BCIT Admission Application Steps 2023/2024

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) application steps 2023/2024 and what happens after you apply.

Since 1964, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has taught and trained experts, professionals, and innovators who shape our economy—across BC and around the world.

Our students gain the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce.

Through close collaboration with industry, our network of alumni and partners continues to achieve global success.

BCIT Admission Application Steps

Step 1: Choose your program

View BCIT’s programs and courses to find a program that fits your goals.

Step 2: Meet the entrance requirements

You must meet the requirements for your chosen program to be considered. View your program’s Program Entry page for entrance requirements.

Please be aware that some BCIT programs are competitive, and meeting the entrance requirements may not guarantee admission.

Not quite finished a required course? Learn how to apply using your midterm grades

At BCIT, entrance requirements are program-specific. After reviewing your program’s requirements, use these pages to:

  1. Determine if your previous studies and/or experience help meet the requirements
  2. Understand your options for upgrading and assessment testing
  3. Find out if you are eligible to receive transfer credit for prior education and knowledge
  4. Make sure your study permit is submitted on time

English requirements

  • BCIT has set English proficiency standards to help you succeed; find out how to prove your English proficiency


  • View our equivalency guides to see if your Canadian high school, international high school, or post-secondary courses can be used to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Using Your Midterm Grades

  • If you are still working on completing a required course, many programs will allow you to apply using your midterm grades

Credential Evaluation

  • Formal, for-credit education completed in other provinces and countries can be evaluated to determine comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms

Assessment testing

  • Find out if you have the knowledge and skill required for entrance into a BCIT program by taking a BCIT assessment test


  • Take an upgrading course or program to improve your knowledge and skill in the areas required for your program

Transfer credit

  • Find out whether you qualify to receive credit for courses you’ve taken or to be assessed for existing knowledge and skills acquired elsewhere

Study permit requirements

  • Don’t miss any deadlines; know how and when to submit your study permit to BCIT

Step 3: Prepare your application

Step 4: Submit your application online

Apply online using the BCIT Secure Information System:


Step 5: Check your application status

Once you’ve submitted your application, you can check your application status on myBCIT.

  • Log in to myBCIT.
  • Choose “Check Application Status or Upload More Documents” under Student Self Service.

Learn more about your application status

What happens after you apply

ou’ve chosen what you want to study and submitted your application to BCIT. What happens after you’ve applied?

Step 1: Check your email

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application online, you will receive an automated email to your personal email account to confirm your application. This automated email will provide instructions on how to log in to your myBCIT account.

Step 2: Access myBCIT & myCommunication

myBCIT is BCIT’s primary method of communicating with you about your application. Within myBCIT, you can use myCommunication to view all of your official correspondence, letters and messages from BCIT. The initial letter you will receive via myCommunication contains your BCIT student number, email address and next steps in your application process.

Learn more about communicating with BCIT >

Step 3: Check your application status

You can check your application status at any time during the application process by logging in to your myBCIT account and clicking on “Check Application Status or Upload More Documents” under Online Self Service.

Find out what your application status means >

Step 4: Prepare to succeed

Congratulations! From the day you receive your acceptance letter, you are part of the BCIT community. Follow these next steps for new students and check upcoming orientation programs to be ready to thrive in your educational journey.



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