Updated: May 26, 2020 – 2:40 pm
We understand this is a stressful time for you as you prepare for your future studies at BCIT. During these uncertain times, we are committed to ensuring the application process remains as smooth as possible for you. We understand that many of the circumstances you may be facing are beyond your control. Our dedicated team of program advisors and admissions officers are here to help wherever possible. In addition, below you will find answers to many frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, applications are still open for many programs. Visit the Program Availability page to see a full list. Admissions officers are working remotely and continue to provide the same level of customer service standards. Some programs have application submission deadlines, and, where appropriate, these programs are extending their deadline or adding additional deadlines to allow more time for you to apply. Please see your program’s Program Entry page for specific deadline changes.
Yes, the Fall 2020 term is still going ahead as scheduled, and most courses will be delivered fully or partially online. This will vary by program, depending on the degree of learning that requires the use of specific equipment, tools, or facilities that cannot be replicated in an online environment. The situation will evolve over the summer, and BCIT will continue to adapt as needed to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As decisions are made, program areas will be communicating with students to provide specific information for those courses that will include some component of face-to-face learning.
No, BCIT’s application process is fully online, and you can submit all your documents online with your application. Visit Submitting Transcripts & Supporting Documents for more information. If original documents are required for verification purposes, we will contact you by email.
The entrance requirements remain unchanged since they are important to ensure you will be successful in your program. However, we understand your concerns, and we are exploring alternate ways to meet certain requirements. If your application is incomplete, and you are having difficulty meeting a requirement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your admissions officer by email so they can provide you with alternatives. You can find their contact information in your myCommunication letters in your myBCIT account.
We understand that many English proficiency test centers have limited their in-person testing. We are temporarily accepting results from tests you can take at home, such as the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition, IELTS Indicator, Pearson Versant Student Placement Test, and the Duolingo English Test. You may also complete the online ISEP program or select BCIT online PELD courses. See English Requirements for details.
Online assessment tests are now available for most tests. We are working hard to offer alternatives for the remaining tests. Please see below for details.
|If you need:||We recommend you take:|
|Biology 12||BHSC 0012 – Biology 12 Challenge Exam|
|Chemistry 11||CHEM 0110 – Chemistry 11 Challenge Exam|
|Chemistry 12||CHEM 0120 – Chemistry 12 Challenge Exam|
|Math 11||MATH 0110 – Math 11 Competency Test|
|Math 12||MATH 0120 – Math 12 Competency Test|
|OPMT 0198||MATH 0110 – Math 11 Competency Test|
|Physics 11||We are working on providing alternate testing. For now, please contact your admissions officer.|
|Physics 12||We are working on providing alternate testing. For now, please contact your admissions officer.|
|Trades Entry Assessments:
All trades entry assessments are expected to resume on May 18th, while following advice from the Provincial Health Officer. Once available, please see Trades Entry Assessment for details. If your program requires testing to be completed before May 18th, please contact your admissions officer.
Yes, you can apply based on your midterm grade unless otherwise stated on your program’s Program Entry page. If you don’t have your Grade 12 midterm grades, you can apply with your Grade 11 final report card and your confirmed Grade 12 timetable. See High School Applicants and Using Your Midterm Grades for details.
We understand that many secondary and post-secondary schools have changed their teaching practices and moved to online delivery. We will continue to accept grades for online courses as shown on your transcript.
We understand that many secondary and post-secondary schools have changed their grading practices. Normally, a “pass” grade meets a 50% grade entrance requirement but not higher. If a program entrance requirement is higher than 50% and your transcript shows a “pass”, please submit your grade history and a letter from your institution stating the change of grading practice with your application. We will do our best to grant you acceptance while ensuring you satisfy the entrance requirements to be successful in your program.
At this time, there are no changes to commitment and tuition fee deadlines. These deadlines vary, so please refer to your acceptance letter for details. If you’re experiencing financial difficulties, please see Student Financial Aid & Awards for information.
It depends on your condition of acceptance. For study permit conditions, please refer to COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for International Students. For other conditions such as Security Worker Licence, immunization review, criminal records checks, Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate, or CPR certificate, please contact your admissions officer to explain your circumstances. You can find their contact information in your Letter of Conditional Acceptance in your myBCIT account under myCommunication. Your admissions officer will advise you accordingly, depending on the required condition and the program curriculum.
See COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for International Students for information.
If you are a prospective applicant, we encourage you to contact Program Advising for further guidance, program selection, and to discuss how to prepare or strengthen your application. If you have already applied and have questions about your application, we encourage you to contact your admissions officer. You can find their contact information in your myCommunication letters in your myBCIT account.
Visit this page for important updates relating to admissions and check your myBCIT email account regularly. myBCIT is BCIT’s primary method of communicating with you about your application. Within myBCIT, you can use myCommunication to view all of your official correspondence from BCIT. You can also visit Breaking News institute-wide updates.