Frequently Asked Questions

Our faculty and staff have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please contact us at

  1. How do I find the right program?
    • Where do I find a list of all the programs available?
    • How do I find a specific program or course?
    • How do I find information on a specific certificate, diploma or degree?
    • Can I receive credit for courses I have taken at other post-secondary institutions?
  2. Is BCIT right for me?
    • Why should I choose BCIT?
    • Will I get a job when I have graduated?
    • I was educated outside of Canada. Am I eligible to study at BCIT?
    • What level of English do I need to have to study at BCIT, and what can I do to meet the English language requirement?
    • Can I have my educational documents assessed before I apply to BCIT?
    • Is it absolutely necessary to meet the specified entrance requirements to be able to study at BCIT?
    • Where can I find additional information about BCIT?
  3. How do I apply for a full-time program?
    • When do the programs start?
    • How much is full-time tuition?
    • Is financial assistance available?
  4. How do I apply for a part-time/distance & online learning program?
    • How do I receive program or course approval?
    • How do I register?
    • How much do the courses cost?
    • Is financial assistance available?
    • How do I know where my class is located?
    • Why do courses get cancelled?
    • My course is cancelled. What should I do?
    • What is the School of Construction and the Environment's refund policy for part-time studies courses?
  5. What do I need to know as a part-time/distance & online learning student?
    • What is it like to learn online?
    • When will I receive my materials?
    • How will I receive my marks?
    • What are compressed time frame courses?
    • Is it true that I must arrange for graduation?
  6. What do I need to know about transcripts?
    • How do I request my transcripts?