In the first year of P&O technical (S102), the curriculum calls for your choice of 3 GNED (General Education Elective) courses. These courses will include a selection of GHUM (arts and humanities, at least one), GSCI (science and technology), and GSSC (social sciences, at least one) to be taken online through Blackboard.

For information on logging into and navigating blackboard, click HERE.

Since the Sunnybrook location is removed from main campus sites, understanding which courses may be available to you can be difficult. Unfortunately, you may not know which choices are indeed available until you are completing registration through STU-VIEW. Thus, it is suggested that you keep a complete list of GNED course outlines handy for quick reference while you are registering. This list can be found HERE

If you come from post-secondary education and wish to get exempted from online GNED courses, you can apply for credit transfers. In order to apply, you will need to submit official transcripts from previous education institutions (should already have been submitted to the Admissions Office during your application to the program) as well as the course outline/syllabus of the course you have taken. If you have not sent in your college or university transcripts to George Brown College during the admissions process, click HERE for information on submitting transcripts.

Applications for transfer credits can be submitted under ‘Registration > Submit or Modify an Application for Transfer Credit’ options in STU-VIEW.

Important notes:

  • Ensure that the course(s) you are using as a transfer credit is highly similar/equivalent to the course you wish to be exempt from in terms of field of study (arts vs. sciences) and academic demands (essay vs. theory vs. research courses).You can find out more information in how to choose courses for your application here, under “Exemptions / Transfer Credits”:

  • S102 Transfer credit Powerpoint presentation - please click here for more information on how to successfully transfer credits :

  • Ensure that the course(s) you are using as a transfer credit is of a passing/high grade. (Minimum grade is 60% or higher)

  • You can apply for all 3 exemptions at the start of the term.

  • If you are receiving financial aid, make sure that you still meet the requirements for full-time enrollment (i.e. a minimum 60% course-load is required to obtain OSAP funding).


  • The last day to submit an Application for Transfer Credit is always the first day of term. If you miss Day 1 deadline, the online application will remain open until Day 10 of the semester.

  • Last Day to Drop a Course from your schedule for the Fall Term - Day 10 of the term

  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or an Entire Program without Academic Penalty for the Fall Term - 1st week of November

To view a ‘how-to’ application video, click HERE. For further information on eligibility, application procedure, checking transfer credit status, and reasons for denial, click HERE.

If you are having difficulty i.e. technical issues with the online Transfer Credit (exemption) application, please email the Transfer Credit Office. Include a screen shot of the issue and send it to 

If you have any questions regarding your general electives, please contact:

Michelle Scott
Student Support Officer, Electives
(416) 415-5000 Ext. 5794
Click to email: General Electives

Adeesha Hack, General Education and Liberal Studies Coordinator 416-415-5000 ext 6004

You will be expected to attend all scheduled classes until a notice of an exemption is provided to you, if one is granted.All Transfer Credit decisions are finalized by Day 15 of the term. If you are granted an exemption, students must log into their George Brown College email account and carefully read the approval email. In order for the exemptions to be applied to your academic record, follow the instructions to accept the exemption/s. If the exemption is approved after Day 5 of the term, any approved transfer credits (exemptions) will be automatically applied to your record. You do not have to accept them.

P&O STUDENTS: Note that S102 non-elective classes such as first year math and anatomy will also offer the option to be exempted. In this case, you will be asked to take an in-class exemption test a few weeks into the term. A passing grade is needed to be exempted.