ApplyBC continues to evolve and grow!

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ApplyBC’s ongoing modernization initiatives and full-service options provide an efficient, time saving and cost-effective system for both applicants and participating post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in BC are transitioning from common-form referrals to ApplyBC’s full-service system. During 2012-2014, five new institutions made the change to full service: SFU, CapU, Douglas, VCC, KPU. ApplyBC is currently working with two additional institutions, TRU and UNBC, to transition… Read more »


What’s in store for ApplyBC for fall 2014

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Updates for ApplyBC include refining previous changes and laying the groundwork for future developments The ApplyBC team has been hard at work over the summer, developing a strategy to implement improvements to the ApplyBC online application in an effort to improve the service for the students and participating institutions. There were three primary drivers for the recent changes: Specific requests from our partner institutions Feedback… Read more »


Planned outages for August 28

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, August 28th, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (acp.bccampus.ca and present.bccampus.ca) ApplyBC (applybc.ca) ApplyBC Program Manager (applybc.ca/programmanager) Confluence (wiki.bccampus.ca) CoursesBC (coursesbc.ca) MyCreditsBC (mycreditsbc.ca) Reports (reports.bccampus.ca) SOL*R – Shareable Online Learning Resources (solr.bccampus.ca) WriteAway and eTutor Alberta (etutoringcanada.ca) Online Collaborative Program websites a) ABT… Read more »


Student services update: Douglas College signs up for ApplyBC full service, and TranscriptsBC shares 12,000th electronic transcript.

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Two BCcampus projects continue to excel, with engagement and collaboration between local institutions increasing transactions and usage of TranscriptsBC, and the ApplyBC team adding Douglas College to the growing list of full service institutions. ApplyBC The ApplyBC team welcomes Douglas College to the full service platform of the online application, having recently completed the move from the institutionally-hosted Banner web application to the ApplyBC full… Read more »


ApplyBC Student Survey 2014 – The Results

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Would-be post-secondary students appreciate the convenience of ApplyBC, but their application experience could be even better, according to our latest user survey. Recently we conducted an online survey to gain a better understanding of how our audience uses the ApplyBC online application. The respondents provided us with useful feedback on the changes we implemented in 2013, and offered suggestions as to how we can improve… Read more »


ApplyBC Update: a roadmap for 2014 and phasing out SIN collection

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BCcampus recently posted the ApplyBC 2014-2016 Roadmap to share the direction we have for our online application program, and we’d like to hear what our stakeholders have to say. Our goal is to improve the user experience while expanding our ability to better serve the needs of institutions. The ApplyBC application service underwent a modernization project in 2013, with a goal of providing a seamless… Read more »


5 Questions with Gilbert Fung: BCcampus co-op student

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BCcampus has hired quite a few co-op students over the years. When they end their stay with us, we ask for their thoughts on their time working for BCcampus. Gilbert Fung is a student in the Interactive Arts program at Simon Fraser University; his term ended in December 2013. Gilbert Fung What were your general impressions of your work term? Although it was a brief… Read more »


Putting The Student Experience First at Capilano University: An Interview with Karen McCredie, Registrar at Capilano University

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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Karen McCredie, the registrar at Capilano University, about their decision to become an early adopter of the ApplyBC Modernization project. We wanted to know why they felt this was a good solution for their institution, and how the project would benefit their brand. ApplyBC: Why did Capilano University opt to be an earlier adopter of the modernization project?… Read more »


Student Services Survey Results

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Purpose of the Survey The Student Services Survey was conducted by BCcampus in order to understand what kinds of issues post-secondary students are having with the current student services and to find out how BCcampus can better help these students. Duration and Respondents The survey ran for 18 days in April 2013, and was published by email, on course homepages, and on Social Networks. The… Read more »