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University Preparation

Applicants must be able to read and write in English at a minimum grade 10 level. Applicants presenting transcripts with coursework completed more than two years ago will be required to write a placement test to determine their current academic standing and placement level in the program. University Preparation does not have a mature entrance category.

Admission Criteria

Domestic applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Canada
  • have completed Grade 10 studies or higher. Students may also be required to write a placement test
  • have earned 50% or higher in English 10, or equivalent. Post-secondary education may be considered
  • have earned a score or at least CLB 6 or IELTS 6.0, or equivalent

International applicants must:

  • have a valid study permit
  • have earned a score of at least IELTS 6.0, or equivalent
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum overall average of 60%, with no grade lower than 50%, in the following high school courses:

Notes

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices
  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines​
  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects)

University Preparation does not have a mature entrance category.

High School Equivalency Diploma

University Preparation offers a high school equivalency diploma. In order to qualify, students must present five courses with a minimum grade of “D” at the 30-level. Three of the five courses must be completed in the University Preparation program. Of the five courses required for the equivalency diploma, at least one must be in English (30- level) and one must be in mathematics (30-level). For more information, please contact our office at 780-497-4400.

Application Process

To apply to this program, students can apply online via the ApplyAlberta website and pay the $110 non-refundable application fee (with Visa or MasterCard).

Note: International applicants who are students studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa can apply directly to University Preparation through the same process.

International applicants must write a placement test and have a meeting with an advisor to discuss test results and career goals.

Domestic applicants with a transcript or prerequisites more than two years old must write a placement test and have a meeting with an advisor to discuss test results and career goals.

Student Financial Support

Funding may be available to students to cover the cost of tuition fees and some course materials.

For more information, call 780-497-4400.