Office of the RegistrarGeneral Admission
In addition to general admission requirements, specific program requirements or course pre-requisites must be met in order to qualify for admission. Students are advised to review specific program requirements at the time of application. Check the calendar for specific program entrance requirements.
Assessment is a tool used to determine a current level of skill in an academic subject. At CNC we do two types of admission assessments. If you are thinking about upgrading your academic skills in order to obtain Grade 12 equivalency (Adult Dogwood) or meet program prerequisites, then you will need to register to write the Academic Upgrading Placement Test to determine where you need to begin your upgrading.
Admission into many of our programs requires Student Readiness Assessment tests (SRA) and the Skilled Trades programs also require a Mechanical Reasoning assessment test. To check if the program you are interested requires an admission assessment, please see Student Readiness Assessment.
In cases where applicants do not meet specific program requirements, the College offers developmental programs which lead to qualifications necessary for individual programs.
While many programs at the College do not require Grade 12 or equivalent, the following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admission:
- students who have graduated from a BC Secondary School or have a BC Adult Graduation Diploma, but are subject to program specific requirements and course pre-requisites.
- students who have completed the General Education Development (GED) meet the general admission requirements for Grade 12, but are subject to specific program requirements and course pre-requisites.
- students who have completed the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate meet general admission requirements for Grade 12 but are subject to specific program requirements or course pre-requisites.
Other Admission Categories
Students may gain admission to the College through other avenues:
- Students who are at least 19 years of age on the first day of the term for which admission is sought, do not meet the secondary school graduate (or equivalent) requirements and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year, may gain entry as Mature Students. Students seeking entrance as a mature student must consult with a CNC Counsellor or in the case of Regional campuses, a Counsellor, administrator or instructor, before submitting an application. Specific program requirements or course pre-requisites for the program being applied for must be met or exempted by the appropriate department.
Students without Grade 12 who are deficient by no more than two courses or eight credits for BC Secondary School graduation, but do have English 12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent may be admitted as having Grade 12, but are subject to specific program or course pre-requisites.
- Home educated students must consult with a CNC Counsellor before submitting an application. Specific course pre-requisites listed for the program being applied for must be met.
Please note: The College of New Caledonia reserves the right to limit enrollment in any program or course.