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Alexander College

Canada
Overview

Overview

Established in 2006, Alexander College is a private degree-granting post-secondary institution located in British Columbia, Canada with two urban campuses in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby. Alexander College is home to approximately 4,000 international and domestic students annually.

As one of Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) in Canada, Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, and Associate Degree Programs. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.

Alexander College strives to provide high-quality higher education at a reasonable cost and is committed to providing a truly international learning experience for students from Canada and around the world. Students thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment, acquiring skills, knowledge, and experiences which develops them into global citizens.

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What's new

What's new

Alexander College is rapidly expanding, and the institution has added many new students over the past year. Alexander College is also currently undergoing a campus move as the institution expands to meet the needs of the growing student body, increasing the physical space of the primary facility by more than double the current capacity. This means new labs, new library facilities and new student spaces among many other upgrades to the facilities and infrastructure.

There has also been the addition of an Athletics unit at Alexander College, with the AC Explorers team competing against other local colleges in basketball and soccer, with more sports to be added.

Campus culture has also been invigorated by more off-site multicultural events held at various halls and community centers, including Diwali and Lunar New Year celebrations, which often attract hundreds of student attendees.

Social Media plays an important role in the overall college experience for students at Alexander College. Students can use the Alexander College Social Media pages to keep up to date with important AC campus announcements such as registration deadlines, new courses, campus closures, important dates, contests and student events.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Alexander College is committed to ensuring that all members of the college community including students, faculty, staff, and visitors are able to study and work in an environment of tolerance and mutual respect. The college recognizes the importance of small class sizes and high-quality teaching for the academic preparation of its students. With increased personalized attention given by faculty to students and regular access to academic expertise, the learning outcomes for students are significantly enhanced.

Faculty are encouraged to utilize the Centre for Teaching and Learning, through which they develop innovative teaching strategies and resources. Students are also invited to share their feedback on teaching quality and classroom experience via course evaluations performed at the end of every course.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Alexander College tracks graduate outcomes through maintaining positive relationships with its alumni. In re-connecting with students after they have completed their degree program (or after having transferred to a different institution), the college is able to demonstrate to current students the achievements and positive outcomes that can be achieved.

Many of graduates of the institution go on to become vital parts of the communities they choose to live and work in, and career paths vary in tandem with the wide variety of course offerings.

The college invites its students who have gone on to start businesses, pursue graduate studies elsewhere, or who have made an impact in local organizations and the community to come back for networking events to inspire current students.

In order to even further increase these connections, the college is developing co-op programming to facilitate the easy transition of students into the business community, creating collaborations and fostering the transition of educational theory into professional practice.

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Student support

Student support

Student Support services at Alexander College are many and varied. The institution prides itself on the close connections they maintain with students throughout their time at the college, with students treated very much like family. Major service units and their areas of expertise include:

Academic Advising

  • Help with course planning for next term
  • Understanding academic standing or academic difficulty
  • Creating a study plan for university transfer

Writing & Learning Centre (WLC)

  • Developing academic skills (note-taking, presentations, Microsoft word processing, etc.)
  • Booking a one-on-one tutoring session with a trained Subject Area Specialist, available to all students at no cost
  • Exam preparation, including notes, content and syllabus reviews
  • Citations workshops

Library

  • Borrowing materials (books, previous edition textbooks, etc.)
  • Printing assignments, notes or readings
  • Locating research materials or accessing online databases

Office of Student Affairs

  • Accommodations or accessibility concerns
  • Bereavement (death in the family)
  • Academic and behavior misconduct
  • Complaints or appeals
  • Exam deferrals

Health & Wellness Counseling

All students are eligible for ten free sessions and may speak with the counsellor for any personal concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Some examples include:

  • Stress and time management
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Loneliness or homesickness
  • Bullying/harassment
  • Test anxiety
  • Referral to community resources

Student Services

  • Signing up for the Peer Mentorship Program
  • Questions regarding the mid-term reporting process
  • Facilitating student focus groups

Student Life

  • Signing up for volunteer opportunities
  • Participating in extracurricular clubs or events
  • Signing up for Alexander College Student Association (ACSA)
  • Environmentalism and global citizenship

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Alexander College provides admission to educational programs for the greatest range of students possible. Where appropriate however, access to programs and courses are restricted to students who satisfy established admission criteria at both general and program specific levels.

General Admission Requirements

All programs require evidence of English language proficiency. There are a number of ways to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer.
  • Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the English language
  • Canadian Citizenship or legal authorization to study in Canada
  • Aged at least 16+ years of age

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Alexander College offers a variety of academic scholarships in recognition of exceptional student achievement in a specific academic discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.).

All students are eligible to be nominated for a scholarship by their course instructor(s) at the end of each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Academic excellence within the respective subject area
  • Strong attendance record within the respective subject area
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.67 in a minimum of nine credits

Funding

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for educational funding from the province of British Columbia through StudentAid BC.

Educational student loans are available for students of Alexander College from the national government of Canada, as well as from the province of British Columbia.

Funding from StudentAid BC is available for students enrolled in Associate Degree programs only.

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International students

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Total average cost: $3324

  • $2218
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  • $733
    Food
  • $117
    Daily life
  • $256
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Vancouver British Columbia #100 - 602 West Hastings Street
Burnaby British Columbia #101 - 4603 Kingsway
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students every year. It offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language. Its courses are selected, resources are focused, classes are small and friendly, and instructors are dedicated. The college strives to provide a high-quality program at a reasonable cost, and serves students who need extra support with culture and language as they begin their academic studies. Alexander College also provides individual support services and campus activities to foster local and global community engagement.

The college is recognized and accredited by the Degree Quality Assurance Board, BC Education Quality Assurance program, and is a proud participant in the BC Transfer System, organized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer. Student Life and the Alexander College Student Association (ACSA) work together to provide students with the opportunity to experience both Canadian culture and the diverse cultures of other students. The college offers a variety of clubs that includes Film and Drama Club, Explorers Club, Conversation Club, Spanish Club, Ski and Snowboard Club and Basketball Club.

Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses. These campuses are located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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