Whether you're interested in a professional path, graduate study or undergraduate transfer, we can help you find the right pathway.

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Start carving your own pathway with help from our academic advising team.

Tips for everyone

  • Think about the strengths and skills that you are bringing into the program.
  • Get a better understanding of your field. Talk to instructors or leaders in the field, and find out what areas of research are yet to be developed or explored.
  • Review program requirements, understand deadlines and application period.
  • Attend information sessions to find out what the atmosphere and environment looks like.
  • Some programs may require standardized tests as part of the admission process, e.g. MCAT, GRE, LSAT or GMAT. Consider financial resources such as scholarships, loans, bursaries, or assistantships before studying. Have a financial forecast and create a budget according to the cost of living in Vancouver and in other places.
  • Get in touch with your coaches, instructors, and mentors as they could be your referees.

Undergraduate transfer

This is for students who intend to complete 60 credits or less at Capilano University, and would like to transfer to a different college or university to complete an undergraduate degree.

Consider which institution offers the program that you want to graduate in if it is not one that is being offered at the university. Academic Advisors will help students understand the information that is provided by their target program. However, it is the student's responsibility to meet with the receiving institution to clarify and distinguish what they need in order to gain the basic admission requirements to their goal programs.

  • refer to the receiving institution's program website, and meet with their admissions advisor. Find out how many credits, what (specific and general) courses you will need to complete, and the required GPA. Ask for specific questions.
  • refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find out what the equivalent courses are from CapU to your goal institution.

Professional Bachelor Degree Pathway

This is for students who are completing / have completed their undergraduate degree at Capilano University.

Here are some of the most sought-after programs that students inquire about:

Students who are completing the Bachelor of Business Administration program can take CPA PEP courses which are built in within the BBA program requirements which can be used towards Chartered Professional Accountant Certification. Students will need to complete a bachelor's degree, and obtain a minimum grade of 65% is required in all Core Courses, while a passing grade is required for all non-core courses.

The J.D. (Juris Doctorate) degree in Canada is granted upon successful completion of a three-year course of study that prepares students to practice law. Most applicants have completed a bachelor's degree. There is a competitive application process which assess students based on their GPA, LSAT score, references, and personal profiles. It is highly recommended that prospective students understand how a school calculates your GPA based on the information the school provides. Some schools do not consider the JD program a graduate degree, despite carrying doctor in its name.

Medical schools in Canada have different admission requirements and standards. They can place more emphasis on academic achievement while others may place more value in what students have accomplished outside of the classroom. There is a rigorous application process for most medical schools which takes time to complete. Students should start researching where they would like to apply and what is required early in their undergraduate careers. There is no particular degree program that is preferred or considered ideal for entry to an M.D. program. Some schools do not consider the MD program a graduate degree, despite carrying doctor in its name.

Students will need to complete a Bachelor's degree before applying to the program, with a GPA of at least 2.50 and higher. It is highly recommended that students gain volunteer or paid experience working with children or youth at the age level that you intend to teach. There are different course requirements if you want to be an elementary or secondary school teacher.

  1. Check specific admission requirements with your goal university to find out what these are.
  2. Choose between Elementary and Secondary teaching

    Elementary teaching requires individuals to complete specific courses requirements in English, Canadian History, Canadian Geography, Math, Lab Science.

    Secondary teaching requires individuals to complete the literacy, quantitative, and teachable subject requirements (major or minor requirements). Check your goal university to find out what they consider teachable subjects. Majors and minors will consist of completing a certain number of lower level and upper level courses in the teachable subject area.
  3. Read and understand the BC Teacher's Council Certification Standards as you may need to complete additional requirements.

Professional Graduate Degree Pathway

This is for students who are completing / have completed their undergraduate degree at Capilano University.

Give yourself a lot of time to consider and plan your undergraduate, graduate school, or professional program application. Reflect on how you would proceed toward the path towards your goal. Whether you are a current student, recent graduate, or alumni, carefully examine your goals - think about what career prospective you envision yourself in.

Students are required to complete an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of B+ or higher. Most programs require a minimum of two years of full-time professional work experience after the completion of an undergraduate degree, volunteer and community activities, along with certain GMAT / GRE score requirements. Individuals who apply to MBA programs usually have leadership and professional experience before applying to programs.

Programs in this area allow students to focus on community and agency counselling, higher education counselling, and school counselling. Students are required to complete the required courses stated by the institution they wish to apply. Some of these programs require research and work experience, and criminal record checks.

Course requirements will vary in most schools, if not all, will require students to have completed a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, volunteer experience, along with the program's course prerequisites: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, English, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics, earning a grade of B+ or higher for acceptance. Schools tend to change the accepted list of pre-approved courses in these areas for students to confirm prior to application, please make sure to check their requirements.

Explore your areas of interest, and follow your passion. Even if you did not study a certain subject at the undergraduate level does not mean that you cannot study at the graduate level. Consider your background, interests, and strengths in addition to your undergraduate study and how all of these factors has equipped you for a specific research or area of study.

A master's degree is generally required to get into a doctoral program. Some fields of study might also require a qualifying year where students take the undergraduate courses to build a solid foundation going into the grad program. If you have specific career goals, be conscious of the type and level of education that is required, or that can benefit you in getting there.


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