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Articulation for Course Transfer

 

Transfer to Universities

Start your university degree at VCC's university transfer program page in a supportive learning environment with attentive instructors, and transfer credits to post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. View our website for the course listing and timetables.


According to the BC Transfer Guide, a transfer is when one institution recognizes education completed at another. You can use the credits earned from VCC to fulfill some of the requirements for your credential at another institution to which you're admitted. Be sure to plan your study by researching transferrable courses on the BC Transfer Guide to and from VCC, depending on your transfer needs. 


Prerequisites at VCC

While students may meet the admission requirements of the University Transfer programs at VCC, individual courses may have specific requirements. Acceptance into the university transfer programs does not guarantee individual course registration eligibility. Visit our website to review the course offerings, and click on each course to review the course prerequisites. Be sure to check with an International Student Advisor to confirm if you meet the prerequisites of your chosen VCC courses and discuss your study plan before course registration.

VCC Program Graduation Requirements

To obtain a VCC University Transfer credential, there are specific courses required to be completed. Refer to each University Transfer program for details.


University Transfer Course Schedules

Most University Transfer classes are offered in September, and some in January. The course offerings in May are limited. To ensure meeting your full-time status, remember to plan for alternative courses in case your preferred classes have overlapping schedules or are not offered in the term of your choice. Schedules and timetables are usually available two to three months prior to the beginning of classes. 


Transfer VCC Credits to Universities

A successful university transfer plan requires an international student to do the following:

  1. Connect with the receiving institution to learn more about the transfer admissions process. For example, if you are planning to transfer courses to the Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), research on their website and meet with their advisors to learn about application deadlines, transfer admissions requirements including grades (GPA), number of credits, and type of courses required.
  2. Know what courses and prerequisites to meet at VCC. Once you know the transfer admission requirements at your choice of receiving institution, research on BC Transfer Guide to confirm which courses you need to complete at VCC.
  3. Meet with a VCC International Student Advisor to review your research and plan your study as early as possible to avoid delays in your study plan.


While students can take electives in a term they prefer, many CMPT and MATH courses are only offered in specific terms. The sample schedules below are for course planning purposes for international students to maintain their full-time study status. 

  • Course availability may change without prior notice.
  • Check the pre-requisites of the electives and course offerings before registration.
  • Consult the Associate of Science Degree page for details on the requirements.

Sample Schedule (September start)

Fall 1Winter 1Spring/Summer 1Fall 2Winter 2

CMPT 1010

MATH 1100

MATH 1120

ENGL 1100 or 1101/1001

CMPT 1020

MATH 1200

MATH 1221

ENGL 1200 or 1102/1002

MATH 2251

MATH 2700

MATH 2120

CMPT 2225

CMPT 2295

Arts Elective

Lab Science

Any Elective

CMPT 2276

Any Elective

Arts Elective

Science Elective

Sample Schedule (January start)

Winter 1Spring/Summer 1Fall 1Winter 2Spring/Summer 2

CMPT 1010

MATH 1100

Arts Elective

Science Elective

CMPT 1020 (May-Jun)

MATH 1200 (Jul-Aug)

Arts Elective

Any Elective

ENGL 1110 or 1101/1001

CMPT 2295

MATH 1120

MATH 1221

CMPT 2276

ENGL 1200 or 1102/1002

Any Elective

Lab Science

MATH 2251

MATH 2700

MATH 2120

CMPT 2225

Options for Electives

Arts Electives

CRIM 1150 Intro to Criminology (3 credits)

ECON 1100 Microeconomics (3 credits)

ECON 1200 Macroeconomics (3 credits)

PSYC 1100 Psychology 1 (3 credits)

PSYC 1200 Psychology 2 (3 credits)

SOCI 1100 Sociology 1 (3 credits)

SOCI 1200 Sociology 2 (3 credits)

SCIE 1110 Professional Communication (3 credits)

Science Electives

EVSC 1100 Intro to Environmental Science (3 credits)

MATH 1111 Intro to Statistics (3 credits)

MATH 2310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)

PHYS 1170 Mechanics (3 credits)

SCIE 1100 Engineering, Tech & Society (3 credits)

SCIE 1151 Engineering Graphics & Design (3 credits)

Lab Science Electives

BIOL 1100 Biology 1 (4 credits)

BIOL 1200 Biology 2 (4 credits)

BIOL 1120 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 credits)

BIOL 1200 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (4 credits)

CHEM 1121 Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

CHEM 1223 Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

PHYS 1100 Physics 1 (4 credits)

PHYS 1200 Physics 2 (4 credits)

PHYS 1110 Astronomy (3 credits)


Academic Course Planning at VCC

Current VCC international students enrolled in VCC's University Transfer programs may schedule an academic course planning appointment with a VCC International Student Advisor by booking an advising session online, emailing study@vcc.ca or calling 604-443-8600. Ensure to do some research ahead of time in preparation for your academic course planning advising session. For example:

  • Which university are you planning to transfer your VCC credits to, and what program?
  • How many credits, and what courses does this university require?
  • What is the application deadline of the university of your choice?
  • After checking the BC Transfer Guide, what VCC courses are you planning to take to fulfill the transfer requirements?
  • After checking VCC's University Transfer course listings, do you meet the prerequisites of the VCC courses you plan to take?

