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Student Support

At Alexander College, our primary aim is to provide students with an excellent learning experience. Research and experience have shown that students who make use of learning support services tend to perform better in their academic studies. The reason is relatively simple: learning support services help students become better learners.

Moreover, Alexander College remains committed to improving the student holistically through empowerment, engagement and lifelong learning. We provide numerous services at both campuses designed to help all students. Regardless of their current abilities, academic or otherwise, we aim to enhance existing skills and develop new strategies for successfully navigating the Canadian post-secondary education system and society as a whole.

As such, the Student Support Division at Alexander College, employs the following Mission Statement and Core Themes as its guiding principles to ensure positive student outcomes.

Mission

The Student Support Division at Alexander College strives to holistically enable and empower students through equitable access to educational resources and services, supporting students in personal and professional development while maintaining an inclusive and positive environment.

Core Themes

  1. Student empowerment and success
  2. Inclusivity and accessibility
  3. Community building and outreach
  4. Engagement and citizenship

Our Support Services

Alexander College students are able to access a variety of free support services at both campuses.

Student Support

Student Support FAQs

Yes. Proof of medical insurance coverage is mandatory for all students prior to course registration. All students are expected to maintain valid medical insurance for the duration of their studies.

The College provides information and assistance by helping students to secure access to provincial healthcare or by connecting students with a suitable insurance provider. You can pick up Medical insurance information, assistance, and application forms in the Student Services office at both campuses.

Effective January 1, 2014, monthly rates are $69.25 for one person for the Medical Services Plan of BC. The cost of private medical insurance can be viewed online at www.guard.me/alexandercollege

Detailed instructions for obtaining an initial study permit can be found online at www.cic.gc.ca

Detailed instructions for renewing an existing study permit can be found online at www.cic.gc.ca/study-permit

Alexander College Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students to Alexander College. Student Orientation will help you with your transition and adapting to a different lifestyle. You will be sent an email with details and you can also find more details on the Student Orientation page.

Alexander College offers a variety of resources, services and support to help students succeed during their time here. For more information, please visit the Writing and Learning Centre.

Alexander College Students are honoured for their outstanding academic performance through our Honour Roll and Dean’s List. Recipients are recognized and receive their certificates at our Convocation Ceremonies, which are held in June and October. The Honour Roll and Dean’s List recipients are evaluated based on the three major terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Selection to the Honour Roll is based on the achievement of a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA after the completion of a minimum of 12 credits in the term being evaluated.

Selection to the Dean’s List is based on the achievement of a 4.00 or higher GPA after the completion of a minimum of 12 credits in the term being evaluated.

Please contact the Student Life Department by email: studentlife@alexandercollege.ca for more information.

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.