Academic Requirements

General College Admission

1. English Language Requirement, Category 3; and

2. One or all of the following:

  • Successful completion of a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or the equivalent;
  • Be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance; or
  • Successful completion of an ABE (Adult Basic Education) or GED (General Educational Development) program.

Note: Programs may have additional admission requirements or may require a higher level of English. Please check the program admission requirements specific to the program you intend to apply to.

A new BC high school curriculum came into effect July 2019. Students graduating from a BC high school from July 2019 onwards are completing the new BC high school Graduation Program requirements. Applicants should take note of the following changes:

Previous Course Name Updated Course Name
Biology 11 Life Sciences 11
Biology 12 Anatomy and Physiology 12
BC English 12 English Studies 12
BC English Literature 12 Literary Studies 12
BC English First Peoples 12 English First Peoples 12

Langara College will continue to recognize courses completed under the old curriculum for admission and pre-requisite purposes*.

*Some high school courses may only be accepted for admission or pre-requisite purposes for a period of either three or five years from the date of completion. Please check individual program admission requirements and course descriptions for more detailed information.

English 12 Provincial Exam

Students who completed English 12 prior to July 2019 must have written the English 12 Provincial Exam if they wish to use the course for admission or prerequisite purposes. Please note that students who completed the Adult Graduation Program prior to July 2019 must also have written the English 12 Provincial Exam if they wish to use the course for admission or prerequisite purposes.

Conditional Admission

BC secondary school students who are under 19 years of age who will not graduate from secondary school because they are missing only one course AND are registered in the missing course may apply for conditional admission.

To be considered for conditional admission, students must submit an Appeal for Conditional Admission or Concurrent Studies Form and ensure that the following information is received by Registrar & Enrolment Services :

  1. A completed application for admission to a program at Langara. Applications can be submitted through the Education Planner BC website and applicants must include their Personal Education Number (PEN).
  2. An official interim transcript showing that their course is in-progress.

Students who have registered for Langara courses before their final secondary school grades arrive must complete the Appeal for Admission and Re-Admission Form and submit the necessary documentation in order to maintain their course registration. Conditional Acceptance is limited to the fall semester, this form and supporting documentation must be received in Registrar & Enrolment Services before July 31. Those students who have not graduated and have not been approved for conditional admission will be removed from any courses they have registered for.

Secondary/Post-Secondary Concurrent Studies

BC secondary students entering or currently in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university-transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school.

Enrolment will be restricted to one course (up to four credits) per semester. Admission will be approved on a semester by semester basis until students have met Grade 12 graduation requirements or have reached the age of 19 years.

Students wanting to apply under this category of admission must submit:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form;
  2. A completed Appeal for Conditional Admission or Concurrent Studies form;
  3. A letter of support from a school counsellor, principal or vice principal; and
  4. An official interim transcript showing completion of their Grade 11 year and current Grade 12 courses.

Appeals for admission and re-admission are accepted at Registrar & Enrolment Services at least 10 business days before the first day of classes of the semester to which the application is made.

Note: Langara College is not able to guarantee registration in specific programs or courses even if students have been granted admission. Successful registration is also dependent upon having the required prerequisites for individual programs and/or courses.

Transferring Credit to Langara for Admission Purposes

Langara's reputation for excellence in the post-secondary system has been earned because of the high level of success our students achieve when they leave to pursue a university degree or embark on their chosen career. More students transfer to BC universities from Langara than from any other college in the province. More importantly, these students do as well as, or better than, students that go to university straight from high school.

Students who apply for admission to the following programs are assessed for eligibility to receive transfer credit as part of the admission process. Students are not required to submit transfer credit requests for the following programs. However, official transcripts are required to be submitted. Course outlines may be required.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Third Year Entry
  • Bachelor of Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Advanced Entry
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Food Service Management (Advanced Standing Option)

Additional Resources

Email us with your transfer credit questions.

Learn more about transferring credit to Langara for purposes other than admission requirements.

Document Verification

All documents are routinely verified. Evidence of falsified documents will result in the denial of admission to Langara College. Information on falsified documents is shared with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Retention of Student Records

Langara College retains records of academic performance indefinitely. The College retains materials that support admission from one year after the first registration to five years after last activity on the student record, depending on the type of document. Before submitting irreplaceable material to support an application, check with Registrar & Enrolment Services.

Registrar & Enrolment Services will destroy all admissions material after one year if a student does not register into courses.

Protection of Student Privacy

Langara College respects and protects the privacy of students and prospective students by placing strict controls on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information within our systems in compliance with British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For further information please contact Registrar & Enrolment Services.

Specific Program Requirements

Many Langara programs have specific admission requirements in addition to those listed above. Find specific admission requirements described in Programs & Courses.