Review the minimum admission requirements.
To qualify for admission, you must:
- be at least 19 years of age by September 1 of the year in which you apply
- be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Protected Person
- be away from high school and/or college studies for at least two years. If you have attempted university courses, you are not eligible for admission.
- Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission and Woodsworth College has discretion on all admissions decisions.
- All applications are reviewed on an individual basis.
- Returning Pre-University or Academic Bridging Program students who did not successfully complete the course should contact the Academic Bridging Office to discuss readmission before applying to the program again.
Learn about program options.
The program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis, which involves taking a single course as a part-time student. Most students choose this option. The part-time courses begin at two points in the academic year: Fall (September) and Winter (January).
- The Fall-Winter session runs from September to April (applications open in May).
- The Winter session runs from January to April (applications open in October).
Students who successfully complete the part-time option are eligible to be admitted to Bachelor of Arts degree studies in the following Fall-Winter session.
*We encourage you to submit your completed application well in advance of the program start date you have chosen.
The part-time program may be more suitable for you if:
- You intend to work while completing the program or have other commitments outside of school.
- You have some experience at the post-secondary level.
Some students choose to enrol in the full-time offering of the program which includes three courses. The full-time program takes place during the Fall-Winter session (September to April). Applications open in May.
The full-time program may be more suitable for you if:
- You have been out of school for a significant amount of time and you would like more academic skills instruction.
- You require OSAP while you are studying to help cover living expenses.
The full-time option has a small number of spaces and consists of two unique streams. The Honours Bachelor of Arts stream allows students to be admitted to degree studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The new Honours Bachelor of Science stream can lead to studies in Math and Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete the full-time option are eligible to be admitted to degree studies in the following Fall-Winter session.
The Academic Bridging Program does NOT lead to degree studies in Rotman Commerce or Computer Science.
*We encourage you to submit your completed application well in advance of the program start date.
Compile required documents.
Submit the following documents:
- transcripts* from all previously attempted education, including high school, community college or private college studies
- a statement of intent (see our FAQ page to learn more about the statement of intent)
- proof of status in Canada
- Pay the $95 application fee
*transcripts must have a date of issue within 6 months of the date of application
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your interest in the program if you’re concerned that you may not meet the above requirements.
The Academic Bridging Program does NOT lead to degree studies in Rotman Commerce or Computer Science. However, please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss potential next steps for your education in these fields.
All applicants should expect to be invited to come in to meet or have a phone meeting regarding their application.
What happens after I apply?
Admission to the Academic Bridging Program occurs on a rolling basis. Once we have received a completed application, including transcripts, we will contact you to arrange a time for you to speak with a member of our team to learn more about your academic experiences, your goals and how best we can support you to be successful.
When assessing applications, we strive to ensure that the Academic Bridging Program will help you to meet your educational goals. This may mean that in some cases, our program may not be the best fit for you to move on to the degree or career path you are most interested in.
While we collect academic transcripts as a necessary part of the admission process, academic achievement on these transcripts is not a significant factor in determining admissibility. However, as we assess academic readiness, we may give priority in the Science option to applicants who have demonstrated completion of math and science courses at the Grade 11 level or higher.
Applicants to the Science option may be invited to complete an assessment of their math, chemistry and problem solving skills prior to receiving an admission decision.
A decision on your application will be sent to you via email approximately one month before the start of the program.
If you are admitted, you will receive three important email communications before the start of the program:
- A welcome letter
- An admission offer
- Registration instructions
Please read all of the above carefully. You will not be considered registered until you have paid or deferred your fees before the start of classes. Please email us if you have questions about paying your fees.