When to Apply

BCIT accepts and processes applications at different times throughout the year. When you should apply depends on the type of program you have chosen:

School of Business

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most full-time technology programs September November 1 until programs fills
Most part-time technology programs
September
January
April
Ongoing throughout the year
Accounting (BTech)

September
January 2 - March 31
January
February 1 - October 31
Part-time Ongoing throughout the year
Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast and Online Journalism
September
November 1 - March 31
Broadcast and Media Communications - Television
September  November 1 - March 31
Business Administration (BBA)
September
January 2 - March 31
Part-time Ongoing throughout the year
Business Management
September
November 1 - June 15
Business Management Studies (BMS)
September
January
May
Ongoing throughout the year
Design Essentials October November 1 until programs fills
April June 1 until programs fills
Digital Animation October November 1 until programs fills
April June 1 until programs fills
Graphic Design
October
November 1 until programs fills
April
June 1 until programs fills
Human Resource Management
September
November 1 - April 15
Marketing Management - Marketing Communications Option
September November 1 - June 15
New Media Design & Web Development October November 1 until programs fills
April June 1 until programs fills
Sustainable Business Leadership September
(FT & PT)
November 1 until programs fills
January (PT) June 1 until programs fills

*or next business day

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most full-time technology programs September November 1 until programs fills
Most part-time technology programs
September
January
April
Ongoing throughout the year
Computer Systems Technology September November 1 until programs fills
January June 1 until program fills
Technology Entry (TE) September November 1 until programs fills
January June 1 until program fills

*or next business day

School of Construction and the Environment

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most trades and technical studies Varies
Ongoing throughout the year
Architectural and Building Technology September November 1 - April 15
Architectural Science (BTech) - Level 5 September
November 1 - April 15
Building Engineering/Building Science, MASc
September
November 1 - May 31
Building Science, MEng
September
November 1 - May 31
Civil Engineering, BEng
September November 1 - April 15
Interior Design (Bachelor)
September November 1 - April 30
Interior Design (Diploma) - Level 3
September November 1 - April 30
International Construction Management, MSc
(apply directly to the department)
September
September 2 - September 1
Renewable Resources (Fish, Wildlife and Recreation)
September November - April 15

*or next business day

School of Energy

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most trades and technical studies Varies Ongoing throughout the year
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology September November 1 until programs fills
January June 1 until programs fills
Electrical Engineering (BEng) September November 1 until programs fills
January June 1 until programs fills
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician (Certificate - Non Co-op)
October
November 1 until program fills
Mechanical Engineering Technology September November 1 until program fills

*or next business day

School of Health Sciences

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most full-time technology programs September November 1 until programs fills
Most part-time technology programs
September
January
April
Ongoing throughout the year
Biomedical Engineering
September
November 1 - April 15
Cardiac Sciences
September November 1 - April 15
January June 1 - October 1
Cardiology Technology
September November 1 - April 15
January June 1 - October 1
Cardiovascular Perfusion 
(next intake in 2015)
January June 1 - October 1
Clinical Genetics Technology September November 1 - March 7
Diagnostic Medical Sonography September November 1 - January 5
Electroneurophysiology
(next intake in 2014)
September November 1 - March 31
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
September
January
April
Beginning May 1, 2014

Medical Laboratory Science January January 1 - June 1
Medical Radiography September November 1 - March 1
Nuclear Medicine September November 1 - April 15
Nursing (BSN)
August
November 1 - April 1
January May 15 - Oct 1
Occupational Health and Safety
September
November 1 - April 4
Prosthetics and Orthotics
(next intake in 2014)
September November 1 - March 1
Radiation Therapy (BTech)
September
November 1 - April 15

*or next business day

School of Transportation

Program Start Application Processing Dates*
Most trades and technical studies Varies Ongoing throughout the year
Airline and Flight Operations - Commercial Pilot May June 1 - March 15 (recommended)
Airport Operations September November 1 until programs fills
Marine Engineering
September November 1 - May 3
Nautical Sciences September November 1 - April 15
*or next business day

Full-time programs

When you're searching for the application details of a particular program, check the title to see if it’s a technology program or trades/technical studies program. Each of these areas has different application processes and times.

Technology programs

Most technology programs accept and process applications during a specific time period each year. Submit your application and supporting documents as early possible within the application processing period for your program.

Trades and technical studies programs

Most trades and technical studies programs accept and process applications throughout the year. Once these programs become full, complete applications are placed on a wait-list (first-come, first-served) for the next available seat.

Full-time degree programs

Many full-time degree programs (including planned/accelerated programs) accept applications from November 1st until the program fills.

Related full-time topics:

Part-time programs

General program declaration

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year. It is a good idea to complete one to three courses that are required for your part-time program before submitting your program declaration application.

Degree program declarations

For many part-time degree programs, applications are accepted through Admissions and processed throughout the year.

Related part-time studies topics:

Apprenticeship

While registration for training is accepted and processed throughout the year, it is a good idea to register early. If courses are full, you should check the training schedule regularly—if you see that a seat is available, contact Apprentice Services and BCIT will register you. Not all apprenticeships keep wait-lists; call the office to inquire.

Related apprenticeship training topics: