Value

Students
Institutions
Government

Easier to Plan, Search, and Apply

Better Data, Increased Efficiencies

Alignment with Government's Digital Strategy

EducationPlannerBC provides tremendous value for students, institutions, and the Province of BC.

Value for Students

  • Improved access to information: search and compare programs offered at B.C. public post-secondary institutions
  • Less complexity to navigate: common application experience regardless of how many institutions to which they apply, common student profile can be used for all applications, reducing duplicate information entry
  • Better defined pathways to educational goals and connections to labour market outcomes
  • Easier movement of transcripts and documents to support their applications

Value for Institutions

  • Simplified process: integrates transcripts and required documents into the application process, enables institutions can receive the data they need to make faster admission decisions
  • Increased data and analytics to inform institutions: allows institutions to screen for qualified applicants with greater efficiency and track the demand for seats
  • Flexible and customizable application that can be tailored to the needs of the institution and program: provides features and technologies that smaller institutions may not be able to afford to develop on their own
  • Electronic receipt of transcript data and documents to enable more timely admission decision

Value for Government

  • Improve services for citizens: a centralized place for applicant data, which allows for informed policy making decisions
  • Cross-sector collaboration: the movement of data through transcript exchange services allowing for faster service and access to the B.C. post-secondary system