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ENGLISH 10 with minimum 50% and alternatives

How to meet the English requirements

At Okanagan College admission requirements are program specific. Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required.
Secondary School Level Courses British Columbia, Yukon Minimum:
English 10 50%
Any two of: Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, or Spoken Language 10 50% each
English 10 First Peoples 50%
Any two of: EFP Writing 10, EFP Literary Studies 10, EFP New Media 10 or EFP Spoken Language 10 50% each
Intermediate Level Adult Basic Education English course equivalent 50%

Communications 11
Note: only accepted as a means to meet the English admissions requirement for Trades programs incl. Culinary Arts Certificate and Pastry Arts Certificate


Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not meet the English admission requirements via one of the means listed in the following sections:

  • Secondary School Level Courses British Columbia, Yukon
  • Secondary School Level Courses Canada and Other
  • University Level Courses and Credentials

should refer to the College's admission requirements for Applicants Whose First Language is not English.

Okanagan College Courses and Tests Minimum:
Okanagan College Adult Basic Education ENGL 070 or both ENGL 071 and 072 50%
Trades ABLE reading comprehension
Note: The ABLE test can only be used to satisfy the English admission requirement for Trades programs and the Continuing Studies Building Service Worker Certificate.
Language Tests Minimum:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS - academic version) Overall band score of 6.0
(with no band less than 6.0)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 (Internet-based), or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)

Note: We will accept test results taken no more than two years before you apply to Okanagan College with the exception of the LPI which does not have a time limit.

Other courses, tests and means to satisfy requirements may be considered on an individual basis. For inquiries, please contact Okanagan College Admissions admissions@okanagan.bc.ca or (250) 762-5445.

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