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Important Dates

Semester Schedules, Program Start and End Dates and Campus Closures

The following schedules include start and end dates for all Okanagan College programs excluding trades programs. See the trades section of the Okanagan College website for trades schedules and information: www.okanagan.bc.ca/trades.  



Office Administration

Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Vocational Health and Social Development

English as a Second Language

Adult Special Education

Distance Education



You may also view the schedules and dates by visiting www.okanagan.bc.ca/dates.

Application and Admissions Dates

  • Some programs have specific dates or deadlines by which applications must be received (Nursing, Dental and Business). You must submit your application by the date indicated to ensure that you are considered for the first round of admission offers. For applications received after that date, offers of admission will only be issued if space is available.
  • On the first business day in November each year Okanagan College begins accepting applications for academic programs (Arts, Science, Engineering Technologies, Computer Information Systems) for the following fall.
  • Many other programs also begin accepting applications on the first business day in November for all intakes throughout the subsequent 10 months (Entry-Level Trades Foundation programs, Health programs other than those listed above.)
  • You may apply online starting the first business day in November for Continuing Studies certificate programs. Continuing Studies will accept paper applications more than one year in advance of a program start date. Contact the Continuing Studies office directly.

Most programs accept applications up to the program start. Some programs have multiple start dates throughout the year.

All applicants are urged to apply as early as possible.

Response Time
Okanagan College will strive to respond to your application within 2 - 3 business days. However, during busy times of the year, please allow for up to 10 business days for a response.

Distance Education
Distance Education courses begin in September, January, and May. Distance Education students who plan to take courses by distance in subsequent semesters do not need to reapply for admission provided there is no break in study.

Registration Dates


The following dates apply to all programs that offer web registration. Students are notified in their offer of admission of their ability to web register.

Registration is available online, by appointment only - appointments will be sent to students electronically to their myOkanagan accounts.

** Students are allowed to register in courses for any campus 
** Restrictions may apply for some programs  

Fall 2017:

July 5, 2017 - Sept. 15, 2017

Winter 2018:

New Students: July 24, 2017


Fall 2017:

July 5, 2017 - Sept. 15, 2017


Only Grade 11 and 12 courses are open for web registration, all other AACP courses require in-person registration.

Fall 2017:

Kelowna/Penticton continuing students: July 5 - Sept. 15, 2017 (ABEAGD - on-line reg. allowed. All others in person)

Kelowna new students: July 12 - Sept. 15, 2017 (ABEAGD - on-line reg. allowed. All others in person)

Penticton new students: Aug. 29 - Sept. 15, 2017 (ABEAGD - on-line reg. allowed. All others in person)

Vernon continuing students: Aug. 29 - Sept. 15, 2017
Vernon new students: Aug. 30 - Sept. 15, 2017 (By appointment only)

Salmon Arm continuing students: Aug. 1 - Sept. 15, 2017
Salmon Arm new students: Aug. 8 -Sept. 15, 2017

Winter 2018:

Kelowna continuing students: Nov. 20, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018
Kelowna new students: Nov. 27, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018

Salmon Arm continuing students: Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018
Salmon Arm new students: Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018

Vernon continuing students: Dec. 4, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018
Vernon new students: Dec. 14, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018 (by appointment only)

Penticton continuing students: Nov. 20, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018
Penticton new students: Nov. 27, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018


Fall 2017:

All campuses continuing students: July 10 - Sept. 15, 2017 (for fall courses only)
All campuses new students: Sept. 2 - Sept. 15, 2017

Winter 2018:

All campuses continuing students: Nov. 29, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018
All campuses new students: Jan. 5 - Jan. 12, 2018

See the International Date and Fee Schedule for more information.

Fee Payment Deadlines

In general, full fees are due one week before classes begin. 

For programs with courses that start at the beginning of a semester, your account must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline above. If you add or change courses after the fee payment deadline resulting in additional charges to your account, you are required to pay all fees at the time of registration.

For programs that do not start at the beginning of the fall or winter semester, fees are due no later than one week before classes begin.

For trades and vocational programs that are 13 weeks or shorter in length, fees are due upon admission to the program.

For distance education and Adult Basic Education (AACP) courses, fees are due at the time of registration. 

Winter 2018:

December 13, 2017

Summer Sessions I and II 2018:

April 18, 2018

Fall 2018:

August 14, 2018

Winter 2019:

December 17, 2018

Summer Sessions I and II 2019:

April 16, 2019

Please also see: www.okanagan.bc.ca/feepayment.

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 11/18/2017