School of Business
When to apply
- If you're currently in Grade 12 you should apply between September 15 and February 28, and include your Personal Education Number (PEN) on the application form.
Choose a program
- Review the available Business programs to determine which program interests you. Unsure or want more information? Attend one of our information sessions to get first hand knowledge of our programs.
- If you start in one program and later decide you want to switch to another, no problem! Review the Student Learning Plans for a program overview of the courses that you will need to take. Then talk to the program leader or chair about how to apply and what other courses you might need to complete this credential.
- If you apply for a diploma program and find out there's a waitlist to get in, consider submitting a second application for university transfer . This will allow you to take a few university transfer courses while you're waiting, such as English 150. When you do get into the program, your workload will be lighter because of the courses you completed ahead of time. Talk to Enrolment Services to find out if this idea makes sense for your program choice.
2. Establish your qualifications – a two step process
Step One: program admission requirements
- Send your transcript* to Enrolment Services soon after you apply.
- If you're currently in Grade 12, you don't need to submit your transcript as long as you apply before February 28. Contact your high school counsellor to complete a "PSI" form that gives permission for your grades to be electronically downloaded to Camosun. Camosun will offer you "provisional admission" subject to a review of your interim grades in May, and your final grades at the end of the school year.
Step Two: transfer credit
- New students are required to submit their 'official' post-secondary transcripts with their application form or as soon as possible when applying for admission. Transfer credit assessment can take 6 to 8 weeks so it is important that you include all relevant documents including course outlines not listed on the BC Transfer Credit Guide. Refer to the School of Business Transfer Credit Checklist for further information.
*Official paper transcripts must be submitted to Camosun in an envelope sealed by the sending post-secondary or secondary institution.
3. Course prerequisites
You don't need to worry about this when you first apply. Prerequisites are relevant later, when you select your classes and register.
4. Choose your classes and register
Enrolment Services will mail you a letter explaining how and when you will register for classes. This normally happens in June or July if you're starting in September. (If you choose to start in January, May , or July, you will get your registration package about two months prior to those start dates.) At this time, you will also be asked to pay a $175 registration deposit as a down payment.
5. Pay remaining fees
Your tuition fees for your first semester classes, less the $175 you already paid as a deposit, will be due two weeks after your first class begins. Check Important Dates for specific deadlines. Added to your tuition will be student and ancillary fees, including a subsidized bus pass and health benefit plans.
6. Be committed!Now it's up to you to show up for class, do your homework, keep up with the assigned readings, participate in group projects and take advantage of the support services Camosun offers. To be successful in your college courses, you will need strong self-motivation and a willingness to work hard.
Last updated: September 11, 2012 12:50 pm