Application Process

Step 1.  Fill in an application before the deadline:

B.C. Institutions:  Students may apply directly to the institution or use EducationPlannerBC:

This service allows a student to apply to several institutions using a common form.  Students will be asked to create an account using their Personal Education Number and pay an application fee for each school applied to.

Ontario Institutions:  B.C. students must apply on-line through the Ontario Universities Application Website:

It is recommended that BC students apply by mid January . Rank your university choices.   It is also recommended that you submit official hardcopies of your grades to your choice post secondary institutions in Ontario.

Alberta Institutions:Use the on-line application service

All Other Institutions:  Varies – please check their website.

Step 2.  Send Additional Information:

Broad Based Application (BBA), Supplemental Application, Resumes, Portfolio etc.  These requirements often have seperate deadlines – please check carefully.

Step 3.  Register & check University Student Service Centre Portals:

Grade 12 students who have applied to a university/college for entry in Sept. are reminded to regularly check the institution’s secured student service website/portal for new messages. Many sites require students to use the Identification Number that was noted on their confirmation letter along with a password.  These sites contain important details regarding:  admission offers, course pre-requisites, registration, deadline dates, contact information, grades, etc.


Local Institutions Student Services Portals:



Kwantlen (mykwantlen) –

Langara (mylangara) –

UVic –

Douglas –


Step 4.  Grades/Transcripts.

Fill In The Post-Secondary Choices Form:

Grade 12 students are required to submit an online Post Secondary Choices form by May 1. Some institutions may require students to have completed their PSI forms by March 1 and it is to a student’s advantage to do this early.  Your marks will then be accessed by the Post-Secondary institutions to which you have applied. Marks are usually accessed after the 2nd report card.


Students can sign into an existing account or create a new one using their P.E.N.

Students must complete the PSI Selections form by March 1 to have preliminary transcript information forwarded in mid-March to the BC Electronic PSIs list and to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) institutions.

If the post-secondary program/institution requires “Official” transcripts at an earlier time (such as BCIT), you must contact your school’s office.  Interim transcripts cost $5

Step 5.  Self Report In-Progress or Final Grade 11 and 12 Marks:

On-line via university portals or send “Official“ Transcripts.  Some schools require students to self-report early in the year while others want students to wait for their 2nd term grades.  As well, some schools may not provide a self-reporting option at all and require “Official” Transcripts to be mailed at certain times throughout the year. Students must  check with each instutions’s specific requirements.

Step 6.  Offers – Accept or Decline.

Conditional offers begin arriving after all necessary documents are received.  They are time sensitive and don’t forget to pay the deposit.

Step 7.  Watch out for Course Registration dates.

Post-secondary Institutions will usually inform students via email as to the date and time they will be allowed to register for their courses.

NOTE: Students who are unsure about course planning can also register for Course Planning/Registration Workshops for the institution you plan on attending. Check the institution’s  website for dates and times. Some institutions have on-line tutorials as well.