Corpus Christi college is a Catholic post-secondary college in Vancouver, British Columbia. The college specially offers University Transfer Programs in Arts, Business, Science & Digital Media. Social Justice and Peace Studies gives an opportunity to travel on service learning trips.
Features of Corpus Christi College
- Fraser Institute Rank 2016-17 - 1/946
- Fraser Rank in most recent 5 years - 11 out of 811.
- Fraser Institute Rating - 10 out of 10.
- Every liberal arts student receives some tuition bursary.
- Coastal campus at a walkable distance from the University of British Columbia.
- Average class size- 20, less than 35 students in each class.
- Circle of Fellows scholarship program: Full 2-year scholarship inclusive of tuition and co-curricular support.
- Tuition is competitive with other public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.
|Type of University||Public|
|Number of Programs||80+|
|Proportion of Canadian Students||80%|
|Proportion of International Students||20%|
|Tuition fee range||CAD 398 to CAD 3511 per course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|English language tests scores accepted||IELTS (6.5+) OR TOEFL (83+) OR EIKEN|
Corpus Christi College Campus
- Located on the coast.
- Next to University of British Columbia.
- Commuter campus with no student residences.
- Recommended student residences are Carey Centre or at St. Andrew’s Hall.
- Application to the above-mentioned residences does not guarantee a room.
- Students are also advised to refer to rental housing websites to search for apartments in Vancouver.
Programs offered at Corpus Christi College
- Offers over 80 courses in Arts, Business, Science, Digital Media and other subjects.
- Up to 60 transferable credits in a span of 2 academic years.
- Maximum number of courses are offered for English, followed by Philosophy and Business.
List of disciplines for Undergraduate Courses
|Discipline||Number of Courses||Discipline||Number of Courses|
|Computer Science||2||English - Creative Writing||2|
|Film Studies||4||Fine Arts||1|
|Religious Studies ||7||Social Justice and Peace Studies||6|
How to get into Corpus Christi College?
- Documents required for application are as follows:
- Academic transcripts
- 2 reference letters
- Letter of motivation
- Supplementary material and documentation supporting any claims of extra-curricular achievements.
- International candidates must submit the score of either IELTS/TOEFL/EIKEN.
English Language Requirements
|Exam Name or Subject Name||Accepted Score|
|English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples ||87% or above|
|Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature ||Grade 4 or above|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)||Minimum grade of A1 or A2|
|Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam||Minimum Essay Level score of 4|
|GED Language Arts Writing & Reading||450 and above|
|Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2||60|
|TOEFL||Minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)|
|IELTS||Minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only) |
|EIKEN||Minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English|
Other options for Domestic students
- Three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in Canada right before attending Corpus Christi.
- Proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course equivalent of university transfer course as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course
On the official website of Corpus Christi
Admissions page checklist
- Types of students
- Type of entry
- level of previous education.
- Check your desired program and specific requirements.
- Login to MyLion account- email address and password
- Fill in the form and attach required documents.
- Pay application fee and apply for loan, if required.
Costs and Expenses
|Tuition per course||CAD 664.00|
|Tuition per BUSN course||CAD 936.00|
|Tuition per Audit/Non-credit course||CAD 398.40|
|Tuition per course ||CAD 2490.00|
|Tuition per BUSN course||CAD 3511.00|
|Tuition per Audit/Non-credit course||CAD 1494.00|
Multiple scholarships, bursaries and grants for meritorious students of financial need.
- Automatic Entrance Awards for meritorious students submitting documents before August 31.
- Competitive Scholarships: Require applications of various criteria. Deadline for application is April 30.
List of awards, bursaries and scholarships is given below:
|PRESIDENT’S AWARD||ACADEMIC ENTRANCE AWARD||I||CAD 1,000|
|DEAN’S AWARD||Academic Entrance Award||I||CAD 750|
|SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD||Academic Entrance Award||I||CAD 500|
|CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE AWARD||Academic Award||II||CAD 1,200|
|CIRCLE OF FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP||Scholarship||I||Full tuition for 2 years, co-curricular support, personalized mentorship, leadership development program|
|PROF. GEORGES ABI-RACHED, P. ENG.||SCHOLARSHIP||I & II||CAD 2,500|
|SCHOLARSHIP||I & II||CAD2,000|
|DR. GERALD AND MARIAN SYLVESTER AWARD IN SOCIAL JUSTICE||SCHOLARSHIP||II||CAD 1,500|
|JIM AND PENNY ROGERS SCHOLARSHIP||Scholarship||I||CAD 1,500|
|NEWMAN ASSOCIATION OF VANCOUVER SCHOLARSHIP HONOURING JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN||Scholarship||II||CAD 500|
|Bursary||I & II||Varying amounts|
Corpus Christi College Work Study Program
- Qualified students with financial need, apply on campus if positions are available.
- Jobs related to students’ degree, giving practical experience.
- Vary depending on skill and interest.
- Working off-campus, submit a completed Student Employment form to the Centre for Career Development.
Centre for Career Development
- Encouragement to students to gain volunteer and work experience.
- Search and apply for student jobs through following methods:
- Experiential Learning -through experience i.e. volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment.
- Service Learning - pedagogy of instruction and learning for better in-class instruction through meaningful community-based experiences.
- Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program- Work experiences on an official post-secondary record to prove useful for future academic courses and jobs.
- Student employment: Working while studying both on and off campus, submit a completed Student Employment form
Various types of employment are stated below:
- Co-operative education (Co-op): College students receive career training in government, business, industry, and human services. Co-op students engage in full-time work and do not have classes.
- Internship: Work with or without pay for industry experience or to satisfy requirements for a degree program.
- Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching): Period of guided, supervised (by cooperating teacher) teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession and is a precursor to Student Teaching.
- Volunteering: Contribution of time, effort and talent to a social cause without pay while gaining soft and hard skills for future jobs.
- For weekly job updates, current students can download the Copus Christi College app.