Alexander College maintains a variety of pathway and block transfer programs at the preparatory, undergraduate, and graduate study level.


University Pathways

  • University of Northern British Columbia – Guaranteed Admission, block transfer

    Summary:

    The purpose of this agreement is to provide guaranteed pathways for students to continue their studies at UNBC, and to outline the terms and conditions for students from Alexander College transferring to UNBC.

    Alexander College applicants who have completed the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be considered for admission to Year 3 of Bachelor’s programs at UNBC as external transfer students. Such students will be admitted to a specified degree program and must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in 2.3. UNBC currently guarantees priority admission and full transfer credit (60 credit hours) to students who have completed an Associate of Arts or Science degree, but they must complete all outstanding requirements of the baccalaureate degree not completed in the associate degree.

    Alexander College applicants who have not completed the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be considered for admission as external transfer students on a credit-by-credit basis, based on the assessment of transfer credits for the courses completed. Students will be admitted to a specified plan of study and must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in 2.3. The number of transfer credits granted will determine the year of study into which the students are admitted.

     

    UNBC will award a minimum of five 2-course tuition waivers to Alexander students that transfer to UNBC. These awards will be based on academic excellence, with a waiver provided in each of the first two semesters.

     

    Requirements:

    To be eligible for admission to UNBC, student applicants from Alexander College must meet the following academic requirements:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, as determined by UNBC, in all university transfer courses; admission is guaranteed for those with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher; and
    • Any specific departmental requirements for entry to a particular program of study.

     

    Alexander College students who have completed the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be considered for admission to various programs at UNBC that lead to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Health Science degrees. These programs and their admission criteria are provided in an appendix that is updated annually.

    Alexander College applicants who do not hold an Associate of Science degree will be considered for admission to various programs at UNBC on a credit-by-credit basis. In addition to meeting the minimum cumulative GPA required for admission to UNBC. Applicants may have to meet specific courses and minimum grade requirements for some programs.

     

    University transfer courses successfully completed by Alexander College applicants will be transferred at the time of admission to UNBC.

    • In order to be considered eligible for transfer, a minimum grade of D- must be obtained in each course and the student must be in good academic standing, as defined by The University of Northern British Columbia academic regulations.
    • A maximum of 60.0 credit hours of transfer work will be allowed.
    • The BC transfer Guide specifies the transferability of individual courses between the two institutions.
  • University of Victoria – Block Transfer Agreement in Engineering

    UVIC’s Faculty of Engineering Website: https://www.uvic.ca/engineering/

    Summary:

    This transfer agreement provides for transfer to second-year of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or the Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng) at the University ·of Victoria. Individual course equivalencies, established in the BC Transfer Guide, form the foundation of this agreement. Students at ALEX take most of the first year BEng/BSEng courses, except ENGR 130, ENGR 112, ENGR 120 and ENGR 141 (which are not available at ALEX. Students admitted under this agreement will be placed into the 2nd year of the program but will be missing some 1st year courses, i.e., the agreement does not provide for ‘seamless’ scheduling in the 2nd year programs after transfer. Upon admission, students are expected to work with a UVic academic advisor to plan the coming year, including courses and the timing of their first work term.

     

    Requirements:

    Admission to second year of one of the Bachelor of engineering programs requires successful completion of all courses in this agreement1 with a minimum UVic GPA of C+ (or UVic 3.0 or ALEX 2.33) and no courses with grades less than C.

    ALEX applicants will compete on an equal footing with UVic students for placement in their chosen program: Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical or Software, which begin in second year. Where any program is over-subscribed, competitive grades1 are considered. Students whose grades are not competitive to gain admission in their first choice of program will be offered an alternate second year program.

     

    Term:

    This transfer agreement and course equivalency chart will be reviewed annually with respect to calendar changes and expires in three (3) years from the date of signing (until 2021).

     

    1  Schedule permitting and on the advice of the Engineering Transfer program’s advisor, students are encouraged to consider other Engineering program required courses, that are beyond those in this agreement. Note that any such courses on a student’s transcript, will also be used to determine program admissibility and the competitive admission GPA.  They could affect the admission guarantee.


English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Pathways

Students from our partner ESL institutes may transfer into Alexander College’s EAP program, or in some cases, directly into university-level study.

Final grades for courses completed at an ESL partner are considered as valid for a period 2 years after completion.

  • Alexander Academy
    Alexander Academy Course Minimum Score/Grade AC Placement CEF Level
    ENGL 12 English 12: B or higher ENGL 100 C2
    ENGL 11/12 English 12: C+/CCommunications 12: B or higherEnglish 11: B or higher ENGL 099 C1
    ENGL 10/11 English 12: C-Communications 12: C+/CEnglish 11: C+/CEnglish 10: B or higher ENGL 098 B2
    ELL Communications 12: C-English 11: C-As indicated on ELL Assessment Checklist ENGL 097 B1
    ELL As indicated on ELL Assessment Checklist ENGL 096 A2/B1
    ELL As indicated on ELL Assessment Checklist ENGL 089 A2
    ELL N/A N/A A1
  • Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI)
    Canadian as a Second Language Institute Academic Pathway Program 80% or higher in each of: level 10,11,12 ENGL 100
    Canadian as a Second Language Institute Advanced Curriculum 80% or higher in level 9 ENGL 099

    *This agreement is ending; it is valid up to and including admission to 2019 Summer intensive term

