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Most of our diploma programs have common admission requirements. The exception to these common admission standards is the Hospitality Management with English Emphasis Diploma and the Hospitality Operations Certificate, which are delivered by Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management, for which the English requirement is different than our other diploma programs.

All Diploma Programs

(excluding the Hospitality Management with English Emphasis Diploma, Hospitality Operations Certificate, Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diplomas)

1. Be at least 17 years of age
2. Have graduated from high school or apply as a mature student who did not graduate from high school but is at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
• Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
• High School English 12: C (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
• University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
English Language Test (only valid for two years):
• TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 190 CBT, or 520 PBT
• IELTS: Academic version 6 (with no band test score less than 5.5)
• Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C
• TOEIC: 700
• LPI: 4
• VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75%
• Completion of VPC ENGL 099
• Completion of AEL/ESL to an equivalent level
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.

Hospitality Management with English Emphasis Diploma Admission Requirements

1. Be at least 17 years of age
2. Have completed Grade 10 or apply as a mature student who did not graduate from high school but is at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
• Grade 10 or higher-level English course.
High School English 10: C+ (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
• English Language Test (only valid for two years):
TOEFL: 34 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 100 CBT, or 410 PBT
IELTS: Academic version 4.5 (with no band test score less than 4)
Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level E
TOEIC: 350
LPI: 2
VPC English Proficiency Exam: 45% – The required passing score to enroll in ENGL 098 is 45%-59% and for ENGL 099 is 60% and up
• Completion of AEL/ESL level equivalent to the VPC English Proficiency Exam.
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.

Hospitality Operations Certificate Program Admissions Requirements

1. Be at least 17 years of age
2. Have completed Grade 10 or apply as a mature student who did not graduate from high school but is at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
• Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
High School English 12: C (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
• Proof of four‐year undergraduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.
• English Language Test (only valid for two years):
TOEFL: 64 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 180 CBT, or 520 PBT
IELTS: Academic version 5 (with no band test score less than 5)
Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C
TOEIC: 500
LPI: 3
VPC English Proficiency Exam: 60%
Completion of VPC ENGL 099.
• Completion of AEL/ESL level equivalent to the VPC English Proficiency Exam.
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.

Post Graduate Diploma Admissions Requirements

1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree*
2. Be at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
> Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
> High School English 12: C (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
> University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
English Language Test (only valid for two years):
• TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 190 CBT, or 520 PBT
• IELTS: Academic version 6 (with no band test score less than 5.5)
• Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C
• TOEIC: 700
• LPI: 4
• VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75%
• Completion of VPC ENGL 099
• Completion of AEL/ESL to an equivalent level
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.

*This is based on new PTIB policy guidelines for use of the term “Post-graduate” in a program title. The program must meet both of the following criteria:

  1. The admission requirements of a post-graduate program must include at minimum a baccalaureate degree, and
  2. Content must be at a post-baccalaureate level.

Advanced Diploma Admissions Requirements

1. Completion of a degree, diploma, or, equivalent level of post-secondary education from a recognized institution.
2. Be at least 19 years of age
3. Provide proof of English proficiency:
> Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
> High School English 12: C (or equivalent) from an English speaking country.
> University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
English Language Test (only valid for two years):
• TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 190 CBT, or 520 PBT
• IELTS: Academic version 6 (with no band test score less than 5.5)
• Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C
• TOEIC: 700
• LPI: 4
• VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75%
• Completion of VPC ENGL 099
• Completion of AEL/ESL to an equivalent level
• Completion of at least 12 credits from a post secondary institution in Canada or where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.

 

Mature Student Policy

A mature student is someone who does not have a high school graduation transcript and is at least 19 years of age at the start date of the program.

If the student has attempted high school in the past but has not graduated, VPC evaluates his/her most recent transcript. If the student is unable to provide a copy of his/her transcript or has been out of high school for more than one year, he/she must show proof of his/her activities since his/her last attempt at high school (work experience, College courses attempted, etc.)
 
After supplying the required documents, mature students are interviewed by the Registrar’s Office who will decide whether the student is accepted to study at VPC.


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