Part-time Studies English Language Requirements

Effective Spring/Summer term of 2019

The BCIT School of Business will be making changes to its processes with regards to English language requirements. While full-time programs have specific English language requirements that may vary, the Institute has a minimum requirement of English 12 or equivalent. The Institute requirements are found at

For all part-time studies courses and programs, the School of Business will be applying the Institute minimum (English 12 with 50%; 6.0 IELTS etc).

Current students who have completed a program declaration for a part-time business program and do not have documentation demonstrating English language proficiency will NOT be prevented from continuing in their studies. In addition, current students will not be required to write an IELTS (or equivalent) English language proficiency assessment. Any student who is making satisfactory progress in their program will be “grandfathered” (exempted). Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be reviewed and, in consultation with the program coordinator, will develop a personal learning plan to address any deficiencies and ensure success in their program. This could include completing one or more COMM courses as a requirement of continuation in the program

Notice to International Students

International students do not need an agent to register into PTS courses at BCIT. All international students have the same level of access as an agent to the BCIT’s registration system.

If you encounter anyone claiming they can register you into PTS courses for a fee, please report to staff at the BCIT International Student Center (ISC).