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Entrance Requirements

To be admissible to an academic program (University Transfer or University Foundation program) at Columbia College, you must:

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for your program, you may instead register in a program combining academic studies with non-credit coursework in English, or in the College's Academic English as a second language program.

Admission Requirements

The University Transfer Program is open to students who have completed the course requirements for:

  • Any of the five Foundation options at Columbia; or
  • A BC Grade 12 Secondary Diploma elsewhere, with a minimum average grade of C in four academic Grade 12 subjects, including either English 12 or Communications 12

Applicants who have completed Senior Secondary in another province in Canada must have equivalent results.

Overseas candidates must present Senior or High School Matriculation results with a C or better average. Candidates presenting GCE results should have five passes, two of which should be at the Advanced level.

Students who require College Preparatory English courses (English 098, English 099 and/or Writing 099) should be prepared to spend one or more additional semesters to complete minimum transfer requirements.

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