What programs are offered at Selkirk?
Selkirk College offers a wide array of academic, career, vocational and technical programs to assist learners interested in bridging into university degree programs or attain the skills necessary to enter or upgrade their position in the workforce. We have a program that is right for your child. With over 60 certificate, diploma and degree programs, we offer a variety of options for students just starting their post-secondary journey or returning as a mature student.
Are they looking for real world experience? Offering nationally recognized programs for over 45 years, we have a variety of learning experiences both within and outside of classes. Many of our programs have practicums, work terms, apprenticeships or co-op education options.
Learn more about our programs.
How much does it cost to attend Selkirk College?
Tuition at Selkirk College can be substantially lower than at university even though the credentials you receive are just as much in-demand. Learn more about our tuition fees.
What are the admission requirements to Selkirk College?
In order to attend Selkirk College your child must meet prerequisites for the college and for the program they wish to enrol in. Further, all first-time students are required to take the College Readiness Tool (CRT).
Learn more about our Admission Requirements.
What is a prerequisite?
A prerequisite refers to the course and/or courses that meet the academic requirements necessary to aptly complete the course and /or program. Prerequisites must be completed prior to the student taking a course to ensure that the student has the required background.
Learn more about our Admission Requirements.
Can my son/daughter receive credit towards an undergraduate degree program at other colleges and universities?
We have many programs and courses that qualify for transfer into university degree programs. For the most current, most accurate transfer information for our courses, consult the BC Transfer Guide
for specific information about Selkirk College University Arts and Sciences transfer courses.
Learn more about Transfer Credit at Selkirk.
How can I set up an appointment with an academic advisor?
Students may opt to see a counsellor regarding career and educational planning. Counsellors are located in the Student Services/Administration areas on all main campuses and are normally available between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
Learn more about our Academic Planning at Selkirk.
When should my son/daughter apply?
We accept applications for admission up to 12 months prior to the start of any program. Some programs outline a specific time schedule for the application procedure that includes a last date for submission of application and supporting documentation. Late applications to all programs will be considered, subject to availability of spaces.
Learn more about the Steps to Apply at Selkirk.
What kinds of housing options are available for my son/daughter?
Our on-campus student housing are home to almost 250 students. Kekuli House in Castlegar and Tenth Street Campus in Nelson are located within a five-minute walk to classes, athletic facilities, libraries, dining facilities and outdoor recreation.
Learn more about our Student Housing.
What kinds of scholarships and bursaries are available and how do we apply?
Education is a costly business but there is help for those who have the desire and ability to study. We really strive to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable to students through entrance scholarships, awards, bursaries and a work study program.
Learn more about our Student Awards & Financial Support.
Why should my son/daughter choose Selkirk College?
Selkirk College strives to provide each student with exemplary teaching, an outstanding learning environment and life experiences that will engage them with our communities and natural setting. Our students consistently rank Selkirk well above 90% in the top 10 areas of student satisfaction, including level of instructional expertise, quality of instruction and amount of knowledge gained.
A Selkirk College education offers many benefits:
Smaller classes equal more support. Students have better access to instructors, equipment and labs which means fewer wait lists, longer practice sessions and more one-on-one interaction with instructors that actually remember your name.
Competitive tuition fees mean you don’t have to mortgage your future in order to build it. At nearly half the cost of most universities, college’s lower tuition costs offer you the freedom to spend your hard-earned money where you want to.
Diverse programming with over 60 academic, career, vocational and technical programs to choose from. And don’t forget, full-credit transfer to universities or our professional development through continuing education courses.
Flexible course delivery. You can study at home and connect to incredible career opportunities through our distance education options.
Student support services. At Selkirk, we understand life’s realities and provides caring support for students beyond comparison. Whether you’re in need of childcare, housing, counselling, academic or financial support, our staff will get you the help you need.
Does Selkirk College offer an extended health plan for students?
Can we tour the campus?
One of the best ways to experience Selkirk College is to tour our facilities, speak with our instructors, or meet with our counsellors. Whether it be for an individual or a group, we can arrange a guided tour of the campus your student may be attending.