University Transfer (First Year Courses)
VCC offers a variety of first-year, fully-transferable university credit courses. Students can choose to complete credits toward university programs or take courses to pursue a VCC diploma or degree program.
Find out more about this program:
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Program Status
- Apply to this Program
- Fees and Other Costs
- Additional Information
VCC gives students the opportunity to participate in a college setting with smaller class sizes, greater access to and support from instructors, and a learning environment that's centred on you and your educational or professional goals.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.International students
VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.
To learn more about language requirements for your program of interest, please read our English-language requirements guide; to learn more about how to apply, please see the VCC International website.
All international students pay international tuition fees. For more information, please contact VCC's international education office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.443.8600.
We look forward to meeting you.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
- Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent. Please provide an official transcript.
- English Assessment (see application procedure)
Registration for the January term begins in mid-October.
Course Registration begins June 20, 2013.
VCC is accepting applications from international students.
Apply to this Program
All students must meet general college entrance requirements.
- Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent.
- English 12 with a C+ grade or greater, or VCC 0981 and 0991 with a C+ grade or greater or successful completion of VCC 098 and 099 with a C+ grade or greater in writing 0995. Please check for individual course prerequisites or co-requisites.
For students who do not have English 12 with a C+ grade, the following are recognized equivalencies:
- VCC English 1101 or 1127 or equivalent.
- Language Proficiency Exam (LPI) written within last two years, with a 4 score overall, 5 score minimum in English usage and a minimum score of 26 in composition. For admission to most courses, you need a score of at least 26 on the essay section of the test (24 for admission to English 1101). If you have a score of 24 or 25 on this section, you must take University Prep Writing Skills 0902 or Writing Skills 0926 and English 1127 concurrently.
- VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) written within the last 12 months, with a score of 145 overall and a minimum score of 16/20 on the essay portion of the composition section.
- Langara English Test (LET) written within last two years with a 4 score overall.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) written within the last 12 months. Academic version with a minimum 6.5 score overall and no score less than 6.0.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) written within the last 12 months with an 82 score overall on the Internet-based test and minimum scores of 21 in reading and listening and minimum scores of 20 in writing and speaking.
After you apply, you can check your to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
Fees and Other Costs
International Tuition Fees
- All international students pay international tuition fees. For more information, please contact VCC's international education office at email@example.com or 604.443.8600.
Students who do not meet admissions requirements for entry into the university transfer program, or prerequisites for specific courses, have options for admissions. VCC offers bridging programs for students requiring upgrading. Students can also complete an admissions review. Contact advising at 604.443.8453 for further information.
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|Course Name||Outline||Course Code||Credits|
|Biology 1||BIOL 1100||4.0|
|Biology 2||BIOL 1200||4.0|
|Calculus 1||MATH 1100||3.0|
|Calculus 2||MATH 1200||3.0|
|Chemistry 1||CHEM 1121||4.0|
|Chemistry 2||CHEM 1223||4.0|
|English (University Transfer)||--||ENGL 1102||3.0|
|English (University Transfer)||--||ENGL 1101||3.0|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology 1||BIOL 1120||4.0|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology 2||BIOL 1220||4.0|
|Integrated Language Support 1||--||ENGL 1001||3.0|
|Integrated Language Support 2||--||ENGL 1002||3.0|
|Introduction to Statistics||MATH 1111||3.0|
|Physics 1||PHYS 1100||4.0|
|Physics 2||PHYS 1200||4.0|
|Psychology 1||PSYC 1100||3.0|
|Psychology 2||PSYC 1200||3.0|
|Sociology 1 - Introductory Sociology||SOCI 1100||3.0|
|Sociology 2 - Canadian Society||SOCI 1200||3.0|