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Vancouver, University Transfer, Associate Degrees and Student Success | Welcome to Alexander College

Written by Alexander College in Academic, Career, Latest, Student Life, Vancouver, Video on April 21, 2020

Last Updated: April 27, 2020


Deciding on a post-secondary institute is an important step, especially when it involves moving to a different country.

In this new video series, you’ll learn about life in Vancouver, its culture and the quality of living to give you a better view of what to look forward to in your new life abroad!

In addition, we will cover the programs we offer such as University Transfer, Associate Degrees and English for Academic Purposes. Lastly, our Student Support and Learning Experiences shed light on student life here at Alexander College after enrollment.

We hope that you enjoy this video series!

Study in Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to Vancouver!

Ranking third in the 2019 Best Country in the World Report, Canada has a lot to offer. Not only in its landscapes, clean cities and friendly people but also in terms of safety, work satisfaction and the health of the population.

As a coastal city with an active seaport, Vancouver is home to many ethnicities and is a haven to many cultures. Meeting people from all over world is as easy as visiting a local event so you’ll always have an opportunity to practice any language skills.

If you’re looking to start a new life abroad, visit Vancouver and see for yourself why we’re considered one of the best cities to live in.

Learn more about Vancouver in our International Student Guide.

University Transfer in Canada

Alexander College offers a wide range of first- and second-year university courses that are transferable within the BCCAT system and beyond.

This allows students to receive credits for courses taken in Alexander College at the university of their choice.

To assist students in choosing courses that will allow them to successfully transfer to the university, Alexander College offers Academic Advising Services to all its students.

Academic Advisors help students understand university and faculty admission requirements and create a study plan that would put them on a path of fulfilling a Bachelor’s degree program requirements.

Learn more about our University Transfer Program.

Associate Degree in Canada

The Associate of Arts Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including 18 credits in arts at the second-year level taken in two or more subject areas, such as Psychology, Economics, Asian Studies, Philosophy, History, Sociology and more.

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or to continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts Degree may be transferable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.

International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit here in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Learn more about our Associate Degrees.

English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) in Canada

The English for Academic Purposes Program is a preparatory program that develops core English Language skills within a post-secondary context. Students are able to approach College/University studies with the required English language competencies after completion.

The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) consists of 6 levels focusing on language learning in the context of academic subjects such as:

  • Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

Learn more about our EAP Program.

Student Affairs Division

The Student Affairs Division at Alexander College is made up of several divisions and strives to holistically enable and empower students. Students experience several services that include equitable access to educational resources and services, supporting students in personal and professional development while maintaining an inclusive and positive environment.

  • Writing and Learning Centre
    Our Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) is a major hub of learning support services at Alexander College. Staffed with Subject Area Specialists and Academic Writing Instructors who cover all current subject areas, our WLC team works diligently with our students.
  • Library
    Stocked with a constantly growing and dynamic list of print publications, and a click away from access to literally millions of subscription online articles, e-books, films and many other electronic resources, our libraries at both campuses are the ideal place to help you pursue your many interests and to get started on projects and assignments for your courses.
  • Office of Student Affairs
    The Office of Student Affairs at Alexander College provides advocacy for students in the form of policies and appeals, including but not limited to Accommodations, Bereavement, Deferrals and Complaints.
  • Student Services
    Whether you’re an incoming, current, or departing student at Alexander College, the Student Services department can help you identify academic concerns, access academic and emotional support services, and offer opportunities to help prepare you for experiences beyond Alexander College.
  • Student Life
    Our Student Association (ACSA) supports numerous clubs each term, and tailors to helping students help students. Simply check in on the notice boards at either campus.
  • Academic Advising
    Our Academic Advisors can assist you with identifying your academic interests and preferences. As well, they can help you learn new strategies to overcome the challenges you face in your academic career.

Learn more about our Student Affairs Division.


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