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UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PROGRAM


Overview

Gain Admission to University
1st and 2nd Year University Courses
Transferable within BCCAT and more
Our Academic Advisors Help Guide You

Using the University Transfer Program, students are able to explore their interests through first- and second-year university courses that may be transferred to a college or university in the second or third program year.

Bachelor's Degrees
Typically four years in duration, and are offered by all major public and private universities in Canada. These universities use a credit-based system, with majors (specializations) and degree programs requiring completion of a set number of course credits. A standard Bachelor’s degree program requires the completion of 120 credits in total.

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What is the University Transfer Program in Canada?


Our Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science concentrations:

Program Description

Our University Transfer Program

To gain admission to a university, transfer students have to fulfill that university’s admission requirements. In addition, students may need to fulfill program requirements for admission to certain faculties, departments, or schools.

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

In British Columbia, the majority of accredited public and private colleges and universities allow students to transfer their post-secondary credits toward a Bachelor’s degree program of their choice within the British Columbia Council for Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) system.

Sample Planning Guides for UBC and SFU (PDF)

Individually Crafted for You

University transfer study plans are created by Academic Advisors for each transfer student individually to reflect the student’s English level, high school prerequisites, and, more importantly, the intended university and program for their degree.

Therefore, even though standard transfer plans can be made, students should meet with an Academic Advisor at least once to have the standard plan amended to reflect their academic history.

Academic Advising Services

Additionally, universities may change their admissions requirements for transfer students without further notice, and this may not be reflected in the standard study plans in a timely manner.

When a student meets with an Academic Advisor to create their study plan, it is guaranteed to be up-to-date.

For help with your university transfer application and program requirements please contact our Academic Advising team.

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Academic Advising

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.

Depending on each student’s unique situation, Academic Advisors assist students in assessing their prerequisites and previous college coursework in order to develop a plan for a smooth transition to a university of their choice.

For more information and to create a personalized study plan, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor: academicadvising@alexandercollege.ca.

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University Transfer Planning Guides 2020-2021 for UBC and SFU

  • UBC Applied Science: Engineering
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    To be eligible for second-year, you need at least 27 university transferable credits that count towards our first-year engineering program by the end of April. Students that do not meet this criterion will be considered for a modified first-year program. UBC Admission Requirments

    The following information is from UBC website:

    • Applicants must also have an average of at least 70% in all chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses which transfer to the first-year engineering program. Courses to be considered in this average of mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses are not limited to the last 30 credits only.
    • Math 221 or equivalent is required for students wishing to enter the Departments of electrical and Computer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Requirements

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    CHEM 101 (4 credits) & CHEM 102 (4 credits) CHEM 121 (4 credits) & CHEM 123 (4 credits)
    MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 100 (3 credits)
    MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 101 (3 credits)
    MATH 232 (3 credits) * MATH 221 (3 credits) *
    PSYC 151 (3 credits) PSYC 170 (3 credits)
    PSYC 152 (4 credits) PSYC 157 (3 credits)
    PSYC 153 (4 credits) PSYC 158 (3 credits) & PHYS 159 (1 credit)

    *AC MATH 232 (UBC MATH 221) is equivalent to UBC MATH 152 at Engineering program. For more information:Click Here

    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements. UBC Requirments

  • UBC Bachelor of Arts: Computer Science
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have 24 transferable credits completed by May. Having more than 24 credits applicable to your intended program may increase your likelihood of admission. Applying to UBC

    The following information is from UBC website:

    • Students must meet the following requirement for admission: 70% average over grades obtained in: CPSC 110 (or CPSC 107), CPSC 121 and CPSC 210
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Degree Programs

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    Program Requirements or Electives See an Academic Advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the Program Requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 100 (3 credits)
    MATH 105 (3 credits) or MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 105 (3 credits) or MATH 101 (3 credits)
    MATH 115 (3 credits) or CPSC 115 (3 credits) * CPSC 1st (3 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 121
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CPSC 1st (4 credits)
    CPSC 112 (4 credits) CPSC 1st (4 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 260
    CPSC 225 (4 credits) ** CPSC 2nd (4 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 221
    Select two courses from:
    MATH 251 (3 credits) MATH 200 (3 credits)
    MATH 232 (3 credits) MATH 221 (3 credits)
    STAT 200 (3 credits) STAT 200 (3 credits)

