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Admission Requirements

There are two steps to becoming a student at KPU:

1. Qualify under one of four applicant categories:

  1. High School: A graduate of a BC secondary school or an equivalent school system.
  2. Transfer: An applicant who has successfully completed 24 or more undergraduate credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater.
  3. Mature: An applicant who will be 19 years of age or older on the first day of classes who is not a secondary school graduate.
  4. Aboriginal: An Aboriginal applicant who wishes to be considered for admission by the Aboriginal Admissions Committee on an individual basis.

                             For further details on KPU's applicant categories, refer to the university calendar.

2. Satisfy the stated admission requirements:

  1. Open intakes: An intake where a limit has not been set on the number of students admitted per application cycle.
  2. Limited intakes: An intake for which a limit has been set on the number of students admitted per application cycle.


Applicants to undergraduate open intake areas of study are subject to Faculty admission requirements.

Faculty

Open Intake Areas of Study

Faculty Admission Requirement

Academic and Career Advancement

Academic and Career Preparation*
(includes Adult Upgrading offered on a continuous intake basis and Qualifying Studies offered in a semester-based format)

English Language Studies

Placement
Arts

Anthropology
Asian Studies
Counselling
Creative Writing
Criminology
English

Fine Arts
Geography
General Studies
History
Journalism
Music

NGO & Non-profit Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement

Business

Accounting
Business Administration
Business General Studies

Computer Information Systems
Economics
Entrepreneurial Leadership

Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Marketing

KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
Health *Health Foundations (Fall 2018 onwards) *For Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 intakes, please see below   KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
Science and Horticulture

Biology
Chemistry
Health Science

Horticulture
Mathematics
Physics

Plant Health
Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Ecosystems

KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement

* For continuous intake, apply to the Adult Upgrading Term. For semester-based study, apply to the Fall, Spring or Summer Term, and select 'Preparatory' as your Category.


Applicants to limited intake programs are subject to program admission requirements.
Click on the links in the chart below for program-specific admission requirements.

Faculty

Limited Intake Programs

Academic and Career Advancement Access Programs for People with Disabilities Career Choices & Life Success
Arts Education Assistant  
Business Legal Administrative Studies
Public Relations
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Technical Management & Services
Design Fashion & Technology
Fashion Marketing
Foundations in Design
Graphic Design for Marketing
Interior Design
Product Design
Technical Apparel Design
Health

Graduate Nurse (Internationally Educated Re-entry)
Health Care Assistant 
*Health Foundation (Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 only)

Health Unit Coordinator
Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture
Nursing: Advanced Entry (for degree holders)

Science and Horticulture Brewing & Brewery Operations
Computer Aided Design & Drafting
Engineering: First Year
Environmental Protection Technology
Trades & Technology Foundation Programs Farrier Training

KPU also offers various upgrading options in English, math and science in our Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement. Learn more.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU therefore all applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduatevocational or preparatory area of study.

UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option. For a list of equivalencies, refer to the university calendar.

Applicants who are unable to satisfy undergraduate admission requirements may be eligible for admission to a Faculty pathway.

VOCATIONAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

The English proficiency requirement for vocational studies varies by program. Program admission requirements, including English proficiency, are included in the calendar descriptions of each program. See the program index.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

The English proficiency requirement for university preparatory studies varies by program. Program admission requirements, including English proficiency, are included in the calendar descriptions of each program. See the program index.