Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 2006Established Year

Alexander College is a private post-secondary educational institution established in British Columbia, Canada in 2006. The college has two campuses – Burnaby and Vancouver, both in British Columbia. The college offers two-year Associate degrees and university transfer.

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Management Programs1
Staff Members36
Basic tuition fees (in Canadian dollars)Domestic - $285.00 per credit
International - $500.00 per credit
Language for coursesEnglish

Programs offered at Alexander College

The Alexander College offers 10 programs. All of them are listed below:

Associate of ArtsEnglish for Academic Purposes
Associate of Arts (Business)Pathways and Block Transfer
Associate of Arts (Economics)Flexible Pre-Majors
Associate of Arts (Psychology)University Transfer
Associate of ScienceBC Transfer System

Students can pursue the above-mentioned degrees in the following 18 subjects:

Asian StudiesBiology
Business EconomicsChemistry
CommerceComputer Science
Film StudiesFrench
StatisticsUniversity Preparation

Campus and Student Accommodation

Vancouver and Burnaby campuses are centrally located in the respective cities and well-connected via public transport to various areas of the cities. Both campuses have spacious classrooms, learning and writing centers, a library, a bookstore and a science laboratory each.

Alexander College does not offer University Residences. Students can choose between homestay, room rental and apartment rental for housing during their degree. Students under the age of 19 are required to choose homestay option with a family or a local, legal guardian as per the law of British Columbia.

    Students are advised to search for shared apartments on Craiglist Vancouver, Pad Mapper and Search4Student Housing.

    Alexander College Application Process

    Prerequisites & Eligibility Criteria

    Students applying for applying for Alexander College must fulfill the stated eligibility criteria and have the following documents ready before applying.

    • Transcripts must be in the English language or they should be submitted along with a notarized English translation.
    • Applicants should be 16 years of age or older.

    Direct Entry from High School

    • Applicant must have completed 12 years of secondary education to be eligible for the Associate Degree program.
    • International students must demonstrate a fluent command of the English language.

    University Transfer

    • Applicants should have a minimum of 9 transferable credits earned after completion of high-school or equivalent level of education.
    • Cumulative GPA should be 1.50 or higher.
    • Provisional admission is possible for students who have GPA less than 1.50.
    • Transcripts must be in the English language or they should be submitted along with a notarized English translation.

    Certain programs may have specific requirements and candidates are requested to check with concerned departments for the same.

    English Language Requirement

    An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Alexander College. Following tests and scores are accepted by the college as a measure of English Proficiency: -

    English for Academic PurposesDirect Entry (University Transfer or Associate Degree)
    Test TypeENGL 098+ 2 University CoursesENGL 099+ 3 University CoursesENGL 100
    IELTS5.0 overall, writing > 5.0, and no bands below 4.55.5 overall, writing > 5.5, and no bands below 5.06.0 and writing > 6.0
    PBT TOEFL510530 and Essay Rating 3.5550 and Essay Rating 4.0
    CBT TOEFL180197 and Essay Rating 3.5213 and Essay Rating 4.0
    IBT TOEFLTOEFL Institution Code: 331764 overall, and 15 in reading, 15 in writing, 14 in listening,14 in speaking71 overall, and 17 in reading, 17 in writing, 16 in listening,16 in speaking80 overall, and 19 in reading, 19 in writing, 18 in listening,18 in speaking
    LPI3, essay 20 and 50% on one of the three components3, essay 20, and 50% on each of the three components4 and Essay 24
    Pearson Test of English (PTE), Academic50 overall, > 50 in writing55 overall, > 55 in writing60 overall, >60 in writing
    CAEL40 overall, > 45 in writing50 overall, > 50 in writing60 overall, > 60 in writing

    Expenses to be incurred at Alexander College

    An estimate of the expenses of studying at Alexander College is given below:

    Tuition Fee

    • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science courses require completion of 20 courses amounting to 60 credits over 2 years.
    • Associate of Arts Business completion of 21 courses for 60 credits in 2 years.
    Name of ProgramType of StudentFees in Canadian Dollars
    University Transfer, Associate Degree of Arts and Associate Degree of ScienceDomestic$285.00 per credit
    International$500.00 per credit
    English for Academic Purposes Program (20 hours per week)Domestic$3,060.00

    Note: Certain additional fees may be applicable and the college will notify the student at the time of admission.

    Student Residence Rates

    Since the college has no on campus residence for students, students are required to arrange accommodations off campus. The apartment rates in the neighboring area are as follows:

    • Burnaby apartment rentals start at $800 per month.
    • Vancouver apartment rentals start at $1000 per month and can go above $2000 per month.

    Financial aid provided by Alexander College


    • Scholarships of $1,300 for one term may be offered to meritorious students on nomination by the course supervisor.
    • Scholarships are offered for specific subjects and the subjects are rotated every term.
    • Students’ attendance records are taken into consideration and the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67 in at least 9 credits.

    Alumni Network

    Alexander College is in the process of establishing an alumni association. The college will provide its alumni with a number of benefits once the association is established. A few of them are:

    • Continued opportunities for career counselling, resume building and improving interview skills
    • Access to the ongoing services provided by the Writing and Learning Centres of the college
    • A social network aimed at supporting the alumni as they adjust to their changing surroundings and challenges.

    More updates will be made available on the College website, Facebook and Twitter.

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