    *If students take both CPSC 115 and CPSC 150, it will transfer to UBC CPSC 121 (4 credits) and CPSC 1st (2 credits)
    **If students take both CPSC 215 and CPSC 225, it will transfer to UBC CPSC 221 (4 credits) and CPSC 2nd (3 credits)

    Student may transfer to Faculty of Arts first and apply to Computer Science program after meeting the program admission requirements. For more info click here. Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements. UBC Requirements

  • UBC Bachelor of Arts: Economics
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have 24 transferable credits completed by May. Having more than 24 credits applicable to your intended program may increase your likelihood of admission. Applying to UBC

    The following information is from UBC website:

    • Admission to the Major or a Combined Major or the Honours program in Economics requires a student to have completed at least 54 credits
    • 6 credits of Principles of Economics (equivalent to UBC Econ 101 and 102)
    • 6 credits of first-year University Calculus (equivalent to UBC MATH 104 and MATH 105)
    • 3 credits that satisfying the Writing Component (WRDS 150, ASTU 150, CAP, Arts One, ENGL 100 or an approved equivalent)
    • 6 credits of second- or third-year level courses in Economics (courses in this category are not acceptable unless they require Principles of Economics as a prerequisite).
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Major Admissions

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    Program Requirements or Electives See an Academic Advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the Program Requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Recommended Courses
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits)
    MATH 105 (3 credits) MATH 105 (3 credits)
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 101 (3 credits)
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 102 (3 credits)
    ECON 290 (3 credits) ECON 210 (3 credits)
    ECON 291 (3 credits) ECON 211 (3 credits)

    Students who have completed less than 54 credits may transfer to the UBC Faculty of Arts first and apply to the Economics program once the admission requirements to the Major program in Economics are met.

    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements.UBC Requirements

  • UBC Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have 24 transferable credits completed by May. Having more than 24 credits applicable to your intended program may increase your likelihood of admission. UBC Admission Requirments

    The following information is from UBC website:

    • Student must complete:
      • Either PSYC 100: or PSYC 101 and PSYC 102
      • Quantitative Method courses: PSYC 217 and PSYC 218
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Requirements

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    PSYC 101 (3 credits) PSYC 101 (3 credits)
    PSYC 102 (3 credits) PSYC 102 (3 credits)
    PSYC 217 (3 credits) PSYC 217 (3 credits)
    PSYC 218 (3 credits) PSYC 218 (3 credits)
    Program Requirements or Electives See an Academic Advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits
    Program Requirements

    * You may select the courses from the Program Requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Alexander College (ALEX) University of British Columbia (UBC)
    PSYC 221 (3 credits) PSYC 2nd (3 credits) – Exempt PSYC 309A
    PSYC 260 (3 credits) PSYC 308 (3 credits)

    Student may transfer to the UBC Faculty of Arts first and declare the Major in Psychology upon attaining second year status (completion of 27 credits). For more info: Click Here

    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements.UBC Requirements

  • UBC Bachelor of International Economics
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    Students who have completed 27 transferable credits at a recognized post-secondary institution are eligible to be considered for admission to second year of the B.I.E. program. Admission Requirments

    The following information is from UBC website:

    Students must have completed the following UBC courses (or their equivalents):

    • ECON 101 and 102 (high school credits are NOT accepted)
    • MATH 104 (or 184) and 105
    • One of WRDS 150, WRDS 350, ENGL 100, Arts One, ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 (CAP)
    • Applications are NOT admitted into the first, third and fourth years of the program
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Entrance Requirments

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits)
    MATH 105 (3 credits) MATH 105 (3 credits)
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 102 (3 credits)
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 101 (3 credits)
    Program Requirements or Electives See an Academic Advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 27 credits
    Program Requirements

    * You may select the courses from the program requirements or other Elective courses to reach at least 27 credits

    Alexander College (ALEX) University of British Columbia (UBC)
    COMM 293 (3 credits) COMM 293 (3 credits) *
    COMM 294 (3 credits) COMM 294 (3 credits) **

    * COMM 293 is equivalent to COEC 293 at UBC
    ** COMM 294 is equivalent to COEC 294 at UBC

    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements.UBC Requirements

  • UBC Bachelor of Science: Computer Science
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have 24 transferable credits completed by May. Having more than 24 credits applicable to your intended program may increase your likelihood of admission. Applying to UBC

