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 goal. This program allows most students to complete all of their prerequisites within a year and move into the 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 level of 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.
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, contact our office at 780-497-4400.
To apply to this program, Students can apply online via the ApplyAlberta website (Visa or MasterCard) and pay the $110 nonrefundable application fee.
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 as above.
International applicants must write a placement test and have a meeting with the advisor to discuss test results and career goals. Domestic applicants with a transcript or pre-requisites more than two years old must write the placement test and have a meeting with the advisor to discuss test results and career goals. Funding may be available to students to cover the cost of tuition fees and some course materials. For more information, call 780-497-4400.
|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 020-1||English 20-1||5|
|ENGL 020-2||English 20-2||5|
|ENGL 030-1||Senior Academic English||5|
|ENGL 030-2||Senior Non-Academic English||5|
|MATH 010R||Mathematics Preparation 10||5|
|MATH 010C||Math 10 Common||5|
|MATH 020-1||Mathematics 20-1||5|
|MATH 030-1||Mathematics 030-1||5|
|MATH 030-2||Mathematics 030-2||5|
|MATH 031||Math 31||5|
|PHYS 020||Physics 20||5|
|PHYS 030||Physics 30||5|
|SCIE 010||Science 10||5|
|SOST 030-1||Social Studies 030-1||5|
Not all courses are offered each term. Evening courses have separate start and end dates. Consult the program for further details.