In order to attend Selkirk College you must the meet prerequisites for the college and for the program you wish to enrol. Further, all first-time applicants are required to take the CRT.
All programs offered at Selkirk College have established academic pre-requisites that must be satisfied by students seeking admission. Program pre-requisites are listed on each program’s web page or can be viewed on our Program Pre-requisite Chart. Some courses are listed as 'or equivalent' for a complete list of course equivalents view our Equivalency Chart.
Selkirk's prerequisites require that you:
Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or
Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances
Don't have the admission requirements for your program?
You can still be admitted by taking a combination of university and upgrading courses during your first year. This option is available for prerequisites in Biology, Chemistry, English, Math and Physics courses and is offered in Fall, Winter and Spring terms. It should be chosen only after consultation with a Selkirk Counsellor.
Learn more about our Upgrading programs to help you get the pre-requisites you need.
College Readiness Tool
First-time applicants are also required to take the College Readiness Tool, a basic skills assessment of reading and math. The CRT is designed to:
Help you to assess language and math skills
Provide you with advisory information about your skill proficiency in relation to the program to which you are applying
Allow you to make informed decisions regarding your readiness for enrolment
Help you in your course planning
Improve your success in your studies
Exemptions will be granted to students who have already completed relevant post-secondary courses in mathematics and/or English. To obtain an exemption, please provide an appropriate transcript to the Admissions Office and request your exemption.
Learn more about the CRT.