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Associate of Arts Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, May
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

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    City of Castlegar
  • Length
    2 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $4,200 (Year One)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2,400 (Year One)
  • Credential Granted
    • Associate Degree
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Selkirk's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

International students are advised to apply well in advance to allow for appropriate time for Study Permit processing. 

Program Options

Application Fee: $40 Domestic, $100 International

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade)

1. One of:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Mature student status (Minimum 19 years of age at the time of application)
  • Written recommendation from your high school principal if you are under 19 years old
  • Completion of 24 or more post-secondary credits (2.00 GPA)

2. English 12 (60%) or equivalent or

  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = at least a score of Level 4 


Admission Advice 
 

1. If English is not your first-language or if your primary education is not in English, you are required to provide proof of English language proficiency.

2. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called prerequisites) which are listed within Selkirk College’s course description. Some courses have recommended or required course prerequisites.  Check course prerequisites before registering individual courses.

3. If you do not meet the admission and/or course prerequisites, it is still possible to start the program by taking a combination of academic upgrading and university courses in your first year. This may extend the length of your program.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Selkirk's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores) for entry to Selkirk College University-Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs:

  • English 12 or equivalent
  • A "C+" grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • TOEFL iBT = overall score of 80
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = score of 4
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) = score of 110 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall); or score of 105 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0); note: DET scores are accepted on a temporary basis when in-person testing services are not available

Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

Verify with Selkirk College directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

General Admission Requirements:

One of:

  • BC high school graduation or equivalent
  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of application
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your secondary school's Principal

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Verify with Selkirk College directly. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Out-of-Province

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. 

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program including the English 12 requirement. 

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not have BC high school graduation, you may still qualify for general admission in one of the following ways:

  • Be 19 years of age or older, or
  • Be under 19 years of age and have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Program-specific admission requirements for Selkirk College's programs are detailed in each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College. 

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to Selkirk College.