Course Exemptions

What is a Course Exemption?

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn credit toward your credential here at Mohawk. Exemptions are granted if a student can show successful completion of work of the same level and scope as defined by the course learning outcomes.  

Exemptions are not required for Mohawk course equivalencies. When you use the exemption request tool, it will confirm any equivalencies.

Caution! 
Receiving exemptions/transfer credits may impact your course load and affect your full-time program status and eligibility for OSAP, sponsorships, scholarships, and awards. 

Don't forget to:

  • Apply early - you need to apply for a course exemption at least six weeks before the start of the semester to allow sufficient time for academic approvals before registration begins.
  • Attend your classes until your exemption approval is posted. 
  • Gather your supporting documentation prior to entering your exemption request information online.  You will need to provide The Square – Student Services office (at any campus) your official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope and course outlines from the transferring institution. 

For assistance contact The Square - Student Services at coach@mohawkcollege.ca 

Apply for an Exemption in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Go to the Mohawk College Online Exemption Form

  • Login to MyMohawk
  • Go to the Academics tab
  • Under the Course Tools channel, click on Apply for a Course Exemption.

Step 2: Complete the Exemption Form

  • Choose the exemption type (General Education Elective or Regular Course)
  • Choose the course for exemption
  • Enter the transferring institution/course information.

Step 3: Submit Your Request Online

  • Submit your request online.

Step 4: Provide Your Official Transcript(s)

  • You will need to provide The Square – Student Services office (at any campus) your official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope and course outlines from the transferring institution. 
  • If your credentials are not Canadian, ensure that they have been validated by one of these international accreditation services.

Step 5: Check Your Exemption Request Status

Click on Student Course Exemption Report under 'Course Tools' on MyMohawk. 

If your exemption request has been Approved:

  • An “E” grade will be posted under “Final Grades” on MyMohawk 
  • If your exemption request has been Approved for a General Education Elective course, the exemption will be posted against an OPEL GE10x course code.

If your exemption request has been Denied:

  • The student course exemption report will indicate the reason for the denial and give you the name of the person who reviewed your request.