Office of the Registrar

After you apply

The admissions process begins when you submit an application to a program and ends when you meet the admission requirements and accept an offer to that program. You must be admitted into a program before moving on to the registration process.

Email admissions (for students that have already applied and are inquiring about their application - please ensure you have checked your application status online before you contact admissions.) Please include your student number and the program and campus to which you have applied, in order to receive faster service.

Salmon Arm: sacampus@okanagan.bc.ca
Vernon: vernoncampus@okanagan.bc.ca
Kelowna: admissions@okanagan.bc.ca
Penticton: pentictionadmissions@okanagan.bc.ca
For international Admissions, please contact intedapps@okanagan.bc.ca

July, August and September are our busiest time of the year and it may take us a while to get back to you. 

We suggest that you browse the OC website and check your myOkanagan account. You may just find an answer to your question.

Your application process

Your login information will be sent via email. 
 
It can take 5-10 business days for your application to show up in your myOkanagan account. 

Most of your questions may be answered by logging into your myOkanagan account regularly. 

In the Applicant section and/or Student section you can:

  • check your application status
  • accept offers
  • pay your application deposit and fees
  • register for courses (add, drop, waitlist)
  • print your T2202 tax receipts
  • order transcripts

Okanagan College is using email as a way of communicating with you and keeping you up to date. Check your myOkanagan account to ensure we have your most current email address on file.

Admissions will send you correspondence by mail and email informing you of outstanding items and deadlines.

Only submit items that are asked for (note: do not get a criminal record check unless requested to do so by the Admissions department)   

Failure to list and provide transcripts from all institutions you attended on your application may be considered an intentional omission and will lead to the cancellation of your application for admission or withdrawal of your offer of admission.

 

Continue to check your application status regularly – offers will be sent by email but will show up in your myOkanagan account first.

Go to the Applicant tab > View My Applications. Remember to decline any additional offers at this time.

 

Additional required items for admission

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the admissions office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Occupational First Aid Level I or Standard First Aid and CPR Level C (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Tuberculin Test

    The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and are due by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan.

  • Criterion Reference Form
  • Dental Assessment
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)

First Aid (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Orientation - T.B.A
  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the admissions office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • English Competency Self Declaration Form
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and Food Safe (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Tuberculin Test

    The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and are due by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan.

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Orientation (This is mandatory and you will be advised by admissions on when it will take place)
  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Immunizations and Tests (The completed Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.) 
  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the admissions office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Requisite Skills and Abilities (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR level C  (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the admissions office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid and CPR level C  (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Requisite Skills and Abilities  (This is not an admissions requirement. Return this document to your instructor on the first day of class)

Physician's Report (Medical examination completed within six months prior to program start)

CPR Level C (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)

Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the Continuing Studies office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid and CPR level C  (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)
  • Medical screening for physical fitness
  • Ishihara Colour Test for colorblindness performed by an optometrist.
  • Immunizations and Tests – verified by health care provider
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Occupational First Aid Level I or Standard First Aid and CPR Level C (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)

Negative Tuberculin Test (TB) arranged through your local health unit.

  • Negative Tuberculin Test (TB) arranged through your local health unit.
  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

The results of tuberculin (TB) testing are an admission requirement and must be submitted to the Continuing Studies office by the deadline indicated in myOkanagan. The remainder of the Immunization Record form will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Criminal Record Check: Police (RCMP) checks are not acceptable. Please follow the instructions below.
    If you are 19 or older with credit history or wish to share a recently completed Criminal Record Check use the online Criminal Record Check with access code: RMBGSV4DK8

    If you are under 19 or do not have credit history complete the paper Criminal Record Check form or Sharing Consent to a Criminal Record Check form at any Okanagan College location. Please bring two pieces of government issued ID for verification. For students not located near an OC campus, please request a copy of the form from admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. You can then have your ID verified by any educational institution, bank or professional (eg. physician, lawyer, registered nurse).  Submit a photocopy of ID, with signature of person verifying, along with your completed Criminal Record Check form to Okanagan College via email (admissions@okanagan.bc.ca) or fax (250 862-5466).

