Things you should know

Tuition Fee Payment

For the fall and winter semesters, new students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit before being permitted to register for classes. Please note also that ALL tuition fees must be PAID IN FULL by the tuition fee deadline.


Refund Policy

  • New students receive a full refund minus the tuition deposit up to the end of the second week of classes.
  • There is no refund after the second week of classes.
  • New students can receive a full refund minus the tuition deposit before classes start.
  • There is no refund after the start of classes.

For more information please see Tuition Refund Policy.


Your Address

The International Education Office MUST have your current address. If you move, please fill out the Change of Address form at the office.


Going from EAP to Academic Programs

International students completing EAP and continuing into other programs MUST complete a new application form and submit it to the International Education Office.


Degree and Diploma Programs

To meet the language requirement for entry into academic programs students must have one of the following:

  • Completion of EAP Level 4 at Okanagan College.
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet-based).
  • IELTS overall band 6.5
  • Students must also have completion of the equivalent of grade 12 OR be at least 19 years old and out of high school for one year preceding the program of study.
  • All other international student requirements and program admission requirements apply.
  • Consult the Okanagan College Calendar or an International Education Advisor for more details.


Holy Days

Okanagan College recognizes the diversity of religious practices among its students. If you actively practice a recognized religion, you may request to be absent from classes and/or examinations on formal holy days. You will need to inform your instructors of these holy days on the first week of classes. You should also discuss possible alternative arrangements with them. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your requests. If your absence is approved, you will normally be required to make up any missed work or exams.


About Academic Probation

What is Academic Probation?

The term academic probation is used when a student’s grade and/or grade point average (GPA) is not high enough to the set standards of the College to continue in school. It is not beneficial to be on academic probation as it can bring negative consequences to your educational goals.

  • Achieving a semester grade average of less than 55 % can result in your being put on academic probation.
  • If you are taking academic courses and are failing EAP courses, you may NOT be able to continue taking academic courses in the next semester.
  • If students fail all courses for more than one semester they may not be able to continue their studies at Okanagan College.

For complete information about Academic Probation, please go to

Also, please consult the General Academic Regulations and Policies section for information about admission policies, registration and courses, class attendance, examinations, grading practices, general appeals on academic standing, graduation requirements, academic offenses, student conduct, and electronic communication for students and applicants.