College of the Rockies Signs New Transfer Agreement with UFV

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College of the Rockies’ Dean of Academic Programs Darrell Bethune encourages students to consider the benefits of starting their arts or science degree at the College.

College of the Rockies Criminal and Social Justice students have new transfer options, thanks to a new agreement the College has signed with University of the Fraser Valley.

Students who complete the Criminal and Social Justice certificate at the College, and who meet admission requirements, can now block transfer their College of the Rockies credits directly into UFV’s Criminology diploma or Bachelor of Arts in Criminology.

College of the Rockies’ Dean of Business and University Studies, Darrell Bethune, says, “This agreement creates new opportunities for our Criminal and Social Justice students to move on to earn a diploma or degree.  It is a terrific opportunity for students to begin their education at College of the Rockies, with small class sizes and more personal instruction, before moving on to university.”

In 2015, the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) reported that 85 percent of College of the Rockies students who transferred to university completed their degree, the highest graduation rate among transfer institutions in the province.  College of the Rockies students also tend to achieve high grades after they transfer.  At UBC Vancouver, College of the Rockies ranked first in terms of the graduating grade-point-average of its transfer students; it was also in the top five at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.

It is recommended that students looking to transfer to University of the Fraser Valley work with an education advisor at the College to ensure they meet all entrance criteria.

For more information on College of the Rockies’ Criminal and Social Justice program, go to cotr.ca/university