    The following information is from UBC website:

    • If you did not complete university level first-year chemistry and physics, then you must have completed at least Grade 11 chemistry and physics to be eligible for admission into the BSc.
    • If you have more than 48 credits, you MUST be eligible for Year 2 standing; you need at least 24 credits (including Chemistry and Physics at least the grade 11 level) which includes a minimum of 15 first-year (100 level) science credits
    • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. For more information please check UBC English Language Admission Standard, UBC Transfer Applicants

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 100 (3 credits)
    One CHEM and one PHYS courses See an Academic advisor for more details
    Program Requirements or Electives See an Academic Advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits
    Recommended Courses

    * You may select the courses from the Program Requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    MATH 105 (3 credits) or MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 105 (3 credits) or MATH 101 (3 credits)
    MATH 115 (3 credits) or CPSC 115 (3 credits) * CPSC 1s (3 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 121
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CPSC 1st (4 credits)
    CPSC 112 (4 credits) CPSC 1st (4 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 260
    CPSC 225 (4 credits) ** CPSC 2nd (4 credits) – Exempt UBC CPSC 221

    *If students take both CPSC 115 and CPSC 150, it will transfer to UBC CPSC 121 (4 credits) and CPSC 1st (2 credits)
    **If students take both CPSC 215 and CPSC 225, it will transfer to UBC CPSC 221 (4 credits) and CPSC 2nd (3 credits)

    Students may transfer to the UBC Faculty of Science first and apply to the Computer Science Program once the admission requirements to the Major program in BSc Computer Science are met. For more info: click here.
    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements. UBC Requirements

  • UBC Sauder School of Business: Bachelor of Commerce – Year 2
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have completed a minimum of 24 transferable credits including the following UBC courses (or their equivalents) by the end of April UBC Admission Requirments

    The following information is from UBC Sauder website:

    • ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
    • MATH 104 – Differential Calculus. Acceptable equivalents include MATH 100, MATH 102, MATH 110, MATH 180, MATH 184.
    • WRDS 150 – Writing and Research. Minimum grade of 60% or "C" required in English.
    • In addition to meeting the English requirement for the BCom program, you must also meet the English Language Admission Standard for admission to UBC*

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) * ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 101 (3 credits)
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 102 (3 credits)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits)
    Electives or Commerce courses (at least 9 credits) See an Academic Advisor for more details
    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from 2nd year Commerce courses or and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credit

    Please check BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details

    Important note: Part of your online application will include your Personal Profile and Video Interview. For more info: Click Here

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements. UBC Requirements

  • UBC Sauder School of Business: Bachelor of Commerce – Year 3
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have completed a minimum of 48 transferable credits including the following UBC courses (or their equivalents) by the end of April: UBC Admission Requirments


    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 3

    Transfer Requirements
    Alexander College University of British Columbia (UBC)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) WRDS 150 (3 credits)
    ENGL 101 (3 credits) * ENGL 1st (3 credits)
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 101 (3 credits)
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 102 (3 credits)
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 104 (3 credits)
    COMM 290 (3 credits) COMM 290 (3 credits)
    COMM 291(3 credits) COMM 291 (3 credits)
    COMM 292 (3 credits) COMM 292 (3 credits)
    A minimum of four of the following 2nd year commerce courses:
    COMM 281 (3 credits) COMM 203 (3 credits)
    COMM 237 (3 credits) COMM 205 (3 credits)
    COMM 293 (3 credits) COMM 293(3 credits)
    COMM 294 (3 credits) COMM 294 (3 credits)
    COMM 295 (3 credits) COMM 295 (3 credits)
    COMM 296 (3 credits) COMM 296 (3 credits)
    COMM 298 (3 credits) COMM 298 (3 credits)
    Electives or Commerce courses See academic advisor for more information
    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 48 credits

    * You may select Elective courses to reach at least 48 credits, maximum up to 60 credits. Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Important note: Part of your online application will include your Personal Profile and Video Interview. For more info: Click Here

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet UBC’s general admission requirements. UBC Requirements

