Admissions Requirements and Application Process

Select an applicant category below for admissions requirements and instructions on how to apply.


  • Recent BC and Yukon High School Graduates


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from BC and Yukon high schools must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.
    2. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.   
    3. Completion of English 12 and three additional Gr. 12 courses. View approved courses.

    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your transcript.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.



  • Recent Out of Province High School Graduates


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from out of province schools must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.
    2. Graduation from a high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.   
    3. Completion of English 12.

    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your transcript.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.



  • Recent High School Graduates from the USA


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from the United States of America must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. Graduation from an academic program equivalent to Canadian Grade 12. 
    2. Four years of English courses to the senior level. 
    3. Three years of mathematics courses to the junior level. 
    4. Three additional full-year senior-level academic subjects. 

    You are invited to submit your SAT or ACT scores to support your application (not required). 

    Students who have not successfully completed four years of English courses will be required to meet the English Language Admission Standard. All applicants who have not achieved a grade of B+ or higher in senior level English may be required to write the English Placement Test (EPT).

    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission.
    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your transcript.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.




International Students

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  • Mature Students


    Students who are over the age of 21 and have not attended a post-secondary institution.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Application Process

    Prepare your application documents for submission
    High School Transcript – Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.

    Essay – In a short essay, outline how your academic and personal experiences have led you to apply to Corpus Christi College and how these experiences can contribute to your post-secondary success.

    Reference Letter – One reference letter from someone who is able to assess and describe your work habits, drive, and potential for academic success. Reference letters should not be from family or friends.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your application documents.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.


  • Post-Secondary Transfer Students


    Students who have attended a minimum of one term at another post-secondary institution.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you have completed less than 24 credits at a post-secondary institution, you are also required to submit a high school transcript.

    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education or post-secondary institutions must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your transcript(s).
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.


  • Visiting Students


    Students who are currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution (“home institution”) and want to take a class at the same time at Corpus Christi College.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must be in good standing at their home institution

    Application Process

    Prepare your application document for submission
    Transcripts – Submit transcripts from your crrent post-secondary institutions. If you have completed less than 24 credits at a post-secondary institution, you are also required to submit a high school transcript.

    Provide an unofficial transcript to start, and an official transcript when it is available. Request official transcripts to be sent to Corpus Christi College by mail or email. Transcripts submitted by email from the Ministry of Education or post-secondary institutions must be sent to admissions@corpuschristi.ca.
    Letter of Permission (LOP) – Submit an approved Letter of Permission from your home institution.

    Apply Online
    1. Create a MyLION account using your full name and primary email address. MyLION is the student information system for applicants and enrolled students.
    2. Upload your application documents.
    3. Pay your application fee and submit your application.

    launchApply Now


    If you require assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions Office at Corpus Christi College.




English Language Admission Standards


English is the primary language of instruction at Corpus Christi College. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Applicants can demonstrate their English-language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1. Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending Corpus Christi.
2. Provide proof of a minimum grade* of 67% in either: English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples
3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
4. Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
5. Take the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and achieve a minimum Essay Level score of 4. 
6. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading
7. International students have the following options: 
      TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
      IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only) 
      EIKEN: A minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English  
8. A minimum overall and essay score of "60" on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2 will be accepted as a substitution to English 12 "C"
9. Provide proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course  

*Blended grade, based on both the course grade and the provincial exam mark


Rolling Admissions



How It Works

We offer 3 terms of study: Fall, Winter and Summer. You can start your studies in any term.

Year-round studies can give you more flexibility in your busy schedule. If you take classes during the summer – onsite or online – you have the option of taking fewer classes during the fall and winter, or accelerating your academic path.

Apply early to get the highest priority in your course selection, as well as the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a guaranteed spot.


  • Fall Term: September Start


    Early Admission Deadline: December 15, for the following year

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: September
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer earlier than other institutions  
    • Guarantee your spot for fall  
    • Get priority registration for courses—this gives you the best chance of getting into the courses you need and want 
    • Be in the first pool of applicants for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries 
    • Have a better chance of finding housing on campus
      Gain peace of mind and the ability to plan ahead
    Apply Now

  • Winter Term: January Start


    Early Admission Deadline: April 15, for the following year 

    We accept applications up to the first week of classes in: January
    • Receive a no-pressure admission offer 
    • Guarantee your spot for fall 
    • Have a high chance of getting into the courses you need 
    • Get an opportunity to apply for our Competitive Scholarships, Entrance Scholarships, and Bursaries
    Apply Now 

    April 15 is the last day to apply for competitive scholarships

    View Scholarships

  • Summer Term: May, July, or August Start


    Early Admission Deadline: August 15, for the following year

    • Receive a late admission offer  (depending on our enrolment levels) 
    • Start your studies in the summer term—stay on track with your graduation goals, even if your Plan A fell through 
    • Get into classes that are full elsewhere (We also offer many of our courses online, if you need more flexibility) 
    • Continue to be eligible for our Entrance Scholarships
    Apply Now




Approved Courses


The following is a list of approved Grade 12 courses, particular to BC and Yukon high schools, as well as international applicants. Please see the sections above for detailed requirements depending on your academic status.  If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Admissions Office.

A: Approved Courses (MIN 2)B: Breadth Courses (MAX 1)
Biology 12Visual Arts: Media Arts 12
Calculus 12Visual Arts: ArtFoundations & Studio Art 12
Chemistry 12Acting 12
English Literature 12Economics 12
Français Langue or French 12Religion 12
Any Language 12Social Justice 12
Geography 12Sustainable Resources 12
History 12Business Education 12
Pre-Calculus 12Comparative Civilization 12
 BC First Nations Studies 12Information and Communications Technology 12
 Physics 12 
 Writing 12 
 Law 12 
 Geology 12 

Updated: March 31, 2016
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