School of Continuing Education
University Preparation offers core high school equivalent courses that are prerequisites for entrance to university programs.
University Preparation is an essential first step toward the achievement of a student’s career goals. This program allows most students to complete all of their prerequisite high school equivalency courses within a year and move into the university program of their choice.
Courses offered in this program are accepted for admission purposes by all post-secondary institutions within Alberta and Canada.
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.
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:
- Four subjects from group A, B, C or D courses
- 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.
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 pre-requisites 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.
Program of Study
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|BIOL 020||Biology 20||5|
|BIOL 030||Biology 30||5|
|CHEM 020||Chemistry 20||5|
|CHEM 030||Chemistry 30||5|
|CMSK 011||Computers Level I||5|
|CMSK 015||Computers Level II||5|
|ENGL 010-1||English 10-1||5|
|ENGL 020-1||English 20-1||5|
|ENGL 020-2||English 20-2||5|
|ENGL 030-1||English 30-1||5|
|ENGL 030-2||English 30-2||5|
|MATH 010R||Mathematics 10 Prep||5|
|MATH 010C||Mathematics 10 Common||5|
|MATH 020-1||Mathematics 20-1||5|
|MATH 020-2||Mathematics 20-2||5|
|MATH 030-1||Mathematics 30-1||5|
|MATH 030-2||Mathematics 30-2||5|
|MATH 031||Mathematics 31||5|
|PHYS 020||Physics 20||5|
|PHYS 030||Physics 30||5|
|SCIE 010||Science 10||5|
|SOST 030-1||Social Studies 30-1||5|
Not all courses are offered each term. Evening courses have separate start and end dates. Consult the program for further details.