For more information about registration and class schedules for new and returning students, check Course Registration.

 

Transfer Credits to VCC

International students with prior post-secondary education must officially request transfer credits to VCC. Official transcripts, course outlines and certified translation in English (if applicable) must be included when submitting a transfer credit request to VCC. The Transfer Credit process is not required to meet VCC Program Admissions Requirements. View Policy and Procedure D.3.11 for details about transfer credits.


Students transferring between post-secondary institutions in B.C. may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to confirm course transfer eligibility.


Students with transcripts from outside of Canada may require an ICES Comprehensive evaluation. Some programs require supplemental reports for transfer credits.


Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts must be received at VCC by mail from the sending institution, in a sealed untampered envelope.
  • The transcript must have the institutional seal, stamp or signature.

Request Forms

Important Notes

  • Insufficient documents may result in a delay in the process or be deemed not completed. Students must apply for transfer credit prior to the start of a program, and allow a minimum of 3 weeks for processing. 
  • The request for transfer credits is not guaranteed, and it is not common for transfer credits from non-articulated institutions to be awarded.
  • The awarding of transfer credit may reduce the number of courses registered in a term. Connect with a VCC International Student Advisor to discuss if you are not meeting the full-time course load as a study permit holder, or are concerned about your PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) eligibility.
  • Students with transcripts from outside of Canada may require a comprehensive evaluation from an educational credential assessment service provider. Some programs require supplemental reports for transfer credits.
  • View Policy and Procedure D.3.11 for details about transfer credits.

Before requesting to transfer credits, discuss with an International Student Advisor if you are not meeting the full-time course load as a study permit holder, or are concerned about your PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) eligibility.

 

Articulation for Course Transfer

In addition to institutions and programs listed on the BC Transfer Guide, VCC currently has articulation agreements with a number of Canadian institutions to VCC's programs.


Applicants who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible for admission to VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management with a full block transfer. Additional proof of English requirement is not required.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the following programs with the required GPA
  2. Apply to VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management with the transcripts and diploma from the partner institutions.  

Articulated Institutions and Programs

Complete one of the articulated programs with the required GPA to qualify for the transfer to VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Note that the articulation eligibility may be subject to change.

Partner InstitutionArticulated ProgramGPA requirement
Canadian Tourism College Hospitality and Resort Business Management Co-Op Diploma 3.0
Eton College Hospitality Management Co-Op Diploma 3.0
Red River College Hotel & Restaurant Management with Co-Op Diploma 3.0
Vancouver Premier College Hospitality Management with Co-Op Diploma 3.0

Applicants who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible to enter VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management, provided that the following requirements are met.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the articulated programs with the required GPA.
  2. Meet VCC's admission requirements, and apply to VCC's Hospitality Management Diploma with the transcripts and diploma from the partner institution.
  3. After receiving admission to the program, submit the Transfer Credit Request Form with supporting documentation at least 3 weeks before classes begin.
  4. Complete the bridge courses at VCC with the required GPA, and apply to VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

Course Availability and Schedule

As transfer students are not part of the cohort program, course availability and schedules may vary, and will be confirmed by VCC's Hospitality Management department after the transfer student is admitted.

PGWP Eligibility

Students who only complete VCC's bridge term courses from the Hospitality Management Diploma may NOT be eligible for a 3-year Post-Graduation Work Permit. Only the time studied at VCC can be counted towards the Post-Graduation Work Permit. For more details about PGWP eligibility, check the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) website.

Articulated Institutions and Programs

Complete one of the articulated programs and the VCC courses with the required GPA to qualify for the transfer to VCC's Bachelor of Hospitality Management. The GPA requirements for the articulated programs and the VCC bridge courses are the same. Note that the articulation eligibility may be subject to change.

