Vancouver Community College: Starting At College A Smart Move For B.C. Students

Daniel Dubois was headed for university to play basketball when he was sidelined by a motorcycle crash that nearly shattered his ankle in Grade 12. Instead of university and basketball, he found himself backpacking around Australia. When he got back, he registered for Langara, which turned out to be a great stepping stone for him — one that ultimately led him back to university and basketball.

Colleges in B.C. are not just stepping stones, they offer a way for students to stay closer to home, save money and study in smaller classes, while working toward the same degree they would earn if they went directly to university. Not only that, but it’s easier to get in.

While the University of British Columbia requires at least an A average to get accepted, Langara takes anyone with a Dogwood graduation certificate and Vancouver Community College accepts everyone.

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