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Academic Dates & Deadlines

Stay on top of term dates, fee deadlines, exam periods, and other important academic events. Add these dates to your calendar so you don’t lose track.

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Key Dates

September 2020
9 Classes begin for most full-time programs
14 Term start for most Part-time Studies courses
22 Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status
22 Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a refund (less commitment fee)
October 2020
1 Application opening date for most full-time programs
23 Web preview for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
28 Registration opens for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies term
November 2020
12 Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
16 Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for most full-time programs
December 2020
7-11 Final exams for most technologies
11 Last day of classes for most full-time programs
19 Fall term final grades available for most full-time technology programs
January 2021
4 First day of classes for most full-time programs (Term A)
18 Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status
18 Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a full refund (less commitment fee)
February 2021
17 Last day to withdraw from a Term A course and receive a “W” on transcript
March 2021
12 Term A classes end
15-19 Spring Break for most technologies
22 Term B classes begin
April 2021
12 Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for full-term courses
30 Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for Term B courses
May 2021
20-28 Final exams for most technologies
28 Term B classes end
June 2021
TBD Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
5 Winter term final grades available for most full-time technology programs

Additional Dates

 

2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
September 2020
Sep 8 Registration/orientation for most full-time programs (Levels 1, 3, 5, 7)
Sep 9

Classes begin for most full-time programs

Also includes the following programs:

CST – Computer Systems Technology
CIT – Computer Information Technology
TE – Technology Entry

Sep 14 Term start for most Part-time Studies courses
Sep 22

Fee deadline for returning students

For full-time students

Sep 22

Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status

For full-time students

Sep 22

Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a refund (less commitment fee)

For full-time students

Sep 22

Medical Laboratory Science – Fee deadline for returning students

For full-time students

Sep 22

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status

For full-time students

Sep 22

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to withdraw from program

For full-time students

October 2020
Oct 5

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (Level 4)

For full-time students

Oct 23 Web preview for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
Oct 28 Registration opens for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
November 2020
Nov 5

Fee deadline for full-time technology programs (Level 1) starting Jan 2021

Also includes the following programs:

CIT – Computer Information Technology
CST – Computer Systems Technology
TE – Technology Entry
Medical Laboratory Science

Nov 12 Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
Nov 13

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (Level 2)

For full-time students

Nov 16

Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

December 2020
Dec 7-11

Final exams for most technologies

For full-time students

Also includes the following programs:

Nursing BSN
CST – Computer Systems Technology
CIT – Computer Information Technology
Computer Systems (BTECH)
TE – Technology Entry
Medical Radiography
Medical Laboratory Science

Dec 11 Classes end for most full-time programs
Dec 18

Master of Engineering in Building Science – Term 3 Classes End

For full-time students

Dec 19

Fall term grades available on myBCIT website

For full-time technology students

January 2021
Jan 4 Classes begin for most full-time programs (Term A)
Jan 18

Fee deadline for returning students (Levels 2, 4, 6, 8)

For full-time students

Jan 18

Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a refund (less commitment fee)

For full-time students

Jan 18

Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status

For full-time students

February 2021
Feb 17

Last day to withdraw from Term A courses and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

March 2021
Mar 12

Term A classes end

For full-time students

Mar 15-19

Spring Break for most technologies

For full-time students

Mar 22

Term B classes begin

For full-time students

April 2021
Apr 12

Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for full-term courses

For full-time students

Apr 30

Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for Term “B” courses

For full-time students

May 2021
May 20-28

Final exams for most technologies

For full-time students

May 28

Term B classes end

For full-time students

June 2021
Jun 5

Winter term grades available on myBCIT website

For full-time technology students

July 2021
Jul 9 Fee deadline for Sept 2021 (Levels 1, 5, 7)