High School & Community Educators
You play a key role in guiding students through the university admissions process. We look forward to working with you to help your students decide if Thompson Rivers University is right for them.
2023 Program Updates and Highlights
- BC Grade 12
- English Studies /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent).
NEW Priority on-campus housing for domestic applicants: Students who apply to TRU before January 31, 2024 can also indicate they would like to be considered for on-campus housing. They will receive a housing offer with their admissions decision. Students who do not indicate they would like to be considered, and those who apply after January 31, will need to apply to on-campus housing separately.
NEW data science major within the Bachelor of Science. Data science is a broad field that encompasses the generation and analysis of data. Many industries are increasingly relying on data, generating exciting new career opportunities. Students can then consider pursuing TRU’s Master of Science in Data Science.
REMINDER: Admissions requirements and process for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing changed for fall 2023 and will be in place for fall 2024.
Applicants applying as one of two admission categories: high school applicant or post-secondary applicant.
TRU admitted the following in fall 2023:
43 high school students
36 post-secondary students
Architectural and Engineering Technology Diploma is undergoing a transition from a three-year to a two-year program with an anticipated start of September 2024.
TRU’s Fine Arts programs including the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Diploma and Certificates are being reviewed and considered for elimination or reduction, as such, we are not accepting applications for fall 2024 or winter 2025.
TRU is moving from two open houses to one flagship event in the Fall – TRU Open House. This year’s event is Saturday, October 21 and is open to prospective students of all ages, community members, and anyone who would like to explore and experience TRU. Bigger and better than ever, guests will explore labs, get their hands dirty in science and trades, attend mock lectures and meet with students, faculty, and staff. Younger future TRU students can enjoy the Family Fun Zone from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is a day you don’t want to miss.
Meet your Future Student Advisor
The TRU Future Students Advisors are the primary contacts for high school and community educators. They are each assigned unique regions and schools within BC and Canada.
Your advisor will support you with navigating TRU’s enrolment processes and will be your go to for those hard to find answers and questions.
If you haven’t already connected with your Advisor, there is no better time than now! Future Student Advisors will make your emails and calls a priority as we know you work hard to support your students moving onto post-secondary.
Qelmúcw (Indigenous) Future Students Advisors
School District 58, School District 74
firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-852-7642
High Schools: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
email@example.com | 250-371-5712
Future Students Advisors
Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast, Sicamous, Salmon Arm
Kamloops schools: Barriere Secondary, Clearwater Secondary, NorKam Secondary, Sa-hali Secondary, Sun Peaks Secondary Academy
firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-828-5037
Fraser Valley, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, School District 27
Kamloops schools: Chase Secondary, Kamloops Christian School, @Kool, Logan Lake Secondary, Twin Rivers Education Centre, Valleyview Secondary, Westsyde Secondary
email@example.com | 250-852-7639
Okanagan, Kootenays, Vernon, Enderby, Armstrong
Kamloops schools: Kamloops School of the Arts, South Kamloops Secondary, St. Ann’s Secondary
firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-828-5157
Great and Metro Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Northern BC & out of province
email@example.com | 250-828-5008
Who Can Help You?
Future Students Office
- Program exploration
- Application process and status
- General TRU questions
- Campus vists
- School visits and events
- Contact after you have accepted your offer
- Develop and maintain academic plan
- Academic policies and regulations
How to Apply
TRU Year at a Glance 2023-2024
Nov 1 – Counsellor Breakfast and Update: Register by October 26
Early offers of admissions start mid-December for Open Admission programs
Jan 31 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing application deadline
Jan 31 – Priority Housing Application Deadline:
Apply to TRU before this date and request housing on the TRU application form
Feb 1 – Respiratory Therapy Diploma application deadline
Feb 1 – Veterinary Technology Diploma application deadline
Mar 1 – Entrance Scholarship application deadline
Mar 11-28 – Spring Break Student for a Day Program
Apr 1 – Entrance Awards application deadline
Students can connect with Academic Advising for course planning for open admission programs and upgrading for competitive/limited programs
May 1 – Program Application Deadline for open admission programs for students who want a guaranteed admission decision before the start of courses registration
May 31 – Assurance Bursary application deadline
End of – Course schedule available for course planning
Middle of – Course registration opens for fall and winter