Admission to the mainstream program requires the demonstration of English language proficiency and good academic qualifications. Because English is the language of instruction at Metropolitan Community College, and also the common language for business in British Columbia, applicants for admission are required to be proficient in English language, and
a) secondary school completion (Grade 12 or equivalent qualification), or
b) mature student status (19 years of age or over), or
c) previously recognized post-secondary school education (degree or diploma),
d) good command of the English language (both orally and in writing), and college admission test.