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Vancouver Community College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Vancouver Community College (VCC) was founded in 1965. Around 14,800 students from more than 150 countries register annually with the college. The college offers 3 degrees, 33 diplomas, 93 certificates, 2 short certificates, 2 associate degrees, and 15 apprenticeships. Both, part-time as well as full-time courses are available.

  • International applicants are required to send their application via email.
  • The complete package must include the VCC application form and required documents.
  • International applicants are offered early admission applications.
  • All applicants are required to fulfill the ELP requirements.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)First program: $145
Second (subsequent) program: $70
Mode of PaymentCash/ Debit card/ Credit card/ Bank Draft/ Money order/ Cheque
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsWinter/ Summer/ Spring/ Fall
TOEFL Code0658
Financial AidLoans, Grants, Scholarships, Work-Study

Vancouver Community College Deadlines

International applicants are required to submit their applications by following deadlines. The early deadlines are 4 months prior to semester start and final deadlines are 1 month prior to the semester start.

IntakeEarly Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
WinterAugust 31November 30
September 30December 31
October 31January 31
November 30February 28
Spring/ SummerDecember 31March 31
FallMarch 31June 30
April 30July 31
May 31August 31

Culinary Arts Diploma Program Application Deadlines

IntakeEarly Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
FallApril 30July 31
WinterAugust 31November 30
Spring/ SummerDecember 31March 31

English Language Proficiency for International Applicants

International applicants from non-native English speaking countries and those who have not received a degree from an institute where the primary language is English need to prove their proficiency in English. The applicants belonging to English speaking countries are also required to prove their proficiency in English. Minimum requirements for the undergraduate and diploma courses are tabulated below:

Medical Transcriptionist Certificate906.5
Administrative Assistant Certificate, CAD & BIM Certificates and Diploma, CS Technology Diploma, Fashion Design & Production Diploma, Graphic Design Diploma, Hospitality Management Diploma, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Jewellery Art and Design Diploma, Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate, Medical Office Assistant Certificate, Music Diploma, Bachelor of Applied Music,806.5
Automotive Service Technology Diploma706.0
Baking and Pastry Arts Dual Certificates, Cosmetology Diploma, Culinary Arts Diploma, Dance Diploma, Esthetics Certificate, Hairstylist Certificate685.5
Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma, Heavy Mechanical Technology Diploma605.0

The minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements for Post-degree diploma courses are tabulated below:

Business & Project Management Post-Degree Diploma846.5
Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma846.5

Conditional Admissions:

International applicants that do not have the minimum score requirements are may study at ILAC or ILSC language partner schools for fulfilling the admission requirements.

Student Permit for International Students 

  • The selected applicants will be sent an offer of admission. In order to accept the offer, the students will be required to pay the tuition deposit as indicated in the offer letter.
  • The next step is to apply for a student permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Documents required to apply for the student permit:
    • Offer letter from the college.
    • Passport.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Visa processing fee.
  • Students will be required to submit the proof of their study permit approval before the deadline mentioned in the offer letter. Failing to do so might lead to deferring of the students to the next available start date.

Temporary Visa Permit: The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission received from Lakehead University.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

Vancouver Community College Undergraduate Admissions

Vancouver Community College provides undergraduate degree to international students in the field of Hospitality Management and Music and Dance. The basic requirements for both courses are the same.

Where to Apply: Vancouver Community College Application

Application Fee (non- refundable): $ 145

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

  • A 2- year Diploma in the specific field.
  • Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.
  • GPA- 2.0 or Grade C or equivalent.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • International students need to prove English language proficiency.
  • A letter of intent, portfolio or resume may be required for certain specific courses.
  • Departmental Requirements: Auditions, Interviews.

Vancouver Community College Certificate Courses

Various certificates are offered to international applicants at VCC. The basic admission requirements for these programs are common. The details for the admission process and requirements for these programs are mentioned below:

Where to apply: VCC International Application Form, should be sent via an email along with the complete document package.

Admission requirements:

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • ELP scores
  • Certified 15-minute Keyboarding test.
  • Departmental requirements: Administrative aassistant education (Legal administrative assistant certificate), Entrance interview (culinary certificates), criminal records & immunization history (for medical certificates) are required.

Vancouver Community College Post-Degree Diploma Admissions

Vancouver Community College offers a post-degree diploma to international students in two courses. The two programs offered by the college are Business and Project Management Post-Degree Diploma and Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for both the courses.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication Fee (non- refundable)Academic Requirements
Business and Project Management Post-Degree DiplomaVCC Form & complete packageJuly 31, Nov 30, Mar 31$ 145UG Degree; Transcripts; minimum grade of “C” in; ELP
Canadian Business Management Post-Degree DiplomaVCC Form & complete packageSpring: Aug 1, 2019;
Summer: Dec 1, 2019
$ 145UG degree, official transcripts, ELP

If there are seats available in the specific course an applicant has applied for, the admissions are offered. However, if seats are not available, a waitlist is available. Waitlist applicants are not given an update until seats are available and the application is accepted. The application processing time is around 6-8 weeks.

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