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TRU Start BC

The TRU Start BC program enables you, as a BC secondary school student, to take dual credit online courses at TRU through Open Learning.

When you successfully complete a dual credit course through TRU Start BC, you receive credit toward both your BC Grade 12 diploma and a university credit course at TRU. You can take a total of two dual credit courses.


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