2020-21 Calendar

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Important Dates

Semester Schedules, Program Start and End Dates and Campus Closures

Academic Schedule

see also www.okanagan.bc.ca/dates

2020-21 Fall and Winter

2019, 2020, 2021 Summer Sessions

2021-22 Academic Schedule

Program Schedules

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.  


Practical Nursing Diploma


Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Adult Special Education

Certified Dental Assistant

Early Childhood Education Diploma

English Language

Health Care Assistant

Human Service Work Diploma

Practical Nursing Diploma

Therapist Assistant Diploma

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 October 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 October 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 October for Continuing Studies certificate programs.

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  

Winter 2021

New Students: July 27, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Summer 2021:

Continuing Students: February 22, 2021

New Students: March 1, 2021


Winter 2021

New Students: July 27, 2020 - January 15, 2021


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

Winter 2021:

Continuing Students: November 9, 2020 - January 15, 2021

New Students: November 23, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Summer 2021:

Continuting Students: March 8, 2021

New Students: March 15, 2021


Winter 2021:

Continuing Students: November 25, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Summer 2021:

Continuing Students: March 8, 2021

New Students: March 15, 2021

See the International Date and Fee Schedule for more information.

Fee Payment Deadlines

For programs with courses that start at the beginning of a semester, your account must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline below. 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 2021:

December 15, 2020

Fall 2021:

August 17, 2021

Winter 2022:

December 14, 2021

Summer Sessions I and II 2022:

April 19, 2022

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

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/01/2021