Pathways from Multiple College Programs into a single Bachelor of Arts

York University (Glendon)
The objective of this project was to create pathways between York University Glendon College’s Bachelor of Arts programs and selected diploma programs of colleges of the Greater Toronto Area (Humber College, Seneca College, Centennial College, George Brown College, La Cité and Collège Boréal). Glendon College was interested in exploring transfer pathways with the colleges of the region in hopes of recruiting more Francophone and Francophile students and in response to the provincial need to increase access to French-language postsecondary education in central and southwestern Ontario. This project was supported by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT). By signing these articulation agreements, Glendon College and the participating colleges intended to establish pathways for college graduates seeking to pursue further bilingual studies at Glendon. Demographic information collected from the colleges indicated that a great number of Francophone students were currently studying at English-language colleges. There were also a great number of Anglophone students who were previously enrolled in French-language immersion programs at English-language secondary schools. The development of attractive pathways for these students seeking to continue their postsecondary education in a bilingual environment was one of the main priorities of this project. Therefore, Glendon endeavoured to work closely with these colleges offering programs in the Greater Toronto Area to identify a number of select programs for which clear credit transfer opportunities could be identified. Keeping in mind the provincial call to meet the needs of the Francophone community and improve access to French-Language college and university programs in central and southwestern Ontario, Glendon worked closely with GTA colleges to identify select college programs for which college graduates could receive advanced standing at the university level. The project also took into account existing pathways and credit transfer opportunities already in place between Ontario colleges and other faculties of York University...