Okanagan College

Okanagan College trains and educates more than 20,000 people a year in the Southern Interior of BC with four main campuses located in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm.

Okanagan College offers applied degrees, university transfer programs, diplomas and certificates in a wide variety of career, continuing education, trades, technologies, business, vocational, and health and developmental programs.

  • Transfer Credit to OC

    Transfer credit will be granted for a course taken at an accredited post-secondary institution recognized by Okanagan College (OC) provided that the course grade is at least 50% and provided that an equivalent OC course exists. Transfer credit is granted as closely as possible to specific OC Courses. General or unassigned credit may be granted, at the discretion of the department, in the event that no equivalent Okanagan College course exists. Credit will not be granted when courses have no general equivalent course or discipline, the course cannot be applied to any OC program of study and/or credential, or the course does not meet the academic standards of the College.


    Where an exact OC equivalent does not exist, general or unassigned transfer credit may be granted as closely as possible to the originating course, either at the subject level (i.e. ENGL), faculty level (i.e. ARTS), or general elective level (UNCR). Unassigned credit will indicate the equivalent subject code, year level and credit value. I.e. HIST 1st (3).


    If you require a specific OC course equivalent and are granted unassigned transfer credit, you should contact the Chair of the department where credit is required. The Chair will determine which program requirements can be met with unassigned transfer credit and where specific course equivalencies can be waived. Consider consulting with Education Advising or the appropriate Dean’s Office with any questions regarding your application for transfer credit. You may be required to supply more detailed information on the particular course.


    Transfer credit awarded for courses completed 10 years or more prior to the request for transfer may not be used as credit towards a degree or diploma at the College unless specifically approved by the Registrar after review and recommendation by the Dean or designate. Programs may, with the approval of Education Council, specify a shorter time period for courses to apply to a specific degree or diploma. Consult the appropriate program section in this calendar for detailed information.

  • Transfer Process

    Transfer credit will only be evaluated after you accept your Offer of Admission. We are not able to advise you what transfer credits you are eligible for before you apply and are accepted into a program. When we receive your official, sealed transcript, transfer credit request form and required fee (if applicable), your evaluation request enters a queue. It can take from two to six weeks to complete your evaluation. If additional information is required, or OC is experiencing a high volume of requests, it may take longer. We encourage you to submit your transfer credit request as soon as possible. In addition to official transcripts, supporting documentation, such as detailed course outlines/syllabi may be requested. If you fail to provide this information when it is requested, this will slow down the evaluation process. When the evaluation is complete, you will be notified what transfer credit has been awarded.

  • Additional Resources
Transfer Information
  • BC Transfer Student

    Applicants must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

    To apply for transfer credit, students must submit a Transfer Credit Request in person, by mail or by fax along with an official (signed and sealed) transcript issued within the past six months.

    For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

  • Out-of-Province Transfer Student

    Applicants must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

    For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

  • Mature Student & PLAR

    Mature students are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time high school for at least one year prior to starting their program at Okanagan College. Grade 12 graduation is not required (unless specified), but the applicant must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

    For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

  • International Student
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or turn 18 during their first semester at Okanagan College or have completed the equivalent of BC Grade 12.
    • Applicants who are 17 years of age may be admitted to the Spring and Summer Sessions of the English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Program and to any of the Intensive English Communication Program sessions.
    • International students holding temporary Canadian resident status may study in Canada for up to six months. Those intending to study in Canada for more than six months must hold a valid study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate or visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

    For details on International Student admission, please check here.

  • How to Apply & EducationPlannerBC

    Learn more about admissions at Okanagan College and apply online.


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1000 KLO Road
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2552 10th Ave NE (TCH)
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