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You've Applied - Now What?

1. Check your Online Self-Service and KPU Student Email regularly.

After submitting an application for admission to KPU, you will receive an email from us with your log in information for Online Self-Service and KPU Student Email. Make sure to log in frequently to check on your application status, outstanding checklist items, and transfer credit.

Your KPU student ID number (nine digits) is your user ID. First time users will use their birthdate as their PIN: DDMonYYYY. If you've changed your password and have forgotten it, click "Forgot PIN" to reset it.
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2. Complete your Application Checklist.

If there are any documents or admission requirements outstanding on your application checklist, we are unable to proceed with your evaluation. Make sure you submit all your documents as soon as possible!

Official transcripts must be submitted for the most recent high school an applicant attended, and all post-secondary institutions an applicant attended. An official transcript can be requested from a provincial department of education, a secondary or post-secondary institution. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed school envelope bearing an official stamp or seal or they will be deemed unofficial. Learn More About Submitting Transcripts.

Limited intake programs may require additional documents. Please review the Academic Calendar and your application checklist to ensure you understand what is required.
Examples of additional documents may include: Information Session, Portfolio Review, Volunteer Hours, Reference Letters, Interview, Typing Test, Letter of Interest

You can view your Application Checklist through Online Self-Service, selecting the Student Menu tab (top of the screen) > Admissions > View Your Application Status
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3. Wait to Hear From Us!

Once all items on your application checklist have been received, KPU Admissions will begin evaluating your file.

Applicants who are admissible to their desired program will receive a mailed offer of admission letter, which will inform you of next steps, such as instructions for paying a confirmation deposit and accepting the offer of admission. If your offer is conditional, the conditions to remain admissible will also be outlined in your letter.

If you are not admissible to your first choice program, KPU Admissions will assess whether you are admissible to your second choice application, or an alternate program.

4. Accept your Offer of Admission.

Applicants who are provided an offer of admission are required to accept their offer of admission by a specified deadline (outlined in your offer letter) and pay a non-refundable confirmation deposit as part of the acceptance. Please be advised that you will not be assigned a registration appointment time until you have accepted an offer of admission and paid your confirmation deposit.

Once you register for courses, the confirmation deposit will be applied toward your student account, reducing the total fees owing for the semester. Should you choose not to attend KPU, the confirmation deposit is forfeited and retained by the University.

The confirmation deposit is payable online through Online Self-Service, selecting the Student Menu tab (top of the screen) > Admissions > Pay your Deposit
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Then proceed to online credit card payment page.
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Only in extraordinary circumstances may a refund of the confirmation deposit be requested. Requests must follow the procedures stated in policy Refunds of Tuition and Other Fees.

5. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Registration occurs approximately 2 months prior to the start of the term, though seeing an Academic Advisor for early planning is recommended. Visit the New Students page for helpful information and instructions to book an appointment.

What if I want to change my program?

If you wish to change Faculties, or wish to apply to a Limited Intake program, you may submit a Request for Change of Faculty or Program form.

What if I want to defer my admission offer?

Applicants who have accepted an offer of admission to an Open Intake program, may request a deferral of their admission and confirmation deposit for a period of up to one year. Additional conditions are outlined in the Request for Deferred Admission form.

What if I requested transfer credit for my previous post-secondary courses?

Your transfer credit evaluation will only be reviewed once all requested documents are received on your application checklist. If you do not see "Transfer Credit Evaluation" on your application checklist, then we you did not request transfer credit on your online application. Please proceed to to complete a request form.
If you are requesting transfer credit from an institution outside of British Columbia, course outlines are highly recommended to expedite the process. Once the evaluation is complete, you will be notified by email and can view awarded credit on your Online Self-Service account.