Thompson Rivers University

Open Learning

General Information
  • Applicants intending to complete a credential through Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) are required to complete this form. All others should proceed directly to course registration.
  • Applicants applying for program admission are declaring a program at TRU-OL, and the student's permanent record (transcript) will reflect this information.
  • Where degree programs are offered through TRU-OL in association with institutions outside BC and the Yukon, fees may vary according to TRU-OL's relationship with a particular institution.
  • If your program needs to be reactivated, do not complete this form. Please email for instructions.

Contact Student Services for more information:

TRU-OL Admissions
4th Floor BCCOL Bldg
900 McGill Road
Kamloops BC V2C 0C8 CANADA
Phone: 1 (866) 581-3694 (toll-free in Canada)
  (250) 852-7000 (Kamloops and International)
Do you have a disability or special needs?
Do you want to be identified as an Aboriginal person?
Personal Data

(Please Note: You may choose to apply using the PDF form (available online) via email, mail or fax )

Academic Intention
Adult Basic Education
  • Certificate Programs
    • ABE Intermediate Certificate
    • ABE Advanced Certificate
  • Diploma Programs
    • BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Post-Diploma Programs
    • Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts
  • Degree Programs
    • Associate of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
    • English Major
      History Major
      Psychology Major
      Psychology Major (Douglas College)
      Sociology Major
      Criminology Major
    • Bachelor of Design
    • Bachelor of Fine Art
    • Bachelor of Fine Art (Georgian College)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate In Liberal Arts
Business and Management Studies
  • Certificate Programs
    • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills I
    • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills II
    • Certificate in First Nations Applied Economics
    • Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration
  • Diploma Programs
    • Accounting Technician Diploma
  • Post-Diploma Programs
    • Advanced Certificate in Management
    • Advanced Diploma in Management
  • Degree Programs
    • Bachelor of Business in Real Estate
    • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs
    • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
General Studies
  • Certificate Programs
    • Certificate in General Studies
  • Diploma Programs
    • Diploma in General Studies
  • Degree Programs
    • Bachelor of General Studies
Health and Human Services
  • Certificate Programs
    • Health Care Assistant Certificate
    • Pre-Health Science Certificate
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant National Certificate
    • Polysomnography Certificate
    • Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate
    • Social Service Worker Certificate
    • Seniors Living Management Certificate
  • Post-Diploma Programs
    • Anesthesia Assistant Post-Diploma - Not currently accepting applications
  • Degree Programs
    • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs
    • Graduate Certificate in Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Degree Programs
    • Associate of Science
    • Bachelor of Science, General Program
    • Bachelor of Science, Major Program (Biology)
  • Certificate Programs
    • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Diploma Programs
    • Water Treatment Diploma (Includes Water Treatment Certificate I, II or III)
    • Diploma in Information Technology and Management
  • Degree Programs
    • Bachelor of Computing Science
    • Bachelor of Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership
  • Certificate Programs
    • Certificate in Event Management
  • Degree Programs

Program plan fee: $0

BC PEN (Provincial Education Number)

Student personal information contained on this form will be used to verify a Personal Education Number (PEN) or assign one. The main uses of the PEN will be for measuring participation in post-secondary education and for student registration purposes. As well, the PEN will be used for program research and evaluation but any personal information disclosed for these purposes will be in non-identifiable form. These uses have been reviewed and approved by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia.

Transfer Credit (Record of Previous Education)
Complete this section if you have attended other institutions
  • Applicants with previous post-secondary education are required to arrange for official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions and professional associations, to be mailed by the institution to TRU-OL Admissions. TRU-OL will accept only transcripts mailed by institutions or by a TRU-OL approved international credential evaluation service. Additional fees will be charged for transcripts received for assessment of studies not declared on the original application. These documents are required in order to verify your academic history, even if no transfer is sought.
  • Documents will not be returned. Transcripts/documents in a language other than English or French will require notarized translation. Other supporting documents (course outlines, calendar), if not in English, will require notarized translation. High school documents may be required.

Assessment fee: $0

Important Note: International Documents

Applicants with international documents (transcripts for studies completed outside of Canada or the United States) are required to have their documents evaluated by an accredited international credential evaluation service before their application for transfer credit to a program will be considered. Please contact TRU-OL Admissions for more information.

Transfer credit evaluation is normally completed within eight weeks once TRU-OL has received all documents.

All transcripts must be mailed by the institution to:
TRU-OL Admissions
4th Floor BCCOL Bldg
900 McGill Road
Kamloops BC V2C 0C8
Payment Details

Total Charge:$0.00

  • $46.53: Only BC/Yukon documents. $87.66: Non-BC/Yukon documents, or combined BC/Yukon and non-BC documents.
Conditions of Application

By submitting this application, I understand and agree that:

  1. this is an application for a TRU Open Learning Program only and is subject to the limitation of available resources;
  2. any misrepresentation of information in this application may result in the cancellation of my admission or registration and such misrepresentation may be shared with other post-secondary institutions;
  3. information placed in my student record will be used for the purpose of admission, registration, record keeping, statistical research, or program evaluation and for purposes consistent with the administration of the University and its programs and services including the programs of student societies/student unions, alumni associations and the Thompson Rivers University Foundation;
  4. my personal information will be reported as required by provincial or federal authority;
  5. my admission information may be shared with my current high school as needed and applicable; and
  6. if I am admitted to a program, I am subject to the policies and rules of TRU.

I certify that all statements on this application are true and complete and I authorize TRU to verify them.