After You Apply
You've chosen what you want to study and submitted your application to BCIT. And now you have questions about what happens next.
How will BCIT communicate with me about my application?
myBCIT is BCIT’s primary method of communicating with you about your application. Within myBCIT, you can check your application status and use myCommunication to view all of your official correspondence from BCIT. Some correspondence is time sensitive so make sure you check myBCIT often, both during the application process and throughout your studies at BCIT.
When will I receive communication about my application?
Once you submit your online application, a letter will be sent to you by mail confirming that we have received your application. This letter will identify your BCIT student number, BCIT email address and instructions on how to log in to your myBCIT account.
Our goal is to have an admissions officer assess your application, update your application status, and send correspondence to myCommunication within 4 weeks.
When will I receive a decision on my application?
For most first-qualified first-accepted programs, you will receive a decision within 4 weeks of submission. For most competitive programs, you will receive a decision several weeks after the application deadline date.
To find out if your program is competitive, find your program and review the program entry details.
What is the wait-list process for trades programs?
If you meet all of the entrance requirements for a trades program, you will be placed on the wait-list for the next available seat. When a seat becomes available, Admissions will contact you by phone to confirm your interest in the seat. If you are unavailable, Admissions will:
- Leave a voice mail or message with someone, if available, and
- Send correspondence to myCommunication
You must then contact Admissions within three days of us leaving the message to confirm your interest in the seat.
If you provided a non-Canadian phone number: Admissions will not contact you by phone or leave a message. When a seat becomes available, we will only send correspondence to myCommunication, which triggers a notification to your personal email account. You must then contact Admissions within three days of us sending correspondence to myCommunication to confirm your interest in the seat.
If you decline or do not respond to the first offer, your application will be returned to the waitlist. Admissions will contact you again when a seat becomes available. If you decline or do not respond to the second offer, your application will be withdrawn and you will need to re-apply.
What happens if I’m accepted?
You will receive a letter of acceptance through myCommunication. To confirm the offer, you must pay the commitment fee within 2 weeks of the date of acceptance. Payment methods and deadline date are listed in your letter of acceptance.
Please note: If we do not receive your commitment fee by the deadline, you will lose the seat and your application will be withdrawn.
International applicants: A formal letter of acceptance will be sent to you by mail (within Canada) or courier (outside of Canada) once you pay the commitment fee. Please ensure your address is kept up-to-date at all times. This letter of acceptance is required for study permit application or extension.
What does it mean if my status is “insufficient”?If you submit your application and are missing one or more requirements, your application status will be updated to “insufficient” and you will receive myCommunication correspondence stating that you must provide proof of meeting the missing requirement(s) by whichever of the following deadlines occurs first:
- 60 days
- the program’s application deadline, or
- the progam’s start date
- During the time your status is “insufficient”, a seat will not be held for you, and you will not be placed on the waitlist.
- There is no guarantee that a seat will be available once you submit proof of meeting the missing requirement(s).
- You cannot provide the required proof by the deadline.
- The program becomes full and closed before you submit proof of meeting the missing requirement(s).
Where to get more information
From application to graduation, your myBCIT account puts you in direct communication with BCIT's Registrar's Office.