2022 Summer Program Application Form

  • Application Deadline

    Summer application deadline: March 1, 2022 to be eligible for scholarships. Student applications received past the deadline will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Transcripts


    Submit your transcripts by email to the University Programs Office (university@bamfieldmsc.com) - WITHIN ONE HOUR OF SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION (this will ensure your transcripts will be matched with your application):
    • One set of official or unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary academic activities is required.
  • Applicant Information

  • Please use an address where you can receive BMSC communications for the foreseeable future.
  • Contact Information

  • 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?
  • Academic Information

  • Member university you attend. Please indicate the non-member university you attend in the 'Other' field. Select AUDIT if you plan to Audit a course.
  • (If you have completed your second undergraduate year, you are considered a third year undergraduate.)
  • 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.
  • Summer Course Selection

  • To be considered for acceptance to the Summer CORE PROGRAM, you must take both Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Coastal Biodiversity & Conservation courses.

    CORE PROGRAM required prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year standing in Biology or Environmental Sciences.
    Recommended prerequisites: Introductory Invertebrate Zoology, Introductory Ecology, Environmental Science, and Introductory Statistics
  • Please indicate which courses you wish to take below. Please see the course descriptions on our website for further details and prerequisites for these courses.
  • Prerequisites

  • Report the course code and your grade in the course. If you are currently taking the prerequisite course, enter 'TBD'.
    If you do not have the prerequisite, enter 'NO' in the 'Grade' column.
    If you have the Instructor's permission to apply without the pre-requisite, enter 'YES' in that field.
    If you have taken more than one course that satisfies the pre-requisite, report your highest grade.
    Click the '+' symbol at the end of the row to list additional prerequisites.
    Course NameCourse Code (i.e. BIOL 200)GradeInstructor permission? 
  • Statement of Interest

  • Please provide a brief statement of interest (max 500 words) explaining the appropriateness of the Summer Program to your degree requirements and own professional development.
  • Health & Safety

  • Physical and mental challenges are to be expected in our field courses which take place in a wilderness environment. Our program includes many day-trips carrying and using scientific gear at isolated, slippery, seaweed-laden field sites; snorkeling in cold water; longer hikes (3+ hours each way) over rough and muddy forest trails; an overnight backpacking/camping trip (~3 hours round trip hike) – all of which happen regardless of the weather.
  • BMSC has worked hard to provide a plan, approved by our member universities, to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. If you are accepted, you will be provided with, and required to adhere to our guidelines in order to participate in this program.
    Do you understand?
  • Have you been (or will you be) vaccinated against COVID-19 before your arrival at the BMSC?

  • Academic Reference

    You may be contacted by BMSC and asked to provide an academic reference to accompany your application.
  • Please select all that apply.
  • If past trip selected above, please tell us what year.
    Please enter a number from 1972 to 2021.

  • After your application and transcripts are submitted successfully:


    Call to to pay your application fee BY THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, 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 two business days with confirmation.