If the prospect of a bachelor’s degree seems like a distant goal, consider planning your studies in stages. Complete a certificate or diploma program first and then continue on with the requirements for the BGS.
Laddering is the term used when you earn a certificate or diploma and incorporate the courses from your credential into the requirements for a subsequent credential. For example, if you have graduated with a certificate or diploma from one of Canada’s public postsecondary institutions you can ladder those studies into the BGS.
Some examples of UFV programs that have laddered into the BGS:
• General Studies Diploma
• Associate of Arts degree
• Certificate in Applied Business Technology
• Diploma in Library Information Technology
• Certificate in Early Childhood Education
• Social Services Diploma
In addition, programs from other colleges, university colleges, universities and institutions may also qualify for laddering.
- Recognition of previous academic studies toward a new program
- Can provide a break between programs and allow you to pursue other interests such as employment, volunteer work, travel, etc.
- Offers a chance to find out if you want to commit to a longer term program by testing the waters in the shorter program
- Is great for renewing motivation, especially if you include a way to celebrate successful completion of one program before beginning another one!
Do you have questions about how a program you have completed might ladder into the BGS degree program? You can either email email@example.com or contact the Arts Advice Centre on 604 557 4028