Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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 (OL).

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—4 Ministry of Education and 3 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.

To apply, complete a TRU Start BC Application and contact the transitions coordinator or your guidance counsellor.