Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

TRU Start BC

TRU Start BC enables you, as a BC secondary school student, to take dual credit online courses at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) through Open Learning.

Your successful completion of one or two of these courses means that you will receive credit toward your BC Certificate of Graduation (Grade 12 diploma) and for one or two university credit courses at TRU.


  • Experience aspects of what it's like to study at the post-secondary level, without leaving safety of the secondary school support system.
  • Earn dual credit—3 TRU and 4 Ministry of Education credits for each TRU Start course.
  • Receive up to two university-level courses tuition-free.
  • Study at your own pace, while receiving instructional support from Open Learning Faculty Members.
  • Enhance your portfolio and resumé by demonstrating your time management skills, ability to follow direction and commitment to education.
  • Experience online academic interactions.
  • Begin to build the foundations for lifelong learning—yours.

Contact your transitions coordinator or guidance counsellor to complete your full application.

TRU Start BC Application