  • Standard First Aid and CPR level C  (Proof of enrolment or completion must be received by admissions before the deadline date) (Courses available through Continuing Studies)

How to submit a transcript and interims

If you are currently attending high school in B.C. or the Yukon, you need to request to have a B.C. Diploma Verification sent to the College admissions office at the campus you plan to attend by the deadline indicated in correspondence from the College. The B.C. Diploma Verification shows courses completed and courses in progress. Talk to your counsellor or high school office to request it. Mail, fax (Fax Number: 250 862 5466)  or drop off your B.C. Diploma Verification at the Admissions Office of the campus you have applied to, addressed “Attention Admissions.”

You should also complete a Student Transcripts Service (STS). Select Okanagan College as the PSI you want your final transcript sent to. Your transcript will be sent to the College electronically from the Ministry of Education once your grades have been submitted at the end of the academic school year.

Applied to more than one campus?

If you have applied to more than one campus, you can submit your official transcripts to any admissions office at a campus you applied to. We only need one transcript, each campus doesn't need a copy.

If you are currently in high school outside of B.C. or the Yukon you will need to request your interim transcript be sent to the College admissions office for the campus you are applying to. You can request your interim transcript from your high school. This can be mailed or faxed (Fax Number: 250 862 5466), we require both front and reverse side of transcript with a cover sheet when faxed, from your school and/or the Ministry of Education  to the College Admissions Office, addressed "Attention: Admissions," to the campus you are applying to by the deadline date indicated on your offer of admission.

You will need to contact the Ministry of Education (for your province) and order your transcript to be sent to the College after your final grades have been submitted. You can do this online with most Education Ministries. Search online for the Ministry of Education for your province and review their website to find out how to request a transcript.

Transcripts must be mailed in a sealed unopened envelope from the Ministry of Education in order to be accepted as official. They can be sent to the College Admissions Office, addressed "Attention: Admissions," to the campus you are applying to by the deadline date indicated on your offer of admission.

Applied to more than one campus?

If you have applied to more than one campus, you can submit your official transcripts to any Admissions Office at a campus you applied to. We only need one transcript, each campus doesn't need a copy.

If you have been out of high school for two years or more you will need to contact your school district, the Ministry of Education, or the post-secondary institution you last attended and request that your transcript be sent to the College admissions office. Transcripts must be mailed in a sealed unopened envelope from your school district, the Ministry of Education, or the post-secondary institution you attended in order to be accepted as official. Transcripts can also be faxed to the College (Fax Number: 250 862 5466), note that we require both front and reverse side of transcript with a cover sheet when faxed. Transcripts should be sent to the College Admissions Office of the campus you are applying to, addressed "Attention: Admissions," by the deadline date indicated on your offer of admission.

Helpful links

BC School District Contacts
BC Ministry of Education Transcript Request

Currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution?

If you are currently enrolled in at another post-secondary institution and interim transcript have been requested, you will need to request these from your current school and have them sent via mail in a sealed, unopened envelope or faxed (Fax Number: 250 862 5466) with a cover and back sheet in order to be accepted as official.

Currently enrolled in high school

An interim high school transcript of grades (or BC Diploma Verification Record – BC DVR for BC/Yukon high school students) is required.

The deadline date to submit your interim transcript or BC DVR is February 28 by 4:30 p.m.

We require your interim transcript for two reasons:
1. Grades for completed Grade 11 & 12 courses will be used in ranking. (See more detail here)
2. Ensure Grade 12 courses in progress meet admission requirements. We do NOT require interim grades for courses underway.

Speak with your high school counsellor or office to have these interim transcripts submitted by fax to 250-862-5466 or emailed as a pdf attachment to admissions@okanagan.bc.ca. Your school may choose to put it into a sealed school envelope for you to deliver to the College in person.

Currently enrolled in adult basic education (ABE) courses

Only completed Grade 11 & 12 courses will be included in the ranking process. If you are currently enrolled in adult basic education courses that are admission requirements, you must submit proof of registration – including date of anticipated completion. Okanagan College students do not need to submit proof of registration. All upgrading courses must be completed by April 30.

Students who have completed high school, adult basic education upgrading, or post-secondary courses

If you have completed high school, order your transcripts through your high school or your provincial Ministry of Education.

If you have completed ABE and/or post-secondary courses, order your transcripts from your post-secondary institution to be sent to Okanagan College Admissions, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8.

If not submitted by February 28 by 4:30 p.m., your application will be cancelled. Cancelled applications will not be reactivated.

Currently enrolled in high school

An interim high school transcript of grades (or BC Diploma Verification Record – BC DVR for BC/Yukon high school students) is required.

