How to Apply
Choose Okanagan College for its first-class education, small class sizes, and its location: campuses are located throughout the spectacular Okanagan Valley, which may be home for you or you will want to make it your new home.
If you already know what program you want, find out how to apply and get your career started today. If not, it may be time to check out everything we have to offer in our Programs section.
Once you decide Okanagan College is right for you, it is time to start the admissions process.
Get to know my program
Get to know my program
After you apply, our Admissions staff will automatically check if you meet the requirements through the courses you took.
Some programs have additional requirements: someone will advise you how you can satisfy them such as coming in for testing or submitting a criminal records check. Each program we offer has specific admissions requirements that are listed in the college calendar.
My program has other requirements
Now I want to apply
Many programs work on a first-come, first-served basis, so applying early is your best bet. For these programs, it is the date you submit your application that counts regardless of when we receive your transcripts or other documentation.
What do I do about my transcript(s)?
I have submitted all my documentation, what happens next?
You must then indicate your intention to accept this offer by paying a required non-refundable admission deposit within the time frame specified in the Offer of Admission.
If you fail to pay the fee by the required deadline, you will risk losing your seat in your chosen program.
My program has a waitlist, what do I do?
This may happen well in advance of the start date of the program or last minute. We advise that you have everything in order including your finances so you can accept the seat if you wish.
Please note every intake of a program is completely separate form the next. Just because you were on the waitlist for one intake, does not mean you will be considered or get priority for the next intake. It is always a good idea to apply to more than one intake of the same program during the application process. It may give you that coveted seat. There is no extra charge to apply to more than one intake, at multiple campuses or even different programs. The application fee covers all applications received within 12 months.
I have been admitted to my program, where do I go from here?
You may also want to plan your finances and consider your housing options. Check out our Money Matters and Help me Succeed section to the left for more information.