2020–2021 Funding Priority: Technology Upgrades


High quality teaching and learning must be supported by the latest education technology. Technology upgrades will enhance learning environments for students on campus and expand our ability to offer courses outside of the lower mainland.


Over the past three years, the cost of keeping our classrooms running has increased significantly due to aging technology, equipment and the need to provide more technical supports to faculty and students. We are currently undergoing a significant construction project to renew our aging campus by enhancing spaces for our students to ensure better classroom and student life experiences. As a result of these renovations a new long-term technology plan has been developed which will be integrated into electrical upgrades and renovations of classrooms.

The rebuilt classrooms will be modernized with fixed seating and desks with built-in plugs for electronics. Creston technology systems would be added to control all aspects of the classroom environment from screens and IT, to lighting and equipment to provide long-distance education opportunities.

Learning spaces are no longer limited to the four walls of a classroom

A multitude of tools are available for distance learners to experience class, collaborate, and share information in real-time, without regard for geographical distance. Cutting-edge, dynamic technologies facilitate videoconferencing with high-quality audio and video, lecture recording, streaming video, and remote presentation from any of the connected laptops or mobile devices.

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Additional Fundraising Priorities

Catholic/Christian Experience
A key priority is to integrate higher education with personal and faith developments reflected in areas of academic formation, leadership development, and service to others. Our goal is to inspire our students to make a hopeful and constructive contribution that will make a difference in today’s world.

Academic Programs
A key priority is to develop reflective, lifelong learners by providing rigorous academic programming and solid intellectual formation. Our goal is to imbue our students with critical thinking skills guided by faith and morals so they are prepared to meet the challenges of their academic and professional lives.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
A key priority is to provide essential scholarships and bursaries to help us to attract some of the brightest young people as they graduate from BC’s high schools, and also ensure money doesn’t stand in the way of needy, deserving students from all walks of life.

Public Engagement and Outreach
A key priority is to foster, encounter and dialogue with Catholics and non-Catholics alike on the UBC campus, in the Lower Mainland, and across the province, on the important issues and critical challenges of our time.


We invite you to learn more about giving opportunities or to discuss specific areas of support.
Gifts of all sizes matter. You can make a difference.


Jo-Anne Nykilchyk, CFRE, Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Phone: 604-822-5516
Email: [email protected]


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Speak to an Advisor


Every student at Corpus Christi College has an advisor


Your advisor is the person who knows you by name and understands your goals.You can speak to your advisor about your academic plan, career goals, student life and campus activities. The Academic Advising office is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to advising. We take the whole person into account and provide “360 degree” advising.

Student Advisors


Jimmy Lam, Senior Academic Advisor
Room 209
604.822.6862 ext. 134
[email protected]

Irene Van Esch, Associate Academic Advisor
Room 204
604.822.6862 ext. 107
[email protected]


Academic Advising - COVID-19 Update

Academic Advisors are available by email Monday through Friday and are also able to talk with you via phone or Zoom. To schedule a Zoom appointment, simply send an email to the appropriate advisor indicating that you would like to set up an appointment. We will be in touch with you to set up a time to meet. At this time, we are unable to meet in-person and our campus is closed to the public.

For your convenience, we have also set up Zoom drop-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Visit the appropriate link below to access drop-in hours with an advisor.

For Domestic Students to meet with Jimmy Lam
Connect with Jimmy on Zoom

For academic course planning and questions about the Associate of Arts Degree, meet with Irene Van Esch
Connect with Irene on Zoom

 



Book an appointment

Book online, drop in (see schedules posted on advisors' doors), or email [email protected] for an advising appointment.
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Course Planning
Advisors help you choose the right courses to get you to where you need to go, whether it’s a specific program at another institution (such as UBC) or a degree program at Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s College.

General Academic Guidance
Advisors answer your general questions and concerns pertaining to academic program requirements, policies, transfer information, deadlines and more. If your advisor does not know the answer, they will know who to direct you to for the information you need.

Issues and Concerns within your Courses
Advisors can provide support and guidance on how to navigate challenging situations or problems that might arise within one of your courses.



Helpful Links

BC Transfer Guide
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FAQs for New Students








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Alumni Contest

The Alumni Relations Office is running a contest! Complete on of the items below and you will be entered to win one of three prizes: Apple Airpods, a Google Home, or an Instapot. You have more than one chance to win.

How to enter the contest

1) Submit your updated contact information to Kathryn Ryan, Alumni Support Officer ([email protected])
          5 Entries

2) Complete the Alumni Survey
          5 Entries

3) Refer a friend to complete the Alumni Survey
          3 Entries (once referred alumni has completed Survey)

4) Submit photos of your time at the College to [email protected]
          1 Entry = 1 photo, with a maximum of 10 entries (10 photos)

5) Book a meeting with Kathryn to discuss Alumni Engagement
          5 Entries

6) Agree to be a Monthly Alumni Feature
          10 Entries (minimum one meeting with Kathryn required, which earns you 5 entries)

7) Be an Alumni Speaker for a monthly Alumni Coffee Chat with current students
          10 entries (minimum one meeting with Kat required, which earns you 5 entries)


Contest Period

This contest will run until our rescheduled 20th Anniversary Celebration (date TBD)

Eligibility

All students who attended Corpus Christi, or St. Mark's College are eligible to participate.

Questions?

Contact Kathryn Ryan, Alumni Support Officer ([email protected])



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Tax Forms


If you need to request your tax forms, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

What is a T2202?


Qualifying students can claim a tuition tax credit to offset part of the expense of college. The T2202 is a tuition tax receipt that shows the amount of tuition you paid for your courses in the previous calendar year. Please contact [email protected] for a copy of your tax form.

What is a T4A slip? 


A T4A slip is a supporting document used to report the scholarship or bursary income you received while you were enrolled at an educational institution. Only students who have received institutional scholarships or bursaries will be issued T4 slips from the Colleges.

More resources for students on filing taxes in Canada
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  •     UBC Student Services





Confirmation of Enrolment


A Confirmation of Enrolment letter is an official document that verifies your enrolment at our College. If you are asked to verify your enrolment at our College for the purpose of employment, immigration, outside scholarships, etc., you can request a Confirmation of Enrolment Letter through your My LION account. 

Confirmation of Enrolment FAQ


I’m new to Corpus this semester. How can I request a Confirmation of Enrolment Letter, and when will I receive it?


To receive the Confirmation of Enrolment letter, you must place an order and make a payment in your My LION account under “Confirmation of Enrolment.” The letter will be issued to you after the registration add/drop deadline of the term in which you are currently enrolled. For a list of all academic dates and deadlines, see the Academic and Activities Calendar.

 I have been admitted for the upcoming academic term. Am I eligible to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment letter?


You will be eligible to receive the Confirmation of Enrolment Letter after you begin classes. The letter will be issued and sent to you after the registration Add/Drop deadline during the first term of your enrolment. For a list of all deadlines, see the Academic and Activities Calendar.

I am an international student. My study permit expires before the Add/Drop deadline, and I need the Confirmation of Enrolment letter to extend my study permit. Can I receive the letter now, even though I haven’t yet started classes?


Don’t worry! We are here to help you. If you need to receive your Confirmation of Enrolment Letter for immigration purposes, please pay your outstanding tuition and fees for the upcoming term and then contact [email protected] for assistance. 

I used to be a student at Corpus Christi College. I now study at another institution. Is the Confirmation of Enrolment Letter the best way to prove my academic history?


Not necessarily. For a full record of your academic history at our College, please order a transcript instead. 






Alumni Profiles


Around the world, Corpus alumni are playing important roles in their communities. Whether they are shaping the minds of future generations, establishing social service programs, building companies, or exploring corners of the globe, our alumni are inspiring.


We invite you to meet our alumni and learn about how they are leading accomplished lives and tackling the intellectual, professional and social challenges of our times. If you have news to share or are interested in being profiled, our Alumni Office would love to hear from you. 

Admissions process during Covid-19


The admissions process at Corpus has been updated to better serve students as we all adapt to this new reality. 

We have collected questions from prospective students and provided the answers below.

We want you to be successful in your application to Corpus, so please explore the resources to help you with the admissions process. Our buildings are closed but staff are continuing their work and are available to you digitally. Both faculty and staff have been equipped with new technology and more resources to support you.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is the admissions process going ahead as planned? Have the admissions requirements changed? 

Yes, the admissions process is proceeding as normal. The admissions process has been adjusted slightly to allow for more email submission of documents and increased individual support to help students navigate issues, should they arise. Our grade requirements remain unchanged.

Many of you chose Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s for the supportive atmosphere – that is what you will continue to receive during this time. 

We are proceeding with our admissions for Summer semesters (I and II) and Fall semesters as planned. Admission offers are awarded to students based on grades available to date: interim Grade 12 records for students currently in high school and current grades for post-secondary transfer students. View admission requirements


I am an applicant. What happens if my school has been closed or my exams are canceled?

We understand some students are experiencing COVID-19 related disruptions to schooling and scheduled exams, including final exams and English Language proficiency exams. Don’t worry!

If this is the case, contact our Admissions Office directly to discuss your applications. We are working with students one-on-one to make sure that they are not disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control. We are here to help.


How can I send in my application documents if the College building is closed?

You should now send all your documents to the Admissions Office via email at [email protected].


I have been accepted. Will I lose my admission if I can’t meet the conditions specified on my offer letter?

As every education system is handling this situation differently, it's best for you to speak with your school about how your final grades will be determined and when official transcripts will be available.

Once you have that information, contact our Admissions Office if you think you will not be able to meet the conditions specified in your offer letter. We are working closely with students on a case by case basis to ensure you are not disadvantaged by circumstances beyond your control.


Will my grades be accepted if I switch to online courses?

Yes. We recognize that in light of disruptions due to COVID-19, some students have switched to online courses to keep up with their education.

As long as these courses will be shown on your transcript, we will use them to evaluate your application. 


I am a post-secondary transfer student. Will the changes to my current classes disrupt my application?

Please rest assured that you will not be disadvantaged by any disruptions you’re experiencing due to COVID-19. Admission decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. If we require any additional information from you in order to process your application, the Admissions Office will be in touch.


More Questions?

If you have a question that is not covered in this section, we encourage you to email our Admissions Office. They will answer your question directly. 

We will continue to update this section of the website as we receive questions and more information becomes available. 


Admissions Office

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 604-822-6862 Ext. 124

Health Wellness

Student Health and Wellbeing

Assisting Students in Distress

Recognize Signs of Distress

You may be the first person to see signs that a student is in distress or they may come to you specifically for help. Use this folder to familiarize yourself with common signs of distress, from mild to severe, and the steps you can take to offer assistance.

Reach Out and Refer

Your role is not to diagnose or treat students, but you are in a position to make them aware of the help available. Early intervention plays a key role in helping students get back on track.

Access Expert Advice When Needed

There may be times when you need more advice about how to support a student in distress. For more severe and urgent concerns, you can consult with:
UBC Student Health Service 604.822.7011
UBC Counselling Services 604.822.3811
www.students.ubc.ca/health

Having a Conversation With a Student in Distress

1. If You’ve Reached Out to the Student

• Be specific about the signs and behaviours that you’ve noticed > "I've noticed you've missed the last two midterms."
• Express your concern > "I am concerned and wanted to check in to see how you're doing."
• Reassure the student, who may be struggling, that it's 100% OK to reach out for help from UBC faculty and staff

If a Student Doesn’t Want Help

• Respect their decision. Accepting or refusing assistance must be left up to the student, except in emergencies
• Don’t force the issue or pressure them into going to a referred resource
• Try to leave room for reconsideration later on > "If you change your mind you can always access the resources I've provided to you."

2. Respond With Empathy and Normalize Stress

• Listen actively to help the student feel heard and understood > "It sounds like you're facing a lot of difficulties in your life right now."
• When stress seems related to academic pressures, acknowledge that stress is a normal part of the university experience

3. Ask Open-ended Questions:

• Giving students an opportunity to talk often has a calming effect and helps to clarify their concerns
• What have you tried so far?
• What do you think the main challenge is?
• Do you have the support that you need?

4. Discuss Resource Options

• Point out that help is available; while seeking help can feel difficult, it is a sign of strength
• Provide the student with information about resources and support
• Encourage the student to identify the next steps they plan to take

Connect to Resources

Imminent Risk of Harm

• Active thoughts of suicide with a plan or suicide attempt
• Behaviour that is violent, destructive, aggressive, or threatening to self or others
• Student is confused, hallucinating, or has trouble remaining conscious

Steps to Take:

1. Take student to the nearest hospital – Call 911
2. Call UBC Campus Security 604.822.2222

High Level of Distress

Examples:
• Deterioration in personal appearance and hygiene and significant impairment with daily tasks
• Expressions of severe hopelessness or references to suicide
• Self-harm behaviour such as recent cutting or hitting, severely restricted eating with weight loss/severe binge eating
• Substance use concerns
• Loss of touch with reality/severely disorganized thinking
• Physical health concerns

Resources and Supports: 24/7

Urgent Care, UBC Hospital 604.822.7121 (until 10 pm) or nearest hospital emergency department
Access and Assessment Centre, VGH 604.675.3700 (24 hours)
Crisis Centre 1.800.784.2433, crisiscentre.bc.ca
During office hours:
UBC Student Health Service 604.822.7011 or student’s family doctor or nearest medical clinic

All Other Mental Health Concerns

Examples:
• Low or irritable mood with change in energy, appetite, sleep, and/or concentration, which is impacting daily functioning
• Persistent worry, obsessions, agitation, irrationality, racing thoughts, panic attacks
• Flashbacks to a traumatic event, intrusive memories and thoughts
• Interpersonal conflict
• Lack of social support
• Disordered eating

Resources and Supports: 24/7

Empower Me 1.844.741.6389 (toll-free, 24 hours) Call for free life coaching or counselling including evenings and weekends
Mind Health BC mindhealthbc.ca Take an online mental health assessment and find resources
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline 1.855.242.3310, hopeforwellness.ca
Health Link BC healthlinkbc.ca Check physical health symptoms online and find resources
During office hours:
• Counselling Services 1040 Brock Hall students.ubc.ca/counselling-services Walk in to book an appointment with a Wellness Advisor for assessment and referral to the most appropriate level of support
• students.ubc.ca/healt

General Support

Examples:
• Stress about exams, deadlines, grades, roommates, relationships, finances, adjustment to university
• Advice about healthy eating, sleep, or sexual health

Resources and Supports: 24/7

Empower Me 1.844.741.6389 (toll-free, 24 hours) Call for free life coaching or counselling
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Wellness Resources for Students

In-person Wellness Information in the UBC Life Building

Wellness Peers: Drop in to talk to a trained peer at the Wellness Centre, 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday (closed at 4 pm on Tuesday)
Nurse on Campus: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm and Tuesday 10 am -12 pm

Online Tools

mindhealthbc.ca Take an online mental health assessment and find resources.
Healthlinkbc.ca Check physical health symptoms and find resources.
www.heretohelp.bc.ca Learn and access mental health and substance use resources.
corpuschristi.ca/student-life/student-services/ Find resources organized by topic.

Coaching, Wellness Advising, and Counselling

Empower Me: (1-844-741-6389, toll-free), 24/7 free multilingual counselling or life coaching in person, by phone or online.
Counselling Services: Room 1040 Brock Hall. Drop in to book an assessment with a Wellness Advisor, Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; Wednesday from 8:30 am - 6 pm; Thursday from 10 am - 3:30 pm
Thrive: wellbeing.ubc.ca

Sexual Violence Support

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (604-822-1588) Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, svpro.ubc.ca

Medical Care

Student Health Service in the UBC Hospital (604-822-7011) Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm; Wednesday, 8 am - 8 pm; Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Your family doctor or a walk-in clinic. Look up wait times at nearby walk-in medical clinics at medimap.ca

Urgent Mental Health Support

Urgent Care at UBC Hospital: 8 am to 10 pm daily
Crisis Centre BC (24/7): 1-800-784-2433, www.crisis.bc.ca
Vancouver residents can go to Vancouver General Hospital's Access and Assessment Centre: (604-675-3700) 7:30 am -11 pm daily, www.vch.ca/aac
Emergency Services (24/7): Call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.

FAQs

Where Can I Learn More?

• Visit the Wellness Centre in the UBC Life Building to talk to a Wellness Peer about stress and coping strategies, taking care of your physical and mental health, and resources on and off-campus.
• The Wellness Centre offers workshops on a wide range of wellbeing topics. You can attend as an individual or book one for your group.
Registered nurses from UBC Student Health Service set up booths around campus each week, where you can get personalized tips, resources, and health advice.
Headspace is an app to learn to meditate and live mindfully (App store or Google Play).
MoodFx.ca is an interactive tool to help people with depression and low mood.
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Who is Eligible for "Empower Me"?

Empower Me (1-844-741-6389) provides counselling and life coaching, free for students on the AMS/GSS Health Plan.
• If you are not part of the AMS/GSS Health Plan, your extended health insurance may cover a similar type of service.

What Happens When I Drop in to See a Wellness Advisor at Counselling Services?

• If you're feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can make an appointment with a Wellness Advisor.
• When you drop-in to Counselling Services, you can book a same-day appointment with a Wellness Advisor, based on availability.
• Wellness Advisors are Masters-level counsellors who meet students for a one-time 15 - 20 minute assessment.
• They'll listen to your needs and connect you with resources to best help you reach your goals. This could include self-directed resources, workshops, and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy.
• Learn more: http://corpuschristi.ca/student-life/student-services/

What is Available for St. Mark's College Graduate Students?

• All of the resources listed on this handout are available for graduate students.
• The Wellness Centre has graduate Wellness Peers.

What is Available for Indigenous Students?

• In addition to all of the resources listed on this handout, Indigenous students can access support from counsellors at the First Nations Longhouse.
• 24/7 support is available from the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline and Online Chat: 1-855-242-3310, hopeforwellness.ca

How Can I Help a Friend?

• Ask "how can I help?" Sometimes just listening is all that's needed.
• Find the right contact for your concern and resources: corpuschristi.ca/student-life/student-services/
• Be aware of observable signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate medical intervention (below).

When Should I Call 911?

If you, or someone you know, experiences these signs, seek medical help right away:
• Active thoughts of suicide with a plan or suicide attempt.
• Loss of touch with reality, hallucinations or disorganized thinking.
• Experiencing an alcohol or other drug overdose or trouble remaining conscious.
• Immediate concerns about yourself or another person's safety.


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Emergency Contacts

Emergency Call 9-1-1

(Fire, Ambulance, Police)
AMS SafeWalk: 604-822-5355
Hazardous Materials Response: 911
UBC Hospital Urgent Care: 604-822-7662
Poison Control Centre: 604-682-5050


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One of KCI's most successful and experienced consultants, with 25 years in fundraising, Jo-Anne Nykilchyk is highly skilled in donor cultivation and solicitation, volunteer training and management, campaign strategy development and direction and major gift fundraising.

Since joining the firm in 1996, Ms. Nykilchyk has distinguished herself by leading a number of highly successful campaigns including a $50 million capital campaign for Acadia University.

Previously, Ms. Nykilchyk was responsible for the start up phase of a $60-$100 million capital campaign for William Osler Health Centre, one of the largest community health care centres in Canada.  She also assisted with the initiation of a major gift fundraising program. 

Ms. Nykilchyk completed a $42-million appeal for the Waterloo Region Hospitals Foundation, which surpassed its goal by more than $1 million. Under her direction this campaign received a large number of major gifts, the most notable of which was a $5-million donation from a single individual. Prior to this project, she headed up a $6-million campaign for Alberta's Red Deer College, which exceeded its goal by $1.5 million.

During her time with KCI, Ms. Nykilchyk directed the start-up phase of a $3-million capital campaign for St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, and a $15-million campaign for Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, which exceeded its goal by more than $1.5 million.

Prior to joining KCI, Ms. Nykilchyk was development officer for the faculties of Applied Science and Law at the University of British Columbia where she developed and implemented integrated, comprehensive fundraising programs for both faculties, with major gift fundraising as her primary focus.

As development director at Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation in Bathurst, New Brunswick, from 1992 to 1994, Ms. Nykilchyk completed a $2- million equipment campaign, which included managing more than 400 volunteers.  She also successfully directed the foundation's transition from conducting a capital campaign to developing and implementing an annual fundraising program, which included a planned giving program, a past-patient mailing initiative, diverse special events and establishing an in-memoriam program.

Previously, Ms. Nykilchyk worked with another national consulting firm where she led capital campaigns for Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation and the North Bay and District Health Centre Foundation in North Bay, Ontario. 

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Ms. Nykilchyk holds an Honours BA in Political Science. A Certified Fund Raising Executive and accredited member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she continues to enhance her skills through a wide variety of professional development courses and seminars.



Emily Dionisio graduated from Holy Cross Regional High in 2011. After graduating she pursued her dream of becoming a Fashion Designer where she completed her diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing at the Art Institute of Vancouver (AI) in 2013. During her time in high school and at AI, Emily remained active in her youth group, the Couples for Christ-Youth ministry where she served her community for 5 years. She became an active leader planning and leading youth camps and events.

While pursuing her dream and continuing to serve her community, in 2012 Emily applied to a program in her ministry to discern missionary work. She continued working in the fashion industry while serving and actively discerning. After 4 years of discernment Emily felt that both fashion and missionary work was not for her at the time. In October 2017, Emily joined the Colleges where she found her mission working with joy and purpose in the Development Office.

As a hobby Emily continues her dream of designing and now specializes in creating custom-design wedding and mantilla veils.


Kathryn (Kat) Ryan was born in Vancouver BC and graduated from Lord Byng Secondary school in 2013. After High School, Kathryn attended Corpus Christi College for two years before transferring to UBC to complete her baccalaureate degree in Psychology. During her time at Corpus Christi, she was an active volunteer serving as the Special Events Coordinator on the Corpus Christi Student Union, as well as helping serve food for those living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through Curbside Outreach.  Another fond memory she has during her time at Corpus was participating in the Rose Prince Pilgrimage in Northern B.C. creating long lasting friendships.

Passionate about sharing her positive experience at Corpus and bringing people together, Kathryn is thrilled to be the Alumni Relations Support Officer and hopes to bring alumni back to their alma mater and stay connected. She started in her role in October 2018 part time while completing her studies at UBC, transitioning into full time after she graduated.

 It is her great honour to be a part of an institution with tremendous growth, and to be in a position to reconnect past alumni to the Colleges.

We want to hear from you!

You can reach the Development Office at 604-822-5438 or [email protected].

For mail correspondence:

St. Mark's College
Attention:  Development Office
5935 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1J7

Dear Donor,

I am the fortunate recipient of the Archbishop’s Award and I wanted to thank you for funding this scholarship. When deciding what school to go to, I was torn over which one to choose. The scholarship is what pushed me to choose Corpus Christi, and I haven’t looked back.    

I have grown to love the College community, and in the past year I have grown both academically and spiritually.  Through the College’s Leadership Program, I was able to volunteer with various outreach programs to help the less fortunate, as well as start a program to tutor young refugees to improve their English and Math skills. Thanks to the scholarship, I have been able to work less and devote more time to volunteering.

With a sense of deep gratitude, I would like to thank you for your investment in the College and in me.  I hope that one day I will be able to give back to the College to help other students reach their educational goals.

Sincerely, Nicholas
Archbishop Miller Scholarship Recipient
Corpus Christi College

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English Bridge Program for EAL Students


Become a Successful University Student in Canada


Corpus Christi College's English Bridge Program is designed to help English as an Additional Language (EAL) students become successful university students.

Our Bridge Program helps you improve your English proficiency so you’re ready for the next step in your post-secondary studies.

What is Involved?

The Bridge Program is an intensive 12-week program (144 hours) that equips students with the necessary language and academic skills they need for university level courses.

How the Program Works

The Program integrates four academic language skills:
1.    Listening
2.    Reading
3.    Speaking
4.    Writing

These skills are integrated by helping students develop their Receptive Skills (such as Listening and Reading) in one course while practicing their Productive Skills (such as Speaking and Writing) in another.

Students will also apply their skills to engage in critical thinking, academic research, presentations, and discussions.


Is the Program Right for You?

Do you have a good academic record and an intermediate-level skill in English from your high school years?

Are you pursuing a post-secondary degree (Associate, Bachelor’s) but struggling to enter into first-year university programs or English courses because of a lower-than-expected IELTs score?

Do you meet Corpus Christi College’s academic admissions requirements, but not the English Language Admissions Standard?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then this program is right for you.


BENEFITS OF THE ENGLISH BRIDGE PROGRAM

•    improve your English and academic language skills
•    receive dedicated teaching in a supportive environment
•    learn successful study habits and test strategies
•    prepare yourself for the rigors and discipline of university level courses that require academic research, critical thinking, and essay writing
•    access academic help through your instructor, the Peer Mentoring Program and the Student Resource Centre

Enjoy a unique experience

•    make friends, experience Canadian culture, and practice English with native speakers
•    fully integrate into College life as you study and socialize with your peers and instructors
•    engage socially through extracurricular activities at Corpus Christi College and UBC

Course Details

Program instructors use a communicative approach with their students to help them build the Academic Language Skills necessary for successful post-secondary academic research, critical thinking, essay writing, and presentations.

Students will progress through a combined series of Listening-Reading and Speaking-Writing Courses:

Bridge Program: Listening and Reading
Students study and practice academic listening and reading skills, including noting and comparing key ideas, discerning and critiquing thesis statements, making outlines, paraphrasing sentences, summarizing paragraphs, and analyzing essays.

Bridge Program: Speaking and Writing
Students study and practice academic speaking and writing skills, including brainstorming key ideas, formulating and writing thesis statements, outlining and structuring paragraphs, drafting essays, producing and revising drafts, and presenting content.

Students will also apply their skills to engage in critical thinking, academic research, presentations, and discussions.

ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Bridge Program is designed for high-intermediate (e.g., IELTs 5.0) English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.
Applicants must:
•    have completed a high school diploma (in their home country, Canada or abroad)
•    meet the non-English admission requirements to Corpus Christi College
•    achieve a score of at least “Level 1” on the Corpus Christi College Bridge Program Placement Test
•    complete a telephone or in-person interview.
No other English proficiency tests such as TOEFL or TOEIC are required to enter this program. 


COURSE COSTS

Course tuition is the same for international and domestic students.
Bridge Program: $3000.00


WHEN DO COURSES START?

Courses start at the beginning and the second half of each semester.
The Bridge Program runs year round, with new intakes at the beginning of each semester, including Fall (September), Winter (January), and Summer I (May).
Upcoming Start Dates:
•    September 14, 2020
•    January 11, 2021
•    May 10, 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

How much time is spent in class?
Students will be in class two times per week with additional time allocated for online learning.

Are these non-credit courses?
Yes, students do not receive post-secondary credits for these preparatory courses.

Can I take undergraduate courses at Corpus while I am enrolled the Bridge Program?
No, students cannot take any credited course while taking the Bridge course.

Is admission to the English Bridge Program the same as admission to Corpus Christi College?
Students who are admitted to the English Bridge Program receive conditional acceptance to Corpus Christi College. If students do not complete the Bridge Program and English requirements, they will not be fully admitted to the College.

How big are the classes?
IES classes are small, so students receive personalized instruction. The average class size is between 15 to 30.

Questions?

Contact our English Bridge Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.314.9653



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International Peer Mentorship Program

The International Peer Mentorship program at Corpus Christi College is a peer-mentorship initiative to support new international students, connect Canadian and international students, and give returning students a leadership opportunity.


New international students (mentees) are paired with returning domestic student (mentors) to support and learn from each other. Working in tandem with Academic Advising and the Student Life office, peer mentors will be a source of support for meeting new people, building networks and experiencing Canadian culture.

Be a Mentee (new international students)

At Corpus Christi College, we really want you to be involved the community because we care about your well-being. We are committed to supporting international students with social and cultural experiences to facilitate their academic success and personal achievements at Corpus Christi College. To aid in your success, we are excited to provide the opportunity for international students to be members of our International Peer Mentorship program.

Peer mentors are a valuable resource in providing a student’s perspective of post-secondary life and they look forward to sharing their knowledge, experiences, challenges and insights with you.

Your peer mentor may be your partner when we organize social activities such as watching the Vancouver White Caps soccer games, celebrating at the Fall Thanksgiving BBQ, cheering for the UBC Thunderbirds football team and many more opportunities.


All international students receive a letter with information in the International Peer Mentorship program. For more information, contact Antonio Daling at [email protected]



Be a Mentor (returning domestic students)

All new students have to make adjustments to be successful at university. On top of adjusting to academic life, international students may also be adjusting to quirks of Canadian culture, being 1000s of kilometers away from their families and newfound independence.

As an International Peer Mentor you will work as part of a team and independently to support international students with social and cultural experiences to facilitate their academic success and personal achievements at Corpus Christi College.

The learning won’t just be one way! Your mentee will teach you about their culture, open your eyes to exciting new foods and give you valuable experience working with international communities.
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How to apply
To apply, please send your resume and a letter of intent to [email protected] or drop off the application documents to the Career Centre.




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Your Best Start to University

Why is Corpus Christi College your best start for university?


UNPARALLED LOCATION

Corpus Christi College is just steps to UBC, 10 minutes to downtown Vancouver, 20 minutes to the North Shore Mountains, less than 2 hours to Whistler; and a short ferry ride to Victoria. Students who live here can ski in the morning and relax on the beach in the afternoon!

Because our College is just a few steps to UBC - ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world - our students can take advantage of all that a large research institution has to offer, including many services and amenities.
Vancouver has a huge network of bike paths, running areas, and hiking trails to keep you moving. You can ski in the morning, go to the beach or kayak in the afternoon, and much, much more.

WE OFFER THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Our students enjoy all the perks of an intimate learning environment, plus all the services and amenities of a big university campus at UBC.

Our average class size is approximately 20, and the majority of our classes have under 35 students, compared to classes of 300 to 500 students at the major Canadian universities. This means professors get to know students by name, and are able to offer one-on-one guidance

Our diverse student population is composed of approximately 80% local students, while international students, representing a broad array of cultures, traditions, account for the remaining 20%.

WE INVEST IN STUDENT SUCCESS WITH TANGIBLE RESOURCES AND SKILLS BUILDING.

All of our students are assigned their own academic advisor for individual attention. They can also access the Student Resource Center, Student Development and Campus Ministry for personal, social and spiritual support .

We help our students build a portfolio of work experience, internships, volunteer roles, and professional skills to make them more employable and successful.
Our faculty and staff are committed to helping our students fulfill their career goals. We don’t expect them to have it all figured out when they arrive, but by the time they leave, they’ll have a solid plan.



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Why Study in Canada?

Earn a high-quality education that is globally recognized


High Academic Standards

Canada is not only friendly, safe, clean and affordable, it also has very high academic standards and strict quality control systems for its education program.

Safe, Stable and Peaceful Environment

Canada is rated one of the best places in the world to live by the United Nations.

Affordable Education

The quality of education and living standards in Canada are among the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Canada is a preferred choice for international students attending college or university.

Multicultural Society

With almost all of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada, it’s hard not to find ethnic foods and recreation activities associated with specific cultures. Get in touch with any number of ethnic clubs and associations for you to join while you’re here. EduCanada

Land of Possibilities

Within Canada’s highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment, you will not only acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, but you will also learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity, and develop your self-confidence! Teachers and professors are always available and eager to help with lessons, and studies fuse academic excellence with interaction and collaboration in the classroom. EduCanada

Stay in Canada after Graduation

Earn an Associate of Arts at Corpus and apply for your Post-Graduation Work Permit


The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from Corpus with a two-year Associate of Arts degree to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

Skilled Canadian work experience gained though the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry. Learn more from the Government of Canada

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Housing

Corpus students have the opportunity to live at St. Andrew’s Hall or Carey Centre, but they need to apply early. The residences feature modern, clean facilities, a safe environment, and furnished rooms with laundry facilities.

Priority wait list status is given to Corpus students at St. Andrew's Hall and Carey Centre.

Single rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments, and quads are available. Applications are handled directly through each residence.

The Carey Centre offers single rooms or one-bedroom apartments for students. Learn More

St. Andrew’s Hall offers quads (4 bedroom apartments) and single rooms for student. Learn More

Demand to live in residences can greatly exceeds the number of vacancies so UBC assembles a list of alternate accommodation available to students, should you need it. View list

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Pathway Schools and Partnerships

Corpus Christi College works with a select group of partner schools to help students transition successfully into the Canadian post-secondary education system.

Current Partnerships

Canada Second Language Institute (CSLI)

Global Village English Centres

International House Vancouver

ILSC Language School

iTTTi Vancouver

Oxford International: Eurocentre Language School


Future Partnerships

We are committed to only working with institutions that value education and quality student experience. If you are interested in becoming a partner with Corpus Christi College, please contact [email protected] or 604.822.6862 Ext. 118

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Tuition and Fees

Our international tuition is affordable in comparison to universities such as the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). By taking your first and second year at Corpus and then transferring into third year at a top Canadian university, you can save money.

For example, 30 credits of first year Arts programming at UBC will cost you approximately $34,900 while it will cost you $24,900 at Corpus.

In Business, two years at UBC will cost you approximately $76,900 while at Corpus it will cost you $57,400.

Tuition

Arts and Science courses
Per course (3 credits) = $2,490.00
Per 1 credit = $830.00

Business courses
Per course (3 credits) = $3,511.00
Per 1 credit = $1,170.33

Tuition Cost Estimates – Year 1 & 2

Arts or Science
Year 1

30 credits Arts only = $24,900.00
Year 2
30 credits Arts only = $24,900.00

Business
Year 1 30 Credits Business Transfer (includes required Arts and Business courses)
$19,920 + $7021.98 = $27,121.98
Year 2 30 credits Business Transfer (includes required Arts and Business courses)
$12,450 + $17,554.95 = $30,004.95

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Study Permit and Immigration Documents


All international students are required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to have a valid study permit. A study permit is a Canadian Immigration document that is issued to allow you to study in Canada for a specified amount of time. The Canadian government provides many resources for international students to help with their applications.

Always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

As an international student, you need the following documents prior to studying in Canada:


Passport

You need a valid passport to apply for study permit.

Admission letter from Corpus Christi College

The admission letter will be issued once you are accepted into the College. This letter is needed for you to apply for a study permit

Proof of funds adequate to support you in Canada;

You will need to provide proof of funds to be able to study and support yourself in Canada.

Study permit

All international students in programs longer than 6 months need a valid study permit.

Applications for a study permit can take up to 3 months, so apply as soon as possible. You are responsible for ensuring your study permit is valid at all times.

Review study permit processing times and required documents for your study permit application

Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Only citizens of certain countries require a TRV or also known as an entry visa. Check the IRCC website to see if you need a valid TRV to travel to Canada.

If you are from a TRV-exempt country, you may need to apply for an eTA before you can travel to Canada.

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Application Process

Congratulations on choosing the best start to your post-secondary experience with Corpus Christi College!


With our friendly campus, small classes, individualized advising, strong community focus and close proximity to UBC you will have the best of both worlds.


Rolling Admissions and Deadlines

Corpus Christi College has four intakes per year in September, January, May and July, and you can apply to any of the intakes.

Students should be aware of the study permit application processing time. The processing time varies from country to country. Please check the Canada Immigration website for processing times.


Admissions Requirements

Review the International Admissions Requirements for your country.


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Application Process 

Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from a Ministry of Education must be sent to a[email protected].

Post-secondary Transfer students (students who have attended a minimum of one term at another post-secondary institution) - Must submit post-secondary transcripts and, if you have completed less than 24 credits at a post-secondary institution, must submit high school transcripts.

Apply Online
1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
2. Upload your transcript.
3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

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If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact an Recruitment Advisor at Corpus Christi College. 

Student applying through ESL pathway Schools


Canada Second Language Institute (CSLI) – Pathway to CCC


*Pathway level 10 – CSLI Pathway Program level 10 with a score of 3 equivalent to IELTS of > 6
** ENG 099 – Intro to Academic Writing is mandatory for all students coming into CCC with less than 80% in English 12 and/or do not meet CCC’s English Language Requirements.
*** ENG 110 – Academic Reading, Writing and Thinking is mandatory for all post-secondary students.


Global Village English Centres – Pathway to CCC


*EAP – English Academic Purposes with a score of 3.0 equivalent to IELTS of 6.5
** ENG 099 – Intro to Academic Writing is mandatory for all students coming into CCC with less than 80% in English 12 and/or do not meet CCC’s English Language Requirements.
** ENG 110 – Academic Reading, Writing and Thinking is mandatory for all post-secondary students.


International House Vancouver – Pathway to CCC


*EAP – English Academic Purposes 1 and 2 with a final average score of 70% in both courses.
**ENG 099 – Intro to Academic Writing is mandatory for all students coming into CCC with less than 80% in English 12 and/or do not meet CCC’s English Language Requirements.
** ENG 110 – Academic Reading, Writing and Thinking is mandatory for all post-secondary students.


ILSC Language School – Pathway to CCC


*APA 1 – English for Academic Purpose Advance 1 is equivalent to IELTS of 6 to 6.5
**ENG 099 – Intro to Academic Writing is mandatory for all students coming into CCC with less than 80% in English 12 and/or do not meet CCC’s English Language Requirements.
** ENG 110 – Academic Reading, Writing and Thinking is mandatory for all post-secondary students.


Oxford International: Eurocentre Language School – Pathway to CCC


*Pathway II EAP – English Academic Purposes B2+ range is equivalent to IELTS score of 6.5
**ENG 099 – Intro to Academic Writing is mandatory for all students coming into CCC with less than 80% in English 12 and/or do not meet CCC’s English Language Requirements.
** ENG 110 – Academic Reading, Writing and Thinking is mandatory for all post-secondary students.

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Admissions Requirements


International Students

Corpus Christi welcomes applications from qualified international students of all cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

International  students graduating from a Canadian high school must satisfy the following requirements
  •     1. English Language Admission Standard (see below). An English Placement Test may be required.
  •     2. Graduation from a Canadian high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.
  •     3. Completion of English 12 and three additional Gr. 12 courses. View approved courses.

International  students graduating from a secondary school abroad must satisfy the following requirements
  •     1. A Secondary School Diploma awarded by a recognized institution or authority.
  •     2. School transcripts in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.


All International Students must meet the College's English Language Standard.

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Country-Specific Requirements





  • Region - South America




Rolling Admissions



How It Works

We offer 3 terms of study: Fall, Winter and Summer. You can start your studies in any term.

Year-round studies can give you more flexibility in your busy schedule. If you take classes during the summer – onsite or online – you have the option of taking fewer classes during the fall and winter, or accelerating your academic path.

Apply early to get the highest priority in your course selection, as well as the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a guaranteed spot.


  • Fall Term: September Start


    Early Admission Deadline: December 15, for the following year

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: September
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer earlier than other institutions  
    • Guarantee your spot for fall  
    • Get priority registration for courses—this gives you the best chance of getting into the courses you need and want 
    • Be in the first pool of applicants for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries 
    • Have a better chance of finding housing on campus
      Gain peace of mind and the ability to plan ahead
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  • Winter Term: January Start


    Early Admission Deadline: April 15, for the following year 

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: January
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer 
    • Guarantee your spot for fall 
    • Have a high chance of getting into the courses you need 
    • Get an opportunity to apply for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries
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    April 30 is the last day to apply for competitive scholarships

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  • Summer Term: May, July, or August Start


    Early Admission Deadline: August 15, for the following year

    • Receive a late admission offer  (depending on our enrolment levels) 
    • Start your studies in the summer term—stay on track with your graduation goals, even if your Plan A fell through 
    • Get into classes that are full elsewhere (We also offer many of our courses online, if you need more flexibility) 
    • Continue to be eligible for our Entrance Scholarships
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What We Offer

University Courses

Choose from 90+ courses in arts, business, science, digital media, and more  

Our specialty is giving students the best possible start to their university studies by providing academic excellence, passionate faculty, a proven student success program, and an engaging student experience – all just steps from UBC.   

Our intimate class sizes, close faculty interaction, and strong community give our students a definite edge in their future academic studies.

How It Works

We offer first and second year courses allowing you to transfer directly from Corpus Christi into second or third year at your university or college of choice, equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.

  • Scenario 1: Take Year 1 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first-year university credits 
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis 
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program 


     Transfer into Year 2


    Transfer directly into second year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


  • Scenario 2: Take Year 1 and Year 2 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first- and second-year university credits  
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis  
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program  

     Associate of Arts Degree


    Earn your Associate of Arts Degree. For more information about this option, read below.

     Transfer into Year 3


    Transfer directly into third year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


Course Offerings

English , accounting, biology and more. We’ve also organized our courses into thematic areas you may wish to explore during your 1 or 2-years of study with us (see below).
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Will my courses transfer to another school?

All our courses are transferable to UBC and many major schools. Use the BC Transfer Guide (BCAT) to see how Corpus Christi College courses transfer to and from other colleges and universities.

Associate of Arts Degree

Designed to provide broad-based knowledge with experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study, the Associate of Arts degree is an excellent credential to have on your resume, and gives you an edge when applying for Bachelor’s programs. Learn strong critical thinking and sought after research skills as you study English, philosophy, psychology, economics and more. How it works


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Courses for Future Teachers

Thinking of a career in teaching? 

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Courses in Business

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Courses in Digital Media and Communications

Are you a born communicator? Are you interested in a career in marketing, communications, or media?

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Program in Science & Environment

Are you interested in a career in the sciences? Do you care about the environment?

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Courses in Global Studies

Are you a global thinker? Want to make connections between different disciplines?

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Courses in Faith & Culture

Do you want to broaden your knowledge of religion, philosophy, and mythology?

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Program in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Parent Newsletters

You have questions, we have answers. Once a semester you will be receiving a Parent Newsletter with information to support your child on their path to educational success.

If your child has entered a parental email address into their MyLION profile, you will receive the Parent Newsletter. If you are not receiving the Newsletter but would like to subscribe, please email [email protected]


Student Newsletters

Parent Newsletters hit your inbox every semester. Student Newsletters are sent every 2 weeks!

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Information Release

Students may, at their discretion, grant Corpus Christi College permission to release information to a third party by submitting a completed Student Information Release Form to the Registrar's Office.

If parents would like to speak with staff or faculty about their child, a completed Student Information Release form must be on file. Signed originals can be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

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The Catholic Colleges at UBC need your strong support – now more than ever.

Funding Challenge

Unlike Colleges like Langara, and universities like UBC and SFU, Catholic Colleges are not eligible for provincial government funding in British Columbia. Elementary and secondary schools do receive partial funding, but Catholic higher education does not.

We count on the generosity of our sponsors and donors to make Catholic higher education in Vancouver not only a reality, but also accessible to as many students as possible.

We are committed to affordable and accessible post-secondary education and offer scholarships, bursaries, and grants to help ensure no deserving student will be turned away from pursuing their academic aspirations.

“From the moment he began his studies at Corpus Christi College, my son was met with enthusiasm, welcome and warmth. I believe that the smaller classes, the personalized attention from professors and academic advisors and access to the resources and amenities of the University of British Columbia are the key to enabling students to succeed.”

—Susana Metcalfe, parent of Corpus Christi alumnus who successfully transferred to UBC


Fundraising Priorities

Catholic/Christian Experience

A key priority is to integrate higher education with personal and faith development reflected in areas of academic formation, leadership development, and service to others. Our goal is to inspire our students to make a hopeful and constructive contribution that will make a difference in today’s world.

Academic Programs

A key priority is to develop reflective, lifelong learners by providing rigorous academic programing and solid intellectual formation. Our goal is to imbue our students with critical thinking skills guided by faith and morals so they are prepared to meet the challenges of their academic and professional lives.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A key priority is to provide essential scholarships and bursaries to help us to attract some of the brightest young people as they graduate from BC’s high schools, and also ensure money doesn’t stand in the way of needy, deserving students from all walks of life.

Public Engagement and Outreach

A key priority is to foster encounter and dialogue with Catholics and non-Catholics alike on the UBC campus, in the Lower Mainland, and across the province, on the important issues and critical challenges of our time.

“It’s a pleasure for me to affirm once again my personal support and that of the Archdiocese to the great cause of Catholic higher education in our local Church. St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, under the able and proven leadership of Dr. Peter Meehan, are essential not just to the well-being and vibrancy of the Catholic Church, but to the wider community as well.

Vancouver Catholics are extraordinarily generous people to whom has fallen the task of truly ‘building up the Church’ spiritually but also materially. This task continues. I hope that you will join me in ensuring that the Colleges will ‘be at the forefront of the Church’s dialogue with culture’ and the modern world.”

—J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver


Questions?


Please contact the Development Office via email or at 604-822-5438.





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Admissions Requirements

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition is competitive with other public universities in British Columbia

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English Standards

Applicants must demonstrate their English-language proficiency

Winter Class Schedule

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Catch Up. Be Prepared. Get Ahead.

There’s always a good reason to enrol for Summer courses.

Studying over the summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up on courses you missed, complete pre-requisites needed and ease your future course load. There is the added bonus of our classrooms being a quick walk to the beach!

Located steps from the large UBC campus, Corpus Christi College offers the best of both worlds. Small classes and personalized support are available with quick access to the vast UBC amenities. All our courses are transferable to UBC and many other institutions.

If you are a current student or you have been accepted to Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s, you are eligible to register for Summer courses.

Two summer semesters are available, each with distinct course offerings.

Summer I: May 6 - June 28, 2019
Summer II: July 2 - August 16, 2019

Not sure if you should take a summer course? Contact an Academic Advisor to discuss your plans.
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Experiential & Service Learning


Corpus Christi College offers numerous opportunities for you to gain volunteer and work experience, both on and off campus.

Build your personal profile, beef up your resume, and make new connections.  These opportunities allow you to expand your network and gain real-world, on-the-job experience.

Experiential Learning

Student volunteer and job opportunities are often described as ‘experiential learning’ opportunities.  Experiential Learning is learning through experience or learning by doing.  Examples include volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment.

Beneficial for your personal growth and skills development, experiential learning will aid your education, career and resume!

Scroll down to view a list of experiential learning postings or contact the Centre for Career Development.

Service Learning

‘Service Learning’ is a pedagogy of teaching and learning that enhances in-class instruction with meaningful community-based experiences.  Meaning or finding purpose is the result of developing relationships that are built upon trust; that encourage reciprocal dialogue and understanding about different cultures, different faith traditions, and different life experiences; and that foster partnerships through the spirit of collaboration.

Service Learning programs immerse students in community settings to build meaningful relationships and develop new insights about various cultures and faith traditions.

Co-Curricular Record Program

Corpus Christi College has launched a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program through the Career Development Centre.  The CCR Program allows students to have their experiences documented on an official post-secondary record.  The purpose of the record is to highlight and validate student learning that happens outside of the classroom and document it in an official way.  The CCR creates credibility for the students’ experiences that can be used when applying for future schools or jobs.

Student Employment

Students who are interested in work and volunteer opportunities, on and off campus, can begin by completing a Student Employment form.  Email your completed form to the Centre for Career Development or drop it off at the Centre for Career Development.  This form allows us to capture your information and contact you directly about future volunteer and work opportunities that fit your interests and skill.

Experiential Learning Terminology

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op)


    Co-op is a type of internship program that enables college students to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training. Students who participate in co-ops stop taking classes​ to work full time.

  • Internship


    An Internship is an opportunity that employers offer to students interested in gaining work experience in particular industries, with or without pay in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification or program. Internships provide the opportunity for observation and practical, hands on learning experiences in a particular industry.

  • Pre-Practicum


    A Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching) is a period of guided, supervised teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession. The college student is gradually introduced into the teaching role for a particular class by a mentor or cooperating teacher. The Pre-Practicum experience is a precursor to Student Teaching. Pre-Practicum Students will be observing, getting to know students and learning styles, and participating by micro-teaching and working with individual students or small groups

  • Volunteer


    Volunteers contribute time, effort and talent to a need or cause without pay. Volunteers choose to act in recognition of a mission, with an attitude of social responsibility, going beyond one's basic obligations. Volunteering jobs are often more flexible and allow students the opportunity to discover their passions and interests while gaining employable soft and hard skills.



  • Work Study


    Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment.
    “Work Study” allows students the opportunity to earn money while gaining hands on, practical experience working an on-campus job. If you demonstrate financial need and have applied for a student loan, you may be eligible for Work Study employment. Work Study jobs will vary depending on skill and interest.




Postings

Click here to see a list of available job and volunteer opportunities.

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Experiential & Service Learning


Corpus Christi College offers numerous opportunities for you to gain volunteer and work experience, both on and off campus.

Build your personal profile, beef up your resume, and make new connections.  These opportunities allow you to expand your network and gain real-world, on-the-job experience.

Experiential Learning

Student volunteer and job opportunities are often described as ‘experiential learning’ opportunities.  Experiential Learning is learning through experience or learning by doing.  Examples include volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment.

Beneficial for your personal growth and skills development, experiential learning will aid your education, career and resume!

Scroll down to view a list of experiential learning postings or contact the Centre for Career Development.

Service Learning

‘Service Learning’ is a pedagogy of teaching and learning that enhances in-class instruction with meaningful community-based experiences.  Meaning or finding purpose is the result of developing relationships that are built upon trust; that encourage reciprocal dialogue and understanding about different cultures, different faith traditions, and different life experiences; and that foster partnerships through the spirit of collaboration.

Service Learning programs immerse students in community settings to build meaningful relationships and develop new insights about various cultures and faith traditions.

Co-Curricular Record Program

Corpus Christi College has launched a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program through the Career Development Centre.  The CCR Program allows students to have their experiences documented on an official post-secondary record.  The purpose of the record is to highlight and validate student learning that happens outside of the classroom and document it in an official way.  The CCR creates credibility for the students’ experiences that can be used when applying for future schools or jobs.

Student Employment

Students who are interested in work and volunteer opportunities, on and off campus, can begin by completing a Student Employment form.  Email your completed form to the Centre for Career Development or drop it off at the Centre for Career Development.  This form allows us to capture your information and contact you directly about future volunteer and work opportunities that fit your interests and skill.

Experiential Learning Terminology

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op)


    Co-op is a type of internship program that enables college students to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training. Students who participate in co-ops stop taking classes​ to work full time.

  • Internship


    An Internship is an opportunity that employers offer to students interested in gaining work experience in particular industries, with or without pay in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification or program. Internships provide the opportunity for observation and practical, hands on learning experiences in a particular industry.

  • Pre-Practicum


    A Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching) is a period of guided, supervised teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession. The college student is gradually introduced into the teaching role for a particular class by a mentor or cooperating teacher. The Pre-Practicum experience is a precursor to Student Teaching. Pre-Practicum Students will be observing, getting to know students and learning styles, and participating by micro-teaching and working with individual students or small groups

  • Volunteer


    Volunteers contribute time, effort and talent to a need or cause without pay. Volunteers choose to act in recognition of a mission, with an attitude of social responsibility, going beyond one's basic obligations. Volunteering jobs are often more flexible and allow students the opportunity to discover their passions and interests while gaining employable soft and hard skills.



  • Work Study


    Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment.
    “Work Study” allows students the opportunity to earn money while gaining hands on, practical experience working an on-campus job. If you demonstrate financial need and have applied for a student loan, you may be eligible for Work Study employment. Work Study jobs will vary depending on skill and interest.




Postings

Click here to see a list of available job and volunteer opportunities.

Centre for Career Development

Experiential & Service Learning


Corpus Christi College offers numerous opportunities for you to gain volunteer and work experience, both on and off campus.

Build your personal profile, beef up your resume, and make new connections.  These opportunities allow you to expand your network and gain real-world, on-the-job experience.

Experiential Learning

Student volunteer and job opportunities are often described as ‘experiential learning’ opportunities.  Experiential Learning is learning through experience or learning by doing.  Examples include volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment.

Beneficial for your personal growth and skills development, experiential learning will aid your education, career and resume!

Scroll down to view a list of experiential learning postings or contact the Centre for Career Development.

Service Learning

‘Service Learning’ is a pedagogy of teaching and learning that enhances in-class instruction with meaningful community-based experiences.  Meaning or finding purpose is the result of developing relationships that are built upon trust; that encourage reciprocal dialogue and understanding about different cultures, different faith traditions, and different life experiences; and that foster partnerships through the spirit of collaboration.

Service Learning programs immerse students in community settings to build meaningful relationships and develop new insights about various cultures and faith traditions.

Co-Curricular Record Program

Corpus Christi College has launched a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program through the Career Development Centre.  The CCR Program allows students to have their experiences documented on an official post-secondary record.  The purpose of the record is to highlight and validate student learning that happens outside of the classroom and document it in an official way.  The CCR creates credibility for the students’ experiences that can be used when applying for future schools or jobs.

Student Employment

Students who are interested in work and volunteer opportunities, on and off campus, can begin by completing a Student Employment form.  Email your completed form to the Centre for Career Development or drop it off at the Centre for Career Development.  This form allows us to capture your information and contact you directly about future volunteer and work opportunities that fit your interests and skill.

Experiential Learning Terminology

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op)


    Co-op is a type of internship program that enables college students to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training. Students who participate in co-ops stop taking classes​ to work full time.

  • Internship


    An Internship is an opportunity that employers offer to students interested in gaining work experience in particular industries, with or without pay in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification or program. Internships provide the opportunity for observation and practical, hands on learning experiences in a particular industry.

  • Pre-Practicum


    A Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching) is a period of guided, supervised teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession. The college student is gradually introduced into the teaching role for a particular class by a mentor or cooperating teacher. The Pre-Practicum experience is a precursor to Student Teaching. Pre-Practicum Students will be observing, getting to know students and learning styles, and participating by micro-teaching and working with individual students or small groups

  • Volunteer


    Volunteers contribute time, effort and talent to a need or cause without pay. Volunteers choose to act in recognition of a mission, with an attitude of social responsibility, going beyond one's basic obligations. Volunteering jobs are often more flexible and allow students the opportunity to discover their passions and interests while gaining employable soft and hard skills.



  • Work Study


    Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment.
    “Work Study” allows students the opportunity to earn money while gaining hands on, practical experience working an on-campus job. If you demonstrate financial need and have applied for a student loan, you may be eligible for Work Study employment. Work Study jobs will vary depending on skill and interest.




Postings

Click here to see a list of available job and volunteer opportunities.

Centre for Career Development

Experiential & Service Learning


Corpus Christi College offers numerous opportunities for you to gain volunteer and work experience, both on and off campus.

Build your personal profile, beef up your resume, and make new connections.  These opportunities allow you to expand your network and gain real-world, on-the-job experience.

Experiential Learning

Student volunteer and job opportunities are often described as ‘experiential learning’ opportunities.  Experiential Learning is learning through experience or learning by doing.  Examples include volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment.

Beneficial for your personal growth and skills development, experiential learning will aid your education, career and resume!

Scroll down to view a list of experiential learning postings or contact the Centre for Career Development.

Service Learning

‘Service Learning’ is a pedagogy of teaching and learning that enhances in-class instruction with meaningful community-based experiences.  Meaning or finding purpose is the result of developing relationships that are built upon trust; that encourage reciprocal dialogue and understanding about different cultures, different faith traditions, and different life experiences; and that foster partnerships through the spirit of collaboration.

Service Learning programs immerse students in community settings to build meaningful relationships and develop new insights about various cultures and faith traditions.

Co-Curricular Record Program

Corpus Christi College has launched a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program through the Career Development Centre.  The CCR Program allows students to have their experiences documented on an official post-secondary record.  The purpose of the record is to highlight and validate student learning that happens outside of the classroom and document it in an official way.  The CCR creates credibility for the students’ experiences that can be used when applying for future schools or jobs.

Student Employment

Students who are interested in work and volunteer opportunities, on and off campus, can begin by completing a Student Employment form.  Email your completed form to the Centre for Career Development or drop it off at the Centre for Career Development.  This form allows us to capture your information and contact you directly about future volunteer and work opportunities that fit your interests and skill.

Experiential Learning Terminology

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op)


    Co-op is a type of internship program that enables college students to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training. Students who participate in co-ops stop taking classes​ to work full time.

  • Internship


    An Internship is an opportunity that employers offer to students interested in gaining work experience in particular industries, with or without pay in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification or program. Internships provide the opportunity for observation and practical, hands on learning experiences in a particular industry.

  • Pre-Practicum


    A Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching) is a period of guided, supervised teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession. The college student is gradually introduced into the teaching role for a particular class by a mentor or cooperating teacher. The Pre-Practicum experience is a precursor to Student Teaching. Pre-Practicum Students will be observing, getting to know students and learning styles, and participating by micro-teaching and working with individual students or small groups

  • Volunteer


    Volunteers contribute time, effort and talent to a need or cause without pay. Volunteers choose to act in recognition of a mission, with an attitude of social responsibility, going beyond one's basic obligations. Volunteering jobs are often more flexible and allow students the opportunity to discover their passions and interests while gaining employable soft and hard skills.



  • Work Study


    Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment.
    “Work Study” allows students the opportunity to earn money while gaining hands on, practical experience working an on-campus job. If you demonstrate financial need and have applied for a student loan, you may be eligible for Work Study employment. Work Study jobs will vary depending on skill and interest.




Postings

Click here to see a list of available job and volunteer opportunities.

Paying for My Education

Tuition rates at Corpus Christi College are competitive with other public universities in British Columbia.

Understanding Your Costs

It's important to understand the costs associated with your post-secondary education and budget accordingly for your scenario.

Use the Financial Planning and Budget worksheets below to calculate the cost of your education and determine how you will pay for school.
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Every student’s situation is unique. See below for a variety of scenarios when planning your budget. Explore our Financial Aid and Scholarship options for more information on how to pay for school!



Scenarios 

  • I will be living with my parents


    Things to consider

    • A great option because living away from home can be expensive. 
    • By utilizing the Success Program services, you can save on monthly transportation costs. 
    • Access the Corpus Christi College app and connect with students to find ride-sharing options. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Bus pass or gas
    • Textbooks
    • Meals & snacks
    • Entertainment

  • I want to live on campus


    Things to consider

    • Corpus Christi College is a commuter campus and therefore does not provide residence to students.
    • The College recommends seeking housing at Carey Centre or at St. Andrew’s Hall, but we cannot guarantee our students housing at these residences. 
    • Contact these residences and be persistent. Students often change their mind or find other housing before September, so even if it seems like there is no vacancy, a room may become available at the end of August or beginning of September. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Textbooks
    • Room & board
    • Cell phone
    • Entertainment

  • I want to live on my own


    Things to consider

    • Living on your own is expensive. You have to pay rent, buy and prepare your own food, do your laundry, pay your bills, etc. All of which can become very stressful if you are not careful with your money. 
    • Build your financial knowledge at The Money Belt.
    • By assessing your financial situation, developing a budget and spending your money wisely, you will be keeping your stress levels in check which will allow you to remain focused on your studies. After all you are still a full-time college student. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Bus pass or gas
    • Textbooks 
    • Rent
    • Food

    (What you buy and how often you eat out determines how much you will spend on food.)
    • Cell Phone
    • Household items
    (Cleaning supplies, shampoo, toilet paper, furnishings, etc...) 
    • Entertainment
    • Other expenses
    (Laundry, insurance, etc...)

 

Tuition 

Domestic Tuition

Cost

Tuition per course

$664.00
Tuition per BUSN course$936.00
Tuition per Audit$398.40


International Tuition


Cost

Tuition per course

$2490.00
Tuition per BUSN course $3510.00
Tuition per Audit$1494.00
 

Fees

Domestic and International Fees

Fee

UBC Alma Mater Society Membership*
U-Pass, Extended Health and Dental, AMS Fees:
             - AMS
             - Extended Health
             - U-Pass

Total: $642.84
         - $208.21 
         - $264.63
         - $170
UBC Recreation Fee (optional, annual)*$226.29
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $213.75

Tuition and fees effective Fall 2020.
 
  • Other Fees


    • Application fee, domestic and international, full-time & part-time
      $65.00 (one-time, non-refundable) 
    • Registration deposit, domestic and international, full-time & part-time 
      $150.00  (One-time, non-refundable; credited towards tuition once the student enrolls in a course)
    • Deferred exam fee 
      $50.00 (per instance)
    • Grade appeal
      $25.00 (per instance) 
    • Graduation Fee
      $50.00
    • Transcript request, regular
      $10.00 (per request) 
    • Transcript request, rush
      $20.00 (per request)
    • Confirmation of Enrolment
      $5.00 (per request)
    • Letter of Permission** 

      $5.00 (per request)
    • Replacements or duplicates of official documents 
      $10.00 (per instance) 
    • NSF fee*** 
      $25.00 (per instance) 
    • Late payment fee 
      $150.00 (per instance) 
    • Wire transfer fee 
      $25.00 (per instance)


 

Note

*These fees are paid to St. Mark's College. See stmarkscollege.ca
**If you plan to enroll as a visiting student at another institution, you must request a Letter of Permission through your My Lion account, send a copy of your invoice for the course at the other post-secondary institution to Admissions & Records before the add/drop deadline each semester, and send your final transcript from the other post-secondary institution to Admissions & Records.
*** If a cheque is returned for non-sufficient funds after the tuition deadline, the student will also incur the late payment fee of $150.00.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Funding your future starts here


Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need. Corpus Christi College offers a number of scholarships, bursaries and grants. Students are welcome to apply for more than one award. A separate application is required for each submission. Most awards are announced in the spring of each year.
Browse our awards

Work-Study 

Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment. Work-study positions are coordinated through the Centre for Career Development.
Explore Work-study postings

Student Loan Information 

The Canada Student Loan Program and StudentAid BC help Canadian students requiring financial assistance to meet their educational expenses.
Learn More

Tuition Deferment

Corpus Christi College offers student the opportunity to defer tuition payments and pay tuition in installments.
Learn More

External Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships awarded by Corpus Christi College, there are numerous external scholarships available for students. Every year hundreds of scholarships and bursaries go unawarded because students do not apply for them. If you put in the work to submit an application, you can be rewarded with funding for your future.

Explore these scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships Canada
provides a catalogue of opportunities for students to attend the school of their choice without being limited by the cost
BC Education Planner helps in finding scholarships and bursaries suited for you


How-to Video: How to pay for college

Learn about the costs of post-secondary and receive important tips on the best ways to finance your educational goals.


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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees at Corpus Christi...

Class & Exam Schedules

Exam Schedule 

Exam Schedule


Questions and Support

If you need academic support for a course, make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to learn some tips.

Exam conflicts? Need to change a course? Please contact Enrolment Services.

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Our Courses

Corpus Christ is proud to offer over 80 undergraduate courses in a range of subject areas

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What We Offer

University Courses

Choose from 90+ courses in arts, business, science, digital media, and more  

Our specialty is giving students the best possible start to their university studies by providing academic excellence, passionate faculty, a proven student success program, and an engaging student experience – all just steps from UBC.   

Our intimate class sizes, close faculty interaction, and strong community give our students a definite edge in their future academic studies.

How It Works

We offer first and second year courses allowing you to transfer directly from Corpus Christi into second or third year at your university or college of choice, equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.

  • Scenario 1: Take Year 1 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first-year university credits 
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis 
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program 


     Transfer into Year 2


    Transfer directly into second year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


  • Scenario 2: Take Year 1 and Year 2 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first- and second-year university credits  
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis  
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program  

     Associate of Arts Degree


    Earn your Associate of Arts Degree. For more information about this option, read below.

     Transfer into Year 3


    Transfer directly into third year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


Course Offerings

English , accounting, biology and more. We’ve also organized our courses into thematic areas you may wish to explore during your 1 or 2-years of study with us (see below).
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Will my courses transfer to another school?

All our courses are transferable to UBC and many major schools. Use the BC Transfer Guide (BCAT) to see how Corpus Christi College courses transfer to and from other colleges and universities.

Associate of Arts Degree

Designed to provide broad-based knowledge with experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study, the Associate of Arts degree is an excellent credential to have on your resume, and gives you an edge when applying for Bachelor’s programs. Learn strong critical thinking and sought after research skills as you study English, philosophy, psychology, economics and more. How it works


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Thinking of a career in teaching? 

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Courses in Business

Are you a born entrepreneur? Do you want a career in the fast-paced world of business? Are you...

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Courses in Digital Media and Communications

Are you a born communicator? Are you interested in a career in marketing, communications, or media?

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Courses in Science & Environment

Are you interested in a career in the sciences? Do you care about the environment?

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Courses in Global Studies

Are you a global thinker? Want to make connections between different disciplines?

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Courses in Faith & Culture

Interested in world religions, mythology, philosophy, and history?

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Courses in Interdisciplinary Studies

Don’t know what you want to study yet? Have a wide variety of interests? Want to explore many...

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The Corpus Christi Experience

Corpus Christi is more than a College...

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 Ordering and Accessing textbooks during COVID-19


The UBC Bookstore continues to provide course materials and textbooks to students for their classes. Students must place their orders online for physical copies of textbooks and/or their ebook equivalent (if available). Free shipping will be offered due to COVID-19.

If your textbooks are not available at UBC Bookstore, we recommend you use other sources such as Amazon or textbook resale groups for students.

Shipping alert from UBC Bookstore


Due to COVID-19, shipping may be delayed. If you live outside of Canada, we recommend you choose ebook options where available.

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FAQ for Current Students

Answers to your questions about transferring, course selection, and more.

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FAQ 



1 

What is university transfer and how does it work? 

Most Bachelor Degree programs offered at universities require 120 credits. Up to 60 of those credits (generally first and second year courses) can be taken at another post-secondary institution. Corpus Christi College offers transfer eligible courses that enable students to take up to 60 credits that can transfer to the Bachelor’s Degree program of their choice at another university. It is important to note that not only do you have to have the correct number of course credits, you must also attain a certain GPA to enter the university of your choice.  

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.

2 

How many course credits must I have in order to qualify for transfer? 

Students need at least 24 transferrable credits in order to transfer in to university. Typically, a student transferring in to 2nd year university has 24-30 credits. If a student has at least 24 credits, then they their admittance will only be based on their college academics. If a student has less than 24 credits, then their applications will be grouped in with high school applications.  

It is important to keep in mind that you are only allowed a maximum of 60 transferrable credits to your university of choice as universities require students to complete at least half of their degree at the university.

3 

How do I know which courses are transferable to my desired university? 

It is paramount to ensure that that the courses you are taking are transferrable to your desired university. The best and easiest way to do this is to visit BC Transfer Guide. By using the tools on this website, you are able to search if the course you are taking here at Corpus Christi will transfer to your desired university. 

[info]If you would like assistance with learning how to use the BC Transfer Guide website, please book an appointment with one of our academic advisors.[/info]

4 

What if I want to transfer my courses to universities outside of BC/Canada/North America?

If you are interested in transferring to a University out of the province or country, then the best way to see if your courses will transfer is to contact the admissions department at your desired university. This is done at a course by course basis, and they will most likely ask for course syllabi to determine transfer eligibility.

5 

Which courses should I take? 

That is entirely up to you! We encourage you to explore your interests when deciding which courses to take. If you’re still in the process of discovering your passions, then it’s a good idea to try a variety of different courses. If you have a specific program/university in mind, then it is best plan your course selection around the requirements for that program, along with any pre-requisites you might need to take. The requirements and pre-requisites are almost always listed on each university’s website.  

If you need assistance with course selection, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with an academic advisor.

6 

Do I have to earn all my transfer credits within 2 years before transferring before transferring in to year 3 of a particular program?

 

There is a common misconception that students have to complete their credits within a certain time frame, whether it be for transfer or for graduation. That is simply not true! While it is definitely possible to finish your transfer credits in 2 years in order to transfer in to year 3 of your chosen university, you can actually take as much time as you need. It all depends on what type of course load is right for you.
 
7 

What is the difference between a full-time schedule and a part-time schedule?

 

A full time schedule is a course load of 3 or more courses in one semester. This will qualify you as a full-time student. Anything less than that qualifies as a part-time student.

8 

What happens if the course I want to take is full? 

You can sign up for the waitlist through MyLION. If a spot in the class becomes available, you will automatically be enrolled.

9

Can I retake a course that I’ve passed but done poorly in? 

Per our school policy, students who pass a course are ineligible to take it again. This rule is firm and no exceptions will be made.

10 

Can I take courses at another institution while studying at Corpus?

Yes, you can. You will require a letter of permission first however. You can request one through your MyLION account. It is highly advised to book an appointment with an academic advisor before you enrol in courses outside of Corpus Christi. They can assist you in managing your course selection and course load.

11  

I am a student at another institution. Am I eligible to take courses at Corpus Christi College?

Yes, you are! You will be considered a visiting student here at Corpus Christi College. However, you will have to check with your program and ask them for a letter of permission in order to take courses at an institution outside of your own.  

If you have any questions with regards to a specific course you are interested in, please contact the professor. The Main Office will be able to put you in contact with the correct professor. 

12  

What happens if I fail a class?

If a student fails a class, it will be entered in to their transcript as a “Fail” and the student will not receive credit for that course. Their cumulative GPA will also be lowered, which puts the student at risk for Academic Probation. If you fail a course, you are eligible to take it again. If you are struggling academically, it is advised schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

13

How does an online course work? 

An online course at Corpus Christi College is a full credit academic course that has no classroom component. The entirety of the course materials are distributed online by the professor and it is up to the student to complete the course work as planned by the professor. Communication with the professor will be done either during office hours, or online. There will be scheduled examinations that will happen on campus. It is advised that students taking an online course study on campus where there will be less distractions as well as access to peer support.

 How can I get more information?


Corpus Christi Advisors are available to answer your questions in person, via the phone or by email. Contact us in person on the UBC Campus at 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC. You may also call us at 604 822-6862 or email [email protected]
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Important Dates & Deadlines

View our Academic & Activities Calendar for 2016/17

Ways to Give


There are many ways to give to support Catholic higher education in British Columbia.

Gifts and pledges may be tailored to achieve your charitable objective while providing you with significant tax benefits and savings. For more information about ways to give, or to discuss an opportunity or program you'd like to help establish, please contact our Development Office at 604.822.5438 or [email protected].
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Gifts by Cheque

Corpus Christi College welcomes gifts by cheque. If you choose to donate by cheque, you’ll receive a donation receipt for the full amount of your gift. 

Mail cheques to

Corpus Christi College Society
Development Office
5935 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

Give Online

You may donate online with your credit card via CanadaHelps.org.
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Give by telephone

Credit card donations may also be made by calling 604-822-6862. For security reasons, do not provide credit card information via email or fax.

Types of Gift


  • Monthly Giving

     

    Monthly Giving

    Regular donation made through affordable monthly payments is easy! Not only does giving monthly show your ongoing commitment to the mission of the College, it also provides a steady source of funds and reduces costs for Corpus Christi.

  • Annual Gifts


    Annual Gifts

    Incomes from tuition and modest endowment provide a portion of the cost for educating a student. Annual gifts provide current and immediately impactful funds critically for all areas across the Corpus Christi College campus. These vital, unrestricted dollars provide the financial flexibility necessary to expand our commitments to academic excellence and to pursue opportunities in areas for emerging needs. From teaching to technology, to scholarship, donors’ generosity can touch every aspect of life on campus. Visit our Areas of Need (link) to direct your Annual Fund gift, and review the many ways in which you can make an immediate impact at Corpus Christi College.

  • Gifts of Securities


    Gifts of Securities

    Publicly traded securities include shares, bonds and mutual funds. Donating publicly traded securities directly to Corpus Christi College - rather than donating the cash proceeds from their sale – may provide substantial tax savings. In the May 2, 2006 federal budget, the government eliminated the capital gains tax on donations of securities or shares. This means even more tax savings for donors. Corpus Christi College can accept both electronic and certificate shares, as well as gifts of publicly traded options. If you choose this gift type, you will receive a donation receipt for the fair market value of the gift.

  • Gifts in Kind


    Gifts in Kind

    A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation. Gifts-in-kind includes items such as personal effects, artwork and real estate. Corpus Christi College may accept a gift-in-kind as a charitable donation if the item is consistent with the College’s mission, goals, and priorities. Tax receipts for the fair market price are issued after the gift has been appraised, on items valued over $1,000. The appraiser must be acting at arm’s length for either the donor or Corpus Christi College.

  • Tribute Gifts


    Tribute Gifts

    A tribute gift to Corpus Christi College in memory or in honour of a special person or event is a thoughtful recognition or remembrance and meaningful way to support Corpus Christi College. A memorial gift is a lasting tribute to honour the memory of someone dearly loved. A gift in honour of someone can celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, retirement, graduation, new job, Christmas, or any other special event. You can choose to designate your gift to any of our programs, while enriching a wonderful educational experience for students. We can assist you to establish a named scholarship through a memorial gift or gift in honor.

  • Planned Gifts

     

    Planned Gifts

    Planned gifts are charitable donations deferred into the future or to the time of one’s passing. Planned gifts give back, allowing you to take advantage of sizeable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on your taxes. Planned gifts have unique tax implications and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure your best interests are considered when creating a planned gift. The following are examples of planned giving opportunities:
    • Charitable remainder trusts 
    • Bequests and wills
    • Insurance policies
    • Gift plus annuity plans 
    • Gifts of residual interests
    • Gifts of RRIFs and RRSPs

  • Endowment Gifts


    Endowment Gifts

    Designed to build and secure the future financial stability, endowment gifts are permanent trusts. While the capital of the endowment is preserved in perpetuity, the investment income generates income revenue. Gifts of any size help build our current endowment. A named endowment may be contributed over several years and designated for a special project that is meaningful to the donor.

  • Major and Capital Gifts


    Major and Capital Gifts

    In support of the expansion and/or improvement of the physical campus, major and capital gifts last for generations. Past gifts have enabled modest improvement of the main building, library, chapel, and technology. All of these factors help us attract and retain students as well as faculty. For the last 16 years, Corpus Christi delivers many of its programs out of St. Mark’s College, a building that dates back to 1958. Through thoughtful conversion of a limited footprint, three classrooms have now been converted to five classrooms. In order to continue to meet the needs of a growing student population, additional space is needed! 

    As with other buildings and schools within the Archdiocese of Vancouver, St. Mark’s College commissioned a Conceptual Seismic Upgrade Structural Report to determine structural capacity in the event of a major earthquake. The study reveals a $4million cost for the upgrade. A capital plan is underway to address the building and infrastructure requirements.

  • Corporate Matching

     

    Corporate Matching – Double the Donation

    Employees are often encouraged to contribute to charitable organizations in their community through the creation of matching gift programs. These programs allow companies to match all donations to eligible non-profit organizations like Corpus Christi College. As a result of matching gift programs, your donation can have twice the impact on our campus and in the lives of our students.

    Contact your human resources department to find out if your employer can help your gift have twice the impact. They will provide you with the necessary information and forms to apply for this unique program.

  • Payroll Deduction for Corpus Christi College Staff and Faculty


    Payroll Deduction for Corpus Christi College Staff and Faculty

    Faculty and staff members may choose to make gifts via bi-monthly payroll contributions. Payroll contributions are an easy way to support Corpus Christi College students and to enhance programs. Ongoing payroll contributions are noted on your T4 at the end of the year for income tax purposes.

  • Tax Deductible Donations for US Residents


    Tax Deductible Donations for US Residents

    We are pleased to be able to offer friends residing in the United States the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Corpus Christi College. United States residents will receive a US tax receipt to maximize tax benefits in the donor’s country of residence.

  • Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education


    Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education

    FRISBE (Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education) is a licensed US non-profit organization that promotes and encourages educational institutions who emphasize scholarship, moral character, individual responsibility and initiative. Corpus Christi College and other Canadian independent schools benefit from Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education (FRISBE). FRISBE directs donor gifts to various independent schools within Canada.

    FRISBE is a registered non-profit corporation in the United States and it will accept cheques only. Contributions and gifts to FRISBE, Federal Tax Number 91- 1216755, are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the full extent permitted by law.

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We tend to think of 'wellness' or 'health' as eating right and exercising. While good nutrition and active living are important to our well-being, there are other aspects of our lives that contribute to our wellness.
 

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The wellness wheel is an image and tool to demonstrate how the spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual dimensions of our lives interact with one another and contribute to our overall wellness. Make sure you are taking time to care and tend to all aspects of your wellness. The relative balance you have in each wellness area helps define your overall level of health and wellness.

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Managing your money

Paying for your education can be the most challenging part of going to university or college, and managing your money becomes extremely important. Financial wellness means avoiding major student debt while still investing in your own future. It can also mean careful spending while still being able to enjoy doing what you love. In order to help students to maintain financial wellness, Corpus Christi offers Financial Aid and Scholarships and also many opportunities for Jobs, Volunteering, and Service Learning.

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Every student is unique

Corpus Christi draws students from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diverse set of interests and talents. Some students come to us already knowing what they want to be, while others are ready to explore different subject areas to discover where their true interests and talents lie. To meet the varying needs of our students, we offer special programs, like leadership training and service trips; proven Student Success Program, like academic writing and time management; and numerous courses in a wide range of disciplines.

Read the descriptions below. Which one describes you best? Then read about how our program offerings can get you on the right path to help reach your goals.
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I didn’t have the best GPA leaving high school, but I knew I would be more focussed in post-secondary and really wanted to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. I’m excited to start exploring my options at Corpus and take courses I’m actually interested in.

I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was super involved at my high school. I was accepted at lots of other universities, but Corpus offered leadership training, service learning trips, and resume-building opportunities that will really give me an advantage.

I’m a B student, but I’m really set on getting into business school. Corpus offers a direct track into Sauder and other business programs, and I know with the academic help and personal attention they provide, I can reach my goal in 2nd or 3rd year.

I’ve already taken a year of university courses, but I’m not happy with the program I’m in. I don’t want to waste time, so I’m transferring to Corpus to take different courses, get some guidance, and figure out what I can do with the credits I already have.

I’m missing a few lower-level prerequisites to get into another program, and Corpus offers these courses with the added flexibility of being able to take them online. Plus, I know I can drop in for an advising appointment or meet with my professor on-campus if I need more help.



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Areas of Need


Catholic Higher Education is a vital feature of the Church’s mission and life.

The Synod of the Archdiocese of Vancouver stressed the importance of developing Catholic higher education institutions to meet the pressing needs of churches and schools for ministerial and professional development. Post-secondary Catholic liberal arts education contributes invaluably to developing the leaders of tomorrow who are reflective, life-long learners, able to address professional, social and spiritual challenges of our world today. In contrast to Catholic schools and to public post-secondary institutions, Catholic post-secondary colleges in British Columbia do not receive any government funding. Therefore, in addition to revenues from tuition, the Colleges must rely upon the steady help of supporters and donors who contribute to the operations and capital development requirements.


 AREAS OF NEED

  • Expand Scholarships and Bursaries offerings to meet the needs of a growing and diverse student population.
  • Provide ongoing Program and Faculty Development to deliver quality foundational education in the Catholic tradition and in-line with the messaging of Pope Francis.
  • Enhance personalized Quality Advising to students in support of their personal and career goals.
  • Implement Innovative and Flexible Program Delivery.
  • Improve and expand Capital infrastructure. 


Undergraduate Liberal Arts Education

Corpus Christi Catholic College was founded in 2000 as a society for advanced Catholic education. The College provides a liberal arts education where young people can undertake their first two years of university, exploring liberal arts subjects of English, Philosophy, History and Religious Studies, Business and other courses in a faith-based transferable college program. The College offers transfer courses under the auspices of the British Columbia Association of Academic Transfer (BCAAT). This enables Corpus Christi students to transfer freely to the university of their choice for the final years of their undergraduate degrees. Additionally, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education recently awarded Corpus Christi College the ability to offer an Associate of Arts degree. This exciting new two-year degree program option was launched in September 2011.

Corpus Christi is focused on students. To attract and support young people from all walks of life who will develop and thrive as part of the Corpus Christi community, the College needs funds to provide essential scholarships and bursaries. We are working on improving services to students on all fronts. These efforts include upgrading technology, classrooms, and access to student advisors and activities. Funding is also needed for full time faculty appointments to broaden the course offerings. A core group of highly qualified faculty will also help Corpus Christi attract some of the brightest young people as they graduate from BC’s high schools. The most immediate staffing needs for Corpus Christi College are a Dean of Liberal Arts, the full time faculty members in the five Liberal Arts core areas: Religious Studies, Philosophy, English, History, and one area of specialization, and some support personnel.

By engaging first class lecturers on a part-time basis, Corpus Christi continues to offer a fairly wide range of courses in:
  • Humanities
    Religious Studies, Philosophy, English, History, Film, Classical Studies, Latin American Studies, French, Spanish, Social Justice and Peace Studies
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
    Anthropology, Psychology, Political Science
  • Sciences
    Mathematics, Biology, and Physics

Corpus Christi College invites and directs students to excel in all areas of intellectual growth, including academics, personal virtue and service to others. It does this in large part due to our qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, engaging and dynamic instruction, strong student advisory support, and - for students enrolled in Theological Studies - access to a variety of programs and services of the University of British Columbia.

The integration of education with personal and spiritual development is also reflected in other areas of student academic life, including:
  • giving service learning opportunities both locally and abroad
  • providing supportive environments for discussing and debating important and complex issues of our time that demand critical thinking guided by faith and morals
  • directing students to make a difference in today’s world as ‘servant leaders’
  • inspiring students to make a hopeful and constructive contribution, and providing them with the necessary skills and tools to do so 


Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry of the Colleges has operated out of St. Mark’s for many years, and is a dynamic, evangelistic, and pastoral presence to the wider Catholic and non-Catholic community of the University of B.C. The Campus Ministry offers many programs and services, including: celebration of Sunday and weekday Eucharist; celebration of Reconciliation and other Sacraments; prayer and worship events and devotions; spiritual and pastoral support, retreats, discussions, lectures and presentations on various topics and themes. The Campus Ministry also is home to several Catholic groups and organizations, including the Newman Club, Development and Peace, and a student Knights of Columbus council. All of these programs are in great need of support.

Our Five-Year Vision


IMPROVEMENT OF THE COLLEGES’ FACILITIES ON CAMPUS to ENHANCE FURTHER GROWTH

In addition to enhancing operations of the two Colleges and the Campus Ministry Program, the Catholic Colleges will soon require the first of a two-phase capital development plan. This phase will expand the campus facilities through construction of a building adjoining the existing campus building. These new facilities will: 
  • enhance delivery of course and program offerings
  • provide for student community building and activities
  • provide facilities that enable the Colleges to host diocesan and community programs and events
  • give a focus for Catholic intellectual life and activity

The first phase will feature a three-story building that will include Level I – Lecture Theatre, Common Student Life Center; Level II – two large classrooms, seminar/conference room, administration support; Level III – two large classrooms, seminar/conference room, roof terrace.

CONCLUSION

The Catholic Colleges of St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi have come a long way in establishing themselves as institutions of Catholic higher education in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and the province of British Columbia. Our success has been augmented by the extension of our geographical reach both locally – through programs such as “Running Start” in many of our Catholic high schools–and internationally–by including international students and service learning opportunities in Tanzania, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The growth and success of the Colleges are critical in the coming years. Strong Catholic faithbased educational support at the post-secondary level is needed more than ever as adults and our young people face social and educational environments that are characterized by increasing secularity. We ask for your support going forward as the need is great and our current operations have proven that our fiscal and business plan is manageable.

OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO

  • Develop major Theology program areas: Theology Studies; Religious Education; Pastoral Studies
  • Fund specific full-time faculty positions
  • Expand and develop core liberal arts program areas: Religious Studies, Philosophy, English, History
  • Provide generous undergraduate and graduate scholarships and bursaries to ensure that we continue to attract outstanding students and ensure that deserving students have the means to attend our Colleges
  • Hire communications personnel
  • Invest in Technology and Web development
  • Expand our recruitment programs
  • Develop specializations in offerings in scripture, ethics, and spirituality
  • Develop comprehensive advising programs
  • Expand and develop corollary program areas: Classical Studies, Business, French, Spanish, Social Justice and Peace Studies; the Social Sciences – Anthropology, Psychology, Political Science; the Sciences – Mathematics, Biology, Physics; Film
  • Develop systematic distance learning
  • Identify and implement an appropriate research and publications program
  • Implement the long awaited “Millennium Project” for the Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library
  • Implement the new Diaconate formation program of the Archdiocese of Vancouver
  • Develop and implement an appropriate doctoral degree program in Theology
  • Continue providing outstanding campus ministry outreach to the wider student and academic community. This includes ongoing support for the chaplaincy and staff position(s), sacramental and liturgical life, retreats, presentations and other events
  • Expand our facility, which features providing: a large theatre lecture hall, student activity center, and student residences
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Scholarships and Bursaries

Many of our students benefit from financial aid from Corpus Christi College. These funds are in addition to loans and other forms of financial support. Your gift towards Scholarships and Bursaries eases the financial burden of our young scholars and helps realize their dreams as our next generation of leaders.

Programs

The enhancement of existing programs, the creation of new ones, and the overall foundational education in the liberal arts as being critical to an individual’s ability to learn, think, and express, all help address the needs of the rapidly changing world. In turn, students are better prepared to take on challenges and serve the society.

Educational Experience

Corpus Christi College’s distinctive mission is to educate the mind, body, and soul. To accomplish this, Corpus Christi College provides an educational experience that includes student and faculty collaborations both inside and outside of the classroom; outreach into the broader local community; experiential learning; engagement in campus life and activities; and leadership development. Gifts from your support provide these opportunities that enhance each of our students’ educational experience in their early post-secondary years.

technology, infrastructure, and building needs

To keep pace with new and developing instructional technology, infrastructure, and building needs, gifts support a campus environment that is conducive to learning inside and outside of the classrooms. 


What your gift means to Corpus Christi

The philosophy of education sets Corpus Christi College apart from many public and secular universities and colleges. This type of education in the liberal arts is so critical because it provides the foundation for students to succeed in their university career. Because we are student focused and that we care deeply about the whole person, students build meaning relationships with their peer, with faculty and advisors, and with the broader community. Corpus Christi College ignites new areas of interest in our students, where they had not considered previously exploring. Many of our students leave the college well ahead of their peer. 

Financial support opens the doors to so many opportunities over and above a basic education for our students. we ask that you make a meaningful gift of support to help grow our donation dollars to take Catholic higher education to the next level.


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Corpus Christi College is the only Catholic college in Vancouver, BC.

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Corpus Christi College’s emphasis on critical thinking, expressionistic proficiency (both written and verbal), collaborative approach to learning, and strong work ethic are all the “good start” ingredients to life-long success. 

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Corpus Christi College challenges students to reach beyond their perceived limits. In doing so, students are better prepared to take on challenges in this rapidly changing world.

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As a NPO (not-for-profit organization), Corpus Christi College receives no government funding. To keep tuition in-line with the public universities, we rely on the support of donors, including parents, alumni, and the community at large.

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Corpus Christi College is committed to providing an accessible and exceptional foundational education to all deserving students, and we need your help to make it happen! 

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Corpus Christi College offers a values-based education in the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition and in the spirit of the message of Pope Francis. This higher level of education focuses on the whole person.

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Our intimate class sizes and accepting community set Corpus Christi College apart from other post-secondary institutions.

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Learning can be enhanced with access to professors. At Corpus Christi College, students benefit from direct engagement with our qualified faculty.

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The team of dedicated advisors at Corpus Christi College are committed to helping students achieve their aspirations and educational goals. 

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Corpus Christi College is experiencing steady growth. Support is critical more than ever to take Catholic higher education to the next level!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering demonstrates a wonderful way to give back to Corpus Christi College. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact [email protected].
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The Importance of Alumni Giving

Alumni gifts make the Corpus Christi College experience possible for students through scholarships, programs, enhanced facilities, and more. Alumni give for many reasons, including:

To Say “Thanks”

A donation provides a means of expressing gratitude for a transformational educational experience for students at Corpus Christi College.

To Support Students

There are approximately 200 reasons to support Corpus Christi College. Those reasons spend their days engaged in discussions with faculty, advisors, and their peer, working in a collaborative environment, discovering their educational interests, etc. 

To Help Corpus Christi College Maintain its Standard of Excellence

Financial support is central to Corpus Christi’s efforts to recruit and retain the best faculty and staff members. In addition, the College must keep its curriculum, technology, facilities, and equipment up to date if it is to provide the highest quality of education.

To Provide Your Vote of Confidence

No matter the size, every gift makes a difference and counts as a positive vote for the future of Corpus Christi College and its students. For the alumni community, a gift is the only measure by which the College can gauge customer satisfaction and approval. Report to formulate college rankings.

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Our Unique Approach Works  

Making a choice for your child’s post-secondary schooling can be both confusing and daunting. Corpus Christi has an excellent track record in providing a successful start to any student's university education, and offers the best of both worlds–a small campus that is just a few steps from the huge UBC campus and UBC offerings. In fact, our students enjoy exceptionally high transfer rates into second- and third-year programs at UBC, as well as other leading post-secondary institutions in BC, across Canada, and around the world. 

We are committed to holistic student success and we believe in recognizing the dignity of every student in our diverse community. In our educational environment students can thrive in their studies, grow as individuals and define success for themselves. The 360 approach to student success supports the different aspects of student life. Our programs provide students with supports and resources to help them create the healthy balance that is right for them.

We are here for your child. We want them to thrive in college, not just survive college.
 

We’re a best-kept secret

We’re a best-kept secret, but we want to change that! If you have any questions about Corpus Christi, or about post-secondary education in general, we encourage you to call or visit us. Parents are always welcome to set up appointments with our advisors. We enjoy working closely with students and their families as they prepare to apply for university or college. 
 
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Investing in Success


We Invest in Student Success  

Over the years, we have developed an effective and systematic approach to supporting our students to help them succeed in their university-level studies:  
 

Student Success Program

An integrated set of information modules and workshops our students attend to get hands-on skills training and support in:
  • time management 
  • note taking 
  • critical thinking 
  • research 
  • academic writing 
  • and more… 


Supportive and enriching academic environment

  • Our faculty choose to teach at Corpus Christi because they’re passionate about their subject area and love teaching 
  • Small classes and closer faculty interaction enable students to feel comfortable asking questions in class, approaching faculty members if they have questions, or taking the discussion deeper 
  • Our faculty members challenge our students to achieve their very best and encourage students to pursue potential academic and career pathways 


fair warning

  • If a student is struggling with a particular class, we have a system in place to provide an early warning that he or she may need more focussed support with organization, time management, academic writing, etc. 
  • Parents are also notified if their child is struggling, giving the family a chance to help identify what’s going on and to offer support 


Social integration

One of the key measures of student success is feeling a sense of belonging. We support the whole person and offer a strong orientation program, an integrated and vibrant student life program, clubs and activities, service learning opportunities, and leadership opportunities: 
  • Office of Campus Life and Ministry
  • Clubs and activities
  • Opportunities to learn leadership skills
  • Service learning and community outreach opportunities
  • One-on-One Advising and referrals to counselling services
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Our Location Offers the Best of Both Worlds


Small Campus Just Steps from UBC  

We offer an intimate, student-centered campus, just steps from UBC. Along with formal classrooms, study halls, a computer lab, and a full library, we have informal student spaces for study and socializing, including a café and an outdoor plaza. Students who choose to reside at UBC are eligible to apply for residence at nearby Carey Hall or St. Andrew's Hall. 
 
Corpus Christi College is located on the campus of Saint Mark’s College, which is officially affiliated with UBC. All of our full-time students are enrolled in a special course–focussing on research methods, study skills, academic writing, and more – offered by Saint Mark’s. This means our students are able to enjoy many of the services and amenities UBC has to offer, including membership in the Alma Mater Society (UBC Student Union), U-Pass, Health and Dental Insurance, access to UBC libraries, and more. Many of our students also supplement their Corpus Christi studies with UBC courses taken through Access Studies. It truly is the best of both worlds.

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Our Instructors Are Highly Qualified and Passionate about Teaching   

Our students take courses with instructors who are experts in their fields, many holding joint positions with Corpus Christi and UBC or SFU. Our instructors have chosen Corpus because they believe in our student-centered approach. We offer an intimate program emphasizing academic excellence and personalized attention, with class sizes averaging about 25 students.



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Our Programs Are Accredited and Fully Transferable 

 Corpus Christi College offers first- and second-years university courses in Arts, Business, and Science. All of our courses are equivalent to those offered by other colleges and universities across Canada and the United States. Up to 60 credits taken at Corpus Christi can be directly transferred to most post-secondary institutions, and applied towards a future Bachelor’s degree at 4-year institution.  
 
Students typically study with us for one or two years. We have been given the authority to grant two-year Associate of Arts Degrees to eligible students, which looks great on a resume and gives students a higher chance of gaining acceptance at their university of choice to complete their Bachelor’s degree. Along with our rigorous academic programs, Corpus offers opportunities in community outreach, service learning, and leadership development. Within the College’s nurturing community, our students become leaders both in the classroom and in the world.  
 

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Our Students Have Exceptionally High Transfer Rates to UBC

We have exceptionally high rates of transfer to UBC and other leading universities and colleges in Canada and elsewhere. Most of our graduates go on to earn their Bachelor’s of Arts, Commerce, or Science degrees at institutions throughout the province, across the country, and around the world.  Some of our graduates have also pursued more specialized degrees in fields like Communication, Nursing, Law, Human Kinetics, and Fine Arts. Our courses transfer easily throughout North America. 
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Commitment to Student Success

We are deeply committed to holistic student success. Recognizing the dignity of every student in our diverse community, we invest in student success with one-on-one support, tangible resources, and skills building.

We strive to create an educational environment where students can thrive in their studies, grow as individuals and define success for themselves. The 360 approach to student success supports the different aspects of student life. Our programs provide students with supports and resources to help them create the healthy balance that is right for them.

We are here for you. Don’t just survive college, THRIVE!


Academic

What are your academic goals? How do you plan to achieve them? Discuss your plan with an Academic Advisor and find support with the Student Resource Centre.

Spiritual

What is your purpose? What do you believe in? Do you practice a faith tradition? Explore these questions with Campus Ministry.

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How will you pay for college? What other financial responsibilities can you expect? Research your options with Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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Admission to Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College is committed to providing all students it admits with the tools needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. We seek to form reflective, articulate, life-long learners who are unafraid to take on the professional, social and spiritual challenges of the world. Therefore, Corpus Christi College admits students according to a broad-based admission policy. In addition to a student's academic achievement, the College evaluates the applicant's community service record, personal accomplishments, interests and goals. In the application process, the prospective student submits supporting documents (application form, transcripts, letters of reference and a short personal essay) and participates in a brief interview. 

Minimum admission requirements cannot be waived. Furthermore, an applicant who meets the minimum entrance requirements is not guaranteed admission to the College. Except in special circumstances no student under sixteen years of age will be admitted to Corpus Christi College.
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Change of Registration


Add/Drop

Students may add or drop a course without academic penalty before the second week of classes each term. Specific dates are available in the Important Dates List published for each academic year. Students may do this through their MyLION account. After the end of the second week of classes, students may not drop classes without academic penalty or add a class for credit. Students may be entitled to a refund according to the College’s refund policy.

Audit to Credit/Credit to Audit

A student may change status to credit or audit until the end of the add/drop period. Fees will be adjusted according to the refund policy.

Written Notice

When the student withdraws from a course or program, written notice must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. A written note signed by the student or an email message from the student’s email account to the Registrar's Office is acceptable written notice. Notification of withdrawal must include the course name, number, name of instructor and the student’s full name. The email subject line should read “Withdrawal”. The date on which the notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office will be used to calculate refunds of tuition and fees. The official email address for the Registrar’s Office is [email protected]

Withdrawal from a Course

To withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop deadline, students must first consult the instructor and/or Student Advising. Students may withdraw, in writing, from a class until the end of the eighth week of classes at which time a ‘W’ may be assigned if sufficient cause has been demonstrated. If no adequate reason has been established for withdrawing from a course after the end of the eighth week, students will receive a ‘WF’, which has a GPE of 0. The College may, at its discretion, limit the number of ‘W’ standings permitted to a student. The College’s refund policy indicates refunds to which students are entitled if they withdraw from a course or courses.

Withdrawal from the College

Any student who, after registration, finds it necessary to withdraw from the College must do so in writing and submit the notice of withdrawal to the Admissions and Records Office. The administration of the College may require a student to withdraw from the College at any time for inappropriate conduct, for failure to abide by College regulations, or for inadequate academic achievement.

Dismissal

Absenteeism for longer than 2 consecutive weeks without informing the College and without provision of a doctor’s note may result in dismissal. Other grounds for dismissal include academic dishonesty; physical abuse of the College’s property; theft or non-accidental damage to the College’s property; behaviour displaying insubordination such as refusal to cooperate with instructors or administrators; the use of alcohol or non-prescription drugs on campus; flagrant disregard for institution’s rules of conduct and policies.

Permission to Study Elsewhere

Students registered at Corpus Christi College wishing to attend another institution concurrently must consult their academic advisor. A letter of permission (LOP) is required if current CCC students wish to transfer credit to CCC. The student must be in Good Academic Standing to obtain a letter of permission from the Registrar’s Office. Upon completion of courses, students must arrange for transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi from the host institution. Normally a letter of permission will not be issued to take a course elsewhere if that course is currently offered at Corpus Christi College.

Transfer 

When students transfer from Corpus Christi to other institutions to finish their undergraduate degrees, these receiving institutions will require official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended and will assign transfer credit according to their policies. 

Tuition Refund


Written Notice

When the student withdraws from a course or program, written notice must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. A written note signed by the student or an email message from the student’s email account to the Registrar's Office is acceptable written notice. Notification of withdrawal must include the course name, number, name of instructor and the student’s full name. The email subject line should read “Withdrawal”. The date on which the notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office will be used to calculate refunds of tuition and fees. The official email address for the Registrar’s Office is [email protected]

Application Fee

Application fees will not be refunded except under extraordinary circumstances.

Registration Deposit

  • Registration Deposit will not be refunded except under extraordinary circumstances


Corpus Christi Student Fees

In the case of a student’s complete withdrawal from the College, student fees other than the Registration Deposit will be refunded as for tuition (see items 6 through 8 below).

UBC/AMS fees collected on behalf of St. Mark’s College


  • AMS
    100% refund if student presents valid proof of payment from UBC
  • Extended Health and Dental
    100% refund if student is on the opt-out list provided by UBC’s health insurance carrier
    pro-rated according to UBC’s schedule if requested for January semester
  • UPass
    according to UBC’s published policy.


Tuition Refund Entitlement

Refund entitlement is calculated on the total tuition due under the contract. Where total tuition has not yet been collected, Corpus Christi College is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date and the student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.

Refunds before the program of study begins

If written notice of withdrawal is received by the College before the course or program of study begins, 100% of tuition will be refunded.

Refunds after the program of study begins

If written notice of withdrawal is received by the College, or a student is dismissed:
  • by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the published Add/Drop period for the semester, the student will receive a 100% refund of tuition.
  • from the end of the Add/Drop period to the end of the 4th week of classes, the College may retain 50% of the tuition due under the contract.
  • after the end of the 4th week of classes, no refund to the student will normally be made. 


A student changing from audit to credit status or from credit to audit status before the end of the second week of classes will be charged or refunded the difference in tuition.

In the case of courses or semesters of lengths other than 12 to 14 weeks, refunds will be pro-rated according to the stated refund schedule.[/collapsible]
  
  
  

Academic Policies

NumberPolicy
Effective Date
Academic Policy - 1
Final Examinations - PDF version
January 2020




Academic Honesty (Students)

Corpus Christi College (CCC) seeks to educate outstanding graduates who will demonstrate responsible, ethical leadership in society. One fundamental principle on which all CCC learning programs depend is fairness. To attempt to gain an advantage through any form of academic misconduct is necessarily unfair and runs contrary to the ideal of higher education at CCC (cf. CCC Mission Statement). Academic honesty is a reflection of the students, their instructors, and the institution. It is therefore both highly valued and expected.

NOTE

Any repeat (second) offence will be brought to the attention of the Dean and the Registrar, and will automatically result in a failing grade for the course and a recommendation of suspension. The student may appeal such a penalty to the AHC, as described in section (5) above.

The AHC will inform the student and the instructor of its decision in writing, and forward documentation of the case to the Office of the President and the Office of the Registrar. Any penalties imposed on the student will be recorded in a letter of reprimand issued to the student by the Registrar; a copy of the letter will also be placed in the student’s file.

 Policy


It is the responsibility of every student within the CCC academic community to engage in honest scholarly activity and not to participate in or abet any act of academic misconduct. Students should also consider it their responsibility to report instances of academic misconduct to CCC instructors or the Office of the Dean.

The instructors at CCC shall take all reasonable steps to educate students regarding academic honesty and to prevent and to detect dishonesty. It is the responsibility of instructors to confront any student when academic misconduct is suspected or observed and to take appropriate action according to the procedures outlined in this policy.

The Academic Honesty Policy of CCC requires instructors to report all cases of academic misconduct to the Office of the Dean.

In support of academic honesty and integrity, CCC shall communicate this policy to students and teaching faculty and assist instructors by providing adequate secure facilities and invigilation for examinations.


 Forms of Academic Misconduct


Academic misconduct subject to penalties includes but is not limited to the following offences:

Cheating
Cheating is any act of deception by which a student misrepresents that he/she has understood or mastered information in an academic exercise. This includes copying from another student's examination or test, or using in examinations or tests any materials (notes, books, or electronic devices) other than those authorised by the examiners. Other forms of cheating include discussing questions or answers during an examination or test without prior approval from the instructor. It is also considered cheating to consult an instructor's teaching materials without the instructor's approval.

Inappropriate Collaboration
  • Instructors sometimes permit or even encourage specific forms of student collaboration, such as peer review, in-class group work, or joint assignments. However, unless the collaborative element is expressly part of the assignment or exam, students should not collaborate with each other without prior approval from the instructor. 
  • Other appropriate forms of collaboration include group study for in-class examinations, asking librarians for bibliographic suggestions, and having someone proof-read an assignment for spelling and grammar. However, proofreaders should only point out errors, not correct them.
  • Unless they have instructor approval to do so, students should not have someone else edit an assignment for anything other than grammar and spelling, such as structure or logic. Nor should students work collaboratively with others on problem sets or other mathematical or scientific assignments without the prior approval of the instructor.
  • Inappropriate collaboration includes but is not limited to: using another person's work to complete an assignment; working together on assignments such as homework problems; sharing sources for take-home examinations; allowing another student to copy a test, examination, or assignment; or otherwise abetting any act of academic misconduct. 


Plagiarism
  • Scholarship quite rightly rests upon examining and referring to the thoughts of others. However, when one submits written work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged in accurate and complete documentation (footnotes/endnotes or in-text citation, as required by the instructor) and, if verbatim statements are included, with quotation marks.
  • By placing his/her name on an assignment submitted for credit, the student implicitly certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified in the appropriate acknowledgements.
  • Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else's words, ideas, or research data as one's own; for example, using the words of another author without acknowledging the source, or paraphrasing without acknowledging the source.
  • Plagiarism also includes documenting a written assignment with inaccurate text references (footnotes/endnotes or in-text citations) or incomplete source (bibliographic) information.
  • When indebtedness is properly acknowledged, plagiarism is easily avoided. 


Duplication
Submitting the same assignment for credit more than once, even if the earlier submission was for a different course or institution.

Impersonation
Impersonating a candidate at an examination or availing oneself of the results of such impersonation.

Fraud or Misrepresentation
Submitting an assignment or any part of an assignment that has been purchased, stolen, or otherwise obtained, but is not the work of the submitter.

Falsification
Submitting false documents, transcripts, or other academic credentials, or failing to provide relevant information when requested.

Bribery or Coercion
Bribing, attempting to bribe, or coercing any other person to: obtain an unadministered test or examination or any information about such a test or examination; or abet any other act of academic misconduct.

Disruption
Disruption of instructional activities includes making it difficult for instructors to proceed with scheduled lectures, discussions, examinations, and tests.

Non-compliance
Failing to comply with any instructor's warning or any penalty imposed for academic misconduct.
 

Academic Honesty Assessment Procedures (Faculty)

In the event that Academic Dishonesty occurs, the following procedures will be applied.

A Minor Infraction
  • The Instructor of the course is the first person to assess the evidence of any potential infringement of our Academic Honesty Policy. 
  • If the Instructor concludes that the infraction is an isolated incident and represents a single careless slip or omission when the attribution of a source is required, then a minor deduction will be assigned as in the case of any other mechanical error.


Serious Infraction(s)
  • If the Instructor suspects a more serious pattern of unattributed sources, then s/he should discuss the evidence with the student. 
  • If in the course of that discussion, the student acknowledges an offense against our Academic Honesty Policy, the Instructor may recommend a zero for the assignment.
  • If the Instructor of the course recommends a zero for the assignment, then the Instructor must retain that original assignment (and return a copy to the student) and inform the Dean of Liberal Arts and, with the Dean’s authorization, a zero is assigned for that assignment.  
  • The Instructor must then inform the Dean of Students, who keeps a record of all such infractions, of this decision.
  • If the Dean of Students determines that this student has already had one or more such infractions on his/her academic file at Corpus Christi, then the Dean of Liberal Arts and the Dean of Students, after consultation with the Instructor, can assign a zero for the course.
  • When any penalty is assigned, the Dean of Students must inform the student of the right to appeal the judgment and/or the penalty to the President of the College. Any student appeal must be submitted within 15 days of the imposition of the penalty.
  • In all cases where a penalty has been assigned the Instructor and the two Deans will send a written report to the President of the College.


Infraction Appeals and Penalties
  • The President can convoke an Academic Honesty Committee to review any appeals of judgment and/or penalties. This committee is comprised as follows: the President will appoint one faculty member; the Education Council will elect one faculty member; and the Student Council will elect one faculty member or student of the College.
  • The Committee will meet to establish the facts of the case; to identify any extenuating circumstances; to review the original judgment; and to review the original penalty.
  • The Committee has the right to send to the President of the College a recommendation for revocation of any academic or financial awards, suspension, or expulsion.
  • A student with a citation for academic dishonesty may apply to have any such notation removed after two years. S/he should submit a formal written request along with two letters of reference to the President of the College.  
  • The President may refer the case to the Academic Policy Honesty Committee before issuing a decision to the applicant and to the Dean of Students, who keeps on file a record of any infraction.


Academic Accommodation for Students with Special Needs

Corpus Christi College seeks wherever possible to welcome students with special needs as participating members of the College community and to provide these students with academic accommodation and opportunities. The College strives to implement accommodations made by the University of British Columbia Disability Resource Centre, which requires documented medical assessment of student disabilities or special needs. Ensuring fair treatment of all students according to their needs and in a manner consistent with academic principles is the responsibility of faculty and administration.

Grading Practices

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2.67
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1.67
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90 - 100
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Extraordinary
Excellent
Very, Very Good
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory
Acceptable
Barely Acceptable
Needs Improvement
Minimum Pass
Fail
No credit
Withdrawal After Add/Drop
Withdrawal
Incomplete

Minimum Pass

A student must achieve a "Minimum Pass" to proceed to the next course.

No Credit

No credit given if none of the above grades can be awarded.

Withdrawal

If the student withdraws after the add/drop deadline with an acceptable reason.

Incomplete

A fee of $50 is assessed and the work must be completed within three weeks of the end of term or the grade will be changed to F.

Academic Standing


Distinction
Students who have completed 27 or more credit in a single academic year, over the Fall and Winter semesters, and who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better will be placed on the President’s List.

Good Academic Standing
Students are expected to maintain a CGPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing.

Academic Probation
If a student’s term Grade Point Average (GPA), calculated on a minimum of 9 credits, is 2.0 or below, the student will be placed on Academic Probation in the next term in which he or she enrolls. This will be noted on the student’s permanent statement of grades. A student on Academic Probation may not register in an overload (more than 15 credits), and at the discretion of the Registrar, may be required to take a reduced course load (no more than 12 credits). A student on Academic Probation will not be given a letter of permission to study elsewhere. At the end of the first term in which the student is on Academic Probation, if the term GPA is 2.0 or better but the Cumulative GPA is below 2.0, the student will continue on Academic Probation.

Required to Withdraw
If the term GPA of a student on Academic Probation remains below 2.0 for two consecutive terms, the student may be required to withdraw from the College for a minimum of one term. If the student has already registered for the next term, the student will be withdrawn from courses and tuition paid for that term will be refunded according to the College’s refund policy.

Re-Admission
Readmission will depend on the conditions set out by the Registrar in the withdrawal letter. Readmission requirements may include transferable study at another institution, with an acceptable GPA, which will be substantially higher than the College’s 2.0 minimum. The student will need to provide evidence that the student is ready to approach studies in a way that will ensure success. Upon readmission, the student will be placed on Academic Probation for one term. At the end of the probation period, if both the CGPA and GPA are below 2.0, the student will be required to withdraw. Readmission after a minimum of two years will be at the discretion of the Registrar.

Appeal of Final Grades


Change in submission procedure due to COVID-19

 
Due to COVID-19, the document submission process for appeals of final grades has been temporarily changed to allow students to submit electronically. Beyond the submission procedure, the policy remains unchanged. Please carefully review the instructions below.
 
Students wishing to appeal a course grade must continue to do so within two weeks of receiving their final grade.
 
1.     Submit your appeal request package through email to the Registrar’s Office at [email protected].

The appeal request package must include the following documents:
-       a  written request outlining the reasons for the appeal

-       copies of all graded assignments from the course (scans of originals or equivalent)

 
2.     A $25.00 cheque is not required. If you appeal is unsuccessful, your MyLION account will be charged $25.00.

 
3.     After submitting your appeal package through email, you will receive an email from the Registrar to confirm your request has been received. After that point, the process proceeds as originally outlined in the original policy below.


Students wishing to appeal a course grade must do so within two weeks of receiving their grades report. An appeal must be in the form of a written request to the Registrar outlining the reasons for the appeal; students must also submit all graded assignments from the course (originals only) and a cheque for $25. Should the appeal be upheld and the grade changed, the $25 fee will be refunded.

Procedure

  • An appeal and accompanying materials should be handed in at the Registrar’s Office. If the Registrar deems there are sufficient grounds for an appeal, it will be forwarded to the Academic Dean, who will conduct a review of the student’s overall performance in the course.
  • During the review, the Dean may call upon the original instructor for information, or ask other instructors to participate.
  • On completion of the review, the Dean will inform the Registrar in writing of the outcome of the appeal, and the Registrar will in turn inform the student. The Dean’s decision is final.
  
  
  

Responsible Conduct Policies


Student Conduct


Preamble
Corpus Christi College as a community expects students, faculty and staff to be witnesses to Catholic practice and to live their lives in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching, which emphasizes the dignity of each person as a son or daughter of God. In light of that teaching, the College community honours each student as a maturing adult and seeks to encourage personal growth. Disciplinary actions are taken with the aim of supporting and promoting a responsible Christian outlook on relationships, property, society and oneself. Students are expected to take responsibility for their actions with respect to both speech and behaviour. In order to promote the common good of the members of the College community, students are subject to the student Conduct Policy. This policy is intended to resolve conflict or correct wrongdoing that cannot be resolved on a more informal basis.
As the face of the College in the wider community, Corpus Christi College students are expected to uphold these principles and procedures whether they are at the College, traveling on behalf of the College in service learning or other capacities, visiting or working at another institution, or present in the wider community.

Forms of Student Misconduct

  • Student misconduct can include, but is not limited to, the following offences:
  • Disrupting any College activity, by word, action, or any other means.
  • Creating or supporting any situation which endangers or threatens the emotional or physical health, safety, or well-being of any other individual.
  • Causing physical or emotional harm, injury, or threat to any person.
  • Making unauthorized use or having unauthorized possession of the property of any person or institution, including the College.
  • Damaging, destroying, or defacing the property or resources of any person or institution, including the College.
  • In any other way appropriating or using the property or resources of any person or institution, including the College, without appropriate consent or authority.
  • Forging, altering, or misusing any College document in any form.
  • Engaging in illegal activities of any kind, including but not limited to violation of the laws and regulations of Canada or the Province of British Columbia, or any other jurisdiction where the student may be present on behalf of the College, or as a result of their enrolment at the College, including but not limited to violation of liquor laws and drug related statutes.
  • Falsifying or misrepresenting information in any way involved in disciplinary hearings.
  • Contravening any of the other policies of Corpus Christi College, including the: Academic Policies, Harassment Policies, and Technology Policies, should the remedies contained in those policies be inadequate or fail to apply to the specific situation. 


Remedies and Sanctions for Student Misconduct

As befits a Catholic community, opportunities for restitution and appropriate reconciliation ought to be considered in each case.

Other factors to be considered in establishing sanctions and remedies can include, but are not limited to, the severity of the violation, the present demeanour and past disciplinary record of the offender, the nature of the offence, and the severity of any damage, injury or harm resulting from such offence.

Even when not on the College campus, students who commit any of the offences mentioned above while representing the College or engaged in a College activity will be subject to the same sanctions.

Sanctions for violations of the Student Conduct Policy may include but are not limited to:

Dismissal from the College
Dismissal is the permanent separation of the student from the College. Permanent notification will appear on the student’s academic transcript. The student will also be barred from College premises.

Suspension from the College
Suspension is the separation of the student from the College for a specified period of time. Permanent notification of the suspension will appear on the student’s academic transcript. The student shall not participate in any College sponsored activity and will be barred from College premises during the period of the suspension.

Banned from Campus, College Premises, or Facilities
Banning a student from campus, College premises, or College facilities means that the student is not allowed to be on the campus, College premises, or at College facilities for or during specific time periods without express written approval to the contrary. This may include authorizing limited access to particular College premises or facilities for specific purposes (e.g. to attend class) but otherwise banning access to College premises.

Disciplinary Probation
The student may be restricted from participating in current and/or future student and College activities. This includes but is not limited to co-curricular and organizational activities, and student leadership positions.

Ineligibility for Graduation and Participation in Ceremonies
A student charged with Student Conduct Policy violations prior to graduation may not graduate, participate in graduation ceremonies, or receive a diploma until the Student Conduct Policy proceedings have been adjudicated and, if the student is found responsible, sanctions have been completed.

Monetary Restitution
Where appropriate, the student may be required to make payment to the College or to other persons, groups, or organizations for damages incurred as a result of a determined Policy violation.

Fines
A monetary fine may be imposed on a student as a deterrent to policy violations.

Community Service/Educational Project
Community service, work on campus, research projects, or other appropriate learning experiences may be assigned.

Disciplinary Warning
The student is given a written warning that future misconduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.

Educational Programs
The student is assigned to attend educational programming to increase his/her awareness of the effects and issues related to the use of alcohol or drugs, and other behaviours. The student will submit to the Director of Student Services a report of agreed-upon length.

Other Remedies and Sanctions
In accordance with the Procedures below, additional or alternative sanctions may be imposed.

Any misconduct that involves a breach of the law will be reported to the police.

Procedures

Cases relating to student misconduct at CCC will be reviewed and resolved in accordance with the following procedures.

The SCC will inform the student, and where appropriate, the other party of its decision in writing, and forward documentation of the case to the Office of the President and the Office of the Registrar. Any remedies or penalties imposed on the student will be recorded in a letter of reprimand issued to the student by the Registrar; a copy of the letter will also be placed in the student’s file.

Initial Action
  • All cases of suspected student misconduct will be brought to the attention of the Dean of Students, whether by an instructor, another student, a staff member, or a member of the wider community. (In cases where there may be a perceived conflict of interest, the Academic Dean shall act for the Dean of Students.)
  • The Dean of Students will conduct the initial investigation, and interview the student. If, as a result of this investigation, the Dean of Students no longer believes that student misconduct has occurred, the case will be dismissed and no record will be preserved. If, however, the Dean of Students still believes that student misconduct has occurred and/or the student admits culpability for the offence, the Dean of Students will suggest an appropriate remedy or sanction from the list above.
  • In the case of offences between two persons, or by one person against other(s), the Dean of Students will attempt to reach a resolution with the student and the other person(s) involved. This resolution may include remedies or sanctions from the list above, but may also include other actions.
  • If the student accepts the penalty, the Dean of Students will initiate and oversee the actions agreed upon.
  • The Dean of Students will inform the student and other involved parties of the decision in writing, and forward documentation of the case to the Office of the President and the Office of the Registrar. Any remedies or penalties imposed on the student will be recorded in a letter of reprimand issued to the student by the Registrar; a copy of the letter will also be placed in the student’s file. 


Appeal Procedure
  • If the student disputes the facts, or thinks the penalty excessive, or otherwise does not accept the suggested resolution, the student may appeal the Dean's decision to the Student Conduct Committee (SCC) in the form of a written submission sent to the Academic Dean within seven days of receiving the decision. The Academic Dean will then convene a meeting of the full SCC, with a view to resolving the case. At this meeting, the SCC will receive and review all relevant documents to determine whether or not student misconduct has occurred. The student has the right to appear before the Committee, and to have an advocate present. The SCC may also request a meeting with any other involved parties, who may also have an advocate present.
  • If, as a result of this review, the SCC is not convinced that student misconduct has occurred, the case will be dismissed and no record will be maintained. If, however, the SCC determines that student misconduct has occurred, the Committee may apply any of the remedies and penalties listed above. 


The Student Conduct Committee
The Committee shall comprise three voting members: a faculty member selected by the Education Council, a faculty member appointed by the President, and a student selected by the CCC Student Association. The Academic Dean shall also sit on this committee, in an advisory capacity. Meetings shall be chaired by the faculty representative selected by the Education Council. This committee shall be constituted on an “as needed” basis.

Classroom Practices

Progress Reports to Students (Fair Warning)
Students must receive the results of a major test, assignment, or collection of smaller assignments before the end of the seventh week of classes. These results should account for a minimum of 20% of the final course mark.

End of Term Tests
Instructors may not hold a test or examination worth more than 15% of the total grade during the last two weeks of classes.

Weighting of Final Exams or Final Projects
Final exams shall be weighted no less than 20% and no more than 40% of the student’s total grade.

Weather Closures
In the event of deteriorating overnight conditions or in other emergency situations, the College will broadcast an announcement about morning or full-day closures on CKNW (980 AM) radio. An announcement will also be placed on the College’s voice mail (604-822-6862). Students and faculty should assume that all night classes will continue to operate. If the emergency continues into the evening, students and faculty may check after 3:00 pm for a closure notice on the College’s voicemail.

Missed Tests and In-Class Assignments
  • If a student misses a test or assignment because of unexpected illness, he or she must bring to the instructor a note signed by a physician stating the date and time of the visit to the doctor’s office in order to be allowed to re-sit the test or assignment. Instructors are not required to make allowance for any missed test or incomplete work that is not satisfactorily accounted for.
  • On the recommendation of the instructor and the approval of the President or VP Academic of the College, a student may be denied permission to write the final exam in any subject taken when the student neglects to do a substantial part of a written assignment for a course, or neglects to do a sufficient amount of the practical or laboratory work in a course. 


Final Exam or Final Project Requirement
A student cannot pass a course without sitting the final exam or completing the major project for the course.

Attendance
Corpus Christi College regards class attendance as an important contributor to academic success. Students who miss 25% or more of their classes, regardless of whether the absences are avoidable or unavoidable, may be considered unable to meet the “learning outcomes” of the course and may be excluded from the final exam.  This policy also applies to online courses when students fail to complete and post 40% of the assignments in a timely fashion.

Procedures
1. The primary responsibility for invoking this Policy rests with instructors.  Instructors are expected to keep an attendance record and report all absences in their Fair Warning submission to the Academic Advisors.  This report on Fair Warning will also help the College to comply with the government requirement to keep an attendance record for all international students and all students on the federal loan program.

2. Instructors planning to invoke this attendance policy must include a CCC website link to the policy in the course Syllabus. If a student is approaching the threshold at which the penalty can be imposed, the instructor must notify the student in writing. This will give the student an opportunity to improve their performance. The normal method of communication for the written warning should be the Corpus email address.  Students are responsible for ensuring their up to date email address is on file.

3. Students with a disability confirmed by the Centre for Accessibility (UBC) are to be given reasonable accommodation. This accommodation is to be negotiated at the beginning of the course between the student, the Academic Resource Centre (Corpus Christi), the Centre for Accessibility (UBC), and the instructor.

4. If students anticipate an absence, they must notify the instructor.  If there is an unexpected absence, the student will report that to the instructor as soon as possible.  If sickness is the cause, then a medical note should be presented to the instructor.

Late Papers
Late papers will have a percentage deducted at the discretion of the instructor. Papers that are more than two weeks late will be returned ungraded unless an extension has been granted. If students seek an extension from their instructor, they must do so before the assignment is due. Term papers will not be accepted after the last day of classes in that term.

Deferred Exams
If students miss a final examination, they will receive an “I” standing in the course. If adequate documentation regarding the reason for missing the exam is given within four days of the missed exam, student will normally be allowed to write a make up exam or its equivalent. All make up work must be completed within three weeks of the end of term or the grade will be changed to F. If students cannot provide adequate documentation explaining their absence, they will receive an “F” standing in the course. Students who miss a deferred exam will not be given further consideration and should refer to the College’s Final Exam Requirement Policy.

Harassment

Those who become members of the student body, faculty, or staff of Corpus Christi College agree to accept the responsibilities following from the Mission Statement of the College, which includes "recognition of adherence to the teaching authority of the Church in matters of faith and morals." One of the cornerstones of this teaching is respect for individuals at all levels. Harassment in general, and sexual harassment in particular, promotes an atmosphere inimical to this respect. Believing that freedom of speech and action demands responsibility, the College is opposed to any form of harassment and is prepared to deal with it in the manner outlined below.

What is Harassment?

Harassment in general and sexual harassment in particular is any comment or conduct that is known to be, or should be reasonably known to be, unwanted and unwelcome. This may include, but is not limited to: remarks, jokes, innuendoes, taunting, sexually oriented conduct and requests, comments, gestures, or materials that are considered offensive, threatening, degrading or coercive thereby creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive work or study environment non-conducive to the accomplishment of the College's mission. Sexual harassment can be further defined as specifically including any unwanted and unwelcome sexual attention towards another person, which has an adverse effect on the emotional well-being, work or academic performance of the complainant.

Harassment may occur between people of the same or different sex and of the same or different status within the College community. Neither men nor women are immune from harassment by another person.

Third Party Harassment
Accusations about third party harassment incidents on campus alleged against those who are not members of the college community will be accepted with the understanding that the solution may only be that the College will take action to provide a more secure campus. The complainant may receive advice regarding available off-campus processes but must recognize that the likelihood of the College’s being able to enforce disciplinary action against a non-community member is very remote.

Examples of Harassment
  • Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Verbal or physical abuse of an employee/student by an employee/student;
  • Physical contact that makes one person feel uncomfortable;
  • One person stalking another;
  • A date ending in unwelcome sexual intimacy;
  • Use of sexually suggestive language, especially when another person indicates that it is offensive;
  • The promise of reward or threat of reprisal attached to sexual favours;
  • Persistent teasing or leering causing embarrassment 


The Process
  • Consultation
    The process begins with a discussion with the appropriate contact (Dean of Students, Academic Dean or alternative contact person) to determine if the complainant wishes to proceed with a complaint. The goal of consultation is to foster communication between the parties and to try to mediate a resolution satisfactory to both without an investigation. Disciplinary action is not a part of the consultation process.
  • Complaint
    The next stage involves completing the Harassment Incident forms. The complainant must be prepared to discuss frankly and disclose specific incident details to the investigation team. Fully documented written materials must be provided to allow for a complete understanding of the incident and any related issues, and for a full and fair investigation to take place. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted or investigated.
  • Investigation
    Once a complaint has been received, investigation involves engaging in the procedures established for students, staff, or faculty as outlined in the College’s Dispute Resolution policies. The complainant and respondent are required to cooperate fully in the investigation. CCC intends that the complaint process will be used solely for the purposes of College life. However, the College does reserve its right and option in serious situations to refer complaints of gross misconduct or abuse to the relevant off-campus authorities.


Important Notes
  • Off-campus legal remedies are not excluded and may run in conjunction with the College’s informal or formal processes.
  • While investigation materials are strictly confidential, they may be released if subpoenaed or required to be produced by court order in association with off-campus legal proceedings.
  • Retaliation in any form is specifically prohibited and, if proven, will result in serious and immediate discipline.

Privacy

Corpus Christi College is committed to the principles set out in the Personal Information Privacy Act that came into effect on January 1, 2004.

The College's Commitment to You

Safeguarding your confidentiality and protecting your personal information is a fundamental concern of Corpus Christi College. The College is committed to meeting or exceeding the privacy standards established by the BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

Privacy Protection in British Columbia

The Act requires an organization to obtain informed consent from an individual before collecting personal information about that individual, with certain exemptions. The organization must state why it is collecting the information, and how it will use the information collected. The Act also requires the organization to keep the information it has collected in a secure and safe manner, protecting the individual’s right to have his or her information protected. The Act also describes with whom the personal information may be shared.

Ten Privacy Principles

As part of Corpus Christi College's commitment, the following Ten Privacy Principles govern the actions of the College as they relate to the use of personal information. These principles have been built upon the values set by the Canadian Standards Association's Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information and British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
  • Accountability
    Corpus Christi College is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. In fulfilling this mandate, the College designates an individual(s) who is (are) accountable for the College’s compliance with the Ten Privacy Principles. This individual is the Privacy Officer of the College.
  • Identifying Purposes
    Corpus Christi College will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected before or at the time the information is collected.
  • Consent
    Corpus Christi College will obtain consent of the individual for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where the law states exemptions, grants permission, or creates a requirement for collection, use, or disclosure of personal information.
  • Limiting Collection
    Corpus Christi College will limit the personal information collected to those details necessary for the purposes identified by the College.
  • Use, Disclosure and Retention
    Corpus Christi College will only use, disclose and retain personal information for the purpose for which it was collected unless the individual has otherwise consented, or when its use, disclosure or retention is required or permitted by law. Personal information will only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Accuracy
    Corpus Christi College will maintain personal information as accurate, complete and up-to-date form as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is to be used.
  • Safeguarding Personal Information
    Corpus Christi College will protect personal information by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information.
  • Openness
    Corpus Christi College will make information available to individuals concerning the policies and practices that apply to the management of their information.
  • Individual Access
    Corpus Christi College will inform an individual, upon the individual's request, of the existence, use and disclosure of the individual's information, and shall give the individual access to it in accordance with the law. Individuals may verify the accuracy and completeness of their information and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.
  • Complaint Process
    Individuals may direct any questions or enquiries with respect to the College's privacy policies or practices to the Privacy Officer of Corpus Christi College. 


How Does the College Safeguard Information?

Corpus Christi College maintains current security standards to ensure that your personal and financial information is protected against unauthorized access, disclosure, inappropriate alteration or misuse.
  • Student Files
    Student files are stored in secured filing cabinets. Access is restricted to only those employees (administrators, instructors, counselors, secretaries, etc.) who, by nature of their work, are required to see them.
  • Identifying Purposes
    Corpus Christi College will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected before or at the time the information is collected.
  • Electronic Security
    The College manages electronic files appropriately with passwords and security measures that limit access by unauthorized personnel. The College’s security practices are reviewed periodically to ensure that the privacy of your information is not compromised.
  • Record Management College
    Personal information is destroyed one year after the College no longer needs the information or one year after legal minimum retention requirements have been met.
  • Use, Disclosure and Retention
    Corpus Christi College will only use, disclose and retain personal information for the purpose for which it was collected unless the individual has otherwise consented, or when its use, disclosure or retention is required or permitted by law. Personal information will only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Accessing and Amending Information
    Corpus Christi College makes decisions based on the information it has. The College makes every effort to ensure information is accurate and complete.
  • Accessing Your Information
    You may access and verify any of your personal information or academic records with appropriate notice so that the office is able to supply you with the information you require. Most of this information is available in the registration forms and other forms that you filled out.
  • Amending Your Information
    To help the College keep your personal information up-to-date, the College encourages you to request that it amend inaccuracies and make corrections. Where appropriate, the College will communicate these changes to other parties who may have unintentionally received incorrect information from the College.


What Information is Collected?

Corpus Christi College gathers and uses personal information to provide the student with the best possible educational services enunciated by the Mission statement of the College. Most of the information the College collects comes to the College directly from you, and only with your consent. When you apply to register the College will ask you to provide the information that enables it to complete the registration process. This also includes information on academic, health, and personal matters needed by the College to provide the best possible education and co-curricular programs.

How is Information Used?

Corpus Christi College uses:
  • personal information to communicate with you, process applications and ultimately to provide you with the educational services and co-curricular programs you expect.
  • personal information to enable the College to operate its administrative function, including payment of fees and maintenance of non-educational programs including fundraising.
  • health, psychological, or legal information to provide certain specialized services in those areas or as adjunct information in delivering educational services.
  • If for any reason personal information is required to fulfill a different purpose, the College will notify you and ask you for your consent before the College proceed. 


When May Information be Disclosed?

Corpus Christi College keeps personal information strictly confidential and treats it with care and respect. However, some of an individual’s personal information may be shared with others as noted below.

When Authorized by You
  • Other educational institutions routinely contact the College for personal information about students. For example, if you move to another college or university, student records are requested by the enrolling institution. Your permission to pass on these records is usually obtained when you register and authorize the College to disclose such information to other appropriate educational institutions for the ongoing education of your child.
  • The release of transcripts requires a written request signed and dated by you. Your signature authorizes the release of the private information contained in your transcript.
  • Contact information may be used to enable the College to provide the para-educational and administrative services usually operated by the College. These services include phoning committees, participation groups, fundraising, events, annual general meetings, etc.
  • In some cases, when communication is over the telephone, your consent to the use and/or disclosure of your information will be obtained verbally. In other cases such as when you communicate through e-mail, your consent will be obtained electronically. 


When Required by Law
  • The type of information the College is legally required to disclose most often relates to legal proceedings, court orders and government tax reporting requirements.
  • Only the information specifically requested is disclosed and the College takes precautions to satisfy itself that the authorities making the request have legitimate grounds to do so. 


When Permitted by Law
The College is legally permitted to disclose some personal information in situations such as an investigation of illegal activities, reasonable methods to collect overdue accounts, a medical emergency or suspicion of illegal activities etc. Only pertinent information is disclosed. The College does not sell, lease or trade information about you to other parties.

The College’s Employees
  • In the course of daily operations, access to personal information is restricted to authorized employees who have a legitimate reason for accessing it. For example, instructors will have access to personal information about you but not your account with the College.
  • All employees of Corpus Christi College are required to abide by the privacy standards governed under PIPA. They are also required to work within the principles of ethical behavior as set out in employment contracts and must follow all applicable laws and regulations. Employees are well informed about the importance of privacy and they are required to sign either a code of conduct or a confidentiality agreement that prohibits the disclosure of any personal information to unauthorized individuals or parties. To reinforce their understanding and commitment to upholding client privacy and confidentiality, employees periodically receive up-to-date literature about our privacy policy, principles and standards. 


Outside Service Suppliers
At Corpus Christi College, the College sometimes contacts outside organizations to perform specialized services such as printing, student assessments, educational research or data processing. For example, the College gives its yearbook publisher the information required to produce the annual yearbook. Suppliers of specialized services are given only the information necessary to perform those services.

Restricting Sharing Information
If you choose to limit the sharing of your personal information, please contact the Registrar's office and submit a written letter specifying which items of personal information you wish to limit, and to whom you wish these items to be restricted. Please remember that certain agencies, by law, have access to certain types of personal information.

The College may add, modify or remove portions of this policy when it is considered appropriate to do so. You may ask for the most recent update of this policy at the Student Services Centre.

Questions, concerns, and complaints about privacy, confidentiality and information handling of the College may be addressed to the College's Privacy Officer by calling the President’s office. If necessary, you will be referred to use the College’s complaint procedure and appeals policies.

Technology Usage

Corpus Christi College is committed to the effective use of technology to enhance the quality of student learning and the efficiency of the College’s operations. Accordingly, several computers are available for use on campus, and the campus has a wireless network for those wishing to use portable computers and other electronic devices.

The College encourages the use of technology appropriate for the environment of a Catholic undergraduate college, discourages harmful practices, and sets penalties for those who choose to violate the policy. Members of the Corpus Christi community should remember that access to technology is a privilege, not a right.

Technology resources are defined as any electronic tool, device, program, or system that aids the educational environment and prepares the user for new roles in learning, living and working in a technological world. Examples of such technology include, but are not limited to, all computer hardware and software; personal digital assistants including Palms, pocket PCs, cell phones, pagers; analog and digital networks; electronic (e-mail) mail systems, and communication technologies; telecommunications technology; servers, routers, hubs, switches, and Internet gateways; and all related and forthcoming systems and new technology. It should be noted that personally owned devices are included in the Acceptable Use Policy when on campus or connected to the school infrastructure.

Prohibited Uses

  • Members of the Corpus Christi Community May Not Use Technology:
  • to communicate with others during class time via e-mail, cell phone, pager or other electronic device, unless express permission is given by the instructor
  • to engage, during class time, in any research, work, or Internet "surfing" not authorized by the instructor
  • to record any lecture, tutorial, workshop or other type of class without first obtaining the instructor's consent
  • to duplicate, store or transmit copyrighted material that violates copyright law
  • to access, upload, download, create, distribute, use or transmit abusive, slanderous, libelous, prejudicial, sexually explicit, pornographic or otherwise inappropriate language or material
  • to harass, bully or threaten another individual
  • to vandalize, damage, alter, or disable property of Corpus Christi College 

At the instructor’s discretion, the use of technology in the classroom may be restricted.

Student Dispute Resolution

All efforts to resolve disputes should proceed in the spirit of Christian charity and with reference to the Catholic principles upon which Corpus Christi College was founded. In this light, members of the community are called to seek reconciliation on their own, and it is appropriate that individuals should first address the party (faculty member, member of staff, or administrator) concerned. In the instances where personal reconciliation is impossible, the following process will be followed:

Mediation

A student should seek mediation from the Dean of Students. If this process is unsatisfactory, the complainant should then take his or her concern to the Dispute Resolution Committee.

Dispute Resolution Committee

  • The complainant files a written grievance with the President. The President will, within three business days, acknowledge the receipt of the complaint in writing and set up an appointment to bring the issue to committee within fourteen (14) days to discuss a resolution. The committee shall be composed of the President, the Registrar, the Dean of Students, a faculty representative, and a student representative. Should any member of the Dispute Resolution Committee be directly involved in a dispute, he or she will stand down and shall take no part in the deliberations concerning the outcome of the dispute. In the event that the President stands down, the Registrar will chair the committee in the President's stead.
  • Both the complainant and the respondent have the right to be present when the Committee meets, and the President will inform the complainant and the respondent of the Committee's resolution in writing within three business days. 


Appeal to the Board

The individual may appeal the decision of the Dispute Resolution Committee to the Board of Governors. The written appeal should be directed to the Chairperson and be submitted within 30 days of the release of the decision of the Dispute Resolution Committee. The $50 fee should accompany the application for appeal. The Chair of the Board will, within three business days, acknowledge in writing the receipt of the complainant's appeal. Both the complainant and the respondent have the right to be present when the Board hears the appeal at its next meeting, and the Chair of the Board will inform the complainant and the respondent of the Board of Governors' resolution in writing, again within three business days. The decision of the Board shall be by majority vote and shall be final and binding on all parties.


Faculty/Staff Dispute Resolution

All efforts to resolve disputes should proceed in the spirit of Christian charity and with reference to the Catholic principles upon which Corpus Christi College was founded. In this light, members of the community are called to seek reconciliation on their own, and it is appropriate that individuals should first address the colleague (faculty member, member of staff, or administrator) concerned. In the instances where personal reconciliation is impossible, the following process will be followed:

Mediation

A member of the Administration, Staff, or Faculty should seek mediation from an appropriate colleague. If this process is unsatisfactory, the complainant should then take his or her concern to the Dispute Resolution Committee.

Dispute Resolution Committee

The complainant files a written grievance with the President. The President will, within three business days, acknowledge the receipt of the complaint in writing, set up an appointment to bring the issue to committee to discuss a resolution. The committee shall be composed of:
  • the President
  • the Academic Dean
  • the Registrar
  • the faculty representative
  • the student representative

Should any member of the Dispute Resolution Committee be directly involved in a dispute, he or she will stand down and shall take no part in the deliberations concerning the outcome of the dispute.

In the event that the President stands down, the Dean will chair the committee in the President's stead.

Both the complainant and the respondent have the right to be present when the Committee meets, and the President will inform the complainant and the respondent of the Committee's resolution in writing within three business days.

Appeal to the Board

The individual may appeal the decision of the Dispute Resolution Committee to the Board of Directors. The written appeal should be directed to the Chairperson and be submitted within 30 days of the release of the decision of the Dispute Resolution Committee. The Chair of the Board will, within three business days, acknowledge in writing the receipt of the complainant’s appeal. Both the complainant and the respondent have the right to be present when the Board hears the appeal at its next meeting, and the Chair of the Board will inform the complainant and the respondent of the Board of Director's resolution in writing, again within three business days.


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September
September 7 – Labour Day - College Closed
September 9 – Classes start
September 9 – Tuition and fees deadline
September 23 – Add/Drop deadline
September 29 – Deadline to change coverage for AMS extended health

October
October 12 – Thanksgiving - College Closed

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November 11 – Remembrance Day - College Closed
November 13 – Withdrawal deadline
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January
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January 5 – Tuition and fees deadline
January 19 – Add/Drop deadline
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February
February 15 – Family Day - College Closed
February 15-19 – Reading Break - No Classes

March
March 12 – Withdrawal deadline
March 23 – Deadline to confirm exam accommodations for final exams

April
April 1 – Half Day – College Closed at 12:00pm
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April 9 – Last day of class
April 13–23 – Final Exams

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May 10 – Classes start
May 10 – Tuition and fees deadline
May 14 – Add/Drop deadline
May 24 – Victoria Day - College Closed

June
June 7 – Deadline to confirm exam accommodations for final exams
June 11 – Withdrawal deadline
June 18 – Last day of classes
June 21-25 – Final Exams

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July 5 – Classes start
July 5 – Tuition and fees deadline
July 9 – Add/Drop deadline
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August
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Are Corpus Christi College Courses transferable?

Yes, Corpus Christi courses are transferable. All Corpus Christi College courses are listed on the B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer website that lists which schools receive Corpus Christi courses for transfer. Corpus Christi's courses are all designed to transfer to UBC and other major universities, but as is the case with all institutions in the province there are also a few courses which have not yet received credit at particular receiving institutions. You will know the transferability of a course before you register. You can check out the details on university transfer in BC at www.bctransferguide.ca.

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What is Corpus Christi's connection to UBC?

Full-time Corpus Christi students can access many of the services and benefits UBC offers its students through our  affiliation agreement. Students receive UBC Library Cards, U-Pass Bus Passes and can participate in UBC intramurals, UBC clubs, and use UBC Student Services such as Student Health and Counseling.  

Some Corpus Christi students are also UBC students. Many Corpus Christi students enroll and take courses at UBC through Access Studies or as Visiting Students to UBC. Many UBC students also take courses at Corpus Christi to take advantage of our small class sizes and courses not available through UBC. Many of our instructors are also UBC instructors who have chosen to teach courses at Corpus Christi in addition to their regular UBC classes. These factors result in an easy transition from college life to the larger universities, especially UBC.

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How are the courses different from those taught at other universities and colleges? 

Corpus Christi College is first and foremost a student-centered college where instructors understand the value of teaching in a smaller, seminar-style setting. Our class sizes average about 20 students, permitting the instructors to work more closely with every student. They are available to students outside of the classroom and encourage students to use their office hours. The personal attention students receive at Corpus Christi results in a greater understanding of course material and hence, better student performance.

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Can I transfer from another post-secondary institution?

Applicants who have earned at least 24 transferable credits from other recognized post-secondary institutions will be considered transfer students; entrance GPA will be calculated solely on these transfer credits. Students with 23 or fewer credits will be evaluated for admission based on both high school and post-secondary transcripts.
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Can student only transfer to UBC after leaving Corpus Christi?

No. In addition to UBC, our students have successfully transferred to SFU, McGill, Queen's, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, Emily Carr University, Bishop's University, Saint Francis Xavier, La Sorbonne (France), Osake University (Japan), and others.

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Am I eligible for financial aid, awards and student loans? 

Corpus Christi has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the province. This year money will be given to students through scholarships, bursaries and work study opportunities. Detailed information on specific scholarships is available on our website. Students attending Corpus Christi College are also eligible for government and bank student loan programs.
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Do you have to be Catholic or Christian to attend Corpus Christi College? 

No, students from various backgrounds attend Corpus Christi. Our Campus Life & Ministry Office provides opportunities for all students to take part in campus life. If you are interested in exploring your life as a Catholic or Christian, we are committed to supporting you as you develop and investigate your faith. Because of our dynamic program, most students will choose to take part in events that help them to celebrate their Christian faith and Catholicity.
 
All student activities are voluntary. We are committed to diversity and respect religious liberty, and we are also very proud of our Catholic foundation and character. Please call us if you have any further questions about faith development at Corpus Christi.
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Is religious education a requirement of the College? 

Corpus Christi College offers a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts, and part of the Arts and Humanities curriculum at any university is Religious Studies. We encourage students to learn more about religion, history, philosophy and literature. In Religious Studies we currently offer courses in Christian History, Islamic History and World Religions. They are not required courses, but are very popular with our students.

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  • Recent BC and Yukon High School Graduates


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from BC and Yukon high schools must satisfy the following minimum requirements for their application to be considered:

    1. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum GPA of 67% (based on English 12 and three approved courses).   
    2. Completion of English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of 67%.
    3. Completion of three additional Gr. 12 courses. View approved courses.
    4. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.

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    Prepare your academic transcripts for submissionProvide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to [email protected]
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    2. Upload your transcript.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

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    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.



  • Recent Out of Province High School Graduates


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from out of province schools must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.
    2. Graduation from a high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.   
    3. Completion of English 12.

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    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to [email protected]

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  • Recent High School Graduates from the USA


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from the United States of America must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. Graduation from an academic program equivalent to Canadian Grade 12. 
    2. Four years of English courses to the senior level. 
    3. Three years of mathematics courses to the junior level. 
    4. Three additional full-year senior-level academic subjects. 

    You are invited to submit your SAT or ACT scores to support your application (not required). 

    Students who have not successfully completed four years of English courses will be required to meet the English Language Admission Standard. All applicants who have not achieved a grade of B+ or higher in senior level English may be required to write the English Placement Test (EPT).

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    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission.
    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email must be sent to [email protected]

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  • Mature Students


    Students who are over the age of 19 and have not attended a post-secondary institution.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Application Process

    Prepare your application documents for submission
    High School Transcript – Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to [email protected]

    Essay – In a short essay, outline how your academic and personal experiences have led you to apply to Corpus Christi College and how these experiences can contribute to your post-secondary success.

    Reference Letter – One reference letter from someone who is able to assess and describe your work habits, drive, and potential for academic success. Reference letters should not be from family or friends.

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    Students who have attended a minimum of one term at another post-secondary institution.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you have completed less than 15 credits at a post-secondary institution, you are also required to submit a high school transcript.

    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education or post-secondary institutions must be sent to [email protected]

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your transcript(s).
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

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    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.


  • Visiting Students


    Students who are currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution (“home institution”) and want to take a class at the same time at Corpus Christi College.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must be in good standing at their home institution

    Application Process

    Prepare your application document for submission
    Transcripts – Submit transcripts from your crrent post-secondary institutions. If you have completed less than 24 credits at a post-secondary institution, you are also required to submit a high school transcript.

    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education or post-secondary institutions must be sent to [email protected]
    Letter of Permission (LOP) – Submit an approved Letter of Permission from your home institution.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your application documents.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

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    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.




English Language Admission Standards


English is the primary language of instruction at Corpus Christi College. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Applicants can demonstrate their English-language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1. Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending Corpus Christi.
2. Provide proof of a minimum grade* of 67% in either: English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples
3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
4. Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
5. Take the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and achieve a minimum Essay Level score of 4. 
6. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading
7. International students have the following options: 
      TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
      IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only) 
      EIKEN: A minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English  
8. A minimum overall and essay score of "60" on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2 will be accepted as a substitution to English 12 "C"
9. Provide proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course  

*Blended grade, based on both the course grade and the provincial exam mark


Rolling Admissions



How It Works

We offer 3 terms of study: Fall, Winter and Summer. You can start your studies in any term.

Year-round studies can give you more flexibility in your busy schedule. If you take classes during the summer – onsite or online – you have the option of taking fewer classes during the fall and winter, or accelerating your academic path.

Apply early to get the highest priority in your course selection, as well as the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a guaranteed spot.


  • Fall Term: September Start


    Early Admission Deadline: December 15, for the following year

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: September
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer earlier than other institutions  
    • Guarantee your spot for fall  
    • Get priority registration for courses—this gives you the best chance of getting into the courses you need and want 
    • Be in the first pool of applicants for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries 
    • Have a better chance of finding housing on campus
      Gain peace of mind and the ability to plan ahead
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  • Winter Term: January Start


    Early Admission Deadline: April 15, for the following year 

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: January
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer 
    • Guarantee your spot for fall 
    • Have a high chance of getting into the courses you need 
    • Get an opportunity to apply for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries
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    April 30 is the last day to apply for competitive scholarships

    View Scholarships

  • Summer Term: May, July, or August Start


    Early Admission Deadline: August 15, for the following year

    • Receive a late admission offer  (depending on our enrolment levels) 
    • Start your studies in the summer term—stay on track with your graduation goals, even if your Plan A fell through 
    • Get into classes that are full elsewhere (We also offer many of our courses online, if you need more flexibility) 
    • Continue to be eligible for our Entrance Scholarships
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Approved Courses


The following is a list of approved Grade 12 courses, particular to BC and Yukon high schools, as well as international applicants. Please see the sections above for detailed requirements depending on your academic status.  If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Admissions Office.



20th Century World History 12
Anatomy and Physiology 12
Arabic 12
Asian Studies 12
BC First Peoples 12
Calculus 12
Chemistry 12
Comparative Cultures 12
Comparative World Religions 12
Composition 12
Computer Science 12
Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12
Creative Writing 12
Croatian 12
Economic Theory 12
Environmental Science 12
Foundations of Mathematics 12
French 12
Français langue et culture 12
Français langue première 12
Français langue seconde-immersion 12
Genocide Studies 12
Geology 12
German 12
Halq'emeylem 12
Hul'q'umi'num 12
Human Geography 12
Italian 12
Japanese 12
Korean 12
Kwak'wala 12
Law Studies 12
Liqwala/Kwakwala 12
Literary Studies 12
Mandarin 12
New Media 12
Nuu-chah-nulth 12
Nte?kepmxcin 12
Nsilxcen (Okanagan) 12
Philosophy 12
Physical Geography 12
Physics 12
Political Studies 12
Pre-calculus 12
Punjabi 12
Religion 12
Russian 12
Sencoten 12
Shashishalhem 12
Sm'algyax 12
Sim'algaxhl Nisga'a 12
Social Justice 12
Spanish 12
Spoken Language 12
Statistics 12
Secwepemctsin 12
Tsek'ene 12
Urban Studies 12
Upper St'at'imcets 12


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Choose from 90+ courses in arts, business, science, digital media, and more  

Our specialty is giving students the best possible start to their university studies by providing academic excellence, passionate faculty, a proven student success program, and an engaging student experience – all just steps from UBC.   

Our intimate class sizes, close faculty interaction, and strong community give our students a definite edge in their future academic studies.

How It Works

We offer first and second year courses allowing you to transfer directly from Corpus Christi into second or third year at your university or college of choice, equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.

  • Scenario 1: Take Year 1 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first-year university credits 
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis 
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program 


     Transfer into Year 2


    Transfer directly into second year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


  • Scenario 2: Take Year 1 and Year 2 at Corpus Christi


    • Earn first- and second-year university credits  
    • Get to know your professors on a first-name basis  
    • Take advantage of Corpus Christi’s Success Program to learn key academic skills 
    • Get leadership skills by participating in outreach programs, service learning, and leadership training 
    • Socially engage through a vibrant, integrated student life program  

     Associate of Arts Degree


    Earn your Associate of Arts Degree. For more information about this option, read below.

     Transfer into Year 3


    Transfer directly into third year at your university or college of choice–equipped with all that Corpus Christi has to offer.


Course Offerings

English , accounting, biology and more. We’ve also organized our courses into thematic areas you may wish to explore during your 1 or 2-years of study with us (see below).
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All our courses are transferable to UBC and many major schools. Use the BC Transfer Guide (BCAT) to see how Corpus Christi College courses transfer to and from other colleges and universities.

Associate of Arts Degree

Designed to provide broad-based knowledge with experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study, the Associate of Arts degree is an excellent credential to have on your resume, and gives you an edge when applying for Bachelor’s programs. Learn strong critical thinking and sought after research skills as you study English, philosophy, psychology, economics and more. How it works


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Corpus Christ is proud to offer over 80 undergraduate courses in a range of subject areas

Location, Location, Location

Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s is located right on the UBC campus. That means we can offer our students the ‘best of both worlds’.


Best of Both Worlds

The experience of a big university campus – UBC – and many of the services and amenities UBC offers plus the experience of a smaller campus at Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s providing a more accessible, supportive learning environment, with smaller classes by design. Students are also eligible to take a UBC course as a visiting student.

Benefit from Your UBC Affiliate Status

As a Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s student, you are also a UBC affiliate student. That means you can take advantage of many UBC services like:
  • U-Pass
  • Access and Diversity
  • Counselling
  • Writing Centre
  • Libraries
  • And much more


Participate in UBC Events and Clubs

While at Corpus, you can attend UBC events like Storm the Wall and Student Nights at the Pit. You can also participate in organized UBC clubs, and organized intramural sports at UBC, such as volleyball, Ultimate, and more.

Specialized Support Programs to Help You Succeed

Develop the skills you need to achieve your educational and career goals.


Get from Point A to Point B

If you already know what your end-goal is, we will help you get there.
If you don’t know how to get from point A to point B yet, we can help you figure out your educational and career goals – because we are committed to your success and our dedicated advisors will work directly with you.

Be a Name, Not a Number

You will be assigned your own academic advisor for individual attention and academic support. Professors will know you by name, and are often able to offer academic and career guidance. You can find job opportunities at our Career Development Centre, and develop your academic skills by taking advantage of our academic resources.

Vibrant Student Life Programs

You can access our Student Life teams for social, personal, and spiritual support. Enjoy the Running Club, Pizza Days, Secret Santa Exchange, Pumpkin Carving, International Food Forums, and much more.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We offer a dedicated Financial Aid Advisor to help you navigate our scholarship and bursary application process, and apply for government financial aid programs.

Unique Experience Beyond the Classroom

Much more than the first two years of university.


Make a Difference

We focus on fostering:
  • Academic confidence
  • A nurturing community
  • Positive values
  • Social justice in action
  • Leadership skills


Beyond the classroom, you can take advantage of experiences dedicated to building all- important ‘soft-skills’ through active involvement in campus life – such as networking, on-the-job experience, teamwork and leadership skills.

Our students are encouraged to give back and make a difference in the world. You can take courses on pressing social issues, travel on service learning trips, and give back to the less fortunate through a multitude of volunteer organizations.







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Paying for My Education

Tuition rates at Corpus Christi College are competitive with other public universities in British Columbia.

Understanding Your Costs

It's important to understand the costs associated with your post-secondary education and budget accordingly for your scenario.

Use the Financial Planning and Budget worksheets below to calculate the cost of your education and determine how you will pay for school.
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Every student’s situation is unique. See below for a variety of scenarios when planning your budget. Explore our Financial Aid and Scholarship options for more information on how to pay for school!



Scenarios 

  • I will be living with my parents


    Things to consider

    • A great option because living away from home can be expensive. 
    • By utilizing the Success Program services, you can save on monthly transportation costs. 
    • Access the Corpus Christi College app and connect with students to find ride-sharing options. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Bus pass or gas
    • Textbooks
    • Meals & snacks
    • Entertainment

  • I want to live on campus


    Things to consider

    • Corpus Christi College is a commuter campus and therefore does not provide residence to students.
    • The College recommends seeking housing at Carey Centre or at St. Andrew’s Hall, but we cannot guarantee our students housing at these residences. 
    • Contact these residences and be persistent. Students often change their mind or find other housing before September, so even if it seems like there is no vacancy, a room may become available at the end of August or beginning of September. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Textbooks
    • Room & board
    • Cell phone
    • Entertainment

  • I want to live on my own


    Things to consider

    • Living on your own is expensive. You have to pay rent, buy and prepare your own food, do your laundry, pay your bills, etc. All of which can become very stressful if you are not careful with your money. 
    • Build your financial knowledge at The Money Belt.
    • By assessing your financial situation, developing a budget and spending your money wisely, you will be keeping your stress levels in check which will allow you to remain focused on your studies. After all you are still a full-time college student. 


    In addition to tuition and fees, you can expect to pay for

    • Bus pass or gas
    • Textbooks 
    • Rent
    • Food

    (What you buy and how often you eat out determines how much you will spend on food.)
    • Cell Phone
    • Household items
    (Cleaning supplies, shampoo, toilet paper, furnishings, etc...) 
    • Entertainment
    • Other expenses
    (Laundry, insurance, etc...)

 

Tuition 

Domestic Tuition

Cost

Tuition per course

$664.00
Tuition per BUSN course$936.00
Tuition per Audit$398.40


International Tuition


Cost

Tuition per course

$2490.00
Tuition per BUSN course $3510.00
Tuition per Audit$1494.00
 

Fees

Domestic and International Fees

Fee

UBC Alma Mater Society Membership*
U-Pass, Extended Health and Dental, AMS Fees:
             - AMS
             - Extended Health
             - U-Pass

Total: $642.84
         - $208.21 
         - $264.63
         - $170
UBC Recreation Fee (optional, annual)*$226.29
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $213.75

Tuition and fees effective Fall 2020.
 
  • Other Fees


    • Application fee, domestic and international, full-time & part-time
      $65.00 (one-time, non-refundable) 
    • Registration deposit, domestic and international, full-time & part-time 
      $150.00  (One-time, non-refundable; credited towards tuition once the student enrolls in a course)
    • Deferred exam fee 
      $50.00 (per instance)
    • Grade appeal
      $25.00 (per instance) 
    • Graduation Fee
      $50.00
    • Transcript request, regular
      $10.00 (per request) 
    • Transcript request, rush
      $20.00 (per request)
    • Confirmation of Enrolment
      $5.00 (per request)
    • Letter of Permission** 

      $5.00 (per request)
    • Replacements or duplicates of official documents 
      $10.00 (per instance) 
    • NSF fee*** 
      $25.00 (per instance) 
    • Late payment fee 
      $150.00 (per instance) 
    • Wire transfer fee 
      $25.00 (per instance)


 

Note

*These fees are paid to St. Mark's College. See stmarkscollege.ca
**If you plan to enroll as a visiting student at another institution, you must request a Letter of Permission through your My Lion account, send a copy of your invoice for the course at the other post-secondary institution to Admissions & Records before the add/drop deadline each semester, and send your final transcript from the other post-secondary institution to Admissions & Records.
*** If a cheque is returned for non-sufficient funds after the tuition deadline, the student will also incur the late payment fee of $150.00.


Payment

Students can view account balances through their MyLION profiles.


Tuition payment options during COVID-19


Although we are not able to process in-person payments, we have a variety of payment options available to you while the College is closed. You can:
•    Pay through My LION with your credit card
•    Pay through online banking
•    Make a wire transfer
•    Email your phone number to [email protected] if you would like to process your credit payment over the phone
Please note we no longer accept cash, personal cheques or bank drafts.


If you have questions or require support with your tuition payment, please contact Janice Siddall ([email protected])





Accounts balances are payable online through the following institutions:
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • All BC Credit Unions
  • Select Canadian Credit Unions (view eligible institutions below)



Online banking payment instructions

To pay with online banking, you need a bank account at a Canadian financial institution. Add "Corpus Christi College" as a bill payee and use your Corpus student number (not your UBC affiliate student number) as the bill's account number. (If you are paying through TD bank, enter “Corpus Christi College Society” as payee.)

Please note: Although your payment comes out of your bank account immediately, we will not receive a notification for 24 hours. After the processing your payment will appear on MyLIONPlease retain your payment confirmation records to indicate your exact payment date. 


  • Eligible credit unions and other financial institutions



    BC Credit Unions (ALL USE Central 1)

    Alberta Credit Unions (with the exception of Safeway Employees Credit Union)

    Saskatchewan Credit Unions (with the exception of Conexus and Affinity Credit Unions)

    Manitoba Credit Unions (We do not support transactions from Accelerate Financial, Achieva Financial, Amaranth, Belgian-Alliance, Carpathia, Implicity Financial, La Salle, Maxa Financial, Minnedosa, Niverville, North Winnipeg, Prairie Mountain, Rorketon, Starbuck, and Winnipeg Police.)

    Ontario Credit Unions (with the exception of Adjala, Durham Educational Employees, Meridian, and Smiths Falls)

    Atlantic Credit Unions (with the exception of Prosper Credit Union)

    Other Financial Institutions:
    • ATB Financial (EDI Payments Only)
    • Canadian Western Bank
    • First Nations Bank of Canada
    • CTBC Bank Corp. (Canada)
    • Equitable Bank
    • CFF Bank
    • Alterna Bank 


Deferred tuition payments

Corpus Christi College offers student the opportunity to defer tuition payments and pay tuition in installments. Applications for Tuition Deferment are due to the Welcome Centre before the tuition deadline of each semester. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay partial tuition amounts through My LION?
No, you will not be able to pay a partial amount of your balance through My LION. When paying through My LION, you will need to pay your entire balance.

What if I can’t pay my entire tuition on time?
Contact [email protected] to arrange a deferred payment plan within the semester.

What if I miss a payment or are late on payment?
Contact [email protected] to discuss your situation. 


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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Funding your future starts here


Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need. Corpus Christi College offers a number of scholarships, bursaries and grants. Students are welcome to apply for more than one award. A separate application is required for each submission. Most awards are announced in the spring of each year.
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Work-Study 

Qualified students who exhibit financial need may be eligible to participate in on-campus employment. Work-study positions are coordinated through the Centre for Career Development.
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Student Loan Information 

The Canada Student Loan Program and StudentAid BC help Canadian students requiring financial assistance to meet their educational expenses.
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Tuition Deferment

Corpus Christi College offers student the opportunity to defer tuition payments and pay tuition in installments.
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External Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships awarded by Corpus Christi College, there are numerous external scholarships available for students. Every year hundreds of scholarships and bursaries go unawarded because students do not apply for them. If you put in the work to submit an application, you can be rewarded with funding for your future.

Explore these scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships Canada
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Counsellors and Teachers

We offer the best of both worlds.

Our students enjoy all the perks of an intimate learning environment, plus all the services and amenities of a big university campus.

We know you care about your students and we are committed to supporting them when they transition to Corpus Christi College. Please reach out to us directly with any questions. 

Direct Contact for Counsellors
Jonathan Tee, Student Recruiter
[email protected]
Work: 604-822-6862 Ext. 118
Mobile: 604-314-9617

 

Counsellor Event - Friday, October 25, 2019

Attend the Counsellor Event to hear about our new courses, simplified admissions process, major scholarships, student support services and more. Also learn how students benefit from our relationship with UBC and can access academic workshops and wellness programs.

Parking space, continental breakfast and lunch with take-away option will be provided.

Takes place on Professional Development Day - We know you’re busy, so due to popular request we’re hosting this event on Professional Development Day. Get the information you need, stay and enjoy your meal or take it to go.
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  • Counsellor Updates


    Simplified Admissions Process

    Applicants are no longer required to be interviewed by an Admissions Officer before being accepted. We now provide a one-on-one meeting with an Academic Advisor to give applicants the opportunity to ask questions and develop an academic plan. Speak to a recruiter

    Major Scholarship – Circle of Fellows

    This innovative program offers a full 2-year scholarship, including tuition and co-curricular support. Guaranteed opportunities for service, leadership, and internships plus participation in a dynamic network of scholars and respected industry leaders. Learn more

    New Courses

    90+ courses in Arts, Business and Science
    All our courses are transferable to UBC and many other post-secondary institutions in BC. New courses include:
    • Computer Science • Mandarin
    • Sociology
    • Criminology

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    Sciences – Year 1

    Corpus students can now complete their first year of science requirements in our small supportive classes and then transfer directly into second year at a research university. Courses include Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Geography, Math, Physics, and more. Browse courses

    We’re Growing – Expanded Campus

    Our new West Campus building, located on the UBC campus, features additional classrooms for our growing student body.

    Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s: Why Two Names?

    We are two institutions working together to offer the best university experience. Corpus Christi offers the first two years of university, and St. Mark’s offers a special Bachelor’s program for future teachers. Together, we form the St. Mark’s Community at the University of British Columbia.

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  • High School Running Start Program (Dual credit options)


    Get a head start on university!

    Corpus Christi College offers the Running Start Program, a concurrent university course enrollment program that enables high school students to take university-level courses while still attending high school. View program details


  • Student Athletes


    Athletes selected to be part of a UBC Varsity reserve or practice roster (“red shirt”) now have the option of attending Corpus Christi College, located just steps from the UBC Campus.
    We support our students with a seamless transition from high school, tangible resources, and skills building:
    • Small classes: Our average class size is approximately 20, and the majority of our classes have fewer than 35 students. This means professors get to know students by name, and are often able to offer one-on-one guidance.
    • Academic support: Dedicated study space, peer tutors, and academic skills building offered by our Centre for Academic Development.
    • Dedicated advising support and program planning: All of our students are assigned their own academic advisor for individual attention.
    • Fair warning: If a student is struggling with a particular class, we have a system in place to provide an early warning that he or she may need more focused support with organization, time management, academic writing, and other academic skills
    • Social support: They can also access our Campus Life and Ministry team for personal, spiritual, and social support.
    • Flexible admissions and summer programs:We offer year-round admissions and summer classes students can elect to take during summer training camp.


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    We have Recruiters and Academic Advisors who are dedicated to guiding student athletes through the application process and success in their courses.
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  • Arrange a visit to your school or visit us


    Arrange a visit to your secondary school

    Student Recruitment and Advising staff are available for large or small group presentations and education fairs. Email a recruiter

    Arrange a Tour

    Are you interested in organizing a campus tour with your students?
    Arrange a Tour

  • Attend an information session


    Preview Nights 

    Preview nights are an opportunity for students to visit Corpus Christi on select evenings through the school year to meet current students and faculty, learn more about the admissions and scholarship process, and take a campus tour. 

    Student Shadowing 

    Prospective students are invited to shadow a Corpus Christi student for a day.

    Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) 

    Incoming students and their families meet the Advising team who will provide information and guidance to assist them in making a smooth transition into post-secondary studies.

    Information Session For teachers and counsellors

    Each year we welcome high school teachers, counsellors, academic advisors, and principals to our campus to update them on what’s new at Corpus Christi.

    Get in touch

    If you would like to be informed of our next information session or receive more information about our preview nights, student shadowing, or SOAR event, please fill out the following form.

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Why Choose Corpus Christi?

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Investing in Success

We have developed an effective and systematic approach to supporting our students...

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The Corpus Christi Experience

Corpus Christi is more than a College...

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Explore Our Courses

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What Are the Minimum Requirements?

Our broad based admission policy allows us to assess a student on their academics, co-curricular...

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees at Corpus Christi

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most common questions about Corpus Christi.

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Centre for Career Development

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees at Corpus Christi

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I Am a Teacher or Counsellor

And I want to know more about Corpus Christi...

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Jobs, Volunteer, Service Learning

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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I Am a New Student

What do I need to know?

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I Am a New Student

What do I need to know?

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FAQ for Current Students

Answers to your questions about transferring, course selection, and more.

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Explore Our Courses

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Student Success Program

Be ready for your next academic and professional challenge!

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our awards recognize academic excellence, service, and need.

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Jobs, Volunteering, Service Learning

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Registration Checklist

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What's Happening at Corpus Christi?

Events and more...

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Your Wellness

Spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual wellbeing.

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Leadership and Service

Inspirational leaders were not just born that way...

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Examination Procedures

Important information to read before exams.

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What Kind of Student Are You?

Do you know what kind of student you are?

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