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|Asunto:||[CeHuNews] 48/03 - For studying in Bermudas|
|Fecha:||Viernes, 18 de Abril, 2003 18:05:19 (-0300)|
|Autor:||Humboldt <humboldt @............ar>
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On Transfer To Colleges And Universities
Notes on the Programmes of Study
The programmes leading to the Associate degree of Bermuda College
are at the university level and, therefore, have entrance
requirements appropriate for programmes at that level. These
requirements consist both of General Entry Requirements (set out in
the section so headed), which are common to all Associate degrees,
and Programme Entry Requirements (set out following the General
Entry Requirements), which give details of any additional
requirements specific to a particular programme.
Associate degrees of the Bermuda College differ from those found in
the United States and parts of Canada and the West Indies in that
they permit significantly greater concentration, in order that
Bermuda College's graduates may have the opportunity to transfer
into degree programmes at British and Canadian universities and the
University of the West Indies with the maximum possibility for
transfer credits or exemptions, while still satisfying the more
general expectations of the 'Associate Degree' in North America. The
programmes leading to the Certificates of Bermuda College have been
designed with the assistance of Advisory Committees composed of
employees in various fields. Candidates are thus ensured of the
maximum opportunity to enter employment with qualifications
recognised as representing skills and qualities of high standard.
These programmes also have both General Entry Requirements and
specific Programme Entry Requirements (set out in the sections so
headed). Throughout this Bulletin, the following definitions of
PROGRAMME: a combination of courses
and/or modules meeting the requirements leading to an Associate
degree or Certificate.
MODULE: an instructional unit
within a competency based on programme consisting of a group of
AREA OF STUDY: a major grouping of Subjects of
Study, e.g. Humanities.
SUBJECT OF STUDY: a
discipline, e.g. Chemistry.
COURSE: a standard unit
which reflects the weight of a course in terms of the total weight
of the programme. Normally, three credits are assigned to a course
which meets for one semester and six credits are assigned to a
course which meets for two semesters.
are normally scheduled for 3-5 hours per week, with additional
sessions for each course for tutorials, laboratories, practicals,
field trips and examinations.
SEMESTER: a semester
contains 14 weeks of instruction plus in examination period.
Applicants for admission as transfer students to colleges
and universities overseas may normally expect that their applications will
be considered individually and on their merits, with appropriate credit
being granted for courses completed at the Bermuda College upon a
course-by-course assessment of the transcript.
No two institutions
are precisely the same. Each institution, therefore, will determine the
transfer credit granted, depending upon the contents of the applicant's
transcript and the requirements of the programme for which application is
Applicants should expect to supply the course descriptions
(as provided in this Bulletin) of those courses for which credit is being
sought. Some institutions may request additional information in the form
of the course syllabus (which can be provided upon written request to the
College), titles of textbooks, or sample final examinations.
Bermuda College does not maintain official relationships with
overseas institutions. Transfer applicants possessing a Bermuda College
Associate degree may be, and have been, awarded as much as two years of
standing by a large number of institutions in Canada and the United
States. However, a number of overseas institutions and official bodies
have established policies with respect to applicants who have completed
Associate degree courses and programmes at Bermuda College.