PELD - How to Register
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of our courses is free for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents but students will need to pay for the ancillary fees (ex. student association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc.). Students may also apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) if they qualify to do so. This grant is intended to help support the costs associated with student fees, textbooks, unsubsidized childcare, and transportation for students in need of financial assistance. To learn more about the grant or to download the application form, please see Upgrading and ESL Funding and submit the form to the Financial Aid office before the last day of your course.
Our PELD courses are NOT available for online registration. Students will either need to register in person at any of our BCIT campuses or over the telephone by calling 604.434.1610 for assistance. All registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not reserve or hold seats for students with no exceptions; thus, early registration for multiple levels/courses is highly recommended.
Students can register for up to two reading and writing courses at any time per term as long as the courses are not taken together at the same time. You do NOT have to wait for the final grades from your first course in order to register for the next course. For example, if you register for a COMM 0071 (level 1) course that starts in September, you may also register for a COMM 0003 (level 2) course that starts in October. However, if you fail the first course, you will be dropped from the second course without notice and only an 85% refund will be granted as per our BCIT policy. Students will also be responsible for re-registering for any courses they failed. Learn more information about our refund policy and deadlines.
There is also no waiting list for our PELD courses. If the course you wish to take is already full, please continue to check the course website frequently for the most up-to-date status. Students who are not officially registered on the class list should not be attending classes.
Note: Attendance for all classes is mandatory. If you are unable to attend the first two classes, please send an email to PELD@bcit.ca to get department approval before the class start date; otherwise, you will not be accepted back into the course without an approval to do so.