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BCCAT updates for our post-secondary partners

June 2020 


Supporting Student Journeys

(BCCAT's 2019-20 Annual Review)

Last year BCCAT celebrated its 30th anniversary by inviting students, faculty, professional staff, and others to share their reflections regarding their transfer experiences and observations about BC's extraordinary transfer network.

These stories are instructive and illuminating, shining a light on the necessity for flexible pathway options to support student access, mobility, and success. They also underscore the reality that it takes a responsive and collaborative network to make these pathways possible.

Against the backdrop of these stories, this year's Annual Review takes a look at the various ways that BCCAT continues to work with system partners within and beyond BC to enable students to keep moving towards their educational goals.


Profile & Performance Report:

BC Transfer Students (2013/14-2017/18)

This report takes a look at the profile and performance of undergraduate students transferring from more than 30 BC Transfer System institutions to 6 BC Research Universities (or "RUs"). These RUs are all members of the Research Universities' Council of BC (RUCBC).
"While the educational journeys of transfer students differ from those of direct entry students in a number of ways, most performance trends seen in data from direct entry students are echoed in data from the transfer student population."


Fast Facts about Transfer Students

Transfer students constitute more than 1/3 of all students admitted
in a year at the 6 universities (on average).

72% of transfer students admitted in the 2013/14 academic year completed a baccalaureate degree by the end of the 2017/18 academic year.

Transfer students carry (on average) 48.6 credits - equivalent to more
than 1.5 years of full-time study.
BCCAT publications and resources are available at

BC Transfer System Support & Collaboration

BCCAT recognizes the extraordinary efforts being made by transfer system members to support current and incoming students, and to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. We are providing system support in a variety of ways (see summary PDF).

Watch our System News page as developments continue to unfold. If you have information you wish to be included on the page, please email us at For additional institution-specific information, we recommend that you refer to the relevant institutional website.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the BCCAT office is temporarily closed. Staff operations continue as we work remotely to support our post-secondary partners through online platforms and resources. During this period, please direct general enquiries to the main office phone line (604-412-7700) or Enquiries related to the BC Transfer Guide should be directed to


BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of BC by facilitating, hosting, supporting, and sharing innovative, exciting, and productive opportunities to connect and collaborate. Through a variety of webinars, courses, conferences, and sessions, we bring ideas and action together – creating an experience that everyone learns from. Learn more by subscribing to the BCcampus newsletter.

2020 BCCAT
Transfer Awards

*Deadline: August 31, 2020*

  • Rising Star
  • Leadership
  • Lifetime Achievement

Who will YOU nominate?

Who are the heroes in your admissions department? Who is helping your articulation committee transition to online discussions? Who are the leaders, visionaries, and dedicated practitioners who enable and improve transfer and articulation at your institution? This is your chance to nominate them for a BCCAT Transfer Award. For details, check out our website for details or email us at Meanwhile, here is a leaflet to read or share with your colleagues.
Atomic Transfer Credit System (TCS)
The TCS goes Atomic! We’re excited for the release of new data model enhancements in the Transfer Credit System, going live on July 6th.  BC Transfer System members can look forward to increased flexibility in editing and maintaining their course-to-course transfer agreements, improvements to the faculty evaluation interface, and the ever useful but undervalued, reduction of data entry points for redundant information. 

ARUCC National Network
Digitary Named as Platform Provider

The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) recently announced that they have chosen the international firm, Digitary, as the platform provider for the development of the ARUCC National Network. See the announcement and other information available on the website. Preparations for the pilot project are now underway. Contact the executive lead, Joanne Duklas, for details.
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