Notice: Upcoming maintenance affecting online registration services – Aug. 19-21
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 9

EducationPlanner BC, the online application system, will be unavailable for applications to VCC from Wednesday, August 17 at 7 a.m. to Thursday, August 18 at 12 p.m. for system updates. If you start an application and do not submit it before Wednesday, August 17 at 7 a.m., it will be deleted. You will need to start a new application after August 18. We apologize for any inconvenience

Admissions, Registration and Records

New and returning applicants. Scroll down to find information about:

Current students and alumni. Click the box below to find information about:

  • Records:
    • Requesting a VCC transcript
    • Sending a VCC transcript to another institution
    • Confirmation of enrolment letters
    • How to view your grades
    • T2202 (tax) forms
    • Answers to frequently asked questions about student records

Current students and alumni: Answers to questions about student records

 How to Apply

 Step 1: Complete an Application

  • Apply at
  • A non-refundable $35 application fee is required (subject to change).
  • For most programs, you will be directed to EducationPlanner BC.
  • Track your application status by logging in to 

  • Program requirements: Please ensure you have reviewed the program-specific requirements available on your program page.
  • Age requirements: Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Transcripts and documents requirements: Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for researved seats and programs with competitive admissions). If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.
    A complete application includes:
    • an application form
    • evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts)
    • any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video)
    • the required deposit or fee payment.
  • Information for Indigenous applicants: Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Information for international applicants: Program options for international students are available at VCC International.

 Step 2: Submit Supporting Documents

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Non-academic admissions requirements (if applicable): Criminal Record Check, TB Screening, CPR and Standard First Aid, Immunization Record, N95 Respiratory Mask
  • Transfer credits (if applicable)

All academic credentials, transcripts and test scores submitted to the college must be official.

If transcripts are written in a language other than English, an official copy of an authorized English translation must be submitted in addition to the original transcript. Translations must be literal, complete versions of original records, and the documents must be translated by a recognized translation service such as MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities). Further information about certified translations can be accessed through the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia.

Transcripts issued in French from Canadian institutions do not need to be translated.

VCC retains all official documents which have been submitted to us in support of an application for admission or transfer credit. We do not return or photocopy these documents for students.

Transcripts must be submitted by email ( or by mail at either VCC campus. For more information about official documents please call 604.871.7000.

Mailing information: 

Broadway campus

Attn: Registrar's Office
Vancouver Community College
1155 E. Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
V5T 4V5

Downtown campus

Attn: Registrar's Office
Vancouver Community College
250 W. Pender Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1S9

This page has information on admissions equivalencies for:

  • High school courses taken in other Canadian provinces
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses*
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) courses

*Note: AP courses may be eligible for college credit if they are not used for admissions pusposes. 


Out of Province Grade 12 Equivalency Chart

Check Grade 12 equivalency for courses taken in other Canadian provinces


Advanced Placement (AP)
Grade Conversion Scale and Course Equivalents

 High school course equivalents

AP Courses

British Columbia Courses

AP English Language and Composition

English 12, English Studies 12
English First Peoples (EFP) 12

AP Biology

Biology 12

AP Calculus AB

Pre-calculus 12

AP Calculus BC

Pre-calculus 12

AP Chemistry

Chemistry 12

AP Physics 2: Algebra Based
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 12

AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles

Computer Science 12

AP Environmental Science

Environmental Science 12

AP Statistics

Statistics 12

Grade conversions

5 = 96% 4 = 86% 3 = 80% 2 = 70% 1 = not accepted

      Please note:

  • Official AP examination results of 4 or 5 may qualify for transfer credit.



International Baccalaureate (IB)
Grade Conversion Scale and Course Equivalents

High school course equivalents 

IB Courses

British Columbia Courses

English (HL/SL)

English 12,
English Literature 12,
English 12 First Peoples (EFP)

Biology (HL/SL)

Biology 12

Chemistry (HL/SL)

Chemistry 12

History (HL/SL),
History of Europe and the Islamic World (HL),
Social, Cultural Anthropology (HL/SL)

History 12 or Geography 12

Mathematics (HL/SL),
Further Mathematics (SL)

Pre-Calculus 12

Math Studies

Pre-Calculus 12

Physics (HL/SL)

Physics 12

Computer Science (HL/SL),
Design Technology (HL/SL),
Environmental Systems

Health Science 12

Grade conversions

7 = 98% 6 = 90% 5 = 86% 4 = 77% 3 = 70%

      Please note

  • Students need to request for official transcripts from IB.
  • Official IB examination results with a minimum grade of a 4 may also qualify for transfer credit.
  • Grade of 2 and 1 are considered fails.
  • Courses with exam grades of 3 or less will not be eligible for credit or advance standing.



 BC High School Course Name Changes

 Effective Date: September 1, 2019

Course Name prior to 2019

Course Name after 2019

English 10

Composition 10
Creative Writing 10
Literary Studies 10
New Media 10
Spoken Language 10

English 11

Composition 11
Creative Writing 11
Literary Studies 11
New Media 11
Spoken Language 11

English 12

English Studies 12
Composition 12
Creative Writing 12

English Literature 12

Literary Studies 12
New Media 12
Spoken Language 12

English First Peoples 10

EFP Writing 10
EFP Literary Studies 10
EFP New Media 10
EFP Spoken Language 10

English First Peoples 11

EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11
EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11
EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11

Biology 11

Life Sciences 11

Biology 12

Anatomy and Physiology 12

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10

Workplace Mathematics 10

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11

Workplace Mathematics 11

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 12

Apprenticeship Mathematics 12


You may be eligible to receive college credit for transfer credit (for academic credits earned in high school or post-secondary) or prior learning (for knowledge and/or skills obtained outside of the formal education system).

Transfer Credit
You may be eligible for transfer credit if you have:

To be considered for transfer credit:

  1. submit an application to a VCC program
  2. submit a request for transfer credit form to
  3. submit official transcripts. Transcripts are considered official when:
    • Received by mail from the sending institution, in a sealed untampered envelope.
    • The transcript has the institutional seal, stamp or signature.

Prior Learning (PLAR)

You may be eligible for college credit if you have work, training, and other experiences outside the formal post-secondary education system that is reflective of the learning outcomes of a course. This is determined through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process.

To be considered for PLAR credit:

  1. submit an application to a VCC program
  2. send an email to to request a PLAR form
  3. return the completed PLAR form to

Important information:

  • Transfer Credit cannot be awarded for courses used towards program Admissions Requirements.
  • Transfer credit in combination with PLAR will not exceed a maximum of 75% of a program.
  • If you’re an International Student, please refer to the Transfer Credit page for International Students.

For more information, please email

Some programs have specific non-academic admission requirements in addition to the general and academic admission requirements. Non-academic admissions requirements include Criminal Record Checks, CPR, TB screening, immunizations, auditions, and portfolios.

Applicants should be aware of any non-academic requirements prior to entering a program. Be sure to review the requirements specific to your program.

Criminal Record Checks

How to complete and submit your Criminal Record Check to VCC:

Important information about Criminal Record Checks:

In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, a Criminal Record Check (CRC) must be completed for all individuals who work with vulnerable adults and/or children. CRC’s are completed through the Ministry of Justice, and applicants are responsible for any costs incurred to complete the CRC. The Ministry of Justice sends completed Criminal Record Check results directly to the Registrar’s Office.

Applicants should be aware that some programs have practicum placements that require completion of a Criminal Record Check.  If you are found to present a risk to vulnerable populations by the Ministry of Justice, you will not be permitted to enter the practicum. If the practicum is required for your program, this means that you will not be able to complete the program and will not graduate. Therefore, you should consider this requirement carefully before applying to, or continuing in, the program.

Any student who is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence subsequent to a Criminal Record Check must immediately inform the Department Leader and the Registrar’s Office.

TB Screening

Within six (6) months of the start of the program, students must submit a negative TB skin test. If the TB skin test is positive, a negative TB chest x-ray is required.

Students should be aware that clinical facilities may decline a practicum placement if proof of negative TB screening is not completed.

Completed TB tests are submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

CPR and Standard First Aid

The requirements for CPR certification and/or Standard First Aid training are specific to each program. To ensure that you meet this requirement, please review your program page.

Students should be aware that current CPR and/or Standard First Aid status is required for all clinical and practicum placements.


Some programs require the completion of an Immunization Record. The completed form must be submitted to the department on the first day of classes.

Applicants should be aware that some programs have practicum placements that require specific immunizations.  If the practicum is required for your program, failure to meet the immunization requirements could mean that you will not be able to complete the program and will not graduate. Therefore, you should consider this requirement carefully before applying to, or continuing in, the program.  

Students should be aware that clinical facilities may decline a practicum placement if a student is unable to provide proof of immunizations or satisfactory serum titers.

Immunizations in the following are strongly recommended and in some cases may be required for practicum placement:    

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis (Polio)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Influenza (required on an annual basis)
  • Hepatitis B series 

N95 Respiratory Mask

Regulations stipulate that a properly fitted respiratory mask must be used when providing care to patients with suspected, known, or probable cases of acute respiratory infections.

The respiratory mask must be an N95 respirator that is individually fitted by a trained provider, following CSA guidelines. This individual mask fitting should be done just prior to beginning your program. Mask fitting must be done annually. Students are responsible for the cost of the mask fitting.

An original certificate must be presented to the department on the first day of classes.

Other Non-academic Admission Requirements

There may be other non-academic admission requirements for your program. These may include auditions, portfolios, letters of intent, work or volunteer history, or others. Check the requirements specific to your program.

Step 3: Make a Commitment and Register

  • Pay the commitment fee. After receiving a letter of acceptance by email, pay your commitment fee online.
  • Register. Check your email for information on registration. For some programs and courses, you will register yourself online. For other programs, VCC will register you in your classes.
  • Get your photo ID card.
  • Keep in touch. If your contact information changes, remember to update VCC.

Please bring your VCC registration papers and a piece of valid photo ID. VCC student cards are free and available from Photo ID Services at the Registrar's Office. Replacement cards are available at a cost of $20.

Returning students must update their information using myVCC. Use your student ID number to log in. If you experience problems, you can use the online reset form to reset your password or call 604.871.7000 option 4. Students are encouraged to keep this information current.

Step 4: Pay for Your Classes

  • Check your invoice. You will be sent an official invoice outlining your payment amounts and dates.
  • Pay online. Log in to and visit My Services to make an online payment. Click the dropdowns below for more options and information.

Defer Your Admission or Withdraw

We understand that your circumstances might change. Please click the dropdowns below for information on deferring your admission or withdrawing from courses.

You may be able to defer your admission to an intake that starts within one year of the intake of your original application or acceptance. If your deferral is approved, you do not need to resubmit educational documents or pay an application fee. Some programs may require you to update time sensitive documents (e.g. CPR certification, math assessment, etc.); you will be informed of any requirements.

You may request to defer your admission if:

  • you received a letter of acceptance, or
  • you submitted a complete application by the deadline, but you were waitlisted and did not get a seat in the term you applied for, and
  • you have paid any required commitment fee for your original intake, and
  • you defer to an intake that starts within one year of your original intake (e.g. you were waitlisted or accepted to Fall 2024 and you defer to Fall 2025), and
  • your request is for any reason for a regular base program (i.e. not Continuing Studies, Apprenticeship, or individual courses), or
  • your request is for the Dental Hygiene Diploma, BScN, or BScN Advanced Entry program and you have medical evidence of an acute health event, exacerbated chronic condition, pregnancy or similar circumstances

You should understand that:

  • defer requests do not guarantee a seat in your desired intake
  • you may only request to defer your admission and commitment fee one time
  • the commitment fee is non-refundable for any intake
  • your request will be reviewed and approval is subject to seat availability

DEADLINE to submit a defer request:

  • You have a letter of acceptance: Please refer to your letter of acceptance for deadline information.
  • You were waitlisted and did not get a seat: Please refer to the email that informed you your application was cancelled.

To request a deferral:

STEP 1: Complete the Request to Defer Admission form

STEP 2: Email the form to

STEP 3: Check your application status at for updates. Please note that letters of acceptance for future terms may not be available until closer to your desired intake.  

Base programs

VCC students requesting a withdrawal can either submit the Course Drop/Add and Program Withdrawal form (PDF) or e-mail the Registrar’s Office at Please provide your name, student ID number, and the name of the course or program you wish to withdraw from.

Continuing Studies programs

For Continuing Studies course withdrawal, please complete and submit the Course Drop/Add and Program Withdrawal (PDF) and forward it to the Continuing Studies Registrar’s Office at

Please note that withdrawing from a VCC course does not mean that tuition fees are refunded. Students who withdraw must appeal for any refund in excess of the college’s normal refund policy and demonstrate why their discontinuation is exclusive to COVID-19 factors and not learning preference.

Transcript request 

A transcript is a full record of academic achievement for studies undertaken at at VCC. Students may request official transcripts as follows: 

  • Online - Transcripts are only available online for students who graduated in the year 2000 or after.
  • In-person – speak with someone at the Registrar’s Office.
  • Mail – send an official transcript request including payment and signature to the Registrar's Office.
  • Fax – send official transcript request to 604.443.8450. Payment and signature must be included.

Payment at the time of the request is required for all methods. VCC accepts VISA, Mastercard, and American Express. 

The following information is required:

  • Student number (students who are unsure of their student ID number should include their birth date)
  • Student name or name of registration (maiden name if applicable)
  • Current address and telephone number (required in the event we need to contact you with further questions)
  • The number of transcripts required (cost is $5 + GST each) 

Transcripts can be: 

  • Mailed to your choice of destination.  Request must include complete mailing address including postal code.
  • Picked up at the requested campus. Picture ID will be requested in order to release the transcripts. If someone other than the student is picking up the transcript, the student's signature and authorization is required with the name of the person picking up the transcript. 

Note: Transcript requests take up to 10 business days to process.

Document request 

Requests for documents such as verification of enrolment, convocation letter for visa requests, and additional credentials can be made by completing the SR Document request form‌ and submitting it as follows:

  • E-mail – email to
  • In person - at the Registrar's Office
  • Mail – send the form including payment and signature to the 
  • Fax – send official document request to 604.443.8450 (Downtown campus) or 604.871.7458 (Broadway campus). Payment and signature must be included.

Locations, hours, and contact information

Broadway campus

Level 4, building A

Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Downtown campus

Level 1, near Pender Street entrance

Hours of operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Contact us:

Questions about applications and admissions to VCC, or registration at VCC:
Phone: 604.871.7000, option 4 or toll free from anywhere in Canada or the U.S.: 1.866.565.7820

Questions about VCC transcript requests, VCC document requests, VCC graduation, transfer credit, VCC grades, or your VCC student record:
Phone: 604.871.7000, option 8 or toll free from anywhere in Canada or the U.S.: 1.866.565.7820