Academic Transition Program

The Academic Transition Program provides an opportunity for mature students who do not meet the normal University admission requirements to take university courses and develop foundational academic skills before applying to a degree program.

Applicants will normally:

  • not have previously registered at a university
  • have completed the O.S.S.D. or equivalent and
  • have been out of secondary school for a minimum of 2 years.

Academic Counselling

Academic Transition Program students can obtain counselling for selecting courses and planning their future program from the B.A.S. Counselling Office located in Room 128A MacKinnon Building.

Program Requirements

  1. Students are required to take HUMN*1040 University Learning Skills in their first term.
  2. Students may take 1000- and 2000-level courses in any discipline, provided prerequisites are met or instructor approval is obtained.
  3. The grade assigned for each course will become part of the student's University academic record.
  4. Upon completion of 2.00 credits, students may apply to transfer to a degree program. Students with a minimum cumulative average of 60% will meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, General, and can apply to transfer to the program. Students interested in another degree program must meet the admission requirements for internal transfer; admission requirements vary by program.
  5. Students will not normally be eligible to continue in the Academic Transition Program after completion of 5.00 credits.
  6. Students are advised to consult the regulations for Continuation of Study (Schedule 1) in Section VIII -Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures in the Undergraduate Calendar. 

Tuition Fees

Students are advised to refer to Section VI - Schedule of Fees in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Undergraduate Regulations

Students are referred to Section VIII - Undergraduate Degree Regulations for additional information regarding registration, course selection, withdrawal from study, continuation of study, examination policy and requests for academic consideration.