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Associate of Science Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, April,
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    Vancouver

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    60 Credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Approximate total per year (30 credits): $16,500 International; $8550 Domestic
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1100 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Associate Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Alexander's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Programs at Alexander College are considered to have open enrolment and applications are normally accepted until programs are full. Space permitting, new applications may be accepted for up to one week after classes begin. Some courses can fill quickly, and we encourage new students to submit applications as soon as possible in order to have the greatest course selection.

Program Options

Application Fee: $200

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Demonstrated English proficiency

One of:

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 12 (B)
  • MATH 100 (C)
  • equivalent

4. Science

Two of:

  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12
  • equivalent courses

University Transfer applicants
  • At least 9 transferable post-secondary credits, with a cumulative GPA of 1.50 or higher. University transfer applicants with cumulative GPA’s below 1.50 may be admitted provisionally.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency.
  • At least 6 credits first-year biological or physical sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Geology)
  • ALEX MATH 100, grade of ‘C’ or higher (or equivalent)

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Alexander's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

One of the following (minimum score) is required for Direct Entry (University Transfer or Associate Degree):

  • English 12 or English First Peoples 12 with 60% (C grade) or higher
  • complete secondary school in North America
  • A TOEFL paper based score of 550 with an essay score of 4.0
  • A TOEFL computer based score of 213 with an essay score of 4.0
  • A TOEFL internet based score of 80 with scores of 19 in reading and writing and 18 in listening and speaking
  • An IELTS Academic Module overall score of 6.0 with >6.0 in the written band
  • A CAEL score of 60 with an essay score of >60
  • A LPI score of Level 4 with an essay score of 24
  • An ELA score of 145
Please review the website for other information regarding English Proficiency requirements, including for English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Alexander College provides admission to educational programs for the greatest range of students possible. Where appropriate however, access to programs and courses is restricted to students who satisfy established admission criteria at both general and program-specific levels.

  • All programs require evidence of English language proficiency. Learn about the 12 different ways to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
  • Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the English language
  • Canadian Citizenship or legal authorization to study in Canada
  • Aged at least 16+ years of age

Note: A minimum cumulative GPA of 1.50 (on a 4.33 scale) is required for regular admission, calculated on the applicants most recently completed academic history. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be admitted conditionally (see Provisional Admission). Provisional Admission is intended to allow students with a demonstrated history of academic difficulty or who have been required to withdraw from another institution to be admitted to the College.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Completion of Secondary Education in British Columbia or the Yukon Territory is required. (BC/Yukon Certificate of Graduation, or Dogwood diploma).

Alexander College also recognizes the following alternate British Columbia/Yukon graduation equivalents:

• British Columbia/Yukon Adult Education Graduation Program (Adult Dogwood diploma)
• Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincially approved courses

Out-of-Province

Applicants must successfully complete a nationally regulated secondary education program (12 years), and are required to submit transcripts showing the last 3 years of senior education (grades 10-12).

Alternately, both domestic and international students may demonstrate completion of secondary education through one of the following internationally recognized equivalents:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • British Patterned/Cambridge Education System (GCSE/IGCSE/GCE)
    • Minimum of 5 GCSE/IGCSE O-level academic subjects, with a minimum accepted grade of E or higher. Students successfully completing courses with good grades at the GCE (A or A/S) level may be awarded advanced standing or credit.
  • French Baccalaureate (Baccalaureat General)

To search for a graduation equivalencies by province outside of BC, visit: http://alexandercollege.ca/admissions-and-registration/admission-requirements/domestic-students/

BC Transfer Student

Alexander College is a member of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) system and has established transfer agreements with colleges and universities across British Columbia, including the most prestigious universities in the province. Alexander College is continuously negotiating new transfer agreements with the major universities in BC and the rest of Canada, as well as with other colleges and universities around the world.

The BCCAT transfer system’s online transfer guide enables students to check the transferability of the courses they wish to take, as well as develop a study plan allowing seamless transfer between Alexander College and the specific program they wish to complete.

University Transfer: applicants must successfully complete at least 9 transferable post-secondary credits, with a cumulative GPA of 1.50 or higher. University transfer applicants with cumulative GPA’s below 1.50 may be admitted provisionally.

www.bctransferguide.ca

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Applicants must successfully complete a nationally regulated secondary education program (12 years), and are required to submit transcripts showing the last 3 years of senior education (grades 10-12).

Alternately, both domestic and international students may demonstrate completion of secondary education through one of the following internationally recognized equivalents:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • British Patterned/Cambridge Education System (GCSE/IGCSE/GCE)
    • Minimum of 5 GCSE/IGCSE O-level academic subjects, with a minimum accepted grade of E or higher. Students successfully completing courses with good grades at the GCE (A or A/S) level may be awarded advanced standing or credit.
  • French Baccalaureate (Baccalaureat General)

To search for a graduation equivalencies by province outside of BC, visit: http://alexandercollege.ca/admissions-and-registration/admission-requirements/domestic-students/

Mature Student

Applicants who have not graduated from high school, or equivalent, and are at least 19 years of age on the first day of classes may be admitted as a mature student without documentation of high school graduation, provided that they have submitted all required documents, including educational transcripts for the highest level of education completed, and have met the requirements for English language proficiency.

International Student

Applicants must successfully complete a nationally regulated secondary education program (12 years), and are required to submit transcripts showing the last 3 years of senior education (grades 10-12).

Alternately, both domestic and international students may demonstrate completion of secondary education through one of the following internationally recognized equivalents:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • British Patterned/Cambridge Education System (GCSE/IGCSE/GCE)
    • Minimum of 5 GCSE/IGCSE O-level academic subjects, with a minimum accepted grade of E or higher. Students successfully completing courses with good grades at the GCE (A or A/S) level may be awarded advanced standing or credit.
  • French Baccalaureate (Baccalaureat General)

For international graduation equivalencies, visit: http://alexandercollege.ca/admissions-and-registration/admission-requirements/international-students/

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Canadian Certified Offshore Schools

The BC Global Education Program makes it possible for school in other countries (offshore schools) to offer BC curriculum to international students. In China, offshore schools are referred to as ‘Sino-Canadian schools.”

In order to qualify as an offshore school, specific standards must be met. For example, they must employ BC-certified teachers and maintain adequate facilities.

 English 12 marks from an offshore school to satisfy the English proficiency requirement, the transcript must be accompanied the Canadian graduation certificate (certificates may be issued by any participating province). Without the Canadian graduation certificate, Sino-Canada transcripts are to be assessed as Chinese, and thus international English 12 cannot be used for English placement.

 For more information about BC Certified offshore schools, please visit here

To check the list of certified institutions, please visit here

 

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.