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Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $28.68

A. For Entry into Year One

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 12 (73% grade in last five years)
  • English 12 First Peoples (73% grade in last five years)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) score (level 5 in last two years)
  • ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • ESAL 0570 and 0580 (C+)

Non-Academic

  • be at least 19 years old by December 31 of the Fall semester
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • attendance at an orientation session is recommended (topics covered include program information, costs, and career opportunities)
  • two letters of reference. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.
  • Criminal Record Check (for practicum)
B. For Direct Entry into Year Two

Academic

1. One of the following with at least a 2.67 ("B-") average:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate
  • Social Services Certificate
  • related certificate (considered on an individual basis).

Non-Academic

  • two letters of reference*. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.
  • about 200 hours of experience (paid or volunteer) related to the human service field is recommended
  • basic keyboarding and computer literacy skills are strongly recommended

Note (*): References are not needed if you graduated from TRU's Social Services, Community and School Support or Early Childhood Education program with at least a 2.67 GPA.

English Language Requirements

Summary

For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based) with no section below 20 or 570 (paper based) with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands below a 6
  • A Language Proficiency Index score of Level 6
  • A MELAB score of 81
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below a 4
  • A CAEL score of 70 with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is judged that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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