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.
  • 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 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
    • Polysomnography Certificate
    • Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate
    • Social Service Worker Certificate
    • Seniors Living Management Certificate
  • Post-Diploma Programs
    • Anesthesia Assistant Post-Diploma
  • 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
  • Certificate Programs
    • Certificate in Event Management
  • Degree Programs

Program 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.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
  • For an additional fee you may apply to have your non-formal or prior learning assessed for credit toward eligible programs.
  • Refer to the TRU-OL website at or contact the PLAR Advisor at for more information.
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

  • $45.62: Only BC documents. $85.95: Non-BC documents, or combined BC and non-BC documents.
Conditions of Application

Every student accepted for registration with Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the regulations and policies of the university and of the program, if applicable, in which that student is enrolled, including cancellation, withdrawal, fee penalties, possible refunds, student conduct, and grading.

I hereby certify that the information I have submitted on this form is true and correct. Completion of this signed form permits Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning to request and/or confirm any information necessary to support my registration. Falsification of any documents or information submitted will result in the immediate cancellation of registration at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning, and this information will be shared with other educational institutions. In signing this form I understand that the information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Thompson Rivers University Act (BC). The information provided will be used for the sole purposes of registration, consistent with the educational mandate of Thompson Rivers University, and may be shared with those educational institutions that offer programs in association with or in collaboration with Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning. Information placed in my student record will be used for the purpose of admission, registration, record keeping, including release to the TRU Foundation and the TRU Alumni Association for use in affinity programs or for a use consistent with these purposes.