Student Continuation Options

With Quest University suspending normal academic operations after the Spring 2023 semester, current and prospective students will need to examine options for the continuation of their studies. This page provides information for students, and will be updated as more information is available.

Quest students, the work you have done at Quest is valuable. Other institutions recognize that and want Quest students to join their institutions. Where you go is up to you. Quest has special agreements with some institutions, and will present a number of potential options for students. We understand that each student has their own situation that informs their choice. We know that there are questions individual to each student that we will not have answered here. Please feel free to send your questions to or, and feel free to request an individual meeting time.

Capilano University (North Vancouver)

Quest and Capilano have an agreement in place for a foundation program block transfer of 60 credits (2 years) to their Bachelor of Arts with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. There is also support for students with more or less than two years of courses. Notably, Capilano will waive residency requirements for students in third or fourth year entering into the program. Here is a link to the full agreement. Watch their presentation from the Transfer Fair.

Application and contact details:

  • Inquiries can go to the recruitment team at They aim to respond with in 24 hours.
  • For questions about the Interdisciplinary Studies program, contact the faculty program coordinator Cass Picken.
  • April 10 is the deadline for priority housing applications.
  • The application fee is waived for Quest students. Email from your Quest email to get one-time code to waive the fee.
  • Advantages:
    • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Close to full course transfer for most students
    • In British Columbia
    • Capstone project work can parallel Keystone
    • The application fee is waived
  • Potential Downsides:
    • Bachelor of Arts and not a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences
    • Students will need to evaluate their own tuition and scholarship levels
    • Some pedagogical differences from Quest

Prescott College (Prescott, Arizona)

Prescott has created a web inquiry page for Quest students with details and an expedited application process. Quest has a preferred teach-out / transfer agreement in place with Prescott College. It includes full student credit transfer and the continuation of student’s degree plan in a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies, which they created to support Quest students. They offer courses on the block, and have online and in person options. Prescott also welcomes prospective students admitted to Quest. Watch their presentation from the Transfer Fair. Prescott is also offering a number of online sessions and information events specifically for Quest students.

  • Advantages:
    • BA&Sc in interdisciplinary studies. Degree plan / question stays intact.
    • 100% transfer of courses for students at any stage.
    • Similar pedagogy to Quest. Block delivery.
    • Options for in person and online.
    • Matching current net tuition payments.
    • Advantages if students transfer in a cohort. Depending on student numbers, they may hire Quest faculty/staff to support students.
    • Offer to explore hosting alumni association.
  • Potential Downside: not in Canada

Other options within British Columbia

Within British Columbia, many Quest courses are already articulated in the BC Transfer Guide to show how they transfer from one school to another. When looking to transfer within BC, students should identify programs wherein the courses you have taken at Quest map onto requirements for a particular major. There are some institutions and programs where students will be better set up to transfer into.

Institutions in British Columbia that have reached out to provide support for Quest students include:

  • University of British Columbia. UBC has campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan and will consider late transfer requests for Quest students. They will aim to be generous in terms of credit transfer but will need to work out specific details with each student. The limitation is that you cannot transfer more that 2 years (60 credits) into UBC. Watch their presentation from the Transfer Fair for application and inquiry details.
  • LaSalle College Vancouver has an agreement with Quest for students to transfer into their Associate of Arts Degree or into one of their arts-focussed Bachelor of Arts degree programs. In British Columbia, associate degrees are two year degrees (fairly parallel to Quest’s Foundation Program) that serve as degrees on their own or transfer to another university to complete a Bachelor’s degree. Watch their presentation from the Transfer Fair
  • University of the Fraser Valley has campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack and offers a broad range of programs. Quest students who have completed 2nd year studies or more are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) with credit for all Quest courses completed. Watch their presentation from the Transfer Fair. UFV will:
    • Waive the UFV 30 credit residency requirement
    • Waiver the 24 upper level residency requirement
    • Modify the BIS breath requirement to ensure a Quest student will not need to do any additional courses to met this requirement
    • Those with less than third year standing or interested in other UFV degrees are guaranteed to receive credit for all Quest courses completed, and will work with an academic advisor to prepare a degree completion plan. The residency requirement (minimum UFV courses required) will be waived for any Quest student continuing at UFV in any program.
    • Quest students are guaranteed a spot in on-campus housing for the Summer 2023 semester. Those wishing to start in September, or stay after the summer, will be given consideration for housing once they have completed the application form(s).
  • University of Victoria will consider late applications from Quest students. Interested students should start by contacting the admission assistant responsible for the program they are interested in. The registrar’s office will ensure the appropriate admission officer contacts you to discuss next steps.
  • Simon Fraser University believes that their interdisciplinary and experiential approach to learning may appeal to Quest students and would welcome them to join SFU on their academic journey. SFU will extend the opportunity for qualified Quest students to transfer to SFU for Fall 2023, with application fees for these students being waived. A specific admissions team member will be appointed for Quest students.
  • University Canada West offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs. You can inquire here or email Maria .
  • Trinity Western University offers undergraduate programs including degree completion.
  • Vancouver Island University will prioritize responding to Quest students. Students can visit this page to learn more, and connect with a recruiter at Watch their Transfer Fair presentation.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus offers students one of the few opportunities to earn an American college degree while studying in Canada. Students can transfer up to 2 years) in Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology , and 3-Years in the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program. Three flexible intakes – Summer (May), Fall (September), and Spring (January). Here are the details for the Online Application and a video on How to Apply .

Other options throughout Canada

Other options with academic programming aligned with Quest University

Quest is part of three alliances filled with institutions that have some alignment with Quest’s educational vision. These are:

The following schools are those that have reached to Quest to support transfer for Quest students. If you would like to be connected with a particular institution, please email

Student considerations based upon year of study

Where you are in your studies may inform the opportunities and limitations you might pursue. Below are some considerations for students at different stages of their academic career. International students will have additional considerations, and we have put together a page with information in response to some common questions.

  • 1st/2nd year students:
    • Transfer with few limitations
    • Few challenges with course residency requirements (typically 2 years or 60 credits)
    • Possibility to use Quest courses as general education requirements for a variety of majors
    • Possibility to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree or to an Associate’s degree
  • 3rd/4th year students:
    • Challenges with course residency requirements (typically 2 years of 60 credits)
    • Challenges with Quest courses not meeting the requirements for disciplinary majors
    • Best served by a preferred agreement or selected institutions with interdisciplinary degrees
  • Within a semester (4 courses) of completion:
    • We are working on enabling you to finish a Quest degree through a combination of options (EL, IS, academic leave transfers)
    • These options require external support and are not completely within our hands. We will continue working hard on this and let you know about progress.
    • If these options are not possible we will work with preferred partners for you to finish your degree.

Student Record Access

As required by the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, QUC must provide a transcript maintenance plan that includes the maintenance of transcripts if Quest were not able to provide access. Since 2010, an agreement between the Ministry, Quest, and Capilano has been active wherein Capilano would host Quest University student transcripts for 55 years. Details about how students will access their transcripts in the future will be shared here in the future.

Transfer Fair, March 8-10

From March 8-10, several institutions gave person or virtual sessions for Quest students. Details from the sessions—including recordings—are included in the main listings of the institution above. The schedule is archived here for reference.

  • Wednesday, March 8
    • 9:00-5:00 Prescott College: individual student drop in
    • 11:00-12:00 Prescott: in person presentation
    • 12:15-12:45 Community Update
    • 1:00-2:00 UBC: virtual presentation
    • 3:00-4:00 University of the Fraser Valley: virtual presentation
    • 3:30-5:00 Career Fair (Atrium)
    • 4:15-5:00 Fairhaven College, Western Washington University: in person presentation
  • Thursday, March 9
    • 9:00-5:00 Prescott College: individual drop in
    • 11:00-12:00 Prescott College: in person presentation
    • 11:00-2:00 University Canada West: in person drop in
    • 12:00-1:00 Capilano University: in person presentation
    • 1:00-2:00 Prescott College: in person presentation
    • 1:00-2:00 Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick: virtual presentation
    • 2:00-3:00 Goddard College: virtual presentation
    • 3:00-4:00 Hampshire College: virtual presentation
    • 4:15-5:00 Bennington College: virtual presentation
    • 7:00-8:00: LaSalle College Vancouver: in person presentation
  • Friday, March 10
    • 9:00-5:00 Prescott College: individual student drop in
    • 12:00-1:00 Vancouver Island University: virtual presentation
    • 1:00-2:00 University of Montana Western: virtual presentation
    • 2:00-3:00 The Evergreen State College: virtual presentation

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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