Kwantlen Polytechnic University Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

There are two steps to becoming a student at KPU:

1. Qualify under one of four applicant categories:

High School: A graduate of a BC secondary school or an equivalent school system. (Note: Proof of June graduation must be received in order to be eligible for Fall admission. High school students graduating in August are eligible for Spring admission. High school students graduating in January are eligible for Summer admission.)

Transfer: An applicant who has successfully completed 24 or more undergraduate credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater. (Note: college/university transcripts from all institutions attended are required to be considered in this applicant category, regardless of whether you intend to transfer your credits to KPU.)

Mature: An applicant who will be 19 years of age or older on the first day of classes who is not a secondary school graduate. (Note: high school records/transcripts showing highest level of completion are required to be considered in this applicant category.)

Aboriginal: An Aboriginal applicant who wishes to be considered for admission by the Aboriginal Admissions Committee on an individual basis. (Note: a supplemental aboriginal applicant package is required to be considered in this applicant category.)

                             For further details on KPU’s applicant categories, refer to the university calendar.

2. Satisfy the stated admission requirements:

  1. Open intakes: An intake where a limit has not been set on the number of students admitted per application cycle.
  2. Limited intakes: An intake for which a limit has been set on the number of students admitted per application cycle.


Applicants to undergraduate open intake areas of study are subject to Faculty admission requirements.
FacultyOpen Intake Areas of StudyFaculty Admission Requirement
Academic & Career PreparationAcademic and Career Preparation/Adult Upgrading
English Language Studies
Placement
ArtsAnthropology
Asian Studies
Counselling
Creative Writing
Criminology
English
Fine Arts
Geography
General Studies
History
Journalism
Music
NGO & Non-profit Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
BusinessAccounting
Business Administration
Business General Studies
Computer Information Systems
Economics
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Marketing
Public Relations
KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
Science and HorticultureBiology
Chemistry
Health Science
Horticulture
Mathematics
Physics
Plant Health
Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Ecosystems
KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement


Applicants to limited intake programs are subject to program admission requirements.
Click on the links in the chart below for program-specific admission requirements.

FacultyLimited Intake Programs
Academic & Career PreparationAccess Programs 
ArtsEducation AssistantGraduate Certificate: Sustainable Food Systems and Security
BusinessLegal Administrative Studies
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Technical Management & Services
Graduate Diploma: Global Business Management
Graduate Diploma: Green Business Management and Sustainability
DesignFashion & Technology
Fashion Marketing
Foundations in Design
Graphic Design for Marketing
Interior Design
Product Design
Technical Apparel Design
HealthGraduate Nurse (Internationally Educated Re-entry)
Health Care Assistant 
Health Foundations
Health Unit Coordinator
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture 
Nursing: Advanced Entry (for degree holders)
Science and HorticultureBrewing & Brewery Operations
Computer Aided Design & Drafting
Engineering: First Year
Environmental Protection Technology
Trades & TechnologyFoundation Programs
Farrier Science
Mechatronics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology

KPU also offers various upgrading options in English, math and science in our Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation. Learn more.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU; therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency for their graduate, undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study.

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

All applicants to undergraduate/graduate studies must satisfy KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option. For a list of equivalencies, refer to the university calendar.

Applicants who are unable to satisfy undergraduate admission requirements may be eligible for admission to a Faculty pathway.

VOCATIONAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

The English proficiency requirement for vocational studies varies by program. Program admission requirements, including English proficiency, are included in the calendar descriptions of each program. See the program index.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

The English proficiency requirement for university preparatory studies varies by program. Program admission requirements, including English proficiency, are included in the calendar descriptions of each program. See the program index.

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