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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on November 1 for entry the following Fall semester, January 16 for the following Winter semester, and February 1 for the following Summer semester. Early application is strongly recommended.

Program Options

Application Fee: $30

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of high school for at least one year)

2. English

One of:

3. Math

A. Students graduating from secondary school in or before 2012

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11
  • equivalent ABE Math course
  • Introductory Math 11 (70%)
  • Applications of Math 11 (60%)

B. Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new Math curriculum

One of:

  • Pre-Calculus 11 (60%)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (60%)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (60%)
  • equivalent ABE Math course (60%)
Admission Advice

1. Admission is competitive. Selection is based on overall average in English 12, Math 11 and two other provincially recognized Grade 12 courses (chosen to your advantage).

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must submit one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based)
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5
  • A Okanagan College English Language Assessment (OCELA) of 6
  • 70% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Business Administration diploma, Commercial Aviation Diploma or Advance Culinary Arts diploma
  • 60% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to Arts, Science, Computer Information Systems, and Engineering Technology programs
  • 70% in English 12 or equivalent for Business programs
  • 60% in English 12 or equivalent for Arts, Science, Engineering Technology, and most diploma programs
  • 50% in an English literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada
  • Level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index for Business or Level 4 for Arts, Science, technology and most diploma programs
  • A degree or diploma from an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction 

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.

Out-of-Province

For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For details on Unclassified Student and Visiting Student admission check here.

How to Apply

For details on applying to Okanagan College check the Become a Student site here.


Block Transfer within OC

Graduates with a Business Administration Diploma may also obtain an OC post-diploma Certificate in Business Administration by completing another 18 credits, of which 15 must be at the second-year level. This certificate may interest students who have completed one option and wish to broaden their studies in a second area. Contact the Department Chair for details.

Final Note: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel within the institution.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: One year of post-secondary study is normally equal to 30 credits.

All program options within the Business Administration Diploma may lead to the following block transfer opportunities:

  • up to 30 credits within the Bachelor of Arts Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of General Studies Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management Degree - Royal Roads

Special Notes:

Students who have completed the Hospitality Management option within the diploma can receive two years block credit and directly enter the third year of the University of Victoria's Bachelor of Commerce (Hotel and Restaurant Management option) Degree. Entrance requirements include: successful completion of a two-year Business Administration Diploma - Hospitality Management Option with at least a 70% average; some industry experience, such as co-op work terms; a recommendation from an industry representative; and proof of competency in Math and Statistics.

Students in the Management Option may also receive up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree offered by UNBC.

Students interested in any of the above transfer options are strongly advised to confirm transfer requirements with program personnel or an educational advisor.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Transfer Guide. This website offers complete details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.


Block Transfer out of province

Graduates may advance to the University of Lethbridge's Bachelor of Management Degree through its Diploma Admissions Route. This will enable them to complete the degree with two more years of study.

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