Institution NameArticulated ProgramVCC CoursesGPA
Brighton College Hospitality Management Co-Op Diploma 10 courses 3.0
Cambria College Hospitality Management Diploma 12 courses 3.0
Cambria College Hospitality Management Diploma with Co-Op 11 courses 3.0
Canada College Vancouver Hospitality Management Diploma with Co-Op 10 courses 3.0
Cornerstone College (CICCC) Hospitality Management Co-Op Diploma 11 courses 2.5
Academy of Learning Career College  Conference and Event Planner Diploma 6 courses 2.5
Granville College  Hospitality Management Diploma 11 courses 2.5
Granville College  Hospitality Management with Co-Op Diploma 10 courses 2.5
Keystone College  Hospitality Management Diploma 11 courses 2.5
Oscar International College  Hospitality Management Diploma 11 courses 2.5
Pacific Link College Business Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma 14 courses 3.0
Q College Business Administration Certificate, 5 BA Diploma courses 9 courses 2.5

Applicants who meet the requirements outlined below may be eligible to transfer courses to VCC's Hospitality Management Diploma, provided that the following requirements are met.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the following programs with the required GPA.
  2. Meet VCC's admission requirements, and apply to VCC's Hospitality Management Diploma with the transcripts and diploma from the partner institution. 
  3. After receiving admission to the program, submit the Transfer Credit Request Form with supporting documentation at least 3 weeks before classes begin.

Course Availability and Schedule

As transfer students are not part of the cohort program, course availability and schedules may vary, and will be confirmed by VCC's Hospitality Management department after the transfer student is admitted.

PGWP Eligibility

Only the time studied at VCC can be counted towards the Post-Graduation Work Permit. For more details about PGWP eligibility, check the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) website. Discuss with an International Student Advisor if you are not meeting the full-time course load as a study permit holder, or are concerned about your PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) eligibility.

Articulated Institutions and Programs

Complete one of the articulated programs with a GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the transfer to VCC's Hospitality Management Diploma. Note that the articulation eligibility may be subject to change.

Partner InstitutionArticulated ProgramsTransfer
Greystone College Check with Greystone College 7 courses
ILAC International College Check with ILAC International College 6 courses
Tamwood International College Hospitality and Tourism Certificate 3 courses
Tamwood International College Essential Skills for Hospitality Service and Tourism Certificate 3 courses
Tamwood International College Hospitality and Tourism Co-Op Diploma 4 courses
Tamwood International College Essential Skills for Hospitality Service and Tourism Diploma Co-Op 4 courses

Applicants who meet the requirements outlined below may be eligible to transfer courses to VCC's Accounting Diploma, provided that the following requirements are met.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the following programs with the required GPA.
  2. Meet VCC's admission requirements, and apply to VCC's Accounting Diploma with the transcripts and diploma from the partner institution. 
  3. After receiving admission to the program, submit the Transfer Credit Request Form with supporting documentation at least 3 weeks before classes begin.

Course Availability and Schedule

As transfer students are not part of the cohort program, course availability and schedules may vary, and will be confirmed by VCC's Accounting department after the transfer student is admitted.

PGWP Eligibility

Only the time studied at VCC can be counted towards the Post-Graduation Work Permit. For more details about PGWP eligibility, check the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) website. Discuss with an International Student Advisor if you are not meeting the full-time course load as a study permit holder, or are concerned about your PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) eligibility.

Articulated Institutions and Programs

Complete one of the articulated programs with the required GPA to qualify for the transfer to VCC's Accounting Diploma. Note that the articulation eligibility may be subject to change.

Partner InstitutionArticulated ProgramGPA RequirementTransfer to VCC
Greystone College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration 2.67 6 courses
Greystone College International Business Management Diploma  2.67 5 courses

Applicants who meet the requirements outlined below may be eligible to transfer courses to VCC's Marketing Technology Diploma, provided that the following requirements are met.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the following programs with the required GPA.
  2. Meet VCC's admission requirements, and apply to VCC's Marketing Technology Diploma with the transcripts and diploma from the partner institution. 
  3. After receiving admission to the program, submit the Transfer Credit Request Form with supporting documentation at least 3 weeks before classes begin.

Course Availability and Schedule

As transfer students are not part of the cohort program, course availability and schedules may vary, and will be confirmed by VCC's Marketing department after the transfer student is admitted.

PGWP Eligibility

Only the time studied at VCC can be counted towards the Post-Graduation Work Permit. For more details about PGWP eligibility, check the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) website. Discuss with an International Student Advisor if you are not meeting the full-time course load as a study permit holder, or are concerned about your PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) eligibility.

Articulated Institutions and Programs

Complete one of the articulated programs with the required GPA to qualify for the transfer to VCC's Marketing Technology Diploma. Note that the articulation eligibility may be subject to change.

Partner InstitutionArticulated ProgramGPA RequirementTransfer to VCC
Greystone College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration 2.67 4 courses
Greystone College International Business Management Diploma  2.67 4 courses

Book an appointment with an International Student Advisor to discuss your transfer requests.