  • EC Canada
    School Course Grade Eligibility
    EC Canada Pre-Advanced 65% or higher ENGL 100
    EC Canada Upper Intermediate 65% or higher ENGL 099
  • Inlingua Vancouver
    School Course Minimum Grade Eligibility
    Inlingua Vancouver Level V, UPC B or higher ENGL 100
    Inlingua Vancouver Level IV, B B or higher ENGL 099
  • International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)
    School Course Minimum Grade Eligibility
    International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) Pathway Program, Level III 3.2 (70%) or higher ENGL 100
    International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) Pathway Program, Level III 3.1 (50%) ENGL 099
  • International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC)
    School Course Grade Eligibility
    International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC) Level A2 B (70%) or higher ENGL 100
    International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC) Level A1 B (70%) or higher ENGL 099
    International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC) Level I4 B (70%) or higher ENGL 098
  • ITTTI Vancouver
    School Course Minimum Grade Eligibility
    ITTTI Vancouver General English Upper Intermediate C or higher ENGL 098
    ITTTI Vancouver General English Advanced C or higher ENGL 099

    *This agreement is ending; it is valid up to and including admission to 2019 Summer intensive term

  • Kaplan
    School Course Minimum Grade Eligibility
    Kaplan Academic Pathways program, Level C1 70% or higher and 80% or higher in attendance ENGL 100
    Kaplan Academic Pathways program, level B2 70% or higher and 80% or higher in attendance ENGL 099
  • St. George International College
    School Course Minimum Grade Eligibility
    St. George International College UCPP 70% or higher ENGL 099

High School Pathways

Alexander Academy

Dual Credit Adult High School Program

The Dual Credit Adult High School Program pathway is designed for students who ‘age out’ at 19 years of age from the BC high school system, but who have not completed all of the requirements to graduate before that time.

International students who plan to graduate from high school in BC are often placed one or more grades lower in English compared to their over grade level based on their age (for example, a grade 12 student is often placed in English 10 or 11, sometimes even lower).

As a result, many international students struggle to catch up and complete their English/Communications 12 requirement before they turn 19 and have to leave the high school system without graduating.

Our program is the perfect solution for students in this situation, and allows them to complete outstanding high school course requirements to earn their Adult Dogwood Diploma while also earning some post-secondary level credit at the same time.

The program has two options:

    • BC Dogwood Diploma Program (Regular ‘Dogwood’ Diploma)

      Adult students can complete their regular BC Dogwood Diploma while earning university transfer credit. To graduate from the program, students are required to complete a total of at least 80 credits, which must include 48 credits of required coursework, 28 credits of electives, and 3 credits of Graduation Transitions.

      Program requirements can be viewed at : www.gov.bc.ca/gov.content/education-training/administration/legislation-policy/public-schoools/graduation-requirements

      Credits must include:

      Language Arts 10 (4 credits) Social Studies 10 (4 credits) Science 10 (4 credits)
      Language Arts 11 (4 credits) Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits) Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
      Language Arts 12 (4 credits) Mathematics 10 (4 credits) Physical Education 10 (4 credits)
      Planning 10 (4 credits) Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits) Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits)

      Alexander Academy offers the following courses:

      Communications 11 English 11 Math 11
      Communications 12* English 12** Math 12

      *Communications 12 does not allow for direct entry to most university programs
      **All prerequisites for grade 12/University Transfer courses must be met. These courses all have grade 11 prerequisite requirements.

      Alexander College offers the following courses for dual credit:

      ASIA 100 COMM 100 ECON 105 MATH 104 PHIL 120
      ASIA 101 CPSC 100 FILM 101 MATH 105 PHYS 100
      BIOL 100 CPSC 111 FREN 100 MATH 151 PSYC 101
      BIOL 110 CPSC 112 HIST 101 MATH 152 PSYC 102
      CHEM 100 CPSC 115 HIST 102 PHIL 100 SOCI 100
      CHEM 101 ECON 103 MATH 100 PHIL 110 SOCI 103
    • BC Adult High School Graduation Program (Adult ‘Dogwood’ Diploma)

      Adult students (at least 19 years of age) can complete their Adult Dogwood Diploma through a combination of high school and university transfer coursework. To graduate from the program, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits.

      Program requirements can be viewed at : www.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/eduation-training/administration/legislation-policy/public-schools/adult-graduation-program

      Credits must include:
      * Students who have already completed Social Studies 11 (4 credits) will need to complete two additional grade 12 Ministry authorized courses instead of three.

      **All prerequisites for grade 12/University Transfer courses must be met. These courses all have grade 11 prerequisite requirements.

      Alexander College offers the following courses for dual credit:

      ASIA 100 COMM 100 ECON 105 MATH 104 PHIL 120
      ASIA 101 CPSC 100 FILM 101 MATH 105 PHYS 100
      BIOL 100 CPSC 111 FREN 100 MATH 151 PSYC 101
      BIOL 110 CPSC 112 HIST 101 MATH 152 PSYC 102
      CHEM 100 CPSC 115 HIST 102 PHIL 100 SOCI 100
      CHEM 101 ECON 103 MATH 100 PHIL 110 SOCI 103

Contact Us

For more information about the Dual Credit Adult High School Program, or to apply, you may also contact Alexander Academy at info@alexanderacademy.ca

Visit the Office of the Registrar
Burnaby Campus, Room 103
Tel: 604-435-5815
Vancouver Campus, Room 203
Tel: 604-681-5815
Email: admissions@alexandercollege.ca

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