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What are the requirements for the VanArts-BCIT pathway?

VanArts Diploma

It all starts by completing the one-year professional diploma program of your choice.

BCIT Advanced Diploma in Business Management

VanArts program graduates can enter into the Advanced Diploma contingent on:

  • A minimum of 66% (C+) overall in their VanArts program
  • Category 2 English requirement (English Studies 12 67%) or equivalent

International students must have a valid study permit and medical insurance for the beginning of the study period.

BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration

Successful completion of BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma (70% overall in all 14 courses), and 70% average in the following five core courses, with no mark below 65%:

  • ECON 5000 – Managerial Economics
  • MKTG 4010 – Marketing Management
  • OPMT 5515 – Quantitative Methods for Managers
  • COMM 3111 – Managerial Communications
  • FMGT 2152 – Accounting for Management

What is the best start date?

BCIT’s full-time Business Management Advanced Diploma program commences in September and January. Flexible learning studies (part-time) also commence at the beginning of January, April, and September.

How long will it take to receive a conditional letter of acceptance from BCIT after completing my application?

You will receive a letter from BCIT within four weeks of applying.

How do start the process for applying for BCIT?

Contact us by sending an email to

Please include your:

  • BCIT student number
  • Preferred BCIT start date
  • VanArts graduation date
  • Full-time or flexible learning (part-time) preference

Please include the following as attachments (if available):

  • Official Transcripts or Transcripts showing at least 50% completion of an eligible pathway program
  • Diploma (if graduated) or Letter of Acceptance/Enrolment (if your diploma is in-progress)
  • Proof of English – Category 2 requirements (English Studies 12 67% or equivalent)

A member of our team will reach out to send you the next step instructions. If you do not have your documents or have a question, please contact us at