Langara continues to provide support during this unprecedented and evolving situation to new and prospective students. In order to increase physical distancing, the College has transitioned to online admissions and teaching, with alternative forms of delivery.

While we do not know when BC’s physical distancing measures will come to an end, we strive to ensure the best educational experience and a safe study environment for students, both on and offline. These questions will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Since every student is unique, it's difficult to provide specific, detailed answers that apply to everyone. We invite you to reach out if you have questions that are not answered below.

Don’t forget to check out our Mental Health & Well-being page to see the supports that may be available to you in your time with us as a student.

Prospective Regular Studies Students

Langara is continuing to process applications and send out admission decisions. To ensure that there are no delays, please log in to the Student Information System and check the application status page to make sure there are no outstanding items displayed on your checklist.

We continue to accept transcripts and other required documents. Many institutions in BC and across Canada have now moved to e-transcripts, and we will accept e-transcripts if sent directly from the authorized representatives at a wide selection of institutions. We recommend you submit your transcripts as soon as possible. Please contact admissions@langara.ca for details on how to submit transcripts and documents.

If you are currently in Grade 12 in BC, we will automatically receive your interim grades in mid-May, as long as you have authorized Langara to do so through the Student Transcripts Service (STS)Please note the deadline to request that Langara receive your interim grades was April 30, 2020. If you missed this deadline, please request your school to send a PDF version of your interim transcript to admissions@langara.ca when it becomes available.

All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to post-secondary programs.

NOTE: An online TOEFL test is now available in some countries to help students who don't have access to testing centres. If you're eligible for the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, we recommend that you take this test as soon as possible.

With many IELTS and TOEFL test centres closed, the College is temporarily accepting Duolingo English Test scores to meet the English Language Requirement for entry into a selection of our programs. Applicants for Fall Term 2020, Spring Term 2021, or Summer Term 2021 (summer applications open June 1, 2020) can meet the English language requirement with a score of 110 for programs that accept an equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Some programs with IELTS band requirements may also accept Duolingo 110 and will be stated within the program pages. Many Continuing Studies programs will also accept the Duolingo score, please visit the program page for more information.

The Duolingo English Test can be taken online from a computer with a camera. Certified results are available within two days and can be shared with Langara College.

We recognize that many of our applicants may be finding it difficult right now. If you have a concern or need to request an extension, email an Admissions Advisor or International Education to discuss the best option for your situation. If the deadlines get extended, the new date will appear on your application checklist.

Yes, as long as institutions receive an official transcript with your final grades, institutions that we have transfer agreements will use it to evaluate your application. Contact an Admissions Advisor to discuss your situation further.

As long as Langara receives an official transcript with your final grades, you will be evaluated according to the conditions stated in your offer of admission. As every education system is handling this situation differently, it's best for you to speak with your school about how your final grades will be determined and when official transcripts will be available. Under the circumstances, Langara will be flexible with deadlines for final transcripts.

If you are concerned about your current admission or future registration status, contact an Admissions Advisor:

We recommend that you monitor Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information regarding special immigration measures and how Canada is responding to the issues that are arising as a result of COVID-19. You should also check our International Student FAQs.

After your application is received and all documents have been approved, Langara will send you an Offer of Admission by email.

Upon receipt of the Offer of Admission, please submit the International Student Deposit to keep your spot in the program. The deposit is applied to tuition fees in the first semester. Once Langara has received the deposit, you will be sent an official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) by email.

Transfer credit will still be awarded based on official transcripts as long as students meet the requirements set by their institutions or education systems.

Yes. You can email us at advisor@langara.ca to book a time to speak with an Admissions Advisor or Recruitment Officer via a telephone appointment or video conferencing.

New Regular Studies Students

If you're admitted to Langara and unable to attend this September, you may be able to defer your offer of admission. Contact an Admissions Advisor via advisor@langara.ca to discuss your situation further.

International students who cannot travel or cannot get a study permit may defer program start date to a future semester. Full tuition deposits will be transferred and new letters of acceptance will be issued. Email your International Student Coordinator the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Student Number
  • Program of study
  • Indicate the semester to which you wish to defer (September or January)

*Note that the deferral email must be from the email address you indicated at the time of application or from your authorized agent.

 

While we do not know when BC’s physical distancing measures will come to an end, we strive to ensure the best educational experience and a safe study environment for students, both on and offline.

Now that the summer term is underway, Langara has been focusing on our plans for the fall semester. As you may be aware, the COVID-19 situation in BC has improved, which has led to the Premier and Provincial Health Officer outlining new guidelines that allow some increased flexibility for how we operate, while keeping the health and safety of students and employees paramount. 

Based on the updated advice we have received from the Provincial Government and our academic assessments of how best to teach different subject matter, we have decided to take the following approach to the delivery of our courses this fall:

  • Courses or course modules that can be delivered effectively remotely will continue in that format. That includes most courses at the College.
  • On an exception basis, courses or course modules that require some degree of face-to-face instruction, may be delivered that way if it is possible to safely do so while respecting the Provincial Health Officer’s directives. 

This approach allows most students and employees to remain safe at home, sustaining their education and work, while continuing to help stop the spread of the virus. It also allows students who need to complete courses that require some face-to-face instruction to access those courses in a way that reduces health risks. Registration for the fall term will begin as scheduled on June 22. In advance of registration opening, the Registration Guide and Course Schedule will be updated with information about our course offerings for the fall, including their delivery format (completely online or a mix of online and face-to-face).

Decisions regarding on-campus services will be made over the summer, and updates provided to the campus community.   

 

We are currently working on our fall schedule, and working with the government in respect to safety guidelines for the fall. We hope to have information available on how these spaces may be used shortly.