Application Information

Application Fee

$40 for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. This fee is nonrefundable. International Students must complete a different application. Please contact the International Education Department

Basis of Admission

Eligibility for admission is based on satisfying citizenship, age, and academic requirements. Specific program admission requirements take precedence over general admission requirements and should be checked at the time of application.

  • Applicants must provide all required documentation proving that they meet the entry requirements.
  • Offers of admission may be rescinded if any aspect of the application or submitted documentation is deemed to have been falsified.
  • Applicants may only be admitted to one program at any one time. 

1. General Admission

The following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admission:

a) BC Adult Graduation Diploma;

b) Secondary School Graduation Diploma; or

c) Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12. Student must be 18 years of age or older.

2. Citizenship and Immigration Requirements

The College of New Caledonia accepts applications for admission from prospective students only if they

a) Are citizens of Canada,

b) Hold status granted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as Permanent Residents (landed immigrants), proof of which must be submitted, or

c) Meet the International Applicant definition.

3. International Students

Applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor Permanent Residents apply as International Students. Please visit International Education for more information. 

4. Special Admission

Students may gain entry to the College through other avenues:

a) Students without Grade 12

b) Mature students

c) Underage Students

d) Home Educated Students

Application Deadlines

Check Important Dates for application deadline information.

Documentation Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their applications.

a) Official transcripts that come directly from the validating institution either electronically, via mail, or provided in an unopened envelope from the validating institution. Official transcripts for ALL secondary and/or post-secondary education or training must be submitted for processing of the Application for Admission.

Current BC Grade 12 students must initially submit an official verification of secondary school subjects for the final semester or term and subsequently complete their application by forwarding official transcripts as soon as they become available OR by requesting the BC Ministry of Education forward their final transcript electronically to the College. Secondary school counsellors can provide information on this process. Your Personal Education Number (PEN) must be included on page 1.

Applicants who are currently attending secondary school out of province must initially submit an official verification of secondary school subjects for the final semester or term and subsequently complete their application by forwarding official transcripts as soon as they become available.

b) Other supporting documents for specific programs: Some programs have specific document requirements. Students are encouraged to check specific program document requirements at the time of application.

Applications will not be considered complete until all official transcripts and required documents are received.

Admission Processes

There are three different program admission processes – open, limited and selective:

1) Open admission

Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

2) Limited admission

A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

3) Selective admission

A program for which seats are filled based on approved selection criteria. Such criteria may include, but are not limited to, assessment, portfolio submissions, interviews and grade point average. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance to the program.