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Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest public colleges in British Columbia, serving 20,000 credit and continuing education students each year.  At Douglas you can select from over 500 university courses, nine degree programs, over 30 career programs, as well as academic upgrading, continuing education and award-winning customized training options.

In career education, Douglas is recognized for their programs in: health care, community services, criminology, music, performing arts, business, and physical education and coaching.

FACILITY/SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas College has two major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam.  Major features include gymnasiums and fitness centers as well as major libraries at both campuses.  The New Westminster campus features two floors of modern student computer labs and a 300-seat Performing Arts Theatre.  The David Lam Campus (Coquitlam) features the three-story Health Sciences Center with specialized learning labs and facilities.

  • University Transfer

    University Transfer means you start studying for your degree at Douglas and transfer to another school to complete your studies. The other school will recognize the education you took at Douglas.

     

    Check out the Courses section of our Program and Course Catalogue. Each course has a tab called Transferability which shows where that course transfers to.

     

    A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of British Columbia’s five research universities (UBC, UBC-Okanagan, SFU, University of Victoria, or University of Northern British Columbia).

     

    There are many resources to help you plan, starting with our Academic Advisors. They can answer questions about your courses and how they’ll fit into your education plans. Make an appointment to speak to one any time – even before you apply to Douglas.

     

    If your questions are about applying to a specific program at another school, it’s best to contact that school directly.

  • Transfer to Douglas

    If you have taken courses at other institutions and would like the credits evaluated for transfer purposes to Douglas College you must complete a Transfer Credit Request Form and submit it to the Registrar’s office – either by mail, email to transfercredit@douglascollege.ca, or in person, along with an official transcript from your sending institution (please note: photocopies, faxes and emails of transcripts are deemed unofficial and will not be accepted). Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process.

     

    Please note the following:

     

    • All courses on transcripts submitted will be evaluated for tranfer credit – you cannot choose specific courses to be transfered
    • Failing grades will not receive transfer credit – minimum grade is “D” or “P” for transfer credit purposes
    • Transfer credit is NOT calculated in your Douglas GPA
    • Transfer credit will not be done for courses which exceed the College’s time limit policy. Art courses must be 10 year old or less. Science and Math courses must be 7 years old or less.
    • Prior to January 1, 2010 Douglas College used a credit-for-credit transfer system. As of January 1, 2010, the transfer credit policy changed, Douglas College will now award credits according to the credits established fo the equivalent course at Douglas College.
    • Courses taken outside of BC must include detailed course outlines submitted along with you request. Outlines must be from the semester/year that you took the course and supplied to you by the institution. For more information, please see Detailed Course Outlines.
    • ALL TRANSCRIPTS and other documents filed in support of your transfer credit request become the property of Douglas College and will NOT be returned unless they are deemed to be irreplaceable.

     

    Please ensure you know the application deadlines, GPA, and credit/program/graduation requirements for the university of your choice. You can usually discover these on their respective websites. If you would like further clarity, please book an appointment with an academic advisor.

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  • Deadlines for Submitting Transfer Credit Requests

    To ensure transfer credit is done in time for your registration, your request must be received by the following deadlines:

     

    • April 15th for Fall Semester
    • September 15th for Winter Semester
    • January 16th for Summer Semester

     

    If you have been admitted to the College after the above deadlines and require courses to be transferred to meet pre-requisites for registration, please contact the appropriate department. You may be able to request a pre-requisite override. Overrides are granted at the discretion of the department.

  • Requesting Transfer Credits

    Courses taken within BC

    1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
    2. Ensure official transcripts are attached to the Transfer Credit Request form or
      transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or
      official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
    3. Include detailed course outlines from the time period attended – these are required for all courses NOT appearing in the BC Transfer Guide. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Course Outlines information. Note: Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.

     

    Courses taken outside BC but within Canada

    1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form
    2. Attach official transcripts to the Transfer Credit Request form or
      transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or
      official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
    3. Include detailed course outlines from the time period attended. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Course Outlines information. Note: Calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.

     

    Courses taken outside of Canada

    1. Complete a Transfer Credit Request Form and request a Green Foreign Credential Return Request form (form is available from the Registrar’s Office) indicating how you wish your documents returned (e.g., Pick up or Mail). NOTE: NORTH AMERICAN TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
    2. Attach official transcripts to the Transfer Credit Request or
      transcript is on order with the sending institution and should arrive within 6 weeks or
      official transcripts have been submitted previously and are on file at Douglas College
      Note: We require the original transcript in the official language of the home country – and the authenticated English translation.
    3. Include detailed course outlines from the time period attended. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Course Outlines information. Note: calendar descriptions are not sufficient for evaluation purposes and outlines must have been supplied to you by the institution.
      Outlines must be officially translated to English and authenticated. Failure to provide detailed course outlines for all foreign transcripts submitted will result in your transfer credit not being reviewed.
  • Additional Resources

    Contact

    Registrar’s Office
    Tel:604.527.5478

     

    Website
    douglascollege.ca
    Transfer Credits

Transfer Information
  • BC Transfer Student

    You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

     

    You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

     

    To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

     

    You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

  • Out-of-Province Transfer Student

    You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

     

    You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

     

    To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

     

    You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

  • Mature Student & PLAR

    If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

    You must also meet the college’s English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

     

    Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

  • International Student

    For details on admission requirements for International Students check here.

  • How to Apply & EducationPlannerBC

    Learn more about admissions at Douglas College and apply online.

     

    Douglas College is a BC public institution authorized under provincial legislation to deliver post-secondary education and training in B.C. Use EducationPlannerBC.ca to explore and apply for admission to BC public post-secondary institutions.

Main Campus | New Westminster
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3M 5Z5

Coquitlam
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 7X3

Surrey
10060 King George Highway,
Surrey, BC

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