Open Learning Agency: Narrative Description

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4355 Mathissi Place
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5G 4S8
Tel: (604)431-3000; 800-663-9711; Admissions: (604)431-3000; Fax: (604)431-3381; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of province of British Columbia, Canada public post-secondary system. Awards bachelor's degrees (offers only distance learning degree programs). Founded 1978. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Vancouver. Total enrollment: 13,950. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer/information sciences; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at members of the Open University Consortium of British Columbia and Canada Virtual University Consortium.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: program specific. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Tuition and fee charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $72.50 per credit part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $210 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: College housing not available. Open Learning Agency Library plus 1 other with an OPAC and a Web page.