The deadline date to submit your interim transcript or BC DVR for the September start is February 28 by 4:30 p.m.

The deadline date to submit your interim transcript or BC DVR for the January start is July 31 by 4:00 p.m.

Speak with your high school counsellor or office to have these interim transcripts submitted by fax 250-862-5466, mailed to Okanagan College Admissions, 1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 4X8, emailed as a pdf attachment to  admissions@okanagan.bc.ca  or your school may choose to put it into a sealed school envelope and the student may then bring it to the College in person.  

Please make sure that: 

  • All final and/or interim grades have been submitted for all academic courses. If interim Grade 12 grades are not available, please submit final Grade 11 grades. 
  • If not, see each of your teachers and have them enter the current grade percentage and initial beside their entry on the transcript.
  • Take back to your school counsellor or office and have them submit the interim by one of the methods listed above.
  • These grades must be submitted by the high school in any one of the methods listed above. Anything submitted that has been opened by the student will not be accepted.

Every academic course must have a grade (either an interim or a final grade). If there is no grade, the GPA cannot be calculated and you would then be considered inadmissible. Your application will be cancelled. Cancelled applications will not be reactivated.

Currently enrolled in only adult basic education courses

An interim transcript of grades is required.

The deadline date to have your interim grades submitted for September start is February 28 by 4:30 p.m.

The deadline date to submit your interim transcript or BC DVR for January start is July 31 by 4:00 p.m.

Have your post-secondary institution professor, instructor or teacher submit a pdf attachment to admissions@okanagan.bc.ca any and all ABE interim percentage grades. For Biology courses, this percentage grade must also include the lab.

Please make sure that:

  • You see each of your teachers, instructors or professors to have them submit your interim ABE grade(s) by the method above.
  • These grades must be submitted by the secondary/post-secondary institution. Anything coming otherwise will not be accepted.

Every academic course must have a grade (either an interim or final grade). If there is no grade, the GPA cannot be calculated and you would then be considered as inadmissible. Your application will be cancelled.  Cancelled applications will not be reactivated.

Currently enrolled post-secondary students with upgrading courses

For the September intake Interim grades are only required for upgrading courses. The deadline date to have your interim grades submitted is February 28 by 4:30 p.m.

For the January intake Interim grades are only required for upgrading courses. The deadline date to have your interim grades submitted is July 31 by 4:00 p.m.

Have your post-secondary institution submit an official final or interim transcript showing final grades for courses completed and interim grades for courses in progress.

Have your post-secondary institution professor or instructor, or teacher submit by pdf attachment to admissions@okanagan.bc.ca any and all course interim percentage grades. For Biology and Chemistry courses, this percentage grade must also include the lab.

Please make sure that:

  • Interim grades must be issued on or after February 6.
  • See each of your instructors or professors to have them submit your interim grades by the method above.
  • These grades must be submitted by the post-secondary institution. Anything coming otherwise will not be accepted.

Every course must have a grade (either an interim or final grade). If there is no grade, the GPA cannot be calculated and you would then be considered as inadmissible. Your application will be cancelled. Cancelled applications will not be reactivated.

Meet required admission items through testing

See below to learn more about the options that are available through testing to meet required admission items for the one of more of the programs you have applied to.

Satisfactory standing in basic math and reading tests can be used to meet the entrance to most Entry Level Training (Trades) programs. Please see individual program listing for admission requirements to your program.

To find out more about test dates and how to schedule a test in your area, please see our information sheet. Please also review our sample test (PDF).

Applicants wishing to enter some Adult Academic and Career Preparation (Adult Basic Education) courses may be required to complete a skills assessment test if they do not meet specific course prerequisites or to determine the level which would best suit their needs. Assessment dates and times are available at the Registrar's Office, campus offices, or online. Also see AACP programs in the calendar for more information.

This online challenge test can be arranged through Continuing Studies – cscentral@okanagan.bc.ca

Testing times and dates are available at the Kelowna Testing Centre or Regional Campus counselling offices. Find out more about some of the diagnostic exams on the Kelowna Testing Centre's website.

Mathematics Diagnostic Test

Any person requesting admission to the following programs (see chart below), must demonstrate proficiency in the indicated area of Mathematics. The indicated diagnostic test may be used to satisfy the math admission requirement.

