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Thompson Rivers University

High School & Community Educators

You play a key role in guiding students through the university admissions process. We look forward to working with you to help your students decide if Thompson Rivers University is right for them.

2023 Program Updates and Highlights

  • NEW Bachelor of Communication and Digital Journalism. This highly sought after program embraces studies in public and strategic communication, media relations, media and technology, multimedia storytelling, digital journalism, visual communication, and digital design.
    Students can find careers as a digital journalist, public relations specialist, a media analyst or a content producer to name a few.

    Admissions requirements: Open Admissions (can upgrade within the program if needed to meet admission requirements).

    • BC Grade 12
    • English Studies /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent).

  • NEW Priority on-campus housing for domestic applicants: Students who apply to TRU before January 31, 2024 can also indicate they would like to be considered for on-campus housing. They will receive a housing offer with their admissions decision. Students who do not indicate they would like to be considered, and those who apply after January 31, will need to apply to on-campus housing separately.

  • NEW data science major within the Bachelor of Science. Data science is a broad field that encompasses the generation and analysis of data. Many industries are increasingly relying on data, generating exciting new career opportunities. Students can then consider pursuing TRU’s Master of Science in Data Science.

  • REMINDER: Admissions requirements and process for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing changed for fall 2023 and will be in place for fall 2024.
    Applicants applying as one of two admission categories: high school applicant or post-secondary applicant.

    TRU admitted the following in fall 2023:
    43 high school students
    36 post-secondary students

  • Architectural and Engineering Technology Diploma is undergoing a transition from a three-year to a two-year program with an anticipated start of September 2024.

  • TRU’s Fine Arts programs including the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Diploma and Certificates are being reviewed and considered for elimination or reduction, as such, we are not accepting applications for fall 2024 or winter 2025.

Meet your Future Student Advisor

The TRU Future Students Advisors are the primary contacts for high school and community educators. They are each assigned unique regions and schools within BC and Canada.

Your advisor will support you with navigating TRU’s enrolment processes and will be your go to for those hard to find answers and questions.

If you haven’t already connected with your Advisor, there is no better time than now! Future Student Advisors will make your emails and calls a priority as we know you work hard to support your students moving onto post-secondary.

Qelmúcw (Indigenous) Future Students Advisors

Sammie

Sammie Hanson
Indigenous Students
School District 58, School District 74
shanson@tru.ca | 250-852-7642

Jamieson McInroy

Jamieson McInroy
Indigenous Students
High Schools: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
jmcinroy@tru.ca | 250-371-5712

Future Students Advisors

Courtney

Courtney Charlton
Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast, Sicamous, Salmon Arm
Kamloops schools: Barriere Secondary, Clearwater Secondary, NorKam Secondary, Sa-hali Secondary, Sun Peaks Secondary Academy
Community Partnerships
ccharlton@tru.ca | 250-828-5037

Meghan

Meghan Hayre
Fraser Valley, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, School District 27
Kamloops schools: Chase Secondary, Kamloops Christian School, @Kool, Logan Lake Secondary, Twin Rivers Education Centre, Valleyview Secondary, Westsyde Secondary
mhayre@tru.ca | 250-852-7639

Amy Ulrich

Amy Ulrich
Great and Metro Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Northern BC & out of province
aulrich@tru.ca | 250-828-5008

Samiul Khan

Samiul Khan
Okanagan, Kootenays, Vernon, Enderby, Armstrong
Kamloops schools: Kamloops School of the Arts, South Kamloops Secondary, St. Ann’s Secondary
sakhan@tru.ca | 250-828-5157


Indigenous Handbook

Who Can Help You?

Future Students Office
  • Program exploration
  • Application process and status
  • General TRU questions
  • Campus vists
  • School visits and events

The Welcome Centre
850 Sk'lep Trail
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday
futurestudents@tru.ca
250-828-5006

Academic Advising
  • Contact after you have accepted your offer
  • Develop and maintain academic plan
  • Academic policies and regulations

Contact Advising

How to Apply
Career Talks

TRU Year at a Glance 2023-2024

OCTOBER

Oct 1 – Applications open  tru.ca/apply | tru.ca/transcripts
Oct 21TRU Open House

NOVEMBER

Nov 1 – Counsellor Breakfast and Update: Register by October 26

DECEMBER

Dec 1 – Scholarship and awards applications open  tru.ca/entrance | awards@tru.ca

Early offers of admissions start mid-December for Open Admission programs

JANUARY

Jan 31 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing application deadline  
Jan 31 – Priority Housing Application Deadline:
Apply to TRU before this date and request housing on the TRU application form

FEBRUARY

Feb 1 – Respiratory Therapy Diploma application deadline  
Feb 1 – Veterinary Technology Diploma application deadline  

MARCH

Mar 1 – Entrance Scholarship application deadline  
Mar 11-28Spring Break Student for a Day Program

APRIL

Apr 1 – Entrance Awards application deadline  

Students can connect with Academic Advising for course planning for open admission programs and upgrading for competitive/limited programs

MAY

May 1 – Program Application Deadline for open admission programs for students who want a guaranteed admission decision before the start of courses registration  
May 31 – Assurance Bursary application deadline  
End of – Course schedule available for course planning

JUNE

Middle of – Course registration opens for fall and winter


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