COTR offers new transfer program for students

Criminal and Social Justice students at the College of the Rockies have the opportunity to transfer to the University of the Fraser Valley

Criminal and Social Justice students at the College of the Rockies (COTR) now have the opportunity to transfer to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) to compete their credentials.

Graduates of the Criminal and Social Justice Certificate at COTR are eligible to apply to UFV’s Criminology Diploma or its Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology if applicants can meet the admission requirements.

“This agreement creates new opportunities for our Criminal and Social Justice students to move on to earn a diploma or degree,” said Darrell Bethune, COTR Dean of Business and University Studies.

“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, ” said Mr. Bethune.

The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) reported that 85 per cent of COTR students who transferred to university completed their degree, the highest graduation rate among transfer institutions in the province, in 2015.

COTR students also tend to achieve high grades after they transfer. At the University of B.C.’s Vancouver campus, 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.

Students are encouraged to transfer to the UFV work through an educational advisor at the COTR to ensure all entrance criteria have been met.

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

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