Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

 

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent. If students do not have BC Grade 12 or equivalent and they are at least 19 years of age, they may be accepted provided they have a minimum of 3 credits of university-transferable courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • One of the following:
    LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

Program Requirements

  • A high level of achievement in English and/or writing in the senior grades of secondary school or the equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the Journalism Program entrance test that includes sections on English language usage, current events and news writing.
  • Keyboarding skills of at least 40 wpm.
  • A résumé.
  • A minimum 500-word typed statement of intent indicating why students want to be a journalist and their career goals.
  • An interview with journalism faculty may be required.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission form.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable).
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of intent.

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section.

Program Notes

  • Submission of a portfolio of students' writings or their video or audio projects is strongly recommended. Do not send originals of published materials; photocopies are acceptable. Video or audio tapes will be returned. Students may submit the portfolio with their application or at the time of their entrance tests.

Academic Requirements

  • A university degree in a field judged by the Journalism Department to be useful for journalism. Persons lacking a degree but with substantial academic achievement combined with a demonstrated interest or limited experience in journalism may be admitted by permission of the Journalism Department.

Program Requirements

  • A resumé.
  • A minimum 500-word typed statement of intent indicating why they want to be a journalist and their career goals.
  • Applicants may be contacted by Journalism Faculty for more information.
  • Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold the equivalent of a Canadian baccalaureate degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit one of the following:
    • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 600 or higher, OR
    • TOEFL (computer based) with a total score of 250 or higher, OR
    • IELTS - minimum level 7.0, with no band below 6.5.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application form.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • Resumé.
  • Statement of intent.

Program Notes

  • Submission of a portfolio of students' writings or their video or audio projects is strongly recommended. Do not send originals of published materials; photocopies are acceptable. Video or audio tapes will be returned. Students may submit the portfolio with their application or at the time of their entrance tests.
  • Experience in a school newspaper or similar media is an asset.