New international student checklist

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**Study permit confirmation is required 6-8 weeks before the first day of the semester**

** These deadlines are subject to change. Please check with DCI admissions for up-to-date information.

Study Permit:听A valid study permit authorizes you to stay and study in Canada. If you are an international student, you require a valid study permit to study at 香港六盒宝典开奖结果.听

Letter of Introduction:听If this is your first time to apply for a study permit outside Canada, you will receive a Letter of Introduction when your study permit gets approved. You will need to bring the Letter of Introduction with you when you enter Canada. The Border Services officers will issue you a study permit at the port of entry. After you receive your study permit, please double check your personal information, validity, and remarks about working eligibility.听

  • To apply for your study permit, visit听听for eligibility details and application instructions.听

  • Inform us if your study permit is approved or refused by the deadline.听You must have your study permit approved at least five business days prior to the start date of your program. If you do not inform us by the deadline, you may not be eligible for a refund of your tuition and fees. See听our听refund policy.听

If you are coming directly from a high school in Canada,听you should apply to change the conditions of your current study permit and receive the new study permit. Your study permit for secondary school allows you to study at the university or college level temporarily if you submit your study permit听extension听application before its expiry. Visit听听for more information.听听

If you are transferring from a post-secondary school in Canada,听you must inform IRCC of your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) change. You do not need to apply for a new study permit. You听are allowed to听continue with your current study permit听as long as听it is valid. Visit听听for more information. 香港六盒宝典开奖结果鈥檚 DLI number is O19360973702.听听

If you are a one-semester exchange student,听you do not require a study permit because you have been accepted into a program that is less than six months in duration.听

Temporary Resident Visa:听A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as an 'entry visa,' is used only for entry and re-entry into Canada. Only citizens of certain countries require a TRV. Find out if you need a听TRV听. You may be eligible to apply for your TRV with your study permit.听听

别罢础:听Students from entry visa-exempt countries (except for U.S. citizens) must obtain an听eTA听to fly into Canada. Find more听information听.

Co-op Work Permit: If you are accepted into a program that requires practicum/internship/working hours to graduate (such information is also mentioned in Box 24 on your Letter of Acceptance), you should apply for your co-op work permit along with your initial study permit application. For more details, please check Working as an International Student page.

New international students are automatically registered in at least 9 credits worth of appropriate courses for their first semester. Check your course schedule by logging into听. If you are just starting your studies at 香港六盒宝典开奖结果, your first semester courses will be registered for you. Depending on when you are accepted you can choose your courses with the help of an advisor.听

Don鈥檛 know how to use MyAccount? Visit听our听Logins & Passwords听page.听听

If you are not registered in at least 9 credits by the last month before听your听first semester, please contact us here.听听

For online semesters, expect to see your classes uploaded in Blackboard by the first day of class. Sometimes courses are available sooner but dont be alarmed if you do not see you courses appear until just before your classes beginning. Be sure to spend some time within Blackboard to familiarize yourself with the different features and flow.听

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All international students are required to attend the New Student Orientation consisting of online workshop series and a Blackboard orientation course. Find out more about orientation听here.听听

You are also听welcome听to attend other college-wide orientations and new student events in addition to the Strong Start: New Student Orientation. Find out what other events you can听attend听here.听

All first semester students are automatically enrolled in听Guard.Me听coverage until you are eligible for听BC听. This usually takes about 3 months. If you have听MSP听you can opt out after stable enrolment.听Guard.Me will send听communication听about听your coverage once the semester starts. You should apply听for听BC MSP when you arrive in Canada.听

Learn more about medical insurance in BC here.

If you need more听information听please contact us.

Visit Travelling to Canada page for all up-to-date information in regards to your travel to Canada.听

All students are expected to attend their first class of the semester for each course. If you will miss your first class or first few classes and have NOT notified your instructor, you may听loose听your seat in that class.听See full details听on听our听Attendance Policy.听It is your responsibility to inform your instructor prior to your absence. You can find your instructors鈥 email address in the Faculty Directory or听听under "Detail Course Schedule".听听

Purchase your textbooks as soon as possible. Not听all of听your textbooks will be available electronically. Contact the for more information.

Many international students plan to live in听homestay听or听rent their own places. Find out how you can prepare your听accommodation in Vancouver.听听

香港六盒宝典开奖结果 has three campuses: New Westminster Campus, Anvil Centre Campus and David Lam Campus (Coquitlam Campus).

Be sure to double check all important dates and deadlines for听each semester here.听听

NOTE: Deposit fees for the first 12 credits are non-refundable. Add / Drop / Refund policies do not apply to your tuition deposit for your first 12 credits. You can view the refund information for first semester international students here.

  • Sign Up for the DCI Mentorship Program!听For more information click here.
  • Request your student ID card听(Passport is required)
  • Upload your Study听Permit .
  • Get a Compass card from a
  • Buy your textbooks (Find your Booklist on your )
  • Apply for听
  • Update your contact information (local address, phone, email) on听
  • Open a bank account
  • Register for workshops
  • Mark important dates and deadlines听in听your planner/calendar.
Register for the Strong Start: New Student Orientation workshops and Blackboard course.
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