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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

January 2020
6 First day of classes for most full-time programs (Term A)
20 Last day to apply for course credit/change registration to “audit” status
20 Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a full refund (less commitment fee)
February 2020
12 Last day to withdraw from a Term A course and receive a “W” on transcript
14 Web preview for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
19 Registration for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
March 2020
4 Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
6 Term A classes end
9-13 Spring Break for most technologies
16 Term B classes begin
April 2020
6 Term start for most Part-time Studies courses
14 Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for full-term courses
29 Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for Term B courses
May 2020
14-22 Final exams for most technologies
22 Term B classes end
22 Web preview for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
27 Registration opens for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
30 Winter term final grades available for most full-time technology programs
June 2020
TBD Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
September 2020
9 Classes begin for most full-time programs
14 Term start for most Part-time Studies courses
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
TBD Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (January to March) Part-time Studies courses
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

Additional Dates

2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
January 2020
Jan 2

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Co-op workterm begins

For full-time students

Note: Co-op dates are subject to change. The Co-op terms never start on a particular date as it depends on the employer.

Jan 2

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Modified programs – timetabling/registration

For full-time students

Jan 3

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Orientation for 1st Term Students

For full-time students

Jan 6

NURSING (BSN) – Registration/orientation and classes begin (All Levels)

For full-time students

Jan 6

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Winter Co-op work term begins

For full-time students

Jan 6 Classes begin for most full-time programs (Term A)
Jan 6

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Registration / orientation and classes begin (Terms 2 – 4)

For full-time students

Jan 6

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Registration/orientation (Level 1)

For full-time students

Jan 6

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Term 2 Classes Begin

For full-time students

Jan 7

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Registration / orientation and classes begin (Term 1)

For full-time students

Jan 17

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Fee deadline for returning students

For full-time students

Jan 17

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Modified programs – last day to change sections

For full-time students

Jan 17

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – 1st term students – Last day to withdraw from programs and receive a full refund (less commitment fee)

Last day to receive a full refund (less commitment fee) for 1st term students

Jan 17

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Last day to withdraw

For full-time students

Jan 17

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status

For full-time students

Jan 20

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

For full-time students

Also includes the following programs:
CST – Computer Systems Technology
CIT – Computer Information Technology
Full-Stack Web Development
COMPUTER SYSTEMS (BTECH)
Master of Engineering in Building Science
Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science
TE – Technology Entry
Medical Radiography
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science

Jan 20

NURSING BSN – Last day to withdraw (All Levels)

For full-time students

Jan 20

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

For full-time students

Jan 20

NURSING BSN – Fee deadline for returning students (All Levels)

For full-time students

Jan 20

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

Receive a full refund (less commitment fee)

For full-time students

Also includes the following programs:
CST – Computer Systems Technology (returning students)
CIT – Computer Information Technology (returning students)
Full-Stack Web Development
COMPUTER SYSTEMS (BTECH)
Master of Engineering in Building Science
Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science
TE – Technology Entry
Medical Radiography
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science

Jan 20

Fee deadline for returning students (Levels 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9)

For full-time students

Also includes the following programs:
CST – Computer Systems Technology
CIT – Computer Information Technology
Full-Stack Web Development
COMPUTER SYSTEMS (BTECH)
Master of Engineering in Building Science
Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science
Medical Radiography
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science

February 2020
Feb 12

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

For full-time students

Feb 14 Web preview for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
Feb 19 Registration for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
Feb 24

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Term 3 (BSNC 3000, BSNC 3020) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

Feb 24

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Term 3 (BSNC 3030) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

March 2020
Mar 2

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Term 1 (BSNC 1000, BSNC 1020, BSNC 1055) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

Mar 2

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (Terms 2, 4 – 9)

For full-time students

Mar 4 Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (April to August) Part-time Studies courses
Mar 6

Term A classes end

For full-time students

Mar 9

NURSING (14 Week Term) – Term 1 (BSNC 1030) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

Mar 9-13

Spring Break for most technologies

For full-time students

Mar 16

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for all 15 week courses (All Levels)

For full-time students

Mar 16

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for all 15 week courses (All levels)

