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Admissions Requirements and Application Process

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

  • BC and Yukon High School Graduates


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from BC and Yukon high schools must satisfy the following minimum requirements for their application to be considered:
    • 1. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum grade average of 67% (based on English Studies 12 and three additional approved courses).   
    • 2. Completion of English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of 67% or fulfil the English Language Admission Standard.
    • 3. Completion of 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
    Admissions Office
    Corpus Christi College
    5935 Iona Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

    Email
    [email protected]

    Failure to submit your official transcripts may prevent you from enrolling in subsequent semesters.

    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.

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  • Graduates from other Canadian Provinces (Not BC and Yukon)


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants from out of province schools must satisfy the following requirements:
    • 1. Graduation from high school with a minimum grade average of 67%, based on English 12 and three additional approved courses in the province.
    • 2. Completion of English Studies 12 in the province with a minimum grade of 67%, or fulfil the English Language Admission Standard.   
    • 3. Completion of three additional Gr. 12 courses comparable to the BC approved 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
    Admissions Office
    Corpus Christi College
    5935 Iona Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

    Failure to submit your official transcripts may prevent you from enrolling in subsequent semesters.

    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


  • 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

    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
    Admissions Office
    Corpus Christi College
    5935 Iona Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

    Failure to submit your official transcripts may prevent you from enrolling in subsequent semesters.

    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


  • International Students


    International Students

    Corpus Christi welcomes applications from qualified international students of all cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

    International students graduating from a Canadian high school must satisfy the following requirements:
    • 1. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum grade average of 67% (based on English Studies 12 and three additional approved courses).
    • 2. Completion of English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of 67% or fulfil the English Language Admission Standard.
    • 3. Completion of three additional Gr. 12 courses. View approved courses.


    International students graduating from a secondary school abroad must satisfy the following requirements: 
    • 1. Proof of completion of a Secondary School Diploma in recognized institution or authority.
    • 2. School transcripts in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • 3. International Students must meet the College's English Language Admission Standard.


    International students transferring from another post-secondary institution in Canada must provide the following documents:
    • Official post-secondary transcripts
    • A copy of their study permit
    • A copy of their passport data page

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  • Mature Students


    A domestic student over the age of 19, whose formal education was interrupted and who did not meet the normal requirements for admission. However, this individual has demonstrated an intellectual maturity that permitted acceptance to the College.

    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants must provide the following documents:
    • 1. High School Transcript
    • 2. Essay
    • 3. Reference Letter


    Application Process

    Prepare your application documents for submission

    1. 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
    Admissions Office
    Corpus Christi College
    5935 Iona Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

    Email: [email protected]

    Failure to submit your official transcripts may prevent you from enrolling in subsequent semesters.

    2. 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.

    3. Submit a 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

  • Post-Secondary Transfer Students


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

    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants have to provide the following documents:
    • 1. Official, post-secondary transcripts
    • 2. Official high school transcripts (if applicable)


    Application Process

    Prepare your academic transcripts for submission
    Submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you have completed less than 15 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 the granting institution to:

    Admissions Office
    Corpus Christi College
    5935 Iona Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7

    Failure to submit your official transcripts may prevent you from enrolling in subsequent semesters.

    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.


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  • 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

    You must be in good standing at your home institution.

    Application Process

    1. Prepare your application document for submission.
    Transcripts – Submit transcripts from your current post-secondary institution. 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 [email protected].

    2. 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




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: BC English Studies 12, BC English First Peoples 12, or an equivalent Canadian provincial exam. 

3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or Literature & Composition.

4. Completion of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program including English A (HL/SL) or English Literature and Performance (HL) with a final grade of 3 or better.

5. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading.

6. International students have the following options:     
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: A minimum score of 75.
  • IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.0 (academic module only).
  • PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH(Academic): An minimum overall score of 55. 
 
7. A minimum overall and essay score of "55" on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).    

8. Completion of a college-level writing or literature course that transfers to Corpus Christi College as a college-level English course.  

9. Completion of the Corpus Christi College English 099 course



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
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  • 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
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    April 30 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
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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.
  • Courses that fall under the BC Ministry of Education subject categories: Language Arts 12, Mathematics 12, Science, Second Languages 12, Social Studies 12 are used for Admission to Corpus Christi College.
  • English Language Arts, either English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 is required.


An additional three grade 12 courses can be taken from the list of classes below:


English Language Arts

  • Composition 12
  • Creative Writing 12
  • Literary Studies 12
  • New Media 12
  • Spoken Language 12

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTATION

  • Calculus 12
  • Geometry 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Statistics 12
  • Computer Science 12
  • Foundations of Math 12

SCIENCE

  • Anatomy & Physiology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Environmental Science 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12


SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 20th Century World History 12
  • Asian Studies 12
  • BC First Peoples 12
  • Comparative Cultures 12
  • Comparative World Religions 12
  • Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12
  • Economic Theory 12
  • Genocide Studies 12
  • Human Geography 12
  • Law Studies 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Physical Geography 12
  • Political Studies 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Urban Studies 12


In addition to these, we accept the following
  • Religion 12
  • Christian Education 12
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Second Languages 12 (Including French Immersion)

Updated: September 2021
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