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ERIC Number: ED505057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Designation as a Receiving Institution in the BC Transfer Guide: Policy and Process
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The Recalibrating the British Columbia (BC) Transfer System project initiated in 2005 proposed that the designation of institutions in the BC Transfer Guide as either "sending institution" or "receiving institution," according to their perceived primary function, should be examined. The results of the consultation indicated overwhelming support (94%) for removing the restrictions on designation, and providing an environment whereby each institution can undertake its own evaluation of which designations best fit its situation, goals and business practices. This document establishes a structure to facilitate the implementation of the recommendation to liberalize access to the receiving institution designation. While in agreement that it is no longer appropriate to restrict the receiving institution designation, the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) is concerned that the expansion of the BC Transfer System to include many more receiving institutions must proceed carefully due to: (1) Respondents to the Recalibrating consultation were divided on whether or not BCCAT should continue to manage designation assignment; (2) The task of maintaining agreements expands with each new receiving institution and trust can be undermined if institutions are unable to keep agreements up to date; (3) Tasks associated with the administration of transfer credit agreements as a receiving institution may not be well known or understood at an institution that has traditionally acted as a sending institution: BCCAT expects assurance that each institution planning to add the receiving institution designation has undertaken an examination of the policies, resources and practices required to support this function; and (4) BCCAT believes that it is important for institutions to examine the business case for requesting the receiving institution designation. Following statement of policy, a readiness checklist for new receiving institutions is provided. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada