Credit by Challenge
The Credit by Challenge evaluation method allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter including intellectual or other skills that would normally be found in one of the courses offered at Columbia College. These skills are demonstrated by successfully completing a course final exam or other assessment as outlined by the Program Manager. Please review the “Credit by Challenge Procedures” document for details.
Learners wanting to register for a “Credit by Challenge” must pay the full tuition fee and learner association fee of the course being challenged. The Credit by Challenge fee is a non-refundable fee.
Learners have the option to challenge a course without purchasing the course learning resources. Students who require the course learning resources must include the cost of the resources as part of their Credit by Challenge course registration fees. Credit by Challenge fees are non-refundable; however, students may return the learning resources within 30 days of completing the challenge, and receive a refund of that portion of their fees only, provided the learning resources package is completely unmarked and able to be issued to another student. Courses that comprise non-refundable items such as online course materials access, CDs, etc., are not eligible for refund.
Transfer Credit Fees
Students who wish to have courses taken at other institutions evaluated for credit towards a Columbia College program must pay the following transfer credit fees:
|General transfer credit fee:||$40.00|
|Course evaluation fee (per course being evaluated)||$15.00|
Therefore, a learner wishing to have one course evaluated for transfer credit would pay a total of $55.00, whereas a learner wishing to have two courses evaluated would pay $70.00. The Transfer Credit fee is a non-refundable fee.
Please review the “Transfer Credit Procedures” document for further details about the Transfer Credit method of evaluating prior learning.
Portfolio Assessment Fees
The Portfolio Assessment evaluation method allows students to submit a portfolio assessment as evidence that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter including intellectual or other skills that would normally be found in one of the courses offered at Columbia College. Please review the “Portfolio Assessment Procedures” document for details.
Students who submit a portfolio to be evaluated for credit towards a professional program at Columbia College, will be responsible for the following fees:
|Flat Fee||$400 per portfolio|
|Variable Fee||$50 per course|
Eg. If a student submits a portfolio and is having 4 courses evaluated, the total fees would be:
Flat Fee: $400
Variable Fee: $200 (4 x $50)
Total Fee: $600
Note: Fees must be paid in full before the portfolio is evaluated, and does not guarantee that credit will be awarded. All fees above include GST in the fee and are non-refundable.