Parents & student supporters

Use these tips and resources to support your student in planning for their future.

Parents can help

We know the importance of parents and families in supporting students’ decisions around post-secondary. Here are helpful links to specific information on our website for parents to explore, so they can help their student use our website and resources for planning and applications. 

We work with school districts to host Parents as Education and Career Coaches (PECC) virtual workshops, which provide information and guidance to parents on how best to support their student. For more information, please email us at

Plan & explore education opportunities

Explore the Plan section to find tips, terminology, and resources to understand post-secondary admissions, student services, and finances.

Search education programs

Explore 1,000s of programs offered throughout B.C. Use keywords or apply filters to narrow your search. Review the Fast Facts and Admissions Info tabs for details and visit the school’s website for more information - each institution sets their own admissions fees, intake procedures and application deadlines.

Career exploration

Career planning tools, including assessments and links to WorkBC’s resources.

Review scholarships

Gather information about scholarships provided by various institutions and organizations. Visit each institution’s Financial Aid & Awards page for details on post-secondary funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application information.

Apply for admissions

When students are ready to apply, they can create a free account on the Apply page. Admission for most Fall intake programs open in early October each year. Students can apply to multiple B.C. institutions using their one EducationPlannerBC account.

Contact information for admission offices

For questions about programs, admission requirements, or immigration matters, contact the Admissions or Future Students department at the institution you wish to apply to.

Contact information for private institutions

If students are considering applying to a private institution in B.C., please contact the institution directly for information on their admissions process.