Culinary Management Diploma
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test) 
16/25 

Associate of Science Degree  
Calculus Readiness Test
16/25

Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test)
20/25

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Business Administration Diploma
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test) 
16/25

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
64%

Commercial Aviation Diploma
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test) 
16/25

Computer Information Systems Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 12 Challenge Exam
70%

Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%
 

Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Math 11 Challenge Exam 
70%

Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenege Exam
70%

Water Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
85%

Book your keyboarding/typing test through the Testing Centre - Here

For applicants who are outside the OC region, they must find an invigilator in their area. The results need to be sent to admissions@okanagan.bc.ca by the invigilator.

All Office Administration testing is done by appointment only. To find out more about entrance tests and how to schedule a testing appointment, please see our information sheet.

Equivalent high school courses - Canada

Applicants educated outside of B.C. are required to present qualifications equivalent to those required for B.C. students. Applicants must present competitive grades in program specific prerequisite subjects, which vary by program. See the calendar for your program requirements.

Please note that Okanagan College reserves the right to be the final arbitrator of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis.

Instructions for using the charts below:

  1. Look up the B.C. course required for your program.
  2. Select your province or territory. If yours is not listed, please contact admissions to find out about high school course equivalencies.
  3. Find the equivalent course(s).
  4. If no equivalent course is listed, we may not have evaluated your province's or territory's course. Please contact admissions to find out more.
  5. Advanced Placement courses may be substituted for required courses.

Alberta, NWT & Nunavut

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English Language Arts 30-1 or English 30
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples English Language Arts 20-1 or English 20
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Pure Math 30 or Math 30 (Algebra)
Pre-Calculus 12  Math 30-1 
Calculus 12 Math 31
Applications of Math 12 Math 33 or Applied Math 30
Principles of Mathematics 11  Pure Math 20 or Math 20
Pre-Calculus 11  Math 20-1 
Applications of Math 11
Foundations of Math 11
Math 23 or Applied Math 20
Alberta Math 20-2
Foundations of Math 12 Alberta Math 30-2
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12  Alberta Math 30-3
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Alberta Math 20-3
Foundations of Math 10 or Pre-Calculus 10  Alberta Math 10C
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Alberta Math 10-3
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 30
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 30
Physics 12 Physics 30
Biology 11 Biology 20
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 20
Physics 11 Physics 20

Saskatchewan

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

Eng 621A + Wrt 521A or ELA A30 + B30 or ENG A30 + B30 (averaged)

English 11 or English 11 First Peoples English 20
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12

Math B30 + C30 or Algebra 30 + Geo-Trig 30 or A30+B30

Pre-Calculus 12  Pre-Calculus 30
Principles of Mathematics 11 

Math 20 (Core) or Math A20 or Math A30

Pre-Calculus 11  Pre-Calculus 20
Foundations of Math 11 Foundations 20
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12  Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 30
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 20
Foundations of Math 10 or Pre-Calculus 10  Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 30 (to 2015)
2016 onward: Health Sciences 20 AND Biology 30
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 30 (to 2015)
2016 onward: Physical Sciences 20 AND Chemistry 30
Physics 12 Physics 30 (to 2015)
2016 onward: Physical Sciences 20 AND Physics 30
Biology 11 Biology 20 (Core) (to 2015);
2016 onward: Environmental Sciences 20 AND Biology 30
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 20 (Core) (to 2015)
2016 onward: Physical Sciences 20
Physics 11 Physics 20 (to 2015)
2016 onward: Physical Sciences 20 AND Physics 30

Manitoba

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English 40S or English 42A1 or English 42A2
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples

English 30S

   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12

Sen 4 Precal Math 40S or Math 300 or Math 301 or Math 40S PC FI 

Pre-Calculus 12

Pre-Calculus Math 40S 
Applications of Math 12

Applied Math 40S or Math 40SA

Principles of Mathematics 11

Sen 3 Precal (Math) 30S

Applications of Math 11  Applied Math 30S or Math 30SA
Principles of Mathematics 10  Senior 1 Math10F or Senior 2 Math 20S
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 40S or Biology 300 or Biology 301
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 40S or Chemistry 300
Physics 12 Physics 40S or Phy40S
Biology 11 Biology 30S or Bi30S
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 30S or Ch30S
Physics 11 Physics 30S or Phy30S

