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ERIC Number: ED508790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Flexible Pre-Majors: Improving the BC Transfer System for Students & Institutions. Special Report
Orum, Jennifer
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
All institutions review and update their programs over time, offering specializations based on departmental philosophy and expertise. With the increased number of degree-granting postsecondary institutions in British Columbia (BC), universities and colleges are under pressure to devise unique approaches to majors. This can mean that pre-major requirements can vary from one institution to another. Sending institutions face a more complex task since they must try to align their curriculum with that of several receiving institutions, or risk disadvantaging their students. Historically in BC the emphasis has been on facilitating solutions that recognize the importance of diversity and institutional autonomy in the post-secondary system rather than on standardization. One possible approach to solving this problem for students and institutions is the development of flexible pre-majors. This paper provides an overview of flexible pre-majors and describes its benefits for students and institutions.
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; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada