Open Studies students can take up to six units of course weight in each term. Many courses from a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines are available to students who choose this option.
People of any age and varied educational backgrounds choose Open Studies. It allows students the opportunity to develop skills useful to their profession, to upgrade their post-secondary qualifications and to take courses purely for personal interest.
Normally documents are not required because there is no competition for admission. Students require only an interest in the courses and, in some cases, there may be course prerequisites to be met. Official documents are usually required only to establish evidence of English Language Proficiency.
Students must submit an Application for Admission by the appropriate deadline for the term in which they wish to begin taking courses. Open Studies applicants are expected to meet Language Requirements.
Previously Required to Withdraw
Students who have been required to withdraw from Open Studies at the University of Alberta may not apply to Open Studies for a period of twelve months from the date of last attendance. Students who have been required to withdraw more than once from Open Studies are not eligible for readmission to Open Studies.
Admission into Open Studies does not guarantee admission/readmission into other programs at the University of Alberta. Courses taken through Open Studies are not guaranteed to transfer into other programs at the University of Alberta.
Students who have been required to withdraw from a faculty at the University of Alberta for unsatisfactory academic performance must consult with their faculty before registering in Open Studies as this may impact their readmission.
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