FAQ

How many students attend Vanguard?

We have approximately 250 students studying on campus and online.

How big are the classes?

Classes can range in size from 10 to 80 students.

Is Vanguard accredited?

We are fully accredited with ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education).  ABHE is a member of the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation (C.O.R.P.A.), the body that provides accreditation of all recognized American universities, colleges and professional preparation programs.  It is also responsible to CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).

Can I get transfer credit from courses taken at another college or university?

Vanguard considers transfer credit from a variety of accredited post-secondary institutions.  You would just need to have your transcripts sent from the institution where the credits were earned and our Registrar will then determine if a course is comparable to a Vanguard Course.

Will the courses that I take at Vanguard transfer to another college or university?

Because Vanguard is accredited, many of your courses will transfer to another Christian college or university.  Transfer credit to a secular institution would be less but some credits may qualify for transfer.  We encourage you to contact the institution you would like to transfer into to inquire about their policies on transferring credits from Christian colleges.

Is Vanguard affiliated with a denomination?

Vanguard is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC).  However, our students come from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

Do you have dorms?

No, we do not have dorms.  Instead we have two types of Student Housing.  Vanguard Housing are houses within walking distance to our campus that are leased to first year students.  Community Housing is a housing network that helps our students find accommodations in the community.

Are there scholarships or bursaries available from Vanguard?

Yes!  Scholarships and bursaries are available to new and returning students.  New students can get up to $4,000 in scholarships and bursaries guaranteed as long as they apply and get accepted by July 1st.  Check out our Scholarships and Bursaries page for more information.

Can I get student loans to study at Vanguard?

Vanguard students are eligible to receive student loans in Canada (excluding Quebec).  You can apply online through your province of residence.  You can go to our Student Loans page for detailed information.

Can I visit Vanguard?

Yes please!  You can come for a day to experience campus life first hand.  Each tour is tailored to your preferences and provides you the opportunity to be involved in classes and chapels as well as meet students, professors and program directors.   We will show you around the campus and answer any questions you may have.  As a bonus, your application fee of $75 will be waived just for hanging out with us!  Just go to our Book a Tour page.

Twice a year we offer Preview Days where students can join other students on campus for the day.  You can find more information on our Preview Days page.

What do I need to submit as a transcript?

You are able to get conditional acceptance with an interim transcript that is sent directly from the applicant.  This can be printed from your student account and mailed or emailed to Vanguard.  We would even accept a screen shot emailed.

Photocopies from the student are only considered interim, and are not official transcripts.

However, you MUST send your official transcript before the school year starts.  This is ordered from your high school or post-secondary institution and mailed directly to Vanguard.

See definition:

An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the institutional. Official transcripts are printed on official transcript paper and must bear an embossed or raised seal.

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