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ERIC Number: ED504936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
2001-2002 Annual Report to the Ministry of Advanced Education
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The mandate of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer is to support and facilitate effective articulation, transfer, and admission arrangements for students wishing to move between the province's colleges, institutes, university colleges and universities. Its key role is to encourage the collaborative leadership that is required throughout the B.C. post-secondary education system to develop and maintain a system of articulation that benefits students by improving the transferability of their academic credits. During the past year, the Council has taken a number of steps to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of the B.C. Transfer System. These include: (1) Completing a thorough review of "B.C. Transfer TIPS", a handbook designed to assist students to prepare for transfer between institutions; (2) Completing a number of transfer innovation projects that will improve transfer arrangements in some specific discipline and program areas; (3) Obtaining the agreement of each university and university college to grant 60 credits for an associate degree even if all the courses taken towards the associate degree do not transfer individually to that institution; (4) Completing research studies that better inform on system wide admissions policies, practices, and capacity in post-secondary institutions, as well as studies that provide insightful information about those students who transfer to universities, including data about those students who transferred to the B.C. Open University; (5) Completing the developmental work for the implementation of a Web-based transfer credit evaluation form; and (6) Taking a significant leadership role in assisting other provinces and national organizations to develop transfer mechanisms that have the potential to improve inter-provincial student mobility and transfer. All of these accomplishments are referenced in the various sections of this annual report. (A list of BCCAT Publications are appended.)
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada