BCCAT Updates for our Partners
January 2019

Happy New Year!

BCCAT Celebrates 30 Years
of Expanding Pathways for BC Students

This year, BCCAT celebrates its 30th anniversary. In 1989, the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer was established with the mandate to facilitate and oversee the BC Transfer System. Much has changed over the years, and we look forward to celebrating the strengths of this remarkably flexible and robust network as we move forward into 2019.

To celebrate, we will be presenting a variety of pieces unfolding BC's transfer history in the months ahead. Look out for reflections and anecdotes from "Friends of BCCAT" (see below), and other features as we review together just how far we've come as a system since "transfer credit" was considered a novel concept!

  • In 1990, the very first edition of the BC Transfer Guide was published (in print form) replacing individual university transfer guides.
  • In 1995, BCCAT developed the very first web-based BC Transfer Guide as an adjunct to the paper-based guide.
  • In recent years, has attracted an average of 150,000 unique visits per month!

If you have used the BC Transfer Guide website at any time, we'd like to hear from you!  You are invited to participate in a brief survey. The feedback will help to inform future improvements to the site. Click here for access to the survey. 


*Meet Trevor Toone*

We are delighted to introduce Trevor Toone, a true "Friend of BCCAT". Trevor has supported the work of BCCAT over several years, in his role as Principal of Columbia College (1999-2018). 

In 1991, Columbia College made history by becoming one of the first private institutions to become a formal member of the BC Transfer System, having developed articulation agreements with BC universities for many years prior to being included in the BC Transfer Guide.

Trevor has contributed to a number of projects over the years, serving as a member of the Transfer & Articulation Committee (2003-2017) which oversees BC's 66 articulation committees. Check out this one-pager where he offers some reflections on his experience of the BC Transfer System over years.

"I came to fully appreciate the remarkable flexibility of the post-secondary educational environment in BC. A student is not penalized if they need to relocate or change their mind about a program, enabling them to pursue and persist in their post-secondary education."

International Transfer
Credit Practices

BCCAT's latest research report presents an overview of policies and practices of assessing international transfer credits. The study includes a review of current literature on the topic, and of existing practices in international credit evaluation. It also identifies and discusses issues related to international credit transfer recognition, processing, and assessment practices. The report offers recommendations of practices that are innovative, efficient, or worthy of replication. 

Click here for the: 

In case you missed it...

BCCAT research examines key questions about student access, mobility, and success to help inform policies and processes strengthening support for students. We invite you to check out these recently published reports:
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