Diploma to Degree

Students who have completed a college diploma can use their college courses to gain admission and apply for advanced standing in a Humber degree program. Students who have completed at least a year of college-level study may also be considered for admission.

Graduates of a Related Diploma | Graduates of an Unrelated or Partially Completed Diploma

Graduates of a Related Diploma

College graduates who have completed a diploma in the same field of study as the degree will be considered for admission and advanced standing.

For Admission

  • Two-year diploma: College-level English course with a minimum grade of 70% and a program GPA of 75%*
  • Three-year diploma: College-level English course with a minimum grade of 70% and a program GPA of 70%*

*Degree programs with limited enrolments in the advanced years may require a higher GPA. Admission is a competitive process and based on available space in the program. For other program specific GPA’s ( ie. math) please see the Future Study Options section of the program page.

For Advanced Standing

Humber recognizes the academic work you have already completed. The chart below indicates the semester, or advanced standing, college graduates from related diploma programs will receive.

Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Community and Justice Services Diploma (2-year) 5 semesters, plus two eight-week work terms
Police Foundations Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus two eight-week work terms
Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma (2-year) 6 semester, plus two eight-week work terms

Bachelor of Applied Arts – Paralegal Studies

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Court and Tribunal Agent Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Paralegal Education Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term

Bachelor of Child & Youth Care

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters plus one work term
Child and Youth Care Accelerated Diploma (2-year) 4 semesters plus one work term

Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Accounting Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Administration – Accounting Advanced Diploma (3-year) 5 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business - Marketing Diploma (2-year) 7 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce – Digital Business Management (formerly, Bachelor of Commerce  – e-Business Marketing)

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Fashion Arts Diploma (2-year) 5 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce - Finance

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce - Healthcare Management

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce – Hospitality and Tourism Management

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce – Human Resources Management

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce – International Business

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce - Management Studies

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce - Marketing

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Commerce - Supply Chain Management

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Business Administration Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Business – Marketing Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Hospitality Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term
Tourism - Travel Services Management Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one paid work term

Bachelor of Creative Advertising

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Advertising and Graphic Design Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term
Advertising and Marketing Communications Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term
Graphic Design Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one work term

Bachelor of Digital Communications*

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Media Communications Diploma (2-year) 5 semesters, plus one work term
Multi-Media Design and Development Diploma (2-year) 5 semesters, plus one work term
Web Design and Interactive Media Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one work term
*Starts January 2017  

Bachelor of Film and Media Production

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one work term

Bachelor of Industrial Design

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Industrial Design Advanced Diploma (3-year)
Graduates of 3yr diploma programs will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit.
 

Bachelor of Interior Design*

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma (3-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term
Interior Decorating Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term
Interior Design Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one work term
*This block is for Humber graduates only. Please fill out the online application to be considered for admission. Graduates of similar programs will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit and should apply through Ontariocolleges.ca.  

Bachelor of International Development

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Graduates of diploma programs will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit.  

Bachelor of Journalism

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Journalism Advanced Diploma (3-year) 4 semesters, plus one work term

Bachelor of Music

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Graduates of diploma programs will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit.  

Bachelor of Public Relations

College diploma in related subject area or field of study Semesters Required to Complete the Degree**
Public Relations Diploma (2-year) 6 semesters, plus one work term
Public Relations Advanced Diploma (3-year) 5 semesters, plus one work term

**The advanced standing outlined in this chart is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses offered in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes. Specific program GPAs and subject requirements are required for admission.

How to Apply

Humber graduates may apply directly to the college by completing the online application. Graduates from other colleges should apply through ontariocolleges.ca. Applying through the centralized application centre allows for the transmission of both your application and your college transcripts.

*Students may apply for advanced standing within 5 years of graduation from their diploma program.

*Students whose diploma graduation was more than 5 years ago may also be considered for admission, and will have their diploma evaluated by the academic school.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program GPA of 80% or better upon graduation of their diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

Graduates of an Unrelated or Partially Completed Diploma

Graduates who have completed a college diploma unrelated to the degree’s field of study or applicants who have partially completed a college diploma (related/unrelated) may be considered for admission and individual transfer credit. Please apply directly through ontariocolleges.ca to first semester.

Admission

  • Two- and three-year diploma: College-level English course with a minimum grade of 70% and a program GPA of 70%*

*Degree programs with limited enrolment may require a higher GPA. Admission is a competitive process and based on available space in the program. For other program specific GPA’s ( ie. math) please see the Future Study Options section of the program page

How to Apply

Graduates of unrelated diplomas from Humber and other colleges should apply through ontariocolleges.ca. Applying through the centralized application centre allows for the transmission of both your application and your college transcripts. Following admission, students can apply for individual transfer credits based on their previous college-level studies. Information regarding applying for transfer credit can be found at Transfer Credits. Please also see Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).