TRU Start

High School Transition Opportunities

Thompson Rivers University provides various academic transitions opportunities for current grade 12 students in our region. High school students are able to experience post-secondary education and are able to apply for funding, which if successful, may cover the costs of tuition, ancillary fees and books.

TRU Start Campus Courses

Choose from courses in English, economics, psychology, math, sociology, and early childhood education.

Admission Criteria

In addition to meeting the TRU course and program requirements prior to the start date of classes, students are required to meet the following TRU Start Admission Criteria as documented on their high school report card:

  • Minimum overall average of ‘B’
  • Exemplary attendance record and attitude towards learning
Application Process

Interested students can download the application. The completed application must be received by TRU Admissions before April 15, 2021, for a guaranteed spot in an available course. Late applications may be considered if space permits.

Please note that only fully completed applications with signatures from a parent/guardian, will be reviewed and ranked by the TRU Start Committee.

For more information on the TRU Start Application process, please contact the TRU Future Students Office at 250-828-5006 or email

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