If you have completed a degree, a diploma or a substantial amount of course work in a specific program, you may qualify for advanced placement into a full-time program. If approved, you would be awarded credit for a portion of a program. To be considered for advanced placement, indicate on your application form that you have already completed equivalent lower-level courses.
Even when you’re granted transfer credit, most applicants are required to do additional course work before starting at the advanced level. So when applying for advanced placement, allow time for your application to be assessed and to take courses before the start of your advanced studies.Acceptance into advanced placement is dependent on many factors: seat availability, meeting course equivalencies, department approval, competitiveness and application and document submission with sufficient time for review.
You may wish to review BCIT’s Transfer Credit guide for courses that may be acceptable. For additional information, see the frequently asked questions about advanced placement or contact Admissions - Advanced Placement at 604-432-8230 or Program Advising.
Apply early for advanced placement
You should apply for advanced placement as early as you can. Assessment of applications containing overseas documents may take several months. BCIT accepts applications:
- From November 15 onward
for programs starting the following September
- From February 1 onward
for programs starting in January
If your transcripts are from outside of Canada, the US or England, you may also be required to submit an International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) report with your application. Call Admissions – Advanced Placement at 604-432-8230 to learn what type of report to request.
If you have interrupted full-time studies at BCIT and wish to re-enter your program, you must resolve any previous academic difficulties and submit an application into the level at which you would like to resume your studies. Your admission will depend on:
- seat availability
- time elapsed since your first enrolment (be prepared to repeat courses in which the material has changed significantly since you completed them)
- program approval
For complete details, select an information sheet from the list of technology programs below. For information on advanced placement for Trades or Technical Studies programs contact a program advisor.
Advanced Placement information sheets
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- Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast and Online Journalism
- Business Information Technology Management
- Business Management
- Business Operations Management
- Financial Planning
- General Insurance and Risk Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business Management
- Marketing Management
- Radio Arts and Entertainment
Computing and Academic Studies
- Computer Information Technology – January (Level 2)
- Computer Information Technology – September (Level 3)
- Computer Systems Technology
Construction and the Environment
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics and Robotics
- Other Technology Programs