if tuition could be transferred only from dependant?

Hello,
 I have a question about tuition transfer. My son is transferring tuition for this year to me. However, I cannot tell that he is dependant. He lives on his line of credit.  When I am adding tuition to federal or Ontario taxes, I immediately prompted to dependant page to fill in. Is it right to claim him as dependant? Should I do it or it's enough that he added my name on his T2202 form?

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I would add your sons name, age and sin number to the dependent form on your return. Then, while you have your return open, I would create and complete your sons tax return.  Profile will then transfer all the required information from his return to your return and it should allow the tuition transfer.  It will then carryforward to the 2012 tax year the correct amount of tuition carryforward that you can match against the numbers provided on his Notice of Assessment
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