Ontario

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English 12 (ENG4U or ENG4M; ENG4M is not acceptable for admission to the BSN program)
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples ENG3U
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Adv. Functions & Intro to Calculus (MCB4U) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Applications of Math 12 Math for College Technology (MCT4C)
Principles of Mathematics 11 Functions (MCR3U) or Functions and Applications (MCF3M)
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 12 (SBI4U)
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 12 (SCH4U); SCH4C is not acceptable
Physics 12 Physics 12 (SPH4U or SPH4C)
Biology 11 Biology 11 (SBI3U)
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 11 (SCH3U)
Physics 11 Physics 11 (SPH3U)

Quebec

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

2 English Literature in 601 or 603 series

English 11 or English 11 First Peoples Last 3 digits of Code must start with a 5 to qualify as equal to BC Grade 11
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12

Two of mathematique 201 series

   
Principles of Mathematics 11 Mathematique 534 or 536
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12  Two numbered in 101 Biologie series
Biology 11 Biologie 534 or 536
Chemistry 12 Two numbered in 202 Chimie series
Chemistry 11 Chimie 534 or 536
Physics 12 Two numbered in 203 Physique series
Physics 11 Physique 534 or 536

Newfoundland & Labrador

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples Eng 3101 and one of Eng 3201 or Engl 2302 or as of 2012 Eng 3201 only
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Adv. Math 3201
Principles of Mathematics 11 Math 3204
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 3201
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 3202 or Chemistry 3203
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 142202

New Brunswick

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English 121 or Englisg 122 or Anglais 126B
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples English 112
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Mathematics 120 or Advanced Mathematics (Algebra) 120 or Trig and 3-space 121 and 122 or Functions and Relations 111 and 112 or Mathematics 122
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre-Calculus A120 and Pre-Calculus B120
Foundations of Math 12 Foundations of Mathematics 120
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Financial and Workplace Math 120
Principles of Mathematics 11 MATH 30311 or Geometry and Applications of Math 112 and Functions and Relations 112
Pre-Calculus 11 Pre-Calculus 110
Foundations of Math 11 Foundations of Mathematics 110
Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11  Financial and Workplace Mathematics 110 
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Financial and Workplace Mathematics 10
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 120 or Biology 121 or Biology 122
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 121 or Chemistry 122
Physics 12 Physics 122
Physics 11 Physics 51311

Nova Scotia

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English 441 and English 442 and English 541 or English 12
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Precalc Math 12 or Advanced Math 12
Applications of Math 12
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
 
Math Foundation 12
Mathematics at Work 11
 
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 12
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 12
Biology 11 Biology 11
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 11
Physics 11 Physics 11

Prince Edward Island

ENGLISH  
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples English 121 or Englisg 122 or Anglais 126B
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples English 521A
   
MATHEMATICS  
Principles of Mathematics 12 Mathematics 621 (Algebra)
Principles of Mathematics 11 Mathematics 521A
   
SCIENCES  
Biology 12 Biology 611 or Biology 621
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 611 or Chemistry 621
Biology 11 Biology 521A
Physics 11 Physics 521A

Additional information

High school courses

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Years 1 and 2

Okanagan College reserves the right to make the assessment of acceptable courses as well as inclusion or exclusion for ranking purposes.

BC Courses
B.C. high school curriculum courses in the old and new curriculum can be found in the BC Curriculum Comparison Guide. It also outlines what is considered a science course, a career education course etc.

Locally Developed BAA Courses
Any locally developed Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. BAA courses may be included in the overall average but not the core average.

For example, the following SD23 BAA courses will be included in the overall average.

  • Environmental Sciences 12
  • Canadian Literature 12
  • Psychology 11
  • Psychology 12
  • Statistics 12
  • Health Science 12
  • Holocaust 12

Out-of-Province Courses
Courses taken outside of B.C. or courses taken through older curriculum will be evaluated on an individual basis. Courses from another province that are similar to the BC curriculum will be treated in the manner outlined below. For example, Ontario Psychology 12 will be included in the overall average but not the core average.

Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced placement courses may be weighted more heavily. Only the in-class mark will be used.

Repeat Courses
The better of any repeated courses will be used.

Interim Grades
Interim grades will not be used for the 2021 intake. An interim transcript showing the completed Grade 11 and first term of Grade 12 courses is however required.

Core Average
All courses used to meet the admission requirements plus Grade 11 and 12 mathematics, computation, science and language arts courses. Advanced placement courses in these areas are included and may be weighted more heavily. Interim grades may be used if available.