  • SFU Beedie School of Business: Business Administration
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must attempt a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • College/University equivalents of the following 8 SFU courses (minimum grade of C- required):
      • BUS 232 (or STAT 270), BUS 237, 251, 272, ECON 103, 105, MATH 157 (or 151 or 154)
      • One course chosen from the following list*: ENGL 102, 111 (or 101), 112, 113 (or 103), 114 (or 104), 115 (or 105), 199, 1XX, 2XX, PHIL 100, 105 (or 001), 120, WL 101, 103, 104.
    • Students with 2.80 to 3.29 Business Admission GPA are invited to submit an online Supplemental Application. For more information: SFU Requirements

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 157 (3 credits) - Q
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 103 (3 credits) - Q/B-Soc
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 105 (3 credits) - Q/B-Soc
    COMM 291 (3 credits) BUS 232 (3 credits) - Q
    COMM 237 (3 credits) BUS 237 (3 credits)
    COMM 292 (3 credits) BUS 272 (3 credits)
    COMM 293 (3 credits) BUS 251 (3 credits) - Q

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    COMM 294 (3 credits) BUS 254 (3 credits)

    *Note: COMM 294 (SFU BUS 254) is not required for admission but can be used towards program requirements.

    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Arts: Criminology
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits)* ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    COMM 291 (3 credits) or STAT 200 (3 credits) ** BUS 232 (3 credits) or STAT 201 (3 credits) – Q**
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    ** This course is recommended to student transferring to SFU Criminology as COMM 291 (SFU BUS 232) or STAT 200 (SFU STAT 201) is one of the program requirements. However, students can fulfill the Quantitative requirements with other courses such as Math or certified Q course that transfers to SFU. For more information, please check the SFU website: SFU Requirements


    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    PSYC 101 (3 credits) PSYC 100 (3 credits) - B-Soc
    PSYC 102 (3 credits) PSYC 102 (3 credits) - B-Soc
    SOCI 100 (3 credits) SA 150 (3 credits) - B-Soc
    Any 100 or 200 level PHIL course
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

  • SFU Faculty of Arts: Psychology
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    You must demonstrate your competence
    in quantitative and analytical skills. **
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    ** A grade of C- or better in a 3-unit math or certified Q (quantitative) course that transfers to SFU


    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    PSYC 101 (3 credits) PSYC 100 (3 credits) – B-Soc
    PSYC 102 (3 credits) PSYC 102 (3 credits) – B-Soc
    PSYC 217 (3 credits) PSYC 201 (3 credits) – Q
    PSYC 218 (3 credits) PSYC 210 (3 credits) – Q
    PSYC 221 (3 credits) or PSYC 280 (3 credits) PSYC 221 (3 credits) or PSYC 280 (3 credits)
    PSYC 241 (3 credits) or PSYC 250 (3 credits) or PSYC 260 (3 credits) PSYC 241 (3 credits) or PSYC 250 (3 credits) or PSYC 260 (3 credits)
    Choose one additional course from:
    PSYC 221, PSYC 241, PSYC 250, PSYC 260 or PSYC 280
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Economics
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    You must demonstrate your competence in
    quantitative and analytical skills. **
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    ** A grade of C- or better in a 3-unit math or certified Q (quantitative) course that transfers to SFU


    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ECON 103 (3 credits) ECON 103 (3 credits) – Q/B-Soc
    ECON 105 (3 credits) ECON 105 (3 credits) – Q/B-Soc
    COMM 291 (3 credits) BUS 232 (3 credits) – Q
    MATH 104 (3 credits) MATH 157 (3 credits) - Q
    Additional 200 level ECON courses
    (ex. ECON 260, ECON 290, ECON 291)
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Applied Science: Computing Science
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work including: one mathematics course chosen MACM 101, 201, MATH 150 (or 151), 152 and 240 (or 232)
    • One computing course chosen from CMPT 125 (or 126, 128 or 135), 127, 225, 295 (or 150 or 250) and 276 (or 275);
    • One additional mathematics or computing science course chosen from the above list

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits)* ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 151 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CMPT 120 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CPSC 112 (4 credits) CMPT 125 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 115 (4 credits) MACM 101 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 152 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 225 (4 credits) CMPT 225 (3 credits) - Q
    MATH 232 (3 credits) MATH 232 (3 credits) - Q
    COMM 291 (3 credits) BUS 232 (3 credits) - Q
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Applied Science: Engineering Science
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work including:
      • At least one mathematics course chosen from: MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240);
      • At least one computing course chosen from: CMPT 128 (or 135; or (125 AND 127)) and 225;
      • At least one physics course chosen from: PHYS 121 (or141), PHYS 221, and PHYS 321

