Foundation Program International
School of Continuing Education
Designed for international students, Foundation Program International supports your smooth transition into a post-secondary diploma or degree program.
This program is designed with added student supports and mentorship in order to enhance admissibility to post-secondary programs.
Successful completion of this program prepares students for further post-secondary studies at the undergraduate level. Upon completion of the Foundation Program International, students are required to apply to a degree or diploma program. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to another program.
Students who complete the Foundation Program International receive a certificate of completion.
Applicants 17 years or older 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:
- Four subjects from group A, B, C or D courses
- An English Language Proficiency through a standardized exam such as IELTS or TOEFL. Student should present a minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5 or overall score 70 iBT TOEFL.
- 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)
MacEwan International Support
MacEwan International staff and volunteers will supply orientation information and help you prepare for your studies. They can help you:
- Change your address.
- Set up a Canadian bank account.
- Get your MacEwan University photo ID card.
- Once registered you can pick up your U-Pass (bus and train) with SAMU.
Online applications are processed through ApplyAlberta, an application service used by most post-secondary institutions in Alberta. You will need to pay a non-refundable application fee to complete your online application as well as update your transcripts and documents from outside of Canada.
Program of Study
Each student in the Foundation Program International is part of a cohort:
- Term 1: non-credit course Foundational 101 (39 hrs) with 6 hours of individual mentorship per term
- Term 2: non-credit course Foundational 102 (39 hrs) with 6 hours of individual mentorship per term
- Term 3: non-credit course Foundational 103 (39 hrs) with 6 hours of individual mentorship per term
- Up to 3 English as an Additional Language or University Preparation courses per term to meet admission requirements or for competitive entry to programs
- Up to 1 post-secondary course per term in Open Studies. These courses can be used by students to fulfill elective requirements for degrees and diplomas.
The maximum number of hours a student can be enrolled in each term varies between 231 to 360 hours.