Diploma and Dual Credential Requirements
Admission is determined by a selective process based on academic qualifications. Applicants who meet the minimal education requirements may apply, however the admission process has become much more selective due to a large increase in applications over the past few years. We highly recommend that you complete one or two years of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree program (three to five university level courses per semester) in order to create a more competitive application. You will receive transfer credits for select courses, as listed on this page.
Minimum educational requirements
If you are a graduate from a foreign high school and/or university, then you must meet the following English requirements before being granted admission into academic courses at TRU:
- BC Grade 12 graduation with a C+ minimum average or equivalent.
- BC English 12/English 12 First Peoples or higher with a minimum B or equivalent.
- BC Foundations of Math 12 (preferred) or Pre-calculus 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent.
- BC Biology 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent.
- BC Chemistry 12 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent.
- BC Physics 11 or higher with a minimum C+ or equivalent.
Under normal circumstances, all requirements must have been obtained within five years of application.
Ranking based on education
High school applicants
Seats for high school applicants are limited and very selective and competitive due to an increasing number of applicants. Experience has shown that the transition from high school to the RT program (six courses/semester) results in high attrition and therefore it is recommended that high school applicants register for the BSc program and take some of the first-year RT service courses (and/or other BSc courses) before applying to the RT program:
- English/Communications (six credits).
- Human Anatomy/Physiology (six credits).
- Physics (six credits at university level).
- Statistics (three credits).
This will lighten your workload in the first year of the RT program. However, taking the courses listed above will not guarantee you acceptance into the program. Acceptance is dependent upon GPA and the number of courses taken per semester.
Applicants with post-secondary education are ranked based on the following education and cGPA standards:
- Applicants with an undergraduate degree (preferably BSc) and a cGPA ≥ 2.33.
- Applicants with one to two years of full-time post-secondary education (preferably in the sciences) and have a cGPA ≥ 2.33.
- Applicants with the highest GPA in high school and post-secondary education.
- The number of years in post-secondary education an applicant already has completed.
- The number of successfully (C+ or greater) completed post-secondary science courses an applicant has completed.