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Alexander College

Why Alexander College?

Alexander College helps young people benefit from participating in the higher education community. We provide the first two years of university study leading to an Associate degree and university transfer in a student-centered and supportive environment. Our academic programs provide an educational experience that prepare students for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person, and lays a solid foundation for further study.

EC Quick Facts

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

EC Level Upper Intermediate - entry to ENG 099
EC Level Pre-Advanced - direct entry

Class size
Small class sized with limit set at 35 students or less.
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Associate Degree
  • University Transfer
Annual Tuition
  • University Transfer & Associate Degree:
     About 16500 CAD based on 5 courses (15 credits)


Alexander college has 2 campuses in the lower mainland.
The Vancouver campus is right in the heart of Downtown, close to great variety of shops, restaurants, museums and the entertainment district.
On the other hand, the Burnaby campus is located close to one of the largest shopping malls in North America, Metrotown. The Burnaby campus is in walking distance from the Skytrain station, so students spend less then 20 minutes to get to Downtown. The area is safe to live in and offers everything from grocery stores, restaurants, shops, parks, and banks to fitness facilities and gym centres.

Vancouver Campus:
Alexander College – Vancouver Campus
#100-602 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 1P2
Burnaby Campus:
Office of the Registrar Alexander College – Burnaby Campus
#101-4603 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5H 4M4

Application Information

Application deadlines

Admission remains open until the end of the second week of classes in a regular term, and the end of the first week of classes in the Spring and Summer Intensive term. This date is called the add/drop/change deadline. Some courses can fill quickly, and we encourage new students to submit applications as soon as possible in order to have the greatest course selection.

New Students Admitted

January, May, July, September

Estimated processing times:
Letter of offer issued within 1 week

Once you receive your Letter of offer:

1. Confirm your acceptance as outlined in the Letter of offer and make a payment for the first semester.
2. Letter of acceptance issued within 1 week.
3. Contact your local Canadian Immigration office and apply for your study permit.
4. Send copy of Study Permit and proof of insurance to Alexander college as soon as possible to be able to start course registration.

What do I need to apply?

• Passport photo and info page
• Official high school transcript, in English, or with an official or notarized English translation, which shows the results for the last three years of high school. Students still in their last grade may apply before graduation, and once graduated are required to submit a final official transcript before course registration.
• Official high school graduation certificate, in English, or with an official or notarized English translation.
• All other official post-secondary transcripts from other institutions, if applicable.
• Study permit / student visa / PR card / Canadian citizenship, if applicable
• Medical insurance coverage, if applicable.

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