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Become a Student During COVID-19
Admissions during COVID-19
Updated: May 20, 2020
We are committed to ensuring the application and admission process remain as smooth as possible. We are working hard to ensure your application will be evaluated fairly, even if you have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19.
We have made a number of changes to our campuses and services as we continue to maximize social distancing, and to protect the health and safety of our community.
Below you will find answers to many frequently asked questions. For more on how Okanagan College addresses COVID-19, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/covid19. For more on the admission process and other things related to becoming an OC student, start with the Frequently Asked Questions below, then check out www.okanagan.bc.ca/becomeastudent.
Admissions during COVID-19
If you wish to defer to Fall 2021, you will need to reapply on October 1, 2020 when applications for 2021-22 open.
For the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, the College will accept Duolingo as an option for domestic and International students for English admission requirements, meeting prerequisites, and for placement in English Language/English for Academic Purposes levels. The following are the requirements for admission:
- Duolingo score of 110 for English 12 with 70%
- Duolingo score of 105 for all other English requirements
Duolingo will not be accepted for Health Care Assistant, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, or Pharmacy Technician. For any other health programs, please contact your campus or email firstname.lastname@example.org more information. The test is available online anytime: www.englishtest.duolingo.com
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 other than in Kelowna, please contact continuing studies for information about your application. For Kelowna continuing studies application, please contact Kelowna admissions email@example.com.
Classes may involve participation through video and audio content using various platforms such as Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Suite, as well as attending classes in person while maintaining provincially mandated social distancing protocols.
The College is currently working on plans for how this could be implemented and will communicate to applicants and students how their course(s) will be delivered before classes begin.
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