Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Transfer, Continuing Studies and Extension Programs

Transfer Opportunities

Since TRU is a member of the BC Transfer System (BCTS), you can take OL credit courses and transfer credit to other post-secondary institutions. Check online admissions and transfer information and with the receiving institution to ensure course transferability. Most OL courses are offered on an open admission and continuous enrolment basis, which means that there are few prerequisites and typically no wait lists. Online course registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Continuing Studies Opportunities: Non-Credit Courses and Programs

You can take OL courses on a non-credit basis, provided that you declare your intention to do so at the time of registration (an "M" grade will appear on your transcript; refer to policy 4.1). Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses and programs are available only on a non-credit basis and are tuition-free for BC residents.

Extension Opportunities

1. Professional Development Courses and Programs

If you have an interest in lifelong learning or want to upgrade your skills and knowledge, you may be interested in OL's courses on ethics, globalization and national and provincial issues. We also offer seminar courses on topics of current interest (see courses with numbers beginning with 399). Courses are offered on an open admission and continuous enrolment basis.

Consider studying with us if you want to learn on a flexible basis or are looking for easily accessible professional development options. Read about our Certificate in General Studies, Diploma in General Studies, Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts as well as Health and Nursing certificate programs. And we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Liberal Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Commerce and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Commerce.

2. Degree Completion

If you have partially or fully completed a trades certification or a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma program, you can apply credits toward degree completion programs.


Email Student Services for more information.