Admissions Requirements

Please make sure that you read and understand the admission requirements for your program before you apply. If you are not sure whether you meet the requirements you can contact a marketing and recruitment specialist covering your region.

Age Requirement:

Applicants must be 18 years of age, or turn 18 during their first semester. Applicants who are 17 years of age may be admitted if they have completed British Columbia Grade 12 or equivalent, or if they wish to study for the summer session only.

English Language Requirement

At Okanagan College admission requirements are program specific. Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required.
How to meet English Language Requirement

Documentation of English Language Proficiency should be sent directly by email to

or Mailed to:
Okanagan College International Admissions
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 4X8

University or College Graduates

Applicants who have successfully completed a recognized Bachelor degree from an accredited institution at which English is the language of instruction may submit their academic transcript for review by Okanagan College. Subject to verification, this degree may be used to meet the English requirement for admission to Okanagan College. In addition to English, all students must meet program specific prerequisites.

Academic Requirements

Proof of high school graduation
If an applicant is under 19 and has not been out of full time high school study for a minimum of one year they must provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent. All other applicants must provide proof of the subject requirements.

Transferring to University

Students have the option of completing some degree programs at Okanagan College, or transferring courses to another university to complete their degrees. Please note that each university has its own admission requirements. Students who wish to study full time in university transfer or college programs must meet the Okanagan College English entrance requirement, as well as any specific program pre-requisites. Please refer to the online Okanagan College Calendar for required pre-requisites.

Degree programs in Canada normally take 4 years to complete; diploma and associate degree 2 years, and a certificate program is 1 year or less.