The admissions process begins when you submit an application to a program and ends when you meet the admission requirements and accept an offer to that program. You must be admitted into a program before moving on to the registration process.

Applications are accepted beginning on the first business day of October each year for most programs. However, Okanagan College accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Many programs have multiple start dates.

The application fee must be paid online at the end of the application form by credit card: VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Or click here for the paper application and mail with a cheque or come to any of our campuses.

The application fee is non-refundable.

You can apply to up to 3 programs per application session.

$30 application fee for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

$100 application fee for international students.  

Your login information will be sent via email. 
It can take 5-10 business days for your application to show up in your myOkanagan account. 

Most of your questions may be answered in our Become a Student microsite or by logging into your myOkanagan account regularly. 

In the Applicant section and/or Student section you can:

  • check your application status
  • accept offers
  • pay your application deposit and fees
  • register for courses (add, drop, waitlist)
  • print your T2202A tax receipts
  • order transcripts

Okanagan College is using email as a way of communicating with you and keeping you up to date. Check your myOkanagan account to ensure we have your most current email address on file.

Email is the College’s primary method of communication about deadlines, documents required and important dates. Please ensure your preferred email address is kept up to date.

You should check your inbox regularly and be sure to add Okanagan College to your safe sender list in your email account.           

Admissions will send you correspondence by mail and email informing you of outstanding items and deadlines.

Only submit items that are asked for (note: do not get a criminal record check unless requested to do so by the Admissions department)   

Continue to check your application status regularly – offers will be sent by email but will show up in your myOkanagan account first.

Go to the Applicant tab > View My Applications. Remember to decline any additional offers at this time.

Salmon Arm:

Please include your student number and the program and campus you have applied to.

Students that have already applied and are inquiring about their application - please ensure you have checked your application status online in your myOkanagan account before you contact admissions.

If you have applied to a continuing studies program please contact continuing studies for information about your application.

July, August and September are our busiest months of the year and it may take us a while to get back to you.

We suggest that you browse the OC website and check your myOkanagan account. You may just find an answer to your question.