If I don’t find work soon, at least now in the winter for sure I’ll have the option to go back to school.
Thompson River University accepted me for their winter term for a bachelor of science (you can declare your major later).
oxidoreductase was right. They don’t care about grades at all. I…
Congrats! That’s so awesome. :)
I’m glad you’re keeping your options open, but I have some advice that I’ve probably mentioned before about other schools.
UBC: I’ve had several friends transfer from the same institution as me (Langara) and they’ve had major issues with red tape and general ridiculousness. Two graduated with degrees, one of which who was hit with something bad at every turn. One tried to get into science but they messed up his application and so he ended up going into arts because he had too many credits and they wouldn’t budge on the matter. Two others transferred to SFU because they were having so many issues. UBC is world-renowned and has a great reputation, but there is definitely pretension and an attitude there because it’s UBC. Basically, if you didn’t start your first year there, you’re most likely going to have problems. My boyfriend’s cousin accepted an offer for grad school there this fall, but just before she was about to come out here from Toronto to your the campus, she was notified that her offer had been rescinded because her PI was going to be away for a year. This isn’t the case for everyone, but I just want to let you know that there have been problems. I think they have it out for transfer students. Maybe someone else can weigh in? I can’t really say anything about UVic. I did apply there. Their admissions program is a little different: they look at your most recent 12 credits (it actually ends up being like 30 credits or something, but their credit system is weird). They include course repeats though, so if you have any this could harm your chance of acceptance. This is what happened to me. I’m not sure how it works for you though. SFU: Ah! My dream. I applied twice, was waitlisted the second time and subsequently rejected. Hugely devastating: my program of choice, boyfriend and large chunk of friends go there, REALLY close to my house. Honestly, I’m still not over it. Hahaha. I was just a bit off their GPA cutoff. It’s a 3.00 for fall, not sure what it is for winter yet. It’s been driven up the last few years, probably because people are being driven away from UBC. If you have an associate’s degree, you can knock off 0.25 points for minimum GPA. Also not sure how this works for you. I have a diploma and it did nothing. I was missing ONE class otherwise I’d have had my associates. Your program at BCIT was more specialist though, so ask! They have a great faculty, and great science programs! Kinda depressing in the rain, looks a little like a prison and if it snows…well the buses stop going up the mountain. But, it’s still a nice campus, I studied up there all the time. TRU: went up to Kamloops about a month ago with my family to check things out. It’s pretty nice! I can’t really tell you much about it other than the fact to check your transferability. s Several of my second year bio classes plus one other either didn’t transfer or transferred as unassigned credits so I have to redo them. I have heard that they have block transfers from BCIT though. I don’t know if this would apply to your program, but I have a friend in BCIT’s FWR program who is considering TRU if she decides to complete her BSc and BCIT’s program directly feeds into it: the first two years are covered. I have the contact info for the science advisor if you need it. I spoke to someone in the registrar’s office who was pretty helpful. Also, you can do courses through open learning and still have them count towards your degree! That’s what I’m doing this fall before I head up in January. Sorry this is so long! Anyway, I don’t want to deter you from UBC if you have your heart set on it. Just want to let you know that it might not be worth it if you end up facing a host of problems and end up leaving. I did work there for a few months in the Michael Smith Labs with a PhD student and that was loads of fun and I met some great people. Maybe it’s just the undergraduate experience. I think you’d have a great time at SFU, it’s really awesome up there. Or, you can come hang out with me at TRU! Good luck!!!! :)
I’ll likely go to TRU or SFU. Both have block transfers with my program of 40-50 credits and right now I value that a lot. I’m just applying for other schools for the options.
I still don’t think my GPA is good enough for SFU, and I’m doubtful UBC would accept me for the same reasons.
If no one else accepts me I’ll probably go to TRU, if SFU does I’ll have to do some decision making. :S