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New Student Checklist ⮞

Congratulations on your acceptance to Kwantlen Polytechnic University! You are now ready to start your journey at KPU. Here is a checklist to support you with the next steps.

New International Student Checklist

Apply for your Study Permit, eTA and/or Temporary Resident Visa (if applicable). Click here for more information.

Check current travel restrictions and determine if you are eligible to travel to Canada. If you are eligible and decide to travel, check our Travel Checklist.

Register for the mandatory New Student Orientation.

Learn more about the International Peer Mentorship Program. As a new student, you are automatically assigned an International Peer Mentor to support you in your first semester at KPU! 

Get familiar with your KPU email and check it frequently. This is where you will receive important messages and updates from the University. You can access your KPU email via For instructions on how to set up and use your KPU email, click here.

Connect with your International Education Advisor. Your Advisor will contact you in your KPU email before the start of classes. Visit this page to book an appointment or check the advising daily drop-in schedule.

Review the University Calendar. This is the official guide to KPU’s programs and where you can find a list of courses you are required to take in your program. You can access the calendar at

Register for courses on your assigned registration date and time. You can find your registration ticket under “Register for Courses” in We also run free registration webinars every semester, usually about a month before the registration period starts – keep an eye out for an invitation on your KPU email!

Check all important dates and deadlines for your first semester.

Pay your tuition & fees in full by the deadline to avoid late penalty fees.

Learn what to expect from your classes. Check out these resources with tips on how to prepare for and adapt to a Canadian classroom. Take this short online course on Academic Integrity prior to the start of classes.

☐ Check out all these free services available to you at KPU!

Download the KPU iCent app and the MySSP app for quick access to lots of free resources and services.

Stay in touch! Reach out to if you have questions or need any type of support.

Welcome to KPU! We’re excited that you are joining us!