Apply to Okanagan College

Step 1 - Before you apply

  • If you wish to register for just one course (e.g. MATH 121, ANTH 121), you must apply to a program (e.g. Associate of Arts) first and be admitted before you will be able to register.
  • Want to take a class at OC and get credit from your current college or university? Learn how to apply as a Visiting Student.

Step 2 - Apply online

Apply online for upgrading, Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs below.

Apply online

  • The non-refundable application fee must be paid online at the end of the application form by credit card: VISA, Visa Debit, MasterCard or American Express. 
  • You can apply to up to 3 programs per application session.
International students apply below.

International Students

Register for Continuing Studies courses below.

Continuing Studies Courses

Register for Apprenticeship levels below.

Apprenticeship levels

Step 3 - After you apply

  • Track your application in your myOkanagan account.
  • Submit required items. Refer to Admissions and Registration for additional information.
  • Check your email regularly and be sure to add Okanagan College to your safe sender list in your email account.


View the How-to Apply Online video below or view the Application Guide PDF.
Note: The video and application guide include instructions for applying to academic, vocational, trades foundational (pre-apprenticeship), continuing studies certificates and distance education. For help with apprenticeship, continuing studies courses or international contact us.


On the first business day in November each year Okanagan College begins accepting applications for academic programs for the following Fall term.

  • The grade and percentages listed in the Admission Requirements are the minimum grades required to enter a program.
  • Okanagan College may cease to accept applications for a given intake if the number of applications submitted greatly exceeds enrolment capacity. Early application for all programs is strongly advised.

Important Dates:
  • Jan. 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. applications for Winter 2017 academic programs such as Arts, Science and Business open
  • Feb. 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.* applications open for: 
    • All programs Summer 2016
    • Automotive Service Technician - Kelowna Feb. 6, 2017 start
    • Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship - Kelowna Mar. 6, 2017 start
    • Heavy Mechanical Foundation - Kelowna Feb. 6, 2017 start
    • Plumbing and Piping Trades - Kelowna Feb. 6, 2017 start and Vernon Feb. 14, 2017 start
    • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician - Kelowna Apr. 18, 2017 start
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic - Penticton Feb. 6, 2017 start
    • Sheet Metal Worker - Kelowna Mar. 27, 2017 start
    • Welder Foundation - Kelowna Jan. 4, 2017 and Feb. 14, 2017 starts and Salmon Arm Feb. 14, 2017 start
  • June. 1, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.* applications open for: 
    • Pharmacy Technician
  • August. 2, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.* applications open for: 
    • All August 2017 Trades Programs
  • Applications are open for:
    • Summer 2016 (April 2016 - Aug. 2016) - Trades, Pharmacy Technician and select other programs are open
    • Fall 2016 (Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016) - all programs are open for applications
    *Dates are subject to change