BCCAT Updates for our Partners

Get ready for "Articulation Season"

As we start the New Year, we look forward to another busy season of articulation committee meetings and planning is underway for BCCAT staff to attend meetings across the province. We are pleased to note that several committees are combining their meetings with others of a similar discipline which saves on valuable time and travel costs. The Articulation Committee Companion is the ultimate resource for information on committee organization. A list of currently scheduled meetings can be found on the Articulation Section of the website as well as a list of Articulation Committee Contacts. See the articulation section of the BCCAT website for access to further information and resources.

New and Improved TCS!

BC’s transfer network can look forward to a new and improved Transfer Credit System (TCS), which leverages newer and smarter technologies that improve the integrity of the articulation agreements database and increase the efficiency of the business processes that post-secondary institutions (PSI's) currently use to articulate transfer credit requests. Our PSI transfer partners will begin using the new system as we soft launch in February, 2018. Training resources will be available, and training sessions can also be arranged for transfer credit practitioners and their teams. Please contact Jennifer at if you have any questions about the TCS roll out.

Contemporary Issues Research

ATTENTION: All faculty, staff, and graduate students at BC Transfer System institutions!

BCCAT is inviting submissions to a Call for Proposals for projects focused on "Contemporary Issues in Student Mobility." Recent examples include:
  • collecting data for a 27-year longitudinal study of student trajectories; 
  • a project assessing the efficacy of Flexible Pre-Majors (FPMs) in public post-secondary institutions; and
  • a review of practices undertaken to support the persistence of Indigenous students at BC Transfer System institutions.
Do you have something to contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues impacting student mobility in the BC post-secondary system? We look forward to hearing from you!  DEADLINE: February 28, 2018 
Further information available here.

Save the Date for JAM 2018!!

This year's Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, BC. This event offers a valuable opportunity for those involved with transfer and articulation to connect and share. We hope to see you there! Stay tuned as information is updated on the BCCAT website.

How are admissions decisions made?

Have you ever wondered what criteria are used in post-secondary admissions? This University Affairs article looks at six universities to learn how students are admitted to their most competitive undergraduate programs:  Check out the article!

2018 PCCAT Conference 

The 2018 conference of the Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer will be held on June 20-21, 2018 in PEI. It will focus on the theme, "Bridging the Gap: A confederation of pathways to enhance student mobility". Click here for information regarding the Call for Proposals.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Spread the word! Irving K. Barber Scholarships of $5,000 each are available for students transferring to another BC institution to complete their degree. Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 
Check out the website for further information, or text 778-200-2502 with your questions.

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