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Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising Services

The Academic Advising department helps students make the most of the post-secondary journey. Our Advisors offer many services to assure students’ success such as personalized course planning, providing GPA calculations, and outlining University Transfer plans. Advisors are available for both in person and online appointments to answer any questions students may have regarding their program requirements. Academic Advising also extends students access to other departments and resources as they may be needed (Enrolment department, Writing and Learning center, and the Wellness center, etc).

The Team

How to Contact the Academic Advisor

By Email

academicadvising@alexandercollege.ca

In-person Drop In (On Campus)

Drop-in Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Frequently asked general questions can be answered in person at the Burnaby campus, at the Front desk area, E2. However, for intensive one-on-one advising, we recommend students to book an appointment and meet with us on Zoom.

Online (ZOOM) Appointment

Book a Zoom apointment

Sign into your WC Online account to see an advisor’s availibility to book the appointment.

Don’t have an account? Sign up using your student email.

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Academic Advising FAQs

An Associate degree is a foundational undergraduate degree that consists of 60~ 64 credits, typically completed over a 2-year period. By completing the Associate degree, student is eligible to transfer to 4-year bachelor degree program at an eligible university.

University transfer program allows students to explore their interests through first and second-year university courses that may assist students in transferring to a bachelor degree in eligible universities. If you are interested in university transfer, please consult an Academic Advisor for a study plan.

Each program has different requirements, and some programs have specific admission requirements that must be met. Therefore, you will need to talk to an academic advisor to discuss course planning.

You can find more information about our program from this link.

In order to gain admission to a university, transfer students must fulfill their targeted university’s admission/transfer requirements. In addition, students may also be required to fulfill specific requirements for certain faculties, departments, or schools. Please refer to this link for more information or meet with an academic advisor for your transfer plan.

While it is best to check the minimum admission requirements for the university you wish to attend, many universities require 24 ~30 credits to be completed along with a minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to be eligible to apply. However, please note that some universities may be more competitive, and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students who wish to transfer to a university with competitive admission requirements are advised to meet with an academic advisor for more details.

Once your transfer evaluation is complete, the approved credits will be indicated on your transcript. Depending on the course code and credits indicated on your transcript, it will apply to your program requirements accordingly. Please advised that courses taken outside of Alexander College may not exceed one-half (50%) of the total credit required for an associate degree and unassigned credits (e.g., 1XX or 2XX) may not exceed 25% of the total credit required.

You will be notified by the Writing and Learning Centre and the Office of Registrar regarding any changes to your Academic standing. More information can be found at this link.

Term GPA: The total GPA for a single semester. Determines a student’s academic standing for the semester CGPA: Cumulative GPA: the total GPA value for all semesters combined. Both Term GPA and CGPA values are listed on the student’s permanent record.

Program GPA: Program GPA is the grade points earned divided by the number of credits attempted in courses required for the program student are pursuing. It does not include any failed course grade or the course grade that is not counted towards the program requirements. Program GPA is calculated by the Graduation officers to determine a student’s graduation eligibility. For more information, contact graduation@alexandercollege.ca

Academic advising offers both in-person and online (zoom) appointments. Simply visit us at Alexander College Burnaby campus front desk area, E2 desk, or book an appointment from WLC online.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.