Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Please note: Applications for Admission to the BBA Transfer Option has been suspended until further notice.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2020 (September 2020), Spring Semester 2021 (January 2021), and Summer Semester 2021 (May 2021) Intakes:

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, or be 19 years of age or older.
  • 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;
    • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80% (see note 3);
    • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 80% (see note 3);
    • English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80% (see note 3);
    • University-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade;
    • A minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120;
    • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • TOEFL - internet-based (IBT) score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening;
    • TOEFL - paper-based 550 with TWE 4.0;
    • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60; or
    • LEAP 8.

Admission Note(s):

  1. Applicants admitted into a Langara Program on the basis of LEAP 8 completion, or a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or CAEL assessment score, will be required to take the Langara English Placement test (LET) (or equivalent) and be placed into an appropriate English course based on their score.
  2. Langara College is not able to guarantee registration in specific programs or courses even if students have been granted admission. Successful registration is also dependent upon having the required prerequisites for individual programs and/or courses
  3. Applicants who completed BC English 12 or Communications 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Program Requirements

  • Good knowledge of the English language and the ability to speak and write clearly and correctly.
  • Testing that includes completion of several short essays that provide evidence of good written communication skills and familiarity with the library community and field, and a filing activity that demonstrates an aptitude for following written rules and performing typical library procedures.
  • An interview conducted by program faculty in which the student's communication skills and knowledge of the library and information field will be assessed.
  • Letter of intent from the student highlighting why they want to enter the field and what skills they have that make them suitable for the program.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity and an affinity for working with people.
  • All students in the Library and Information Technology Program must complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to initial registration. Practicum agencies require evidence of a satisfactory Criminal Record Review. If students have a criminal conviction, they are directed to contact the Criminal Records Review Program with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Security Programs Division with regard to specific questions involving criminal convictions.

Program Preferences

  • Minimum keyboard speed of 30 wpm is strongly recommended.
  • Familiarity with basic computer operations (file management, document creation, etc.) is strongly recommended.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

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

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letter of intent from the student highlighting why they want to enter the field and what skills they have that make them suitable for the program
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

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

Program Notes

  • On a space-available basis, students may be considered for admission to the program for studies on a part-time basis in the Flexible Participation option.
  • Applicants admitted into a Langara Program on the basis of LEAP 8 completion, or a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or CAEL assessment score, will be required to take the Langara English Placement test (LET) (or equivalent) and be placed into an appropriate English course based on their score.
    Langara College is not able to guarantee registration in specific programs or courses even if students have been granted admission. Successful registration is also dependent upon having the required prerequisites for individual programs and/or courses