Becoming a Student (Admissions)
Academic Requirements for University Studies Only

Applicants applying for entry into University Studies programs may be eligible for admission through:

1) Regular Student Admission - the applicant has graduated from a senior secondary school as prescribed by the Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia, or the applicant has achieved equivalent standing as determined by the Registrar;

2) Mature Student Application - the applicant who does not satisfy the regular admission requirements may be considered for admission as a mature student providing the applicant is at least 19 years of age on the first day of the current semester and meets the specific program or course prerequisites;

3) Special Student Admission - the applicant who does not qualify under either the regular or mature student admission requirements may be considered by the Registrar for admission as a special student;

4) Secondary School Students - an applicant who is enrolled in Grade 12 in the public school system may be admissible to the University Studies, Career or Technical programs in normally no more than one course, providing letters of permission are submitted from the principal of the school and from a parent or guardian of the student;

5) English Language Requirements - students with a first language that is not English may proceed directly to full-time Vocational and Academic programs (no ESL required) only if they have completed one of the following requirements:

Many programs or courses at College of the Rockies require English 12 or equivalent. The following courses or assessments meet the English 12 or equivalent requirement:

  1. English 12, EFP 12, ENGL 090, ENGL 091, or COMC 100 (please refer to the program admission requirements or course prerequisite information to determine the minimum grade required).; or
  2. ELT 89 with minimum grade of 85%; or
  3. English Language assessment: TOEFL iBT 80, LPI 5 with a minimum 28/40 for the essay, PTE 54, or IELTS 6 with a 6 or higher in reading and writing and no band less than 5.5, or equivalent as determined by the Registrar’s Office.

Note:  Communications 12 is not equivalent to English 12

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