Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2021 and Fall Semester 2022 Intakes:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 1

Additional Requirements

Applicant Notes

  • It is the responsibility of program applicants to contact the Social Service Worker department to set up the interview.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity, independence, and an affinity for working with people is required.
  • Previous experience in work related to social services, preferably with a minimum of 40 hours of either paid employment and/or volunteer experience.
  • Of the two reference letters from employers or supervisors, one letter must be from a human service agency or organization.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Preference is given to candidates who are at least 21 years of age by the time they enter the program. Opportunities for the required practicum placements for students under 21 years of age are limited.
  • Once accepted all students are required to complete a criminal record check (CRC). This criminal record check must be submitted to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The link to access the consent form to be submitted to the Ministry will be emailed to each applicant upon acceptance.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2023 Intake and onwards:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 1

Additional Requirements

Applicant Notes

  • It is the responsibility of program applicants to contact the Social Service Worker department to set up the interview.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity, independence, and an affinity for working with people is required.
  • Previous experience in work related to social services, preferably would contain a minimum of 60 hours of either paid work or of volunteer work.
  • Of the two reference letters from employers or supervisors, one letter must be from a human service agency or organization.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Preference is given to candidates who are at least 21 years of age by the time they enter the program. Opportunities for the required practicum placements for students under 21 years of age are limited.
  • Once accepted all students are required to complete a criminal record check (CRC). This criminal record check must be submitted to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The link to access the consent form to be submitted to the Ministry will be emailed to each applicant upon acceptance.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 1

Additional Requirements

Applicant Notes

  • It is the responsibility of program applicants to contact the Social Service Worker department to set up the interview.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity, independence, and an affinity for working with people is required.
  • Previous experience in work related to social services, preferably would contain a minimum of 60 hours of either paid work or of volunteer work.
  • Of the two reference letters from employers or supervisors, one letter must be from a human service agency or organization.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Preference is given to candidates who are at least 21 years of age by the time they enter the program. Opportunities for the required practicum placements for students under 21 years of age are limited.
  • Once accepted all students are required to complete a criminal record check (CRC). This criminal record check must be submitted to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The link to access the consent form to be submitted to the Ministry will be emailed to each applicant upon acceptance.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.