Academic Foundations (Coquitlam Campus)

Academic Foundations (Coquitlam Campus)

12 months
Application deadlines: May 31, September 30, January 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: Fall, Winter, Summer
International tuition: CA$5,902

Program overview

The Certificate in Academic Foundations Program enables students to explore the Arts and Sciences by enrolling in courses in a wide range of disciplines. The program allows flexibility for students to explore their interests and is designed to transfer maximum credits into degree programs at Douglas College or other institutions.

Tuition fee depending on that program that a student enrolls in.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



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General requirements: All applicants for admission to the College must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria: BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system); One course short of BC secondary school graduation; 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance; 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year; Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years. English Proficiency Requirement. All applicants to the College must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing proof of ONE of the following: Douglas College English Assessment; LPI - minimum essay score 4; TOEFL iBT - minimum score 83; IELTS - minimum overall band test score 6.5 (academic module only); EIKEN Practical English - minimum placement of Grade 1; CAEL - minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based); Cambridge English CAE- minimum score 75 or "B"; Cambridge English CPE - minimum score 60 or "C"; Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 8 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - minimum score of 56. Language School Pathway Options: Completion of the Advanced Level of the University Preparation program at EC English Language Centers (ECAD); Completion of Level A2 of the University Pathway program at Int’l Language School of Canada (ILSC); Completion of Level 16 (Pathway 3.3) of the Academic pathway program at Int’l Language Academy of Canada (ILAC); Completion of highest level course ELS level 112 with ELS Language School; Completion of VGC International College Advanced University Preparation course level 7 with 75% or higher; Completion of Kaplan International Centres Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level C1. The full list of extra requirements is on the web-site. Note: Students who do not meet any of the above requirements may apply for admission as a "special student”. Students are urged to discuss their situation with the Registrar and/or a College counselor. Note: Prerequisites for some courses are: BC Principles of Math 11 with a C (or equivalent), or Foundations of Math 11 with a C (or equivalent), are prerequisites for many Math and Statistics courses. Some lab courses have high school prerequisites such as Biology 12, Chemistry 11 or 12 and Physics 11 or 12. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that they have completed requirements prior to registration.

Career opportunities

This program provides block transfer to several Douglas College programs and: Simon Fraser University; University of Northern BC; University of Victoria.

Campus location

Coquitlam , Canada

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