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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:

  • January 15, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
    applications open for:
    • All Winter 2019 programs except Trades Foundation programs

  • February 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. applications open for:
    • All Summer 2018 academic programs
    • Trades Foundation programs

Applications Are Open For:

  • Winter 2018
  • Summer 2018:
    • Electrical Foundation Aug 2018 Penticton 
    • Health Care Assistant Apr 2018 Kelowna & Salmon Arm
    • Plumbing & Piping Jul 2018 Kelowna & Aug 2018 Vernon 
    • Refrigeration & A/C Mechanic Jul 2018 Penticton 
    • Welding Foundation May 2018 Kelowna & Aug 2018 Salmon Arm
  • Fall 2018​: All programs
  • Winter 2019:
    • Carpenter Foundation Mar 2019 Vernon
    • Carpenter & Joiner Feb 2019 Kelowna
    • Electrical Foundation Feb 2019 Salmon Arm
    • Plumbing & Piping Feb 2019 Kelowna & Penticton
    • Refrigeration & A/C Mechanic Feb 2019 Penticton