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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

2018-19 Fall and Winter Academic

2019-20 Fall and Winter Academic

2020-21 Fall and Winter Academic

2019, 2020, 2021 Summer Sessions Academic

Program Schedule

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.  

2017-18

Vocational Health and Social Development

2018-19

Adult Special Education

Vocational Health and Social Development

English as a Second Language

Office Administration

Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Distance Education

2019-20

Adult Special Education

Practical Nursing Diploma

Human Service Work Diploma

Therapist Assistant Diploma

Health Care Assistant

Early Childhood Education Diploma

English as a Second Language

Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Office Administration

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

WEB REGISTERED PROGRAMS:

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  

Summer 2019:

Continuing Students: Feb. 25, 2019
New Students: Mar. 4, 2019

Fall 2019:

July 8, 2019 - Sept. 13, 2019

DISTANCE EDUCATION:

Summer 2019:

Continuing Students: Feb. 25, 2019
New Students: Mar. 4, 2019

Fall 2019:

July 8, 2019 - Sept. 13, 2019

ABE REGISTRATION:

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

Summer 2019:

Continuing Students: Mar. 11, 2019
New Students: Mar. 18, 2019

Fall 2019:

Kelowna/Penticton continuing students: July 8 - Sept. 13, 2019

Kelowna new students: July 15 - Sept. 13, 2019

Penticton new students: Aug. 27 - Sept. 13, 2019 

Vernon continuing students: Aug. 27 - Sept. 13, 2019 
Vernon new students: Aug. 28 and 29 (by appointment only) - Sept. 13, 2019 

Salmon Arm continuing students: Aug. 19 - Sept. 13, 2019
Salmon Arm new students: Aug. 19 -Sept. 13, 2019

Winter 2020:

Kelowna continuing students: Nov. 18, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
Kelowna new students: Nov. 27, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020

Penticton continuing students: Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
Penticton new students: Dec 6, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020

Salmon Arm continuing students: Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
Salmon Arm new students: Dec. 6, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020

Vernon continuing students: Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
Vernon new students: Dec. 17 and 18, 2019 by appointment only - Jan. 17, 2020

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL):

Summer 2019:

Continuing Students: Mar. 11, 2019
New Students: Mar. 18, 2019

Fall 2019:

Continuing students: July 8 - Sept. 13, 2019
New students: July 15 - Sept. 13, 2019

Winter 2020:

Continuing students: Nov. 27, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
New students: TBA

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. 

Fall 2019:

August 13, 2019

Winter 2020:

December 17, 2019

Summer Sessions I and II 2020:

April 21, 2020

Fall 2020:

August 18, 2020

Winter 2021:

December 15, 2020

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

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/21/2019