2024 Fall Program Application Form

  • Application Deadline

    Fall Program application deadline: March 31, 2024, 11:59 pm PST, to be eligible for scholarships.
    Applications received past the deadline will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Transcripts


    Submit by email to the University Programs Office (university@bamfieldmsc.com) - within one hour of submitting this application:
    • One set of transcripts for all post-secondary academic activities (official or unofficial).
  • 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?
  • Member university you attend. If you are enrolled in a non-member university, please indicate the university you attend in the 'Other' field.
  • (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 institution's 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.
  • Fall Program Prerequisites

    To be considered for acceptance, you must take all five courses in the Fall Program.
    Required prerequisites: Introductory Ecology & Introductory Statistics.
    Recommended prerequisites: Invertebrate Zoology, Non-Vascular Plants, Biological/Ecological Statistics, ability to use R Project for Statistical Computing.
  • Report the prerequisite course names & codes (as listed in your home university calendar), and your grade for each course.
    If you are currently taking the prerequisite course, enter 'TBD' in the Grade column.
    If you have instructor permission to apply without a pre-requisite course, note the waived pre-requisite in the Course Name column and 'YES' in the Instructor Permission column.
    If you have taken more than one course that satisfies a pre-requisite, report your highest grade.
    Click the '+' symbol at the end of the row to list additional courses.
    Course nameCourse code (i.e. BIOL 200)GradeInstructor permission? 
  • Please provide a brief statement of interest (max 300 words) explaining the appropriateness of the Fall Program to your degree requirements and own professional development. If you have fulfilled any of the Fall Program prerequisites in a way that would not be reflected on a university transcript, please note this in your statement of interest.
  • BMSC has worked hard to provide a plan, approved by our member universities to ensure the health and safety or our students, instructors, staff and community. If you are accepted, you will be provided with, and required to adhere to our Health & Safety 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?

  • Please select all that apply.
  • If past trip selected above, please tell us what year.
    Please enter a number from 1972 to 2022.

  • After your application and transcripts are submitted successfully:


    Call to to pay your application fee by credit card (250-728-3301 ext 218 OR ext 219). To ensure a BMSC staff member is available to take your call, please call on a Wednesday within our business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PST.
    • Early bird application fee (Before March 31 scholarship 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 and we will contact you the next two business days with confirmation.