Admission Categories

Graduate Admission

This admission category identifies students pursuing graduate studies. At KPU such credit is awarded on the graduate transcript. Admission criteria for graduate admission are determined by the Faculty, and approved by Senate.

Faculty Areas of Study
Arts Limited Intake Programs
Sustainable Food Systems & Security (Graduate Certificate)
Business Limited Intake Programs
Business Management - Global Business Management (Graduate Diploma)
Business Management - Green Business Management and Sustainability (Graduate Diploma)

Undergraduate Admission

This admission category identifies students pursuing undergraduate, post-secondary studies up to a master's degree. At KPU such credit is awarded on the undergraduate transcript. Admission criteria for undergraduate admission are determined by the Faculty, and approved by Senate.

Faculty Areas of Study
Arts Open Intake Areas of Study
Anthropology
Arts
Asian Studies
Counselling
Creative Writing
Criminology
English
Fine Arts
General Studies
Geography
History
Indigennous Community Justice
Journalism
Language and Cultures
Music
NGO's & Nonprofit Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Limited Intake Programs
Education Assistant (Certificate)
Business Open Intake Areas of Study
Accounting
Business Administration
Business General Studies
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Economics
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Marketing
Public Relations
Limited Intake Programs
Legal Administrative Studies (Certificate)
Operations & Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)
Technical Management & Services (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)
Design Limited Intake Programs
Fashion & Technology (Bachelor of Design)
Fashion Marketing (Diploma)
Foundations in Design (Certificate)
Graphic Design for Marketing (Bachelor of Design)
Interior Design (Bachelor of Interior Design)
Product Design (Bachelor of Design)
Technical Apparel Design (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)
Health Limited Intake Programs
Health Foundations (Certificate)
Health Unit Coordinator (Certificate)
Nursing
Graduate Nurse Internationally Educated Re-Entry (Certificate)
Graduate Nurse Qualifying (Certificate of Completion)
Nursing (Bachelor of Science)
Nursing (Bachelor of Science, Advanced Entry)
Nursing (Degree Completion for Registered Nurses)
Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing (Degree Completion for Registered Psychiatric Nurses)
Psychiatric Nursing (Degree Completion for Stenberg College Graduates)
Traditional Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture (Diploma)
Science & Horticulture Open Intake Areas of Study
Biology
Chemistry
General Science
Health Science
Horticulture
Mathematics
Physics
Plant Health
Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Ecosystems
Limited Intake Programs
Brewing and Brewery Operations (Diploma)
Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Engineering First-Year (Certificate)
Environmental Protection (Diploma of Technology)
Trades & Technology Limited Intake Programs
Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Certificate; Diploma)

Vocational Admission

This admission category identifies students pursuing post-secondary educational training that provides practical experience, skills and knowledge for a particular occupational field, in the vocational category. At KPU such credit is awarded on the vocational transcript. Admission criteria for vocational admission are determined by the Faculty, and approved by Senate.

Faculty Areas of Study
Health Limited Intake Programs
Health Care Assistant (Certificate)
Trades & Technology Limited Intake Programs
Appliance Service Technician (Certificate)
Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)
Carpentry/Building Construction (Citation)
Construction Electrician (Citation)
Farrier Science (Certificate)
Masonry (Citation)
Metal Fabrication/Fitter (Citation)
Millwright/Industrial Mechanic (Citation)
Parts, Warehousing, Logistics & Distribution (Citation)
Plumbing and Piping (Citation)
Plumbing (Citation)
Welding Foundation (Certificate)
Welding Level 'A' (Citation)
Welding Level 'B' (Citation)

Preparatory Admission

This admission category identifies students pursuing post-secondary studies in the preparatory category. There are two types of preparatory learning at KPU:

  1. Upgrading: post-secondary learning that prepares students for vocational or undergraduate studies (e.g. Adult Upgrading)
  2. Access Programs resulting in a preparatory credential (e.g. Certificate of Completion in Work Exploration)

At KPU such credit is awarded on the preparatory transcript. Admission criteria for preparatory admission are determined by the Faculty, and approved by Senate.

Faculty Areas of Study
Academic and Career Preparation Open Intake Areas of Study
Adult Upgrading
Limited Intake Programs
Access Programs (Certificate of Completion)
English Language Studies (Citation & Diploma)

Other Offerings at KPU

Apprenticeships

Continuing & Professional Studies

  • Visit kpu.ca/cps for information about continuing and professional studies opportunities at KPU.

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