|WHAT IF A STUDENT IS TAKING A DISTIBUTED LEARNING/ON LINE COURSE WHICH IS NEEDED FOR POST SECONDARY ENTRANCE?|
There are over 50 Distributed Learning Schools in BC which offer distance education or online courses to students. If students are taking these courses to complete a course needed for entrance into a PSI, they need to be aware that it will not show up on their school transcript until the course is completed. Marks for distributed learning courses cannot be sent from KSS as the course is not taken at the school.
There have been issues in the past where students’ applications have been delayed due to this. Students need to contact their Distributed Learning (DL) school for information regarding how these DL grades are sent to PSI’s before the course is completed.
UBC states the following on their website –
"Distributed Learning courses
If you are currently taking, or plan to take Distributed Learning courses (e.g., online courses, distance learning, or courses at another school) to meet your admission requirements, include these courses in the list of courses you will complete this year in the ‘academic profile’ section of the UBC application, and do not provide an in-progress grade.
Completion dates for Distributed Learning courses:
- If you wish to use your Distributed Learning course in the calculation of your competitive admission average, the course must be 100% complete by February 1, 2014 and your Distributed Learning provider/school must submit the final grade to the Ministry of Education so that it appears on your Ministry of Education Student Secure Web in time for you to self-report these grades in March/April.
- Distributed learning courses completed by June 30, 2014 can be used to meet pre-requisites but will not be used in the calculation of your competitive admission average."