2020 Online Fall Courses Application Form – NEW applicants

    FOR NEW APPLICANTS to Fall 2020 online courses

    Please see the Fee structure for the 2020 Online Fall Program here.

    • Fall Application Deadline: July 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    • Student applications received past the application deadline will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.


    One set of transcripts for all post-secondary academic activities (official or unofficial).

    You will be notified by e-mail when your application is complete.

    Auditing: If you are applying to AUDIT a course, you must submit a letter of permission to apply from the instructor, either by an attachment here, or by email to university@bamfieldmsc.com.

    Attachments (submit all as PDFs)

    (Optional) Additional Transcript File 1
    (Optional) Additional Transcript File 2
    Letter of accommodation (for students with learning disabilities)
    Auditing: Instructor letter of permission to AUDIT a course.

    Applicant information

    *Required field

    *First name
    *Last name
    *Date of birth (Format YYYY-MM-DD)

    Permanent Address

    Please use an address where you can receive BMSC communications for the foreseeable future

    *Street Address
    Street Address line 2
    Street Address line 3
    *Postal/Zip Code

    Contact info

    *Phone Number (Format: XXX-XXX-XXXX)
    *Email *Must be able to receive attachments
    Alternate Email

    *Your email address is our primary method of contact, and will be used for all course-related communications.
    We occasionally send news to our Alumni: do you wish to keep in touch with what's happening at BMSC?

    *Member university you attend - Students from Non-member universities, please select "University of Victoria".
    Select AUDIT if you plan to Audit a course.
    Non-member university you attend
    *Student ID number
    *Academic standing as of April 29, 2020 (If you have completed your second undergraduate year, you are considered a third year undergraduate)
    *Field of study, including major
    *Please calculate and report your rGPA here (your GPA based on your most recent 20 courses). If you do not have 20 courses yet, report your cGPA based on all of the courses you have taken. Please report your rGPA OUT OF the highest level GPA for your institution (e.g. 2.7 out of 4.0 for UAlberta or 7.8 out of 9.0 for Uvic or 3.0 out of 4.33 for SFU etc.). Alternatively, if your grades are reported in percentage on your transcript, you may report your rGPA as a percent (preferable).
    * Please convert that rGPA (calculated above) into a letter grade based on your institutions grade scheme (For example, at SFU and UA, a 3.05 out of 4.33 is equivalent to a B average; at UC a 2.67 out of 4.0 is equivalent to a C+ average; at UVic a 7.2 out of 9.0 (80-84%) is equivalent to an A- average). You can search your institutions website to find their grade scheme/grade calendar tables. Please report your letter grade average rGPA here.
    *Have you been to BMSC before? Please select all that apply

    No, I have not been to BMSC before
    Yes, Elementary or High School field trip
    Yes, University field trip
    Yes, Other educational or group field trip
    Yes, Previous BMSC summer or fall university course(s)
    Yes, Research/Research assistant

    If past trip selected above, please select year
    Please name the school you came with, and/or courses attended at BMSC
    *How did you learn about BMSC?

    BMSC Website
    Instructor at home university
    Academic advisor at home university
    BMSC Ambassador at home university
    Poster at home university
    Digital display at home university
    Former/current BMSC student
    Social Media (Facebook share or post by friend)

    Other (please specify below)

    Course Selection

    Course descriptions and dates are available here: 2020 Online Fall courses

    Please make your course selection(s) below:

    Ecological Adaptations of SeaweedsMarine Population Ecology & DynamicsAnimal Structure & FunctionDirected Studies in Marine Science

    Please read the details about the DIRECTED STUDIES IN MARINE SCIENCES course , as the requirements have changed.

    You will not be required to pay the BMSC Fees for the Directed Studies course until your project proposal has been approved.


    If you are currently taking a prerequisite course, select 'TBD'.

    Prerequisites University? Course Title Course Code Grade
    Ecology (REQUIRED)
    Statistics (REQUIRED)
    Invertebrate Biology (Recommended)
    Non-Vascular Plants (Recommended)

    Fall Application Deadline: July 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Student applications received past the application deadline will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    After your application is submitted successfully:

    Please call to to pay your application fee by credit card (250-728-3301 ext 221).

    Early bird application fee (Before deadline): $50 CAD
    Application fee (After deadline): $75 CAD

    We will send you confirmation when your payment is processed and your application is complete. NOTE: if you apply by the deadline and call in to pay your application outside of business hours, your application will still be considered complete. Please leave a voicemail (follow instructions in voicemail message) and we will contact you the next business day with confirmation.