Transcripts & Credits

Transcripts are often required to prove completion or current standing for entrance to university, acceptance to Registered Music Teacher organizations, or to receive high school credits.  Please be sure to include payment as indicated on the form for quicker processing of your request. Download the “Transcript Request” form.

Transfer Credits

Conservatory Canada does transfer credits from other comparable institutions and programs. To apply for a transcript evaluation with a view to obtaining transfer credit please:

  • Arrange to have an official transcript sent by the issuing institution directly to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Submit a letter of application outlining your request.
  • Enclose the appropriate fee of $25 per credit or $50 for a complete transcript transfer.

Transfer credits cannot be given for any practical examination. Conservatory Canada equivalent courses with RCM Examinations.

Transfer credits cannot be given for any practical examination.
Conservatory Canada equivalent courses with RCM Examinations
Conservatory Canada SubjectsRCM Equivalent
Theory 1Preliminary Rudiments (Basic Rudiments)
Theory 2Grade 1 Rudiments (Intermediate Rudiments)
Theory 3Grade 2 Rudiments (Advanced Rudiments)
Theory 4no equivalent
Theory 5Grade 3 Harmony (Basic Harmony)
Theory 6Grade 4 Harmony (Intermediate Harmony)
Theory 7 (A)Grade 5 Harmony (Advanced Harmony)
Theory 7 (B)Grade 5 Analysis
History 5Grade 4 History (History 2)
*History 6 and History 7Grade 3 AND Grade 5 History (History 1 AND 3)
No equivalentGrade 4 Counterpoint

* Students must complete both Grade 3 and Grade 5 History with RCM before the transfer will be accepted – they will then receive credit for both Conservatory Canada History 6 and History 7.

 

High School Accreditation Conservatory Canada examinations are recognized by most ministries of education across Canada as shown in this chart.

High School Accreditation Conservatory Canada examinations
are recognized by most ministries of education across Canada as shown in this chart
ProvincesHigh School GradeConservatory (Practical) ClassicalConservatory (Practical) Contemporary IdiomsConservatory (Theory)
Alberta10-level
20-level
30-level
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 2
Theory 3
Theory 4
British Columbia Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 2
Theory 3
Theory 4
Manitoba Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 1
Theory 2
Theory 3
Theory 4
NewfoundlandMusic 2206
Music 3206
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 3
Theory 4
Ontario Non-grade 12
Grade 12
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 3
Theory 4
SaskatchewanGrade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 2
Theory 3
Theory 4
New BrunswickNew Brunswick does not grant conservatory credit, but has provision for students to challenge for credit.
Nova ScotiaThe Department of Education recognizes the achievement of music students whose practical and theoretical work has been professionally examined and officially certified by a nationally recognized institution. This work does not require re-examination as part of the challenge process. Marks earned by the student may be included in the calculation of the student’s grade for the music course being challenged. Students pursuing music through private study and examination with the Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada, for example, may use the following certification:

  • Music 10: Grade 6 piano or instrumental/vocal equivalent
  • Music 11: Grade 7 piano or instrumental/vocal equivalent
  • Music 12: Grade 8 piano or instrumental/vocal equivalent
  • Theoretical requirements for each grade level
QuebecSecondaire 1-5 – Students are eligible for credit with any grade/level of practical exam taken with Conservatory Canada. Each exam is worth 4 credits.

  • In Secondaire 1 & 2 practical examinations may be used to obtain a supplementary credit.
  • In Secondaire 3, 4, & 5 practical examinations may be used to replace any optional credits. Secondaire 4 & 5 level credits only count towards a Secondary School Diploma
PEIGrade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Theory 2
Theory 3
Theory 4

PLEASE NOTE: Students must pass both the Practical AND the Theory components as given above in order to receive high school credit. Students are urged to check with their own school and/or provincial officials to confirm details and regulations for receiving credit.