Frequently Asked Questions


What are the admission requirements?

  • Application form and $200 CAD
  • Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Last two year’s Report Cards (notarized)
  • Study permit (If available)
  • Language test results  (If available)

What is the cost of tuition fees?

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugees: $16,500 for 2 semesters/year for both BC Dogwood and IB Diploma programs
  • International students: $22,800 for 2 semesters in one academic year for both BC Dogwood and IB Diploma Programme.
  • $26,000 for University Foundation Program

Do I need IELTS/TOFEL/LPI to apply for Alexander Academy?

No; however, please submit your results if you have if you have an IELTS/TOFEL/LPI score.

What documents do I need to apply for Alexander Academy? 

  • Application form and $200 CAD
  • Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Last two year’s Report Cards (notarized)
  • Study permit (If available)
  • Language test results (If available)

Which intake is currently open? And when is the deadline for application? 

Currently we are accepting applications for January 2020 and September 2021 enrollment. Alexander Academy has a rolling admission.

How many semesters in a year? 

There are two semesters in an academic school year, as well as five weeks of summer school. We offer up to two courses during summer school.

Course Planning and Registration

When do classes start?

Classes start at the beginning of September and the end of January. Summer school runs during the month of July.

Where should I go to get help with course planning? 

Course selection begins at your first interview with our Director of Admissions. Once you have enrolled, you will meet with our school counselor who will finalize your course selection.

What will my daily schedule be?

You will have four classes each day starting at 8:45 and ending at 3:05. Clubs and extra curriculars run from 3:10 to 4:10 Monday through Thursday.

How many classes do I need to take per year? 

You may take between 8-10 courses in one year.

I took some courses at another secondary schools, can I transfer these credits to Alexander Academy?

Transfer credits are available to students who have taken transferable credits from another high school.

Tuition and Fees

When do I need to pay tuition? Is there a tuition fee deadline?

We have a rolling admissions and fees are to be paid according to the dates on the invoice you receive from our Finance department.

How can I pay my tuition and fees? 

Fees are paid online either through Western Union or online through your local bank.

What does the student activity fee include? 

Activity fees include: textbooks, student supplies, schoolwide activities, and fieldtrips.

How can I defer my start date? 

You may defer your start date by contacting us at

I have paid my tuition and fees. What’s next? 

Once you have paid your tuition you will receive a Letter of Acceptance, a welcome package, and then you will be contacted by out counselor to set up your graduation plan.

If my study permit gets refused, can I get all my tuition and fees back? 

If your study permit is refused, you will receive back your full tuition minus a $300 CAD administration fee.

Medical Services

Is medical coverage mandatory? 

Yes, medical coverage is mandatory for both international and Canadian students. All international students are required to purchase private medical insurance as a supplement to the BC Medical Insurance (MSP) that is mandatory for all individuals living in British Columbia. Canadian students can provide us proof of MSP enrollment or private insurance.

How can I purchase or renew my medial insurance?

You may purchase private medical insurance from any company of your choosing, providing that the insurance is valid for medical expenses in Canada. A local insurance provider, Guard.Me, offers students a high quality and low-cost health insurance option designed for international students.

You can obtain information by contacting the administration team at or by accessing the Guard Me website at

How much does medical insurance cost?

International students are invoiced by MSP for $75 per month. You also are required to pay private insurance and if you choose GuardMe, coverage for two semesters the cost will be roughly $700 to $800 CAD.

Is the new student orientation mandatory? Where can I find the details about this event?

Yes, the new student orientation is mandatory. You will receive an email regarding this event before September or January depending on your start date. You can find more information here: 

I’m having difficulty in my classes. Who can help me?

First, you can talk to your teacher for assistance. You may also discuss your difficulties with our school counselor.

Sometimes I feel sad, lonely, or have trouble dealing with stress. Is there someone that I can talk to?

We also have a professional counselor that students can discuss personal issues with. You may set up a time to meet with our professional counselor through our school counselor. Our teachers and staff are always available to help you!