- Students who opt to submit a PLAR request for a course rather than completing a course are required to pay the PLAR fee.
- PLAR requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the selected course being offered by PCU-WHS, so that they can still register for that course in the event that the PLAR request is unsuccessful.
- Students can submit a PLAR request for up to a maximum of three specialized courses.
- As a special program, the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship operates for 2 years commencing September 2020. In the event that a student needs to interrupt their studies and this results in their requiring to register for courses after the 2-year time period has elapsed, these courses will not be covered by the Scholarship.
- To be eligible for the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship program, students must be registered as full-time students with PCU-WHS.
- Students who opt to change to a part-time registration will no longer be eligible and will be responsible for their own tuition fees.
- PCU-WHS will publish the course schedule for the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship students prior to the beginning of each academic year.
- This will allow students who wish, or who need, to take elective courses, such as the Level 3 Practicum courses, to schedule these activities in line with their academic workload.
- PCU-WHS reserves the right to adjust the course schedule and will give notice of this to the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship students well in advance of such a change.
- The WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship covers courses taken only for the first time.
- Students who withdraw from a course under existing PCU-WHS procedures will be entitled to re-register at their own expense.
- Students who withdraw from a course for valid reasons may be allowed to continue within the Scholarship program.
- If a course withdrawal results in a student needing to extend registration beyond the project timeframe of 2 years, this will not be covered by the Scholarship.
- Students participating in the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship program are required to maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in each academic term.
- Students failing to maintain this academic standard in any trimester will be required to restore their academic standing in the following trimester.
- A student who fails more than one course will no longer be eligible for the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship.
- Students who need to repeat courses outside of the 2-year period of the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship program are required to pay their own tuition for any course required to graduate from the program.
- If repeating a course results in extending student registration beyond the project timeframe of 2 years, all additional costs are the responsibility of the student.
- Students are entitled to request reasonable accommodations to enable them to participate on an equal basis with their fellow students. Requests for accommodation should be addressed to Student Services, usually in advance of embarking on a course.
The Scholarship will provide $6,000 annually for each of two years for successful candidates, to cover most of the course tuition for the specialized courses required to complete the Bachelor of Disability Management (BDM) degree commencing in September 2020 and completing within a 2-year period.
Students who are admitted to the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship program and who have not completed relevant work experience in the field will be required to complete a Level 3 Practicum course, which is outside of the scope of the Scholarship.
There are some additional costs that may accrue to WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship students including:
- An application fee of $100 is required.
- The costs of elective courses or additional courses (such as Level 3 Practicum course), if required, are not covered by the Scholarship.
- There may be other incidental costs including textbooks and other materials.
- The costs of a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) request for any course are not covered by the Scholarship.
- Fees for any course not completed within the Scholarship period of 2 years will be the responsibility of the student.
- The percentage to which the $6,000 annual scholarship will cover actual tuition costs will be contingent on the number of transfer credits with which prospective students will enter the degree program.