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Associate of Arts Degree


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  • Location
    Vancouver & Burnaby
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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  • Length
    60 Credits
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $8550 per year
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1000 per year
  • Credentials
    • Associate Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted until the add/drop change deadline in a given term. Courses can fill up quickly, however, and early application is strongly recommended.

Program Options

Application Fee: $150

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

English Language Requirements

One of the following (minimum score):

  • 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

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.

 

  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status
  • 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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Completion of Secondary Education in British Columbia or the Yukon Territory results in the awarding of a BC/Yukon Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood diploma).

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

• British Columbia/Yukon Adult Education Graduation Program (Adult Dogwood diploma)
• General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
*The Ministry of Education will discontinue the GED program at the end of 2014.
• Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincially approved courses
• Adult Graduation Diploma Program (Adult Dogwood)

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

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 (certifcates 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

 

Language School Pathways

School

Course

Minimum Grade

Eligibility

International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC)

University Pathway Program, Level I4

B (70%) or higher

ENGL 098

International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC)

Academic Preparation Advanced, Level A1

B (70%) or higher

ENGL 099

St. George International College (SGIC)

UCPP (University College Preparation Program)

Overall mark of 70% or higher

ENGL 099

EC Language Centres (EC)

High Intermediate

13/25 or higher

ENGL 099

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Courses from this program may transfer to other institutions.  Learn more about transfer from this program here.

Related Occupations information is not available for this program.