In place of the high school entrance requirement, BCIT may accept 3.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institute in the same subject area.
- The course must be at the first year (i.e. 100-level or 1000-level) or higher.
- The percentage grade for the post-secondary course must be at or above the percentage listed in the entrance requirements for your program.
- For example, if your program requires Physics 12 with 67%, you can apply with 67% or higher in Physics 100 (a 3.0 credit post-secondary physics course).
The 3.0 credits is based on a standard course that is part of a four year, 120 credit bachelor’s degree. Credit calculations may vary by post-secondary institution. Generally, an acceptable course is three hours of lecture per week for one 12 – 15 week term (i.e. 36 – 45 hours of instruction).
Note: If you have completed an upgrading course at a post-secondary institution, contact Program Advising to determine if the course will be acceptable to meet your program’s entrance requirements. You may be required to submit a detailed course outline. Upgrading courses are at the high school level (i.e. equivalent to a Grade 11 or Grade 12 course), and are usually 0-level and 0.0 credits.
|BCIT Requirement||Post-Secondary Equivalency|
|3.0 credits of English, humanities or social sciences
|Math: Grade 10, 11 or 12 level
||3.0 credits of linear algebra, pre-calculus or calculus
|Math: Grade 11 or 12 level
||3.0 credits of business math and 3.0 credits of statistics|
|Biology 11||3.0 credits of biology
|Biology 12||3.0 credits of human biology
|3.0 credits of chemistry|
|3.0 credits of physics|
|Percentage required by BCIT
(50% pass scale)
|Acceptable percentage from post-secondary
(50% pass scale)
|Acceptable course GPA from post-secondary
(if percentage is not available)
|Acceptable letter grade from post-secondary
(if percentage and GPA are not available)