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Under the Mature Student Category, admission may be granted to students who have not completed the formal requirements for their program of choice.

All students accepted to the University under the Mature Admissions Policy will be required to consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Application to the University may be made under the following options:

With High School Diploma
Students who have graduated from high school but lack the required grade average and/or course requirements may apply for admission three years after graduation. The following documentation is required:
• High school transcript;
• Detailed résumé outlining previous education and work experience.
Note: Courses may be prescribed as a condition of admission.

Without High School Diploma
Students who did not graduate from high school may apply for admission five years after their last year in school. The following documentation is required:
• High school transcript or GED scores;
Note: Upgrading courses may be prescribed as a condition of admission.

Mature students lacking the specific admissions requirements or specific program prerequisites for their preferred program, will be admitted either:
• to the program of choice conditionally by permission of the department; or
• to the Bachelor of Arts General Studies program by alternate offer.

Conditional Admission
Students admitted conditionally must complete assigned program prerequisites within the first academic year (12 months from start of courses).

Bachelor of Arts General Studies – General Admission
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts General Studies program, upon successful completion of the courses required for admission purposes, may apply to the Registrar’s Office for a change of program to the program of their choice.
Note: Students admitted under the Mature Student category are not eligible for transfer credits. Students wishing to be considered for transfer credits must apply through the Transfer Student Admission category.

Seniors’ Policy
The University does have a seniors’ policy that provides for a fee discount to seniors who qualify under the policy. The permission of the instructor is required during the regular session and in some cases, prerequisites may also be waived. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2021-2022 academic year which runs from September 01, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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