Students needing to complete specific subjects or the required average for the program of their choice, or students who have not chosen a particular program of studies, but who wish to take a variety of courses out of interest, may apply for Open Studies.
Students in Open Studies may complete their admission requirements and start on other courses at the same time. Students admitted to Open Studies but who enrolled in two or more upgrading courses per semester will have their program of admission changed to Academic Upgrading. Students enrolling in nine credits of Open Studies are considered full-time and will have their applications reviewed by Admissions. If you wish to be a full-time student in Open Studies, you will need to meet admissions requirements listed.
- High School Diploma or a minimum of eighteen years of age
- English 30-1 for combined university transfer programs
The necessary prerequisite courses for the university transfer or career program selected should normally be completed during the first year at the College.
Students who have not been admitted to another program and who are considering part-time studies are normally admitted to Open Studies.
If you have been admitted to Open Studies because you have an admission deficiency and either need to upgrade one or more high school subjects or use a university studies course as a substitution for admission to another program, continuation of studies will require that you fulfill the deficiency in the first year. Failure to fulfill the deficiency may also affect any future financial assistance.
If you withdraw from an upgrading course, you may also be required to withdraw from your university transfer or career courses. If you fail to complete the upgrading course(s) within the first year, your admission in the combined program will be withdrawn. You will be permitted to register in upgrading courses only.
Open Studies is a general program tailored to meet your upgrading requirements, the requirements of the career or university transfer program or your career goals. You will be encouraged to consult with the appropriate department chairperson, the Associate Registrar, Admissions and/or your advisor for details.