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Registration

How to register

Once you have been accepted into your program you may need to register into your courses online via our

1. Do I need to register myself?

Please review the lists below to determine if you must register yourself. If you are in a program listed below under block registration, OC will automatically register you into your courses and we will send you your schedule and invoice via email. You can also view your registration by clicking on .

2. Build your schedule in Plan Ahead

The 'Plan Ahead' option in Banner Self-service allows you to build your schedule before your registration date. Once your registration window opens, you can register some or all of your courses directly from your plan. Learn more about Plan Ahead.

3. Find your registration time (time ticket)

Your registration time is when you can begin registering (find out more here). Indicated below are registration dates that give you an indication after which date your registration time will be. Find out more below.

4. Register in Self-service (accessed through myɫƵ)

Your time has come to register. We recommend you take advantage of the Plan Ahead functionality for ease of registration. 

5. Waitlisted in a course?

More information on how the waitlisting process works at ɫƵ can be found here.

 

Which way do you register?

Web registration (you will choose your own courses)

  • Adult Upgrading (ABE) advanced level (Grade 11 and 12)
  • Applied Bachelor of Arts 
  • Adult Upgrading - All Levels
  • Arts & Science University Studies (includes Arts and Science Diplomas)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Post-Baccalaureates
  • Computer Information Systems (Years 2-4)
  • Infrastructure and Computing Technology Diploma (Year 2)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Analytics (Year 2)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics (Year 2)

In-person registration

  • English Language

Block registered (we will register you into your full program)

  • Access to Practical Nursing
  • Animation
  • Bachelor of Computer Information System (Year 1)
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information System (Year 1)
  • Continuing Studies Programs
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Infrastructure and Computing Technology Diploma (Year 1)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Pastry Arts
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Data Analytics and Economics (Year 1)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Analytics (Year 1)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics (Year 1)
  • Practical Nursing
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Sustainable Building Technology
  • Trades programs
  • Water Engineering Technology

Block registered (core courses) with additional and optional electives

  • Commercial Aviation (you will need to choose additional, required Business courses. View your program outline.)
  • Commercial Helicopter Pilot (you will need to choose additional academic courses. View your program outline.)
  • Culinary Management (you will need to choose additional, required Business courses. View your program outline.)
  • Human Service Work (View your program outline.)
  • Kinesiology (you will need to choose additional elective courses. View your program outline.)
  • Therapist Assistant (View your program outline.)

How to build your schedule (Plan Ahead)

What is Plan Ahead

The 'Plan Ahead' option in Banner Self-service allows you to build your schedule before your registration date. Once your registration window opens, you can register some or all of your courses directly from your plan.

This feature allows students to browse the class schedule, select classes, and save the plan for upcoming registration. You can save up to five plans.

Important note: Creating a plan does not check for holds, prerequisites, co-requisites, or anything that might prevent registration.

Plan Ahead Video Guide

Where do I find Plan Ahead?

  • Login to
  • Under My Program, click on Registration. This will open Banner Self-service in another window.
  • In the Registration section, click on Plan Ahead.

Your registration time

Your exact day and time (registration time/time ticket/registration appointment) when you can start registering will be posted in Self-service. Access your time ticket by logging into . Click on Prepare for Registration and your time ticket will be displayed in the Registration Status window.

You may register for courses anytime after your registration time.

Registration Video

Here is a quick how-to video to guide you through the registration process

Registration dates

Your registration dates will fall between these dates. See below this section for more about your exact registration time.

The following dates are subject to change. Please check regularly for the most up to date registration dates.
Last Updated: May 31, 2024

Academic web registered programs

The following dates apply to all programs that offer web registration. 

** Restrictions may apply for some programs 

 

 Summer 2024

Registration DateTuesday, February 20,2024 to August 31, 2024.

Fall 2024 - Schedule Delayed

Block RegistrationBegins Early April to Mid-June.   
Registration DateMonday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, September 13, 2024 (for fall courses).
Distance Education students can also register during this period for September and January intake only.
   
Seniors RegistrationSeniors discount for Fall 2024 is effective September 4, 2024.
Seniors discount for Winter 2025 is effective January 6, 2025.
   
Fee Payment Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 4:00pm
   

Winter 2025

Registration Date - Continuing StudentsMonday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, January 17, 2025    
Registration Date - New Admits (Excluding AU)Monday, July 22, 2024 to Friday, January 17, 2025   
Fee Payment Deadline: Tuesday, December 10, 2024, 4:00pm
   

Summer 2025 - TENTATIVE

Academic/DE - Continuing Students Tuesday, February 18, 2025     
Academic/DE - New AdmitsTuesday, February 25, 2025     
Fee Payment Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2025, 4:00pm
     

AU - Adult Upgrading | DE - Distance Education

Adult Upgrading (ABE) Registration

Only Grade 11 and 12 ABE courses are open for web registration on or after July 8. Students will be emailed a registration appointment time and can register anytime after that date and time.

Courses at level 80 and below must register in person at any campus or by email to registration@okanagan.bc.ca based on submitted transcripts and/or skills assessment results. Registration will open on or after the dates listed below.
 

Summer 2024

All Campuses ContinuingMarch 5, 2024
All Campuses NewMarch 12, 2024

Fall 2024:

Continuing - Kelowna/PentictonMonday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, September 13 , 2024
New Admits - Kelowna/PentictonMonday, July 8, 2024 to  Friday, September 13 , 2024
Continuing - VernonMonday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, September 13, 2024
New Admits - VernonTuesday, August 27, 2024 & Wednesday. August 28, 2024 by appointment only - Friday, September 13
Continuing - Salmon ArmMonday, August 12, 2024 to Friday, September 13, 2024
New Admits - Salmon ArmMonday, August 12, 2024 to Friday, September 13, 2024

Winter 2025:

Continuing - All CampusesMonday, November 4, 2025 to Friday, January 17, 2025
New - All CampusesMonday, November 20 to Friday, January 17, 2025

English Language

Summer 2024: 
Continuing StudentsMarch 5, 2024
New StudentsMarch 12, 2024

Fall 2024:

Continuing & NewMonday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, September 13, 2024 (In-person Registration)

Winter 2025:

Continuing & New - All CampusesMonday, November 4, 2024 to Friday, January 17, 2025

Waitlist information

You tried to register for a course and it's full. What happens next? You may waitlist through your myɫƵ account for a course.

Frequently asked questions about waitlists

  • You are not registered in the course.
  • You are not charged for the course.
  • Your name will not be on the class list.
  • Attendance in class is not permitted.

Available seats will be offered to the next eligible student on the waitlist. You will be notified by email, which will advise you of your deadline date and time to pick up your seat online or in person. Remember this offer is time sensitive. Should you not pick up the seat it will be made available to the next eligible student on the list.

Waitlists will be dissolved after one week of classes. There will be a few hours of processing time, after that time you can pick up any available seat in the course you want.

Login to your myɫƵ account, navigate to the Student page > Online Services > Registration > Add or Drop a Course > Select Web Registered from the drop down menu next to the course.

  • You will receive an email from waitlist@okanagan.bc.ca when you are given a seat. Remember to add this email address to your safe sender list.
  • "Wait List" indicates you are waitlisted for the course. 
  • Students are encouraged on a regular basis to login to myɫƵ and check the status of their waitlisted courses (at least once a day during the waitlist period). Telephone inquiries regarding your waitlists will not be accepted.
  • Arts/Science students may register and/or waitlist in a combined total of courses not exceeding 18 credits.
  • You cannot be registered in one section of a course and waitlisted in another section of the same course.
  • Further information can be found in the  section of the Calendar.

Registration contacts

Salmon Arm
2552 Trans Canada Hwy. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3
Salmon Arm Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 832-2126
Toll Free: 1-888-831-0341
Fax: 250-804-8850
Email: sacampus@okanagan.bc.ca

Vernon
7000 College Way 
 Vernon, BC V1B 2N5
Vernon Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 545-7291
Toll Free: 1-800-289-8993
Fax: 250-503-2653
Email:  
vernoncampus@okanagan.bc.ca
 

Kelowna
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Kelowna Campus Map 
Tel: 236-420-6715
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266
Fax: 250-862-5466
Email: registration@okanagan.bc.ca

Penticton
583 Duncan Ave. West
Penticton, BC V2A 8E1
Penticton Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 492-4305
Toll Free: 1-866-510-8899
Fax: 250-490-3950
Email: pentictonregistration@okanagan.bc.ca