Who We Are

Located on the University of British Columbia campus, Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s offers the first two years of university. Our specialty is giving students the best start to their university studies by providing academic excellence, dedicated faculty, a proven student success program, and an engaging student experience – all in a smaller, more personal academic environment that is located on the campus of UBC, an internationally renowned research institution. 

We truly offer the ‘best of both worlds’: The experience of a smaller campus with an accessible, supportive learning environment along with the experience of a big university campus and the amenities UBC offers.

All of our courses are recognized and accepted by UBC and many other universities. While we prepare our students to be successfully admitted into the second or third year of many different degree programs at many different universities, most of our students continue their university studies at UBC. 

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Enrolment Details

The majority of incoming students are graduates of independent high school, but a growing number (40%) come from public schools across the Lower Mainland. Many students start their studies with us right after high school, but almost a third transfer from other colleges and universities, and we also have great representation from across the globe.


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Campus Locations

Main Campus

5935 Iona Drive,
Vancouver, BC

Main Campus

5935 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC

Nearby Highlights

Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) steps away from the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, and minutes from bustling downtown Vancouver. Students get the best of both worlds: the support and experience of being part of a smaller learning environment, with access to the amenities available to them as affiliate students of a world-renowned university.


Credentials Available
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Career-Focused
  • Upgrading / HS Completion

Programs Programs


Featured Programs

Associate of Arts Degree

Designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences as a foundation for further undergraduate study, the Associate of Arts degree is an excellent credential to have on your resume, and gives you an edge when applying to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program. All our courses are transferable to UBC and most other universities. Use the BC Transfer Guide (BCAT) to see how Corpus Christi College courses transfer to and from other colleges and universities.

Choose from over 90 courses in arts, business, science, digital media, and more; develop strong critical thinking and sought-after research skills as you study English, philosophy, psychology, economics and more in our smaller class sizes with close faculty interaction. Our specialty is giving students the best possible start to their university studies by providing academic excellence, passionate faculty, a proven student success program, and an engaging student experience – all just steps from UBC.

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Areas of Study Available
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • Sciences
  • Communications

Admissions Admissions


Basic Admissions Requirements

Applicants from BC and Yukon high schools must satisfy the following requirements:
1. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.
2. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.
3. Completion of English 12 and three additional Gr. 12 courses. View approved courses.


English Proficiency Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction at Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Applicants can demonstrate their English-language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1. Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending Corpus Christi.
2. Provide proof of a minimum grade* of 67% in either: English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples
3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
4. Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
5. Take the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and achieve a minimum Essay Level score of 4.
6. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading
7. International students have the following options:
TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only)
EIKEN: A minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English
8. A minimum overall and essay score of “60” on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2 will be accepted as a substitution to English 12 “C”
9. Provide proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course

*Blended grade, based on both the course grade and the provincial exam mark


Application Deadline

Early Admission available by December 15; Regular applications accepted until start of semesters.

 

We offer 3 terms of study: Fall (September start), Winter (January start) and Summer (May or August start). You can start your studies in any term.

Year-round studies can give you more flexibility in your busy schedule. If you take classes during the summer – onsite or online – you have the option of taking fewer classes during the fall and winter, or accelerating your academic path.

Apply early to get the highest priority in your course selection, as well as the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a guaranteed spot.

Application Fee

One-time non-refundable application fee is $65.00 for all students, including international applicants

How to Apply

Review Admissions Requirements on website.

Apply Online
1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
2. Upload your transcript.
3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.


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Financial Aid Financial Aid


Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Applications for competitive scholarships, bursaries and grants are due April 30. Circle of Fellows Scholarship applications are due January 15


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Residence Residence


Residence Options

Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s students have the opportunity to live at St. Andrew’s Hall or Carey Centre on the UBC campus, but they need to apply early. The residences feature modern, clean facilities, a safe environment, and furnished rooms with laundry facilities.

Priority wait list status is given to Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s students at St. Andrew’s Hall and Carey Centre.

Single rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments, and quads are available. Applications are handled directly through each residence.

The Carey Centre offers single rooms or one-bedroom apartments for students. Learn More

St. Andrew’s Hall offers quads (4 bedroom apartments) and single rooms for students. Learn More


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International Student Info

International students can choose from over 90 first and second year university courses in arts, business, science, digital media, and more, allowing them to then transfer directly from Corpus Christi into second or third year at their university of choice. Our specialty is giving students the best possible start to their university studies by providing academic excellence and an engaging student experience – all just steps from UBC.

English Language Requirement

English is the primary language of instruction at Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Applicants can demonstrate their English-language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1. Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending Corpus Christi.
2. Provide proof of a minimum grade* of 67% in either: English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples
3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
4. Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
5. Take the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and achieve a minimum Essay Level score of 4.
6. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading
7. International students have the following options:
TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only)
EIKEN: A minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English
8. A minimum overall and essay score of “60” on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2 will be accepted as a substitution to English 12 “C”
9. Provide proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course

*Blended grade, based on both the course grade and the provincial exam mark

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone