Program Declaration Request

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016.

To take many of the courses or programs offered through part-time studies, you are not required to apply in order to be accepted. In most cases, you can simply choose the courses you want, register, and then pay your fees.

If you plan to complete one of the many programs offered through part-time studies, you need to declare. It's a good idea to complete two or three courses before submitting your program declaration. For further advice, contact a part-time studies program advisor.

Refer to your program's Entry page for more specific instructions to ensure your request is complete.

Step 1: Choose your program

What is your passion? What is your career goal? Knowing what you want to study is the first step.

Step 2: Meet the entrance requirements

To be successful in BCIT's fast-paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that you have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. English requirements are program-specific. Find your program online and refer to the program entry details.

If your course or program does not have a specific English requirement, two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success.

For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Many courses needed to complete a program have prerequisites that are listed in the course description. Before registering, it is your responsibility to ensure you have completed the course(s) or can provide proof that you have skills and knowledge equivalent to those listed.

Step 3: Submit a program declaration

Declare your part-time studies program online.

Step 4: Receive notification

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Program declaration requests take approximately 8 weeks to process.