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Admission Equivalencies

BC & Yukon High School

Use these BC and Yukon high school equivalencies to see if your courses can be used to meet your program’s entrance requirements. Search the program catalogue to check your program’s requirements.

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
English Studies 12 or
English First Peoples 12
English 12 (previous stream) or
English Literature 12 (previous stream)
Note: Communications 12 (previous stream) at 67% is equivalent to English 12 (previous stream) at 50%
Science Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Anatomy and Physiology 12 Biology 12 (previous stream)
Chemistry 12 See BCIT’s upgrading courses and assessments.
Physics 12
Math Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Pre-Calculus 12 Principles of Math 12 (previous stream) or
Math 12 (previous stream)
Foundations of Math 12 Applications of Math 12 (previous stream)

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Composition 11 or Creative Writing 11 or
Literary Studies 11 or
New Media 11 or
Spoken Language 11 or
English 11 First Peoples
English 11 (previous stream) or
English 11 First Peoples (previous stream) or
Technical and Professional Communications 11 (previous stream)
Science Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Life Sciences 11 Biology 11
Chemistry 11 See BCIT’s upgrading courses and assessments.
Physics 11 Combination of Applications of Physics 11 (previous stream) and Applications of Physics 12 (previous stream)
Math Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Pre-Calculus 11 Principles of Math 11 (previous stream) or
Math 11 (previous stream)
Foundations of Math 11 Applications of Math 11 (previous stream)
Workplace Math 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or
Essentials of Math 11 (previous stream) or
Any Math 11 (previous stream)

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Other Acceptable BC and Yukon High School Courses
Foundations of Math 10 and Pre‐Calculus 10 or
Workplace Mathematics 10
Principles of Math 10 (previous stream) or
Applications of Math 10 (previous stream) or
Any Math 10 (previous stream)

High school graduation credentials

The following credentials are acceptable for high school graduation:

  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma)
  • British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD)
  • General Educational Development (GED)

High school graduation is a preferred requirement for admission; BCIT strongly recommends it for career success. For most programs, applicants who have not graduated from high school will be considered for admission if they meet or exceed program entrance requirements.