Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Diploma and Dual Credential Requirements

Admission is determined by a selective process based on academic qualifications. Applicants who meet the minimal education requirements may apply, but with the large number of applications in the past few years, the admission process has become much more selective. We highly recommend that you complete one or two years of a BSc degree program (three to five university level courses per semester) to make your application more competitive. Courses that will receive transfer credits are listed further down on this page.

Minimum educational requirements

If you are a graduate from a foreign high school and/or university, then you must meet the following English requirements before admission into an academic course: » International Student Admission Requirements

  • BC Grade 12 graduation with a C+ minimum average or equivalent
  • BC English 12/English 12 First Peoples or higher with a minimum B or equivalent
  • BC Foundations of Math 12 (preferred) or Pre-calculus 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent
  • BC Biology 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent
  • BC Chemistry 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent
  • BC Physic 11 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent

Under normal circumstances, all requirements must have been obtained within five years of application.

Ranking based on education

High school applicants

Seats for high school applicants are limited, and with the increased number of applicants, it is very selective and competitive. Experience has shown that the transition from high school to the RT program (six courses/semester) results in a high attrition and therefore it is recommended that high school applicants register for the BSc program and take some of the first-year RT service courses (and/or other BSc courses) prior to applying to the program:

  • English/Communications (six credits)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology (six credits)
  • Physics (six credits)
  • Statistics (three credits)

This will lighten the workload in the first year of the RT program. However, taking the above mentioned courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program, but is dependent upon GPA and the number of courses taken per semester.

Applicants with post-secondary education are ranked based on education and cGPA
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree (preferably BSc) and a cGPA ≥ 2.33.
  • Applicants with one-to-two years full-time post-secondary education (preferably in the sciences) and have a cGPA ≥ 2.33.
  • Highest GPA in high school and post-secondary education
  • The number of years of post-secondary education
  • The number of successfully (C+ or greater) completed post-secondary science courses