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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.

Important information:

  • Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • 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.

Learn about program options.

Part-time option

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. There are three possible start-times for the part-time program: SeptemberJanuary and April.

  1. The Fall/ Winter session runs from September to December or September to April (applications open in May*).
  2. The Winter session runs from January to April (applications open in October*).
  3. The Summer session runs from April to June (applications open in January*).

Students who successfully complete the one course part-time option are eligible to be admitted to Bachelor of Arts degree studies in the following fall session.

*We encourage you to submit your completed application well in advance of the program start date you have chosen. 

Full-time option

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 Summer*. 

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 have not completed senior-level high school courses.
  • You require OSAP while you are studying to help cover living expenses.

Students who successfully complete the full-time option are eligible to be admitted to Bachelor of Arts degree studies in the following fall session.

*We encourage you to submit your completed application well in advance of the program start date.


Compile required documents.

Submit the following documents:

*transcripts must have a date of issue within 6 months of the date of application


Contact us.

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.

If you’re interested in pursuing studies in Computer Science, Commerce, Psychology or any Physical or Life Sciences, this program may not be suitable for you and you should consult with us.

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?

We will respond to your application 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:

  1. A welcome letter
  2. An admission offer
  3. 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. 


The application for the Summer (April) 2020 session is now closed.

Applications for the Fall (September) 2020 session will be made available in May -- all pertinent information will be made available on our website at that point.