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Jump Start 2021

Welcome to Okanagan College

We know students have questions about the transition to College and what to expect this fall. Jump Start is a great way to learn all about OC and the services and supports available to you, and guide you through the process of registering for courses.

We’re here to take the stress out of starting school. We want to help you get the answers you need to set you up for success in the coming semester! COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we do things in the world including here at Okanagan College. In the absence of hosting an in-person event, we have designed a series of online experiences to help you get you started this fall.

Step 1: Learn the basics

This interactive presentation below designed by academic advisors covers the basics of "what you need to know" about Okanagan College.

Step 2: Connect with your campus

Click on your campus below to connect with your local advisors or register for webinar sessions relevant to you.

Group Advising Sessions - Arts and Science

The Vernon campus sessions have been designed to support Arts and Science students who are intending to transfer their studies to UBC Okanagan or another post-secondary institution.

Register for your session in advance.

Jump Start - Business

Business students in Vernon are invited to take part in a special Jump Start session:

June 15 at 5 p.m.: Jump Start for Vernon Business students

Arts and Science

Please ensure you watch the Jumpstart video before attending this session. The sessions below will be an overview of the course selection process, how to build a schedule, use the BC Transfer Guide and other useful information for students. Please register for your session below:

Business

Technologies

  • Stay tuned for event details!

Get a head start on fall

These webinars are designed for Penticton, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke students enrolled in the programs specified below to teach them how register for their courses. They will also be introduced to staff in various departments to begin connecting with services they may need to access in the fall. This is an extremely important event to get a head start on the semester in terms of building your schedule and ensuring you get into the classes you need and want to fulfill your educational goals. 

Students must watch the original "Jump Start" video in Step 1 PRIOR to attending this session. That video will provide a foundation for what we can assist you with in this session. Think of this as Part 2 in the process with the original video being Part 1. 

Choose an online session to connect with advisors:

Get a head start on fall

This session is designed to assist students that are attending the Penticton, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke Campus register for their courses. Students will also be introduced to staff in various departments on their home campus, to begin connecting with services they may need to access in the fall.

This is an extremely important event to get a head start on the semester in terms of building your schedule and ensuring you get into the classes you need and want to fulfill your educational goals.

Students must watch the "Jump Start" video in Step 1 PRIOR to attending this session. That video will provide a foundation for what we can assist you with in this session. Think of this as Part 2 in the process with the original video being Part 1. 

Choose one online session to connect with advisors:

Get a head start on fall

How to register for all classes

How to use the BC transfer guide

How to register for, or change your electives

How to access student loans and financial aid