In order to attend Selkirk College you must meet the admission requirements for the College and for the program you wish to enrol in.
Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:
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
Read more about admission requirements according to Policy 8611
First-time applicants may be required to take the College Readiness Tool (CRT). Please refer to your acceptance letter to determine if you need to take the CRT.
Forest Technology Academic Admission Requirements:
Successful completion of these high-school or equivalent courses:
Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum of 67% or higher
Biology 11 with a minimum of 67% or higher
English Studies 12 with a minimum of 67% or higher
NOTE: Applicants in Grade 12 at the time of application must show proof of registration or completion of the above courses.
Transfer Credit: For students with previous post-secondary experience, advanced credit may be available for related course work through the Application for Advanced Credit Process.
Non Academic Requirements
All applicants must be in good health and reasonably good physical condition. A demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, outdoor work is essential as much of the work is done in the field, often under adverse and arduous weather and topographic conditions. A self assessment fitness check list is available on request.
Computer competency is an important element of success in the program. Prior to starting the program, it is strongly recommended that students have entry level experience with word processor, spreadsheet, and web browsing software. Check out Selkirk College Community Education & Workplace Training computer courses.
Not Quite There?
If you do not currently have these pre-requisites, several options exist to set you up for success in the program. Students can take a combination of preparatory and upgrading courses first, which will greatly enhance success.
Please apply to the School of Environment & Geomatics to allow us to suggest the best options for you. For any questions related to prerequisites and support, please contact the SEG Admissions Officer.
Academic Upgrading classes are available to help address specific high school course deficiencies. For students that meet the entry requirements, but have not been in school for a number of years, SEG offers math refresher classes the week before classes start each fall semester and College Success, a one-week overview of learning and studfy skills, during the same week.
International Students (students who are applying to Selkirk College from locations outside of Canada) should follow the application steps required by Selkirk International.