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Tikina, Anna – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
The number of credits completed to earn a baccalaureate degree continues to be an important criterion for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of transfer between post-secondary institutions. Many undergraduates -- both transfer and direct entry students -- complete more than 120 credits needed for a "traditional" degree. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, College Credits
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
This report examines transfer student pathways and performance from British Columbia (BC) Transfer System institutions into BC's public research-intensive universities: Royal Roads University (RRU), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Thompson Rivers University (TRU), University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, College Credits
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
The British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) commissioned Plaid Consulting to conduct a study focused on Academic Dual Credit (ADC) in British Columbia post-secondary institutions (PSIs). This study follows up on a 2017 BCCAT study on dual credit programs "Dual Credit Programs: Exploring Dual Credit Student Transition and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dual Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, College Credits
McQuarrie, Fiona – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
Increased student mobility within the British Columbia (BC) Transfer System (BCTS) means that students can easily enter and exit postsecondary studies. However, a significant amount of time may elapse between when a student acquires credits and when they wish to use, re-use or transfer those credits. This has led to BCTS member institutions facing…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, College Credits, Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students
James, Ted; Cowin, Bob – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
Permitting students to transfer credits earned in one program towards another program lies at the heart of the BC post-secondary transfer system, maximizing student mobility through credit portability. This study focused on situations where students seek to apply credits to multiple credentials that are "lateral" (for example, where a…
Descriptors: College Credits, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Transfer Policy
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
This project focuses on the student practice of "stepping out" to earn transfer credits at a second or additional ("host") institution, while continuing in a program at their first ("home") institution. It is based on data from a cohort of students who graduated in 2015/2016 from any of the 21 public institutions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Mobility, College Transfer Students
Duklas, Joanne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
A plethora of micro-credentialing research and pilots are underway across Canada and around the world led by academic researchers, government, and industry. The intensity is creating a perfect storm of opportunity that is reframing assessment practices. Exploring their utility for admission and transfer into higher education, the focus of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, College Admission, Transfer Policy
Merner, Paul; Bennett, Michael – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
The main purposes of this research are to describe the volume, features and trends characterizing block transfer and degree partnership pathways in the British Columbia (BC) Transfer System (BCTS); to determine existing business practices that may impact data on degree pathways; and to identify successful practices that may assist institutions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer Policy, Partnerships in Education, Academic Degrees
McQuarrie, Fiona A. E. – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
Within the BC Transfer System (BCTS), decisions to award transfer credit are important to the overall success of the system. When courses are deemed to be equivalent, the ability to transfer credits from those courses facilitates students' mobility and academic success, in addition to creating cost efficiencies at the participating institutions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer Policy, College Credits, Decision Making
Rhodes, Michelle – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
Interdisciplinary programs have significantly increased in scope and scale over the past several decades, including those in British Columbia. The nature of these programs creates unique challenges for transfer and articulation processes that rely heavily on disciplinary expertise and review; these challenges are complicated by the fact that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Mobility, College Transfer Students
Cowin, Bob; James, Ted – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
The number of post-degree certificate and diploma programs offered by British Columbia (BC) post-secondary institutions, in addition to enrolment in graduate and first professional degrees, is perceived to have grown considerably over the past decade. This growth, however, has not been previously studied in a systematic manner. This study involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Certification, Credentials
Duklas, Joanne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
International assessment of academic documents by post-secondary institutions and other bodies represents a complex field guided by quality assurance frameworks, formal conventions and best practice. This research study seeks to illuminate this complexity by examining current practices, constraints, perspectives, and possibilities for transfer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Credits, Foreign Students, College Transfer Students
McQuarrie, Fiona – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
Flexible pre-major agreements (FPMs) have been a feature of the British Columbia (BC) Transfer System since the early 2000s. A flexible pre-major is a discipline-specific transfer agreement whose content and structure is developed by an articulation committee and accepted by participating institutions. FPMs consist of "a set of flexible…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Associate Degrees, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
McQuarrie, Fiona – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
The number of non-native English speakers enrolling in British Columbia's (BC's) post-secondary system has likely increased in recent decades. This has led to concerns about whether such students have adequate English-language proficiency for academic success. Since it is impossible to accurately identify non-native English speakers in BC Transfer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Academic Standards
McKeown, Stephanie; Vedan, Adrienne; Mack, Kendra; Jacknife, Sarah; Tolmie, Cody – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
Across Canada, systemic barriers have created an environment where Indigenous learners encounter obstacles to accessing and persisting through post-secondary education, resulting in an educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The federal government has made it a priority to address this gap. This report expands upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Indigenous Populations
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