For full-time students

Mar 16

Term B classes begin

For full-time students

Mar 16

Full-Stack Web Development – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for all 15 week courses (All Levels)

For full-time students

Mar 16

COMPUTER SYSTEMS (BTECH) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for all 15 week courses (All Levels)

For full-time students

Mar 18

Technology Entry – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for all 15 week courses

For full-time students

Mar 20

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for Term A 15 week courses

For full-time students

Mar 23

NURSING (BSN Level) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (All Levels)

For full-time students

April 2020
Apr 6 Term start for most Part-time Studies courses
Apr 6

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (Level 5)

For full-time students

Apr 6-9

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Spring Break

For full-time students

Apr 9 &

Apr 14-17

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Examination week for Term A (15 weeks) courses

For full-time students

Apr 14-17

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Examination week

For full-time students

Apr 14-17

COMPUTER SYSTEMS (BTECH) – Examination week

For full-time students

Apr 14-17

Full-Stack Web Development – Examination Week

For full-time students

Apr 14

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript (Levels 1 & 3)

For full-time students

Apr 14

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

For full-time students

Apr 17

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Term 2 Classes End

For full-time students

Apr 20-24

Technology Entry – Examination Week

For full-time students

Apr 20

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Term B (4 weeks) courses begin

For full-time students

Apr 20

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Co-op workterm begins

For full-time students
Note: Date subject to change.

Apr 20

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Spring term (5 week) begins for non-co-op students

For full-time students
Note: Date subject to change.

Apr 20

Full-Stack Web Development – Spring term (5 week) begins

For full-time students

Apr 23

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Deadline for application for co-op work term starting in January 2021

For full-time students
Note: Date subject to change.

Apr 27

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Term 3 Classes Begin

For full-time students

Apr 29

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

For full-time students

May 2020
May 4-8

NURSING (BSN) – Examination week

For full-time students

May 6

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript for Term B (4 weeks) courses

For full-time students

May 11

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Fee deadline for returning students Term 3

For full-time students

May 11

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status

For full-time students

May 11

Master of Engineering in Building Science & Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Last day to withdraw from programs

Receive a full refund (less commitment fee)

For full-time students

May 14-15 &

19-22

Medical Laboratory Science – Examination week (Level 3)

For full-time students

May 14-15 &

29-22

Final exams for most technologies

For full-time students

May 15

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING – Term B (4 weeks) courses end

For full-time students

May 22

Full-Stack Web Development – Last day of classes (All levels)

For full-time students

May 22

Term B classes end

For full-time students

May 22

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Last day of classes for non co-op students (All levels)

For full-time students

May 22 Web preview for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
May 27 Registration opens for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
May 30

Winter term grades available on myBCIT website

For full-time technology students

June 2020
TBD Release of remaining available seats for upcoming (September to December) Part-time Studies courses
Jun 24

Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

Jun 29

NURSING (BSN) – Spring Term Levels 4 & 5 (NURS8012, NURS8014 & NURS8040) – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

July 2020
Jul 3

Master of Engineering in Building Science – Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” on transcript

For full-time students

Jul 6

Medical Laboratory Science – Classes begin for Level 4

For full-time students

Jul 10

Fee deadline for Sept 2020 (Levels 1, 5, 7)

For full-time students

Also includes the following programs:
Nursing (14 Week Term)
Master of Engineering in Building Science
Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science
CST – Computer Systems Technology
CIT – Computer Information Technology
Full-Stack Web Development
Computer Systems (BTECH)
TE – Technology Entry
Medical Radiography – Level 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 17

Medical Laboratory Science – Last day to apply for course credit / change registration to “audit” status (Level 4)

For full-time students

Jul 17

Medical Laboratory Science – Fee deadline for returning students (Level 4)

For full-time students

Jul 31

Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Term 3 Classes End

For full-time students

August 2020
Aug 4

CST/CIT (DIPLOMA) – Deadline for committing to second 4 month co-op term or returning to school in September 2020

For full-time students

Aug 14

Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science – Term 4 Classes End

For full-time students

Aug 24

NURSING (BSN) – Registration/orientation and classes begin (Levels 2 – 6)

For full-time students

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

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

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

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 18

Master of Engineering in Building Science – Term 3 Classes End

For full-time students