Understanding the Relationship Between CPC and TWU
How does CPC work with TWU?
Catholic Pacific College is a teaching institute for Trinity Western University and is located right at the entrance to the university. CPC provides Catholic courses for the core curriculum, various concentrations, and a Catholic Studies Minor at Trinity Western University. However, at CPC, we offer more than just academics. We have an amazing community of Catholic students who are centred on Christ, and nurtured by the Sacraments on campus. Our Chaplaincy, under Fr. Lawrence Donnelly, provides Mass on Campus from Monday to Thursday at 11am, as well as Confession, spiritual direction, adoration, and catechesis. The student association provides activities and events to foster community and encouragement in individual growth in faith.
How do I apply to CPC?
- It’s very simple: fill out the application form for Trinity Western University and indicate that you want to take courses through Catholic Pacific College. All CPC students are also TWU students. To take courses with CPC, students must be accepted into TWU.
- To take the Catholic Formation Track of the TWU Core Curriculum, you must indicate it on the application. If you are unable to find this option on the application, please contact a CPC Admissions Counsellor who can help you out.
- Within 48 hours of completing the application, you will be contacted by a CPC Admissions Counsellor who will accompany you on your journey through this process.
- Please note, you will need to place a deposit before you can begin choosing your courses. That deposit is handled through TWU. When you are ready to register for CPC courses, you will find them in the same place you register for all of your TWU courses. You are simply looking for ones marked with a 'CP' after them (ie. RELS 160 CP).
- Join us on campus! At the beginning of the academic year, join us at our table on O-Day (Saturday before school starts). Then, come out to our Wednesday Socials to meet other Catholic students. Next, sign-up for our Fall Retreat, the perfect way to begin your time with CPC/TWU.
CPC Financial Awards
Financial Awards are available from Catholic Pacific College to Catholic students taking courses at CPC. The aid is given to fund Catholic students for courses they are taking at CPC, and is awarded on behalf of the Right Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver, and the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It is the Archbishop's hope that as many needy students as possible will benefit from this award.