How to apply

Canadian Students

Completion of Grade 12 (high school) is a requirement for all Canadian students/permanent residents to Canada who wish to enroll at SBC. Students who have met this requirement must provide their official grade 12 transcript to be accepted into their program.

Grade 11/12 students or those completing their GED 12/ABE 12 may apply and receive a conditional acceptance pending SBC’s receipt of your official transcripts.

Mature Students Admissions

Applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admissions may be considered under the Mature Student Admission Policy. The student must first apply for regular admissions. The Admissions Counselor/Principal will determine if the applicant can be considered under the MSA criteria.


  • Be 21 years or older (proof of age is required).
  • Meet with the Admissions Counselor.
  • Submit an updated resume.
  • Pass the SBC entrance assessment with the minimum required scores for the program of choice.
  • The SBC assessment consists of reading, writing, and math.
  • Provide proof of any courses taken either work-related or otherwise.

Admissions decision is an outcome of the interview, work or other types of experiences considered relevant to the area of study, score on entrance assessment, availability of space in the chosen program, and demonstrated career training/academic potential.

Pre-enrollment Information Session

Prospective students are welcome to meet with an admissions advisor prior to enrolling. This appointment may be made in person, by phone, or by email correspondence.

Note: Pre-enrollment meeting not required in order to apply.

Canadian students/permanent residents may make an appointment with an advisor by calling 1-800-679-7711 or by emailing SBC Admissions. For more information, Request More Info now.

International students may make an appointment with an advisor by calling (1)306-244-6333 or by emailing the International Student Advisor. For more information, Request More Info now.

GED 12/ABE 12/Grade 12 Outside of Canada

Prospective students who have completed their GED 12/ABE 12/Grade 12 outside of Canada are still eligible to apply. SBC requires your official transcripts that prove you have completed your high school education. You may be asked to write the SBC assessment before you can be accepted.

SBC Assessment

The SBC assessment is a 30-45 minute timed test designed to assess your basic mathematics and English skills to ensure you will be successful in pursuing your diploma. A calculator will be provided for a portion of the test. Students who sit this basic examination will be contacted within 2-3 business days of their assessment with their results and up to two (2) rewrites are available.

Official Grade 12 Transcripts

If you have official copies of your Grade 12/GED 12/ABE 12 transcripts, you may send them by mail or deliver them to SBC in person. At your request, we will review them, make copies, and return your originals to you.

If you do not have your official transcript, you will need to order them. Most provinces have automated this process so that past students can order them online. Check with your province’s Ministry of Education website to learn how you can obtain your official Grade 1

*Unofficial transcripts will grant students conditional acceptance pending SBC’s receipt of your official grade 12 transcripts.

** Administrative Assistant – Accelerated program requires original bachelor’s degree transcripts, which can usually be ordered through your post-secondary institution’s website.

Language Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction at SBC. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of their English proficiency.


SBC has multiple start dates for most programs, and SBC accepts applications for most of our programs up until the start dates. However, please consider the following:

Prospective students must have their funding in place in order to begin their programs. If you plan to apply for Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans, or to a funding agency, you must leave yourself time to secure funding before you begin your program. If you have any questions, please call 306-244-6333/1-800-679-7711 or contact SBC.

All programs begin in the first week on the month they start. For complete program listings, please see SBC Diploma Programs.

International Students

Visit International Admission Requirements.

For complete information for International Students, visit International Students.