Entrance Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Students are encouraged to apply to Providence University College anytime during Grade 11 or 12. Applications are available on our website or by contacting the Enrollment Office:

Providence University College Enrollment Office
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, MB R0A 1G0
Toll Free: 1-800-668-7768
Fax: 1-204-433-7158

The Admissions Committee will review and consider all applications, references and records of academic performance for admission. Possible acceptances are as follows:

Tentative Acceptance may be granted to a current high school student pending the completion of high school. Acceptance will be subject to confirmation after the final high school transcript has been received and evaluated.

Probationary Acceptance may be granted when;

  • a student is lacking entrance requirements stated below;
  • a student has graduated from high school achieving a mark of 67% or lower in High School English. The student will be required to enroll in Introduction to College in his/her first semester and English Composition in his/her second semester;
  • a student has graduated from high school achieving a mark of 68–72% in High School English. The student will be required to enroll in English Composition in his/her first semester of studies.

After a successful completion of two semesters of study, the student will be reassessed for Full Acceptance.

Full Acceptance may be granted to a student who is able to meet the entrance requirements listed below:


Any post-secondary course work completed beyond high school can be submitted for review.

Entrance Requirements

Manitoba High School Students

The academic prerequisite for admission to a three or four year degree program is a satisfactory Manitoba senior high school diploma, or equivalent, with 30 credits.

Included in the 30 credits should be a minimum of five credits at the grade 12 level, designated A, S or G, with a minimum of three credits in university preparatory courses (A or S), including at least one English. Students with fewer than five credits will be required to complete in their first two semesters, six credit hours of Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Biblical and Theological Studies for each grade 12 course credit deficiency as determined by the Admissions Committee. The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from Grade 12.

It is the policy of Providence University College in the admission of students not to discriminate on the basis of the applicant’s race, colour, sex, or national/ethnic origin.

In keeping with the Providence University College mission “to educate students as Christians at a university level to think, live, and serve effectively in the church and in society,” as part of the application process, applicants are asked to submit a typewritten essay.

Other Canadian Provinces

A full senior high school graduation certificate of standing with a minimum of five courses equivalent to Manitoba Grade 12 courses is required. Consideration will be given to students with deficiencies as for students from Manitoba noted above under Manitoba High School Students.

The academic prerequisite for admission to a three and four year degree program is a satisfactory provincial senior high school certificate. Included in the high school certificate should be a minimum of five credits at the grade 12 level, with a minimum of three credits in university preparatory courses, including at least one English. Students with fewer than five credits will be required to complete in their first two semesters six credit hours of Humanities, Social Sciences and/or Biblical and Theological Studies for each grade 12 course credit deficiency as determined by the Admissions Committee.

The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12. Ontario students: University preparatory courses are grade 12 U and/or M courses. Quebec students: first year CEGEP with satisfactory standing is required for entrance (normally a GPA of 2.0 or better or 65 percent or better).

United States of America

The academic prerequisite for admission to a three and four year degree program is a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. Consideration will be given to students with deficiencies as noted above under Manitoba High School Students. While ACT/SAT scores are not required for entrance, students are welcome to include them.

The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12.

Home School Students

The academic prerequisite for admission to a three and four year degree program is a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. A recognized provincial or state program for home school education is preferred. Evaluation is done on an individual basis. Consideration will be given to students with deficiencies as noted above under Manitoba High School Students. All applicants will be placed on probation for their first 30 hours of study.

The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12.

Mature Students

The academic prerequisite for admission to a three and four year degree program is a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. Students age 21 or over who lack the academic prerequisites noted above under Manitoba High School Students may apply for admission. The equivalent of two semesters of full-time study (30 credit hours) must be completed satisfactorily at Providence University College to confirm acceptance in a degree program. Entering mature students may be required to do specific courses within the first two semesters as determined by the Admissions Committee.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may receive credit for courses taken at other institutions. If the school is an accredited college or university, full Providence University College credit may be granted for courses comparable to those offered at providence University College in which a grade of “C” or better is received.

If the school is not accredited, transfer students, upon successful completion of one year of probationary studies at Providence University College (achieving a minimum AGPA of 2.00 in their first 30 hours of study) may receive transfer credits for their previous studies in which a grade of “B” of better is received. The amount of such transfer credits will depend upon a review of the course syllabi, faculty credentials, etc.

To graduate from Providence University College, all transfer students will need to take at Providence University College 30 credit hours or one-third of the program requirements (which ever is less). For degree programs this must include at least one course in each of the following areas:

  • Humanities, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science
     
  • Biblical Studies or Theology
     
  • Aviation, Business Administration, Church Ministries, Communications and Media, Intercultural Studies, Music, TESOL, Worship Studies, or Youth Leadership

Transfer students should note that such transfer credit as Providence University College is prepared to grant may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in which they may later wish to enroll, even if those colleges or universities recognize transfer of credit for studies taken at Providence University College.

** If there are any discrepancies between the website and the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive (2.2 Credit Transfers, Pg. 23).

International Students

Students from countries other than Canada or the United States should send full details of their academic background, including official transcripts when making application. All applications are considered on an individual basis.

Graduation from a recognized high school program is mandatory.

English language requirements can be found here.

All students from outside Canada must obtain a Student Visa in order to enter Canada as a student. Students are advised to apply early to allow time for obtaining the visa. All visa students will be required to furnish proof of adequate medical insurance or to purchase health insurance available at the time of registration. In order to obtain a study permit, students must be able to prove they have the funds to pay for the entire first year of study including tuition, books, fees, living expenses, and travel to and from Canada.

 
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