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You are joining a vibrant community of over 29,000 students and 8,000 academic and support staff members that emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The University of Manitoba is a community of people who study, teach, conduct research, and create music and art, and whose ideas and accomplishments have an impact on our society and culture both here in Manitoba and in the wider world.

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest university and the first to be established in western Canada.

The majority of new University of Manitoba students will enter University 1, an innovative program that was specially designed to provide choice and flexibility. University 1 gives you the opportunity to begin your university studies with a year of personal and academic exploration. Advisors are available to provide academic advice and assistance. During the campus wide orientation that begins your first academic year, you will be introduced to the wide range of campus support services that can help you with all aspects of student life.

If you are joining the University of Manitoba after completing some college or university courses at another institution, you are equally welcome as you continue your studies.

This document, the Undergraduate Calendar, provides the basic information on admission requirements. More specific information on admission requirements and the application process can be found in the applications themselves and their accompanying guides and/or bulletins which can be downloaded from the Admissions website. In addition, there are advisors in the general offices of all academic units who are ready to answer your questions and to help you understand policies and regulations that affect you.

Again, welcome to the University of Manitoba. You are joining a large community of students and scholars, and when you graduate you will be joining an even larger community of graduates.

The University of Manitoba is honored to provide you with your education.

An Overview of Undergraduate Admission

The twenty-two faculties and schools of the University of Manitoba offer over 60 different undergraduate programs. Some of these programs are open to high school graduates, or to mature status applicants, while others require a year or more of university-level studies as preparation for admission.

There are several programs that offer direct entry options for qualified high school graduates, see Direct Entry Options for the list of these programs. The majority of high school students applying to the University of Manitoba choose University 1, a first year program designed to provide a foundation for studies in Arts, Science, and the professional disciplines.

Many programs offer only an 'advanced entry' option and accept applications from students who have completed a year or more in university-level studies, either in University 1 (or another program at the University of Manitoba) or at another recognized university or college. These programs are listed in Advanced Entry Options.

The programs offering the ‘direct entry’ option also offer an ‘advanced entry’ option for students who wish to start in University 1 and then select their degree program in second year.

In addition, students can also apply as Auditing, Visiting, or Special Students (see Other Admission Categories). Usually students in these applicant categories will apply to General Studies (Extended Education) where they can take degree credit courses in a variety of disciplines to meet entrance requirements for a future degree application or to meet career development and personal goals.

The main criterion for admission for direct and advanced entry programs is the scholastic achievement of the student. In instances such as the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and the School of Art, additional criteria designed to assess the student’s suitability for education are applied.

Most faculties and schools in the University of Manitoba have enrolment limitations, and a process of selection is applied by the university. In some programs the number of students applying for admission greatly exceeds the number which the university is able to admit. Selection, therefore, is based upon scholastic achievement and suitability for the discipline. In some faculties and schools first consideration is given to residents of Manitoba who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. A limited number of places may be assigned to Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents who are resident outside Manitoba or to those who are not Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents. Booth University College (approved teaching centre) and Université de Saint-Boniface (an affiliated college) are not limited in their enrolment, and interested students are directed to those institutions for information.

Many of the first-year level courses in mathematics and the sciences at the University of Manitoba will have high school subject prerequisites. These prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions sections of this calendar.

All applicants whose primary language is not English must fulfil the English language proficiency requirements described in English Language Proficiency.

Direct Entry Options

Comprehensive information on the entrance requirements, application process, and deadlines for each of these programs can be found on the Admissions website.

The following faculties and schools offer direct entry programs which accept students graduating from Manitoba high schools (or the equivalent in other provinces/countries):

  • University 1
  • Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences (degree programs)
  • Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences (diploma program)
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Art (Fine Arts studio degree programs)
  • School of Art (Fine Arts diploma program)
  • Asper School of Business
  • School of Dental Hygiene
  • Price Faculty of Engineering
  • Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, & Resources
  • Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management (except Athletic Therapy)
  • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Interdisciplinary Health)
  • Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
  • Faculty of Science

Students applying from high school to a direct entry program must meet two levels of requirements:

  • The general entrance requirements
  • The specific subject and performance requirