Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements for Local Students

  • A Local Student is considered as:
    • Canadian Citizen
    • Permanent resident of Canada
    • Holder of a Canadian visa for longer than 6 months
  • All students applying to WAS must be 18 years or older.
  • For program/course specific requirements please see the program/course page.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • An International Student is defined as someone who is NOT a:
    • Canadian Citizen
    • Permanent resident of Canada
    • Holder of a Canadian visa for longer than 6 months

Note: For any study program longer than 6 months people with a valid visa do need a study permit regardless.

  • All students applying to WAS must be 18 years or older.
  • Proof of sufficient English requirements.
  • For program specific requirements please see the program page.
  • Receive a valid Canadian Study Permit before program starts.

English Requirements

Students must meet the following English Requirements (or equivalent) to be enrolled into any course or program:

  • IELTS General Training: Listening: 4.5 | Reading: 3.5 | Writing: 4 | Speaking: 4
  • CELPIP-General: Listening: 2H | Reading: 2H | Writing: 2H | Speaking: 2H
  • IELTS: 4+
  • TOEFL iBT: 52-62
  • TOEFL PBT: 470
  • Cambridge: PET (Merit)
  • CLB Stage: 6-7
  • CEFR: B1
  • Online test results: B1 minimum

How to Prove yourEnglish Language Proficiency


Provide WAS with a copy of any English test certificate taken with an internationally recognized testing system. This certificate must be verifiable with the testing institute and have the students’ grades included to allow for equivalence comparison.

Take this free Online Test. A copy of your results must be submitted with your application. Students may be subject to re-testing upon arrival.

Provide WAS with copies of course certifications completed in English at other institutions. This certificate must be verifiable with the other institution and have the students’ grades included.

Transfer Student Process


Whistler Adventure School welcomes applications from transfer students.

Students who have completed similar college coursework may receive some credit for individual courses/course work. To be considered for admission, a transfer applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed and signed application for admission.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges (or any other post secondary institution) previously attended.

In addition, students must:

  • Be eligible to return to their most recently-attended college, if a 4-year institution.
  • Be in good standing at all colleges previously attended.

Work presented for transfer must be from regionally accredited colleges and is subject to final evaluation by the Registration Office.

HOW TO REGISTER

Opportunities to study abroad or take a Gap Year are available to students from around the world. Students can apply to Canadian immigration to study at Whistler Adventure School if they are enrolled into one of the full programs. WAS offers the chance to study abroad or take a Gap Year for up to one year in Whistler while learning new skills, exploring the mountains and continuing in education.

All international students requiring a study permit will have to apply through the Canadian immigration website and will need to have a Letter of Acceptance and Work Requirement letter issued by the school. Expect to wait up to 8 weeks for your study permits to be processed.

International students will be trained on our courses with real world skills. The specialized training uses a 4 weeks course format and WAS provides all the equipment needed on courses.

Entrance Scholarships & Awards


WAS recognizes the diversity and enrichment that international students contribute to the Whistler community. WAS supports the accomplishments and altruism of outstanding students from around the world by awarding scholarships annually to deserving students in one year programs.

The Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on school averages. Students offered this scholarship may also accept the responsibility of student leadership activities during the academic year at WAS.

WAS Entrance Scholarships


Entrance scholarships are available to full program students studying at WAS.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

To be considered for the Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship, you must:
  • be a full program student studying at WAS
  • demonstrate both accomplishment & altruism
  • be interested in the impact of your activities on people and communities

Scholarships are awarded after students have successfully submitted both the general WAS application and the scholarship application.

Students will be notified by email prior to the start of their program.

Scholarships are awarded towards tuition payments and reduce the amount of the overall cost of the tuition. The scholarship reduction is applied equally to your tuition payments.

WAS Scholarship Application


Instructions:
  • Complete the Scholarship Application Form.
  • Write your personal essay and have your character reference written & signed.
  • Write your CV/Resume

Submit your application, your character reference and essay with your general Online Application.

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