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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Admissions A.15 Admission to Open Studies (Degree holder and Non-Degree holder) A.15.2 Admission Requirements A.15.2.1 Admission Requirements for Non-degree Holders
A.15.2.1 Admission Requirements for Non-degree Holders

To be considered for Open Studies as a non-degree holder, applicants must meet the following requirements:

A. Academic Requirements*

  1. Present a minimum 65 per cent in English 30-1, or equivalent; OR
  2. Present a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course(s), OR
  3. Achieved a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA on the most recent 12 units of academic post-secondary coursework.

*Students presenting 12 or more units of academic post-secondary coursework will be considered for admission based on the GPA of their most recent 12 units.

Students who do not meet one of these requirements may be considered for Open Studies under the Equitable and Inclusive Admission Process (section A.10).

B. Submit the following documents:

  1. Transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions attended.
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency Requirements (see A.12 English Language Proficiency).

C. Be in good standing.

The following limitations apply to Open Studies:

  1. Students withdrawn from Open Studies at the University of Calgary based on low GPA may not apply to Open Studies for a period of 12 months since the end of the term in which they were last registered. Students must reapply for admission and meet the current Open Studies admission requirements.
  2. Students who have been withdrawn from Open Studies more than once from Open Studies are not eligible for readmission to Open Studies.
  3. Students withdrawn from Open Studies at the University of Calgary based on reaching the 36 units Open Studies maximum are not eligible for readmission to Open Studies.
  4. Students withdrawn from Open Studies at the University of Calgary based on withdrawing from more than 15 units are not eligible for Open Studies, unless they apply through Diverse Qualifications.
  5. Students who are currently under suspension from a University of Calgary Faculty or from another post-secondary institution must wait until their suspension period has ended before they can apply to Open Studies. Students must meet the current Open Studies admission requirements.
  6. Students who are required to withdraw from a University of Calgary Faculty or from another post-secondary institution must wait a minimum of 12 months before they can apply to Open Studies. Students must meet the current admission requirements for Open Studies.
  7. Students who have been expelled from a Faculty at the University of Calgary for academic or non-academic misconduct are not permitted to apply to Open Studies until 24 months have passed since the end of the term in which they were last registered.

Students admitted to Open Studies must accept their offer of admission in their Student Centre by the first day of the admission term. Students then have one year from their admitted term to attend at least one course; otherwise, they will be inactivated.