Your student account
Students that have never attended or have never applied to BCIT will be assigned a student number when applying to a full-time program or when registering for their first part-time studies course.
If you forget your student number, you can search for it on the BCIT Secure Student Information System.
Notify Student Records immediately by phone at 604-432-8353 or by email at email@example.com. They will arrange to have all of the information moved to one student number only.
- A copy of legal name change document or married certificate
- A copy of government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, or provincial ID) with your new name
If you bring in the originals, we will make copies for you. If you cannot locate your name change document, we will accept two government-issued IDs which reflect your new name.
If your name is spelled incorrectly or a name other than your legal name is on your records (e.g. you have used a nickname as your first name), notify Student Records for a name correction. Please submit a copy of two government-issued IDs in person, by mail or e-mail.
If you forget the password for logging in to the computer labs on campus or to your myBCIT account, please contact Client Services at 604-412-7444 (option 1) for assistance.
Log into your account at myBCIT to see your class schedule. Please note this schedule is subject to change.
All Part-time Studies course withdrawals must be submitted using the official Part-time Studies Course Withdrawal form [PDF].
For further information on withdrawing from a Part-time Studies course, visit the Part-time Studies Withdrawals page. For information about part-time studies refunds, please visit Refunds & Withdrawals.
If you decide to withdraw from any of the courses within your program, contact your program head. The program head will send the necessary information for withdrawal to Student Records.
You can apply for transfer credit if you have taken a course at a previous institution that is similar to one offered in your program, or if you have taken an equivalent course through BCIT.
To apply for transfer credit:
- Part-time programs: Submit a Part-time Studies Transfer Credit Request [PDF] to Student Information and Enrolment Services.
Visit the Transfer Credit page for more information on transfer credit and to view our transfer credit database of equivalent courses.
If you think there is an error on your transcript, please contact Student Records at 604-432-8353. Student Records can investigate or explain and recommend the course of action to correct the error if necessary.
If you are taking part-time studies courses towards a credential but have not declared your program, your transcript will indicate that your program is general studies. Please see the Program Declaration page for instructions on declaring your program.
When you apply for program approval, your program will be declared for each term on your transcript from the date that you have received your approval letter. If you have applied and been approved for a program, and your transcript indicates your program as general studies, please contact Student Records.
If you require additional information to be included on your letter, submit a Customized Letter of Verification Request [PDF] to request a customized letter (fees apply).
If a rush customized verification letter is required, please contact Student Records as during peak processing times this service may not be available.
Please note: There are other ways of verifying your enrolment. If required, students should check with the requestor. Here are some other ways to verify enrolment:
- BCIT ID card – Indicates that you are a BCIT student.
- Tuition fee receipt – Shows that you have paid for courses. For part-time studies, your tuition fee receipt also indicates the courses you are registered in.
- Unofficial Transcript – Shows your entire BCIT record and also lists those courses that are currently in progress. You can print your unofficial transcript directly from myBCIT.
- Course Schedule – Shows all the courses that you are registered in, course credits and date range. You can print your course schedule directly from myBCIT. Go to Check Course Schedules in the Student Self Service menu.
Students that require letters of enrolment for government-issued student loans should check with Financial Aid as a letter from the school may not be required.
If you are a student currently attending BCIT, please submit your forms to Student Records either electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person. Forms are processed in the order they are received, and the processing time is 5 business days.
If you have applied to a full-time program and have not yet started classes, please submit your forms to Admissions.
Diplomas and certificates are issued once to the student. Copies of these documents are not kept by BCIT. If your credential has been lost, destroyed or stolen, please request your replacement credential from Student Records by completing the Replacement Document Request form [PDF].
Please note: If you received a statement of completion for a part-time studies course, it was likely issued by the course program area. If you require a replacement statement of completion, please contact the program area directly.
Tuition payment receipts are available for viewing and download through myBCIT.
- Log on to myBCIT.
- Click on Online Self Service.
- Click on Student Self Service.
- Click on Fee assessment, payment and receipts.
- Choose View/print your tuition receipt.
For assistance, contact Student Information and Enrolment Services.
For additional fee information, please see Tuition & Fees.
You can view your official grades at myBCIT:
- Log in to myBCIT.
- Click the Check Grades link under Online Self Service.
- Click Final Grades.
- Pick your term from the Drop Down menu.
You will not be able to see your grades for the current term until BCIT has completed the grading process for your courses. If four weeks have passed since your course was completed and you wish to make an enquiry, please phone Student Records at 604-432-8353.
Student Records staff will not give grades to students over the phone or at the counter. They can only notify a student if the grades have been received or not.
Please note: Component grades (mid-term exams, assignments, etc.) may be available at your Desire to Learn instance.
A student’s GPA is calculated as a weighted average or grade point average. The weighted average equals the sum of the grade(s) earned multiplied by the credit value for each course(s), divided by the credit(s) attempted for both term and cumulative terms.
Generally speaking, the more credits assigned to a course, the more that course’s grade will affect that term’s GPA and the overall GPA.
All courses are included in the GPA calculation. Exceptions are grades of S, U, W, F (without a grade), TCR, ECR, CCR, AUD, ATT, EXT, LW, %L, SL, NGR, RTD, CIP and CFT. For more information about how grades calculate into GPA, please review BCIT’s Student Evaluation policy [PDF].
Term Weighted Average Calculations
Example 1. Consider a term with the following percentage grades:
|% Grade||Credits Attempted||Grade Points Achieved|
Total credits attempted = 30.00 (includes a 7-credit course graded as 46F)
Total credits passed = 23.00
Weighted average for the term = 55.77
1673 / 30 = 55.77
Example 2. Consider a term with the following grades and transfer credits:
|% Grade||Credits Attempted||Grade Points Achieved|
Total *credits attempted = 17.00 (includes a 3-credit course graded as “N”)
+ credits passed = 24.00 (includes credits for course grades 50% or higher and those graded as “S” and “TCR”
Weighted average for term = 45.82
779 / 17 = 45.82
Cumulative Term Weighted Average Calculation
Cumulative term weighted average is the same as described in the examples 1 & 2 above, but considers all terms of registration.
Cumulative term weighted average = total grade point sum achieved / total sum credits attempted
The cumulative average for examples 1 & 2 is:
(1673 + 779) / (30 + 17) = 52.17
Please review the Grading Procedure [PDF].
If you fail a course, the grade will be indicated on the transcript. That grade will remain on your transcript and calculate into the GPA even if you retake the course.
All grades for courses taken at BCIT will appear on your BCIT transcript. In some instances, grades may not be in the computer system and can only be found on microfiche. This will apply to PVI students, BCVS students, some trades students and PMTC students prior to merging with BCIT.