Included are courses in:

  • English Language Arts (excluding Communications 11 and 12)
  • Mathematics (excluding Workplace Mathematics 11 and Apprenticeship Mathematics 12)
  • Science
  • Computation (Computer Science is included but computation courses listed in the applied design, skills, and technologies category are not)

Overall Average
All Grade 11 and 12 courses except: applied design, skills, and technologies courses; career education courses; physical and health education courses; faith-based courses; most BAA courses; and other courses that Okanagan College assesses and deems not appropriate to include.

In addition to the academic courses required for ranking in the Practical Nursing Program, applicants will be required to complete the PNUR 113 course with a minimum grade of 70 per cent .

Application Process:

Apply online at: www.okanagan.bc.ca/apply

Name of vocational program to apply to: PNUR 113 (for Practical Nursing applicants) Course

Intakes per year: January, May, September

Method of delivery: distance education

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of 67 per cent in a Grade 12 Biology course which includes human anatomy and physiology or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education Biology course. However, students with a minimum grade of 80 per cent in Biology 11 or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education Biology course may take Biology 12 as a corequisite.

Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) are available to students that apply to a program and that have some training or other non-formal experience in the area of the chosen program. For instance, if you have been a chef running a kitchen for a few years and decide to come to Okanagan College for some formal culinary training, you may apply for a PLA on the basis of your years of experience. You may be granted credit for some of the courses in the program based on your experience.

PLA is available for some of courses in the following programs: Administrative Assistant Certificate, Health Care Assistant, Culinary Arts, Business Administration, Continuing Studies, Computer Science and Early Childhood Education.

Please contact the chair of the department that administers your program to determine which courses are available for PLA.

Note that students currently in high school very rarely have the experience necessary to be successful in a PLA.

For further information, please see the College Calendar.

Sponsorship

If you are sponsored to come to school, by an employer, Band, or government agency for example (the sponsorship must be from a third party – it cannot be a relative), your sponsor must provide a letter to Okanagan College. Okanagan College will use this letter to bill your sponsor.

The sponsor letter should contain the following:

  • Full legal name as you are registered at Okanagan College. If you are registered under a different name this will make it difficult for us to determine who the sponsorship is for.
  • Your student number.
  • What type of charges the sponsor is willing to pay on your behalf providing as much detail as possible. These charges could include the non-refundable tuition deposit, tuition fees, mandatory fees, student association fees, books, supplies, material fees or any other billing items.
  • The maximum allowable amount the sponsor is willing to pay per term (if there is a maximum).

The sponsor should also send a copy of the letter to you, so you have a copy on file if you need to show it to the Registrar’s office or Bookstore.

Note: Information will not be released to your sponsor without an information release form signed by you.

All sponsorship letters and documentation can be faxed or mailed to (regardless of the campus you will be attending):

Finance
Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Fax: 250-862-5479
 

All sponsorship letters should be submitted to Finance prior to the fee payment deadline. Your sponsor will then be billed at a later date.
 

RESPs

If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan and wish to access it to pay for your education at Okanagan College, please contact the financial institution that holds your RESPs and inquire what documentation they require from us such as Proof of Enrolment.

Requests for Proof of Enrolment letters signed by the Registrar and all forms that require Okanagan College's input should be submitted to (please allow 7-10 business days for completion):

Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Fax: 250-862-5466

or via email: registration@okanagan.bc.ca

Please include the following in all requests: your name, student number, phone number and the program you are or will be attending as well as instructions what we should do with the completed letter and/or forms (fax or mail to the bank/institution, fax or mail to you or hold for pick up at one of our campuses - please specify which one if applicable).

 

  Institution  What you will need incl. forms
  Heritage Education Funds
Toll free: 1-800-739-2101

Official Transcript and Heritage Verification of Enrolment Form Download Centre

  USC Education Savings Plans
Toll free: 1-800-363-7377
USC Verification of Enrolment Form
  Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan 
Toll free: 1-877-333-7377

CST Verification of Enrolment Form:
Log in to download

  Bank of Montreal
Toll free: 1-800-665-7700
Proof of Enrolment letter
  TD Canada Trust
Toll free: 1-866-222-3456
Proof of Enrolment letter 
  CIBC
Toll free: 1-800-465-3863 
Proof of Enrolment letter 
  National Bank
Toll free: 1-888-483-5628 
Proof of Enrolment letter 
  Royal Bank 
Toll free: 1-800-769-2511 
Proof of Enrolment letter 
  Scotiabank 
Toll free: 1-800-472-6842 
Proof of Enrolment letter 

 

Funding Agencies

If you are dealing with outside agencies please note that these agencies are not sponsors as such and you will be required to complete their application form.

Information that is required to complete the forms can be found on our website (see detailed information on your program in the online Calendar and find fees and costs on the tuition and fees page.

A Visiting Student at Okanagan College is a student who is currently undertaking a program of degree completion at another accredited post-secondary institution.

  • Students are admitted based on a Letter of Permission from the home institution and are permitted to register in specific Okanagan College courses as listed in the Letter of Permission.
  • The Letter of Permission must state the session and year for which it is valid and is valid for one academic year only. And proof of satisfying all course prerequisites.  
  • If subsequent sessions are required, a new Letter of Permission must be submitted. 
  • No transfer credit will be awarded by Okanagan College. The home institution will award the credit dependent on completion requirements.
  • Apply online and select "Visiting Student" for the program selection. See example below:
Need more information?

Arts and Science

If you've been admitted with either a Low English or a Low Math mark, please see additional details on how to meet your requirement(s) below. Visit your myOkanagan account > Applicant tab > View my Applications to find out which mark is low.

Low English Low Math
You will have one year to complete the English requirement. Your options to complete the requirement are:
  • You may take upgrading courses though Okanagan College's Adult Academic and Career Preparation program. We offer English 12 at all our campuses.
  • Look through the Testing page to find alternate ways to meet the requirement.

Under these circumstances you will not be allowed to register in any 1st year English courses.

You will have one year to complete the math requirement. Your options to complete the requirement are:
  • You may take upgrading courses through Okanagan College's Adult Academic and Career Preparation program. We offer Mathematics 12 at all of our campuses.
  • If you have completed Principles of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of 67% you may enrol in Mathematics 120 - Pre-Calculus.
  • You can write the Calculus Readiness Test.
  • Look through the Testing page to find alternate ways to meet the requirement.

Under these circumstances you will not be allowed to register in Math 112; Chem 111; Cosc 111 or Phys 111.

You may also wish to speak with one of our Education Advisors who can help you map out your next steps.

 

Business

If you've been admitted with either a Low English or a Low Math mark, please see additional details on how to meet your requirement(s) below. Visit your myOkanagan account > Applicant tab > View my Applications to find out which mark is low.

Low English Low Math

You will have one year to complete the English requirement. Your options to complete the requirement are:

  • You may take English ENGL 012 at Okanagan College or retake English 12 or TPC 12 through a secondary or alternate school.  See Adult Academic and Career Preparation (AACP) programs and courses listed in the Okanagan College Calendar or your high schools website. 
  • Look through the Testing page to find alternate ways to meet the requirement.

 

Under these circumstances you will only be allowed to register in 3 of the following courses per semester:
 

  • BUAD 111
  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 128
  • ECON 125
You will have one year to complete the math requirement. Your options to complete the requirement are:
  • In the coming year, you may take math upgrading classes through Okanagan College or through a secondary or alternate school.  See Adult Academic and Career Preparation (AACP) programs and courses listed in the Okanagan College Calendar or your high school’s website. 
  • You may also complete an equivalent course by distance education, or write the Okanagan College Math Diagnostic Test (MDT).  You’ll find further information on the MDT, including sample questions, on the Okanagan College website here:  Testing Centre

 

Under these circumstances you will only be allowed to register in 3 of the following courses per semester:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 128
  • ECON 125
  • A non-business elective

It is strongly suggest that you speak with one of our Business Advisors who can help you map out your next steps.

Contact admissions

Salmon Arm
2552 Trans Canada Hwy. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3
Salmon Arm Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 832-2126
Toll Free: 1-888-831-0341
Fax: 250-804-8850
Email: sacampus@okanagan.bc.ca

Vernon
7000 College Way 
 Vernon, BC V1B 2N5
Vernon Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 545-7291
Toll Free: 1-800-289-8993
Fax: 250-503-2653
Email:  
vernoncampus@okanagan.bc.ca
 

Kelowna
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Kelowna Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 762-5445
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266
Fax: 250-862-5466
Email: admissions@okanagan.bc.ca

 

Penticton
583 Duncan Ave. West
Penticton, BC V2A 8E1
Penticton Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 492-4305
Toll Free: 1-866-510-8899
Fax: 250-490-3950
Email: pentictonadmissions@okanagan.bc.ca