, course transfer, and prior learning
  • Transfer assessment, application, and administration
  • Public policy