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 151 (3 credits) - Q
    MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 152 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CMPT 120 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CPSC 112 (4 credits) CMPT 125 (3 credits) – Q
    CMPT 127 Exemption & CMPT 128 exemption
    PHYS 152 (4 credits) and PHYS 153 (4 credits) PHYS 121 (3 credits) & PHYS 132 (0 credit) &
    PHYS 133 (1 credit) & PHYS 1XX (3 credits) – Q
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    PHYS 151 (3 credits) PHYS 120 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CHEM 101 (4 credits) CHEM 121 (4 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    MATH 232 (4 credits) MATH 232 (3 credits) - Q
    MATH 251 (3 credits) MATH 251 (3 credits) - Q
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology: Communication
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    You must demonstrate your competence
    in quantitative and analytical skills. **
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    ** A grade of C- or better in a 3-unit math or certified Q (quantitative) course that transfers to SFU


    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    CMNS 110 (3 credits) CMNS 110 (3 credits)
    CMNS 130 (3 credits) CMNS 130 (3 credits)
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology: Interactive Arts and Technology
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must attempt a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work including: One first year Computer Programming course (equivalent to SFU’s CMPT 120, 125, 126, 128, 130, 135, or 166) One first year Calculus course or one first year MACM course

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 157 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 115 (3 credits) MACM 101 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CMPT 120 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Science: Data Science
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work, and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work, including one transferable math course and two transferable science courses (in different subject areas). Senior level math/science high school courses may be used in place of transferable math/science courses.

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 157 (3 credits) or MATH 151 (3 credits) - Q
    Two transferable science courses from two
    different subject areas (CHEM, BIOL and/or PHYS)
    See an academic advisor for more details
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    MATH 105 (3 credits) or MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 158 (3 credits) or MATH 152 (3 credits) - Q
    MATH 232 (3 credits) MATH 232 (3 credits) - Q
    COMM 292 (3 credits) BUS 272 (3 credits)
    COMM 293 (3 credits) BUS 251 (3 credits) - Q
    COMM 291 (3 credits) or STAT 200 (3 credits) BUS 232 (3 credits) or STAT 201 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 111 (4 credits) CMPT 120 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CPSC 112 (4 credits) CMPT 125 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 115 (3 credits) MACM 101 (3 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CPSC 215 (3 credits) MACM 201 (3 credits) - Q
    CPSC 225 (4 credits) CMPT 225 (3 credits) -Q
    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

  • SFU Faculty of Science: Kinesiology
    Planning Guide (PDF Version)

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. More specific info (SFU link): Apply to SFU

    The following information is published on SFU website:

    • English Language admission requirement*
    • Quantitative and Analytical skills requirement
    • Minimum 24 units of transferable course work including: One transferable math course and two transferable science courses (in different subject areas). Senior level math/science high school courses may be used in place of transferable math/science courses.

    Sample Transfer Plan to Year 2

    Transfer Requirements

    (must be completed before applying to university)

    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    ENGL 100 (3 credits) * ENGL 199 (3 credits) - W
    MATH 151 (3 credits) MATH 151 (3 credits) - Q
    Two transferable science courses from two
    different subject areas (CHEM, BIOL and/or PHYS)
    See an academic advisor for more details
    Program Requirements, WQB, or Electives See an academic advisor for more details

    Choosing additional courses to reach at least 24 credits

    * You may select the courses from the below list or other WQB requirements and Elective courses to reach at least 24 credits

    Program Requirements
    Alexander College Simon Fraser University (SFU)
    MATH 152 (3 credits) MATH 152 (3 credits) - Q
    CHEM 101 (4 credits) CHEM 121 (4 credits) - Q/B-Sci
    CHEM 102 (4 credits) CHEM 122 (2 credits) & CHEM 126 (2 credits) - Q
    CHEM 201 (4 credits) CHEM 281 (4 credits) - Q
    STAT 200 (3 credits) STAT 201 (3 credits) - Q
    BIOL 101 (4 credits) BISC 101 (4 credits) - B-Sci
    BIOL 201 (4 credits) MBB 201 (3 credits)
    PHYS 141 (4 credits) ** PHYS 140 (4 credits) - Q/Bci
    PHYS 142 (4 credits) ** PHYS 141 (4 credits) - Q/Bci

    ** Students can take PHYS 151, PHYS 152 and PHYS 153 instead of PHYS 141 and PHYS 142

    WQB Requirements and Electives

    W (Writing) - designated as W on BC Transfer Guide

    Q (Quantitative) – designated as Q on BC Transfer Guide

    B (Breath) - designated as B-SOC, B-HUM-, B-Sci on BC Transfer Guide

    More info: SFU WQB Requirments

    Please check the BC Transfer Guide for specific transfer details.

    Please note: Ensure you are using the most current form. We are checking the requirements regularly, but the receiving university transfer requirements can be changed anytime without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure to meet SFU’s general admission requirements.

#myAC Spotlight Student Stories

We meet Elisa who came to Canada as his first time living abroad. When not studying, he loves playing soccer and is currently part of a local team.

He hopes new students embrace facing new adventures and have confidence when trying out new experiences!

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We get to know Elle Lo who has an amazing story of working and studying abroad. After living in both England and Japan, Elle decided to come to Canada to find a new career path.

She hopes new students learn to branch out and try new experiences while studying at AC!

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We chat with Hailey Yang who just got accepted into UBC! Currently, Hailey is a student worker at AC and loves interacting with her fellow staff and students.

She is also hoping to one day work in a legal office and believes that new students should try volunteering or becoming a student worker to better know the local culture and lifestyle.

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We connect with Kaitlyn who graduated from both UBC and Alexander College! Now working in both human resources and education, her dream is to one day combine her work experience with her passion for fashion.

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We feature Huyen Trang who also goes by Jessie! As a current member of ACSA, Jessie enjoys connecting with people both in person and through social media.

She hopes her role in the student association as well as her studies in marketing and humanities help inspire her fellow peers and international students looking at studying abroad.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the top 6 questions about this program!

  • I want to transfer to a BC university for a four-year degree. What do I need?

    Your requirements will depend on the university of your choice, the program you are interested in, and your current level of education. Typically, in order to be considered a transfer student, you will need a minimum of 24 transferable credits (some programs require more) and you must satisfy the university’s English Language Requirement.

    An Academic Advisor can assist you with determining the requirements for the specific university and program you are interested in.

  • What is the difference between an Associate Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree?

    An Associate Degree is a two-year academic program that requires a student to complete 60 credits (approximately 20 courses) in order to graduate.

    The coursework offered in a variety of subject areas but focuses on courses in Arts, Science, or Business. The program has no specialization or major.

    A Bachelor’s Degree is a four-year academic program that requires a student to complete 120 credits. In addition to a focus on Arts, Science, or Business, students choose their specialization within it.

    The examples of specializations include such subject areas as History, Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and many more.

  • If I graduate with an Associate Degree from Alexander College, can I transfer all 60 credits to a university and get my Bachelor’s Degree after completing 60 more credits?

    Some universities in British Columbia accept all 60 credits from an Associate Degree (provided that the student graduated from the program). This, however, may not guarantee that a student will only need to finish 60 more credits to get their Bachelor’s Degree.

    There may be some first- and second-year courses that are required for a Bachelor’s degree and were not offered in the Associate Degree program. In this case, the total number of credits the student will end up completing will be more than 120.

    At the same time, this depends on the university and the major to which the student is transferring. Please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to find out the specifics of university transfer after completing an Associate Degree.

  • I want to transfer to a university in Canada but outside of British Columbia. How does this work?

    The BC Transfer Guide lists only the courses that transfer between colleges and universities located within the Province of British Columbia (including Athabasca University and Yukon College). If you want to apply to a university outside of BC, you will need to apply to the university first and submit your official transcripts.

    You can apply for transfer credit if you are accepted. The university will review your transcript and let you know what credits they accept.

  • I want to transfer to a university outside of Canada. How does this work?

    If you want to apply to a university outside of Canada, you will need to apply to the university first and submit your official transcripts. If you are accepted, then you can apply for transfer credit.

    The university will review your transcript and let you know what credits they accept. The university may request additional information about the courses you completed.

  • I went to another college in BC before coming to Alexander College. After Alexander College, I will be transferring to a university. How do I transfer all the credits?

    When transferring to a university, you will need to submit transcripts from that other college and from Alexander College for the university will assess both transcripts. There is no need to transfer the courses from your first college to Alexander College.

    This is only required if you are getting a degree from Alexander College and not transferring to a university.

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