Important Dates

All dates are subject to change. Please contact the Office the Registrar for any questions regarding academic and program schedules.


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Academic Schedule
Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Registration for Fall and Winter Wed., Jul. 4 - Fri., Sep 14 Wed., Jul 4 - Fri., Jan 18
Registration for new students starting in Winter Mon., Jul. 23 Mon., Jul 23
Fees due Tue., Aug. 14 (Fall) Mon., Dec 17 (Winter)
Okanagan College will be closed to the public - Mon., Dec 24 at 3 p.m. - Tue., Jan. 1
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon, Sep 3 Tue., Jan 1
College-wide orientation day for academic programs Tue., Sep. 4 -
Classes begin  Wed., Sep. 5 Mon., Jan 7
Last day to register for a course this term Fri., Sep 14 Fri., Jan 18
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for course drop Fri., Sep 14 Fri., Jan 18
Last day to drop a course without a withdrawal being recorded on the student’s record Fri., Sep 14 Fri., Jan 18
Last day to change course registration status from audit to credit Fri., Sep 14 Fri., Jan 18
Last day to process student requests for waiver of medical/dental insurance  Fri., Sep. 21 Fri., Jan 25
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon., Oct 8 Mon., Feb 18
Mid-semester study break (no classes, Saturday classes will be held) - Tue., Feb 19 - Fri., Feb 22
Midterm exam period (distance education courses only) Sat. Oct. 20 - Mon., Oct. 22 Sat., Mar 2 - Mon. Mar 4
Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty  Fri., Oct 26 Fri., Mar 8
Last day to change registration status from credit to audit  Fri., Oct 26 Fri., Mar 8
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for academic programs - Fri., Apr 12
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Sun., Nov. 11 - Mon, Nov 12 Fri. Apr 19 - Mon., Apr 22
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for academic programs Thu., Dec. 6 -
Final exam period (distance education courses) Sat., Dec. 8 - Sun., Dec. 16 Wed., Apr 24 - Mon., Apr 29
Final exam period (face-to face courses) Sat., Dec. 8 - Wed., Dec. 19 Mon., Apr 15 - Mon., Apr 29*
Fees due for next term Mon., Dec. 17 (Winter) Tue., Apr 16 (Summer Session I & II)
Last day to submit final grades  Fri., Dec. 21  Thu., May 2*
End-of-term course(s) for Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma - Mon. Apr 29 - Fri., May 10
End-of-term course for Water Engineering Technology Diploma Year 1 - Tue. Apr 30 - Fri., May 10
End-of-term course(s) for Network and Telecom. Eng. Technology Diploma Year 1 - Wed. May 1 - Tue., May 14
Last day of classes for Electronic Engineering Tech. Diploma program - Fri. May 3
Final exam period for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 7 - Fri., May 17
Statutory Holiday (no classes) - Mon., May 20
Last day to submit final grades for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 21



* except Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma
as of September 24, 2018

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Academic Schedule Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Registration for Fall and Winter TBD TBD
Registration for new students starting in Winter TBD TBD
Fees due Tue., Aug. 13 (Fall) Mon., Dec. 16 (Winter)
Okanagan College will be closed to the public - Tue., Dec 24 at 3 p.m. - Wed., Jan. 1
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon. Sep. 2 Wed., Jan 1
College-wide orientation day for academic programs Tue., Sep. 3 -
Classes begin  Wed., Sep 4 Mon., Jan 6
Last day to register for a course this term Fri., Sep. 13 Fri., Jan 17
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for course drop Fri., Sep. 13 Fri., Jan 17
Last day to drop a course without a withdrawal being recorded on the student’s record Fri., Sep. 13 Fri., Jan 17
Last day to change course registration status from audit to credit Fri., Sep. 13 Fri., Jan 17
Last day to process student requests for waiver of medical/dental insurance Fri., Sep. 20 Fri., Jan 24
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon., Oct 14 Mon., Feb 17
Mid-semester study break (no classes, Saturday classes will be held) - Tue., Feb 18 - Fri., Feb 21
Midterm exam period (distance education courses only) TBD TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty Fri., Oct. 25 Fri., Mar 6
Last day to change registration status from credit to audit Fri., Oct. 25 Fri., Mar 6
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for academic programs - Tue. Apr 9*
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon., Nov. 11 Fri., Apr 10 - Mon., Apr 13
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for academic programs Wed., Dec. 4 -
Final exam period (distance education courses) TBD TBD
Final exam period (face-to face courses)  Sat., Dec. 7 - Wed., Dec. 18 Tue., Apr 14 - Tue., Apr 24*
Fees due for next term Mon., Dec. 16 (Winter) Tue., Apr. 20 (Summer Session I & II)
Last day to submit final grades  Mon., Dec. 23 Tue., Apr 28
Okanagan College will be closed to the public Tue., Dec 24 at 3 p.m. - Wed., Jan. 1 -
End-of-term course(s) for Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma - Mon. Apr 27 - Fri., May 8
End-of-term course for Water Engineering Technology Diploma Year 1 - Tue. Apr 28 - Fri., May 8
End-of-term course(s) for Network and Telecom. Eng. Technology Diploma Year 1 - Wed., Apr 29 - Tue., May 12
Last day of classes for Electronic Engineering Tech. Diploma program - Fri., May 1
Final exam period for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 5 - Fri., May 15
Statutory Holiday (no classes) - Mon., May 18
Last day to submit final grades for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 19
* except Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma
as of September 24, 2018

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Academic Schedule Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Registration for Fall and Winter TBD TBD
Registration for new students starting in Winter TBD TBD
Fees due TBD TBD
Okanagan College will be closed to the public - Thu., Dec 24 at 3 p.m. - Sun., Jan. 3
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon. Sep. 7 Fri., Jan 1
College-wide orientation day for academic programs Tue., Sep. 8 -
Classes begin  Wed., Sep 9 Mon., Jan 4
Last day to register for a course this term Fri., Sep. 18 Fri., Jan 15
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for course drop Fri., Sep. 18 Fri., Jan 15
Last day to drop a course without a withdrawal being recorded on the student’s record Fri., Sep. 18 Fri., Jan 15
Last day to change course registration status from audit to credit Fri., Sep. 18 Fri., Jan 15
Last day to process student requests for waiver of medical/dental insurance Fri., Sep. 25 Fri., Jan 22
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Mon., Oct 12 Mon., Feb 15
Mid-semester study break (no classes, Saturday classes will be held) - Tue., Feb 16 - Fri., Feb 19
Midterm exam period (distance education courses only) TBD TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty Fri., Oct. 30 Fri., Mar 5
Last day to change registration status from credit to audit Fri., Oct. 30 Fri., Mar 5
Statutory Holiday (no classes) Wed., Nov. 11 Fri., Apr 2 - Mon., Apr 5
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for academic programs Mon., Dec. 7 Tue. Apr 13*
Final exam period (distance education courses) TBD TBD
Final exam period (face-to face courses) Wd., Dec. 9 - Sat., Dec. 19 Fri., Apr 16 - Tue., Apr 27*
Fees due for next term TBD TBD
Last day to submit final grades Tue., Dec. 2s Tue., Apr 27
Okanagan College will be closed to the public Thu., Dec 24 at 3 p.m. - Sun., Jan. 3 -
End-of-term course(s) for Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma - Mon. Apr 26 - Fri., May 7
End-of-term course for Water Engineering Technology Diploma Year 1 - Tue. Apr 27 - Fri., May 7
End-of-term course(s) for Network and Telecom. Eng. Technology Diploma Year 1 - Wed., Apr 28 - Tue., May 11
Last day of classes for Electronic Engineering Tech. Diploma program - Fri., Apr 30
Final exam period for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 4 - Fri., May 14
Last day to submit final grades for Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma program - Tue., May 18
Statutory Holiday (no classes) - Mon., May 24
* except Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma
as of September 24, 2018

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Okanagan College is on an academic break in the summer (May to August inclusive). Select courses are offered
during condensed 8-week summer sessions at the Kelowna campus only.
SUMMER SESSION I & II 2019 2020 2021
Registration for Session I and II and distance education continuing students starts late February late February late February
Registration for new students starting in Session I and II a nd distance education starts early March early March early March
Fees due for Session I and II and distance education courses Tue., Apr 16 Tue., Apr. 20 TBD
Classes begin for distance education courses Mon., May 6 TBD TBD
Classes begin for Session I courses Mon., May 13 Mon., May 11 TBD
Last day to register for a Session I course Fri., May 17 Fri., May 15 TBD
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for Session I course drop Fri., May 17 Fri., May 15 TBD
Last day to drop a Session I course without a withdrawal being recorded on the student’s record Fri., May 17 Fri., May 15 TBD
Last day to change Session I course registration status from audit to credit Fri., May 17 Fri., May 15 TBD
Last day to register for a distance education course Fri., May 17 TBD TBD
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for course drop (distance education course) Fri., May 17 TBD TBD
Statutory holiday (no classes) Mon., May 20 Mon., May 18 TBD
Last day to withdraw from a Session I course without academic penalty Fri., Jun 7 Fri., Jun 5 TBD
Last day to change registration status for a Session I course from credit to audit Fri., Jun 7 Fri., Jun 5 TBD
Last day of regularly scheduled classes for Session I Fri., Jun 21 Fri., Jun 19 TBD
Midterm exam period (distance education courses) Sat., Jun 22 - Mon., Jun 24 TBD TBD
Last day to submit final grades Session I Mon., Jun 24 Wed., Jun 24 TBD
Last day to drop a course without an academic penalty (distance education course) Fri., Jun 28 TBD TBD
Last day to change course registration status from audit to credit (distance education course) Fri., Jun 28 TBD TBD
Statutory holiday (no classes) Mon., Jul 1 Wed., Jul 1 Thu., Jul 1
Classes begin Session II Tue., Jul 8 Mon. Jul 6 TBD
Last day to register for a Session II course Fri., Jul 12 Fri., Jul 10 TBD
Last day to receive a refund of tuition fees for a Session II course drop Fri., Jul 12 Fri., Jul 10 TBD
Last day to drop a Session II course without a withdrawal being recorded on the student’s record Fri., Jul 12 Fri., Jul 10 TBD
Last day to change Session II course registration status from audit to credit Fri., Jul 12 Fri., Jul 10 TBD
Last day to withdraw from a Session II course without academic penalty Fri., Jul 26 Fri., Jul 31 TBD
Last day to change registration status for Session II from credit to audit Fri., Jul 26 Fri., Jul 31 TBD
Statutory holiday (no classes) Mon., Aug 5 Mon., Aug 3 Mon., Aug 2
Final exam period (distance education courses) Sat., Aug 10 - Thu., Aug 15 TBD TBD
Fees due for next term (Fall) Tue., Aug 13 Mon., Aug 17 TBD
Regular classes and final exams end Session II Mon., Aug 19 Fri., Aug 21 TBD
Last day to submit final grades Session II Wed., Aug 21 Mon., Aug 24 TBD
Application and Admissions Dates:
  • Some programs have specific dates or deadlines by which applications must be received (Nursing, Dental and Business). You must submit your application by the date indicated to ensure that you are considered for the first round of admission offers. For applications received after that date, offers of admission will only be issued if space is available.
  • On the first business day in November each year Okanagan College begins accepting applications for academic programs (Arts, Science, Engineering Technologies, Computer Information Systems) for the following fall.
  • Many other programs also begin accepting applications on the first business day in November for all intakes throughout the subsequent 10 months (Entry-Level Trades Foundation programs, Health programs other than those listed above.)
  • You may apply online starting the first business day in November for Continuing Studies certificate programs. Continuing Studies will accept paper applications more than one year in advance of a program start date. Contact the Continuing Studies office directly.

Most programs accept applications up to the program start. Some programs have multiple start dates throughout the year.

All applicants are urged to apply as early as possible.

Response Time
Okanagan College will strive to respond to your application within 2 - 3 business days. However, during busy times of the year, please allow for up to ten business days for a response.

Distance Education
Distance Education courses begin in September, January, and May. Distance Education students who plan to take courses by distance in subsequent semesters do not need to reapply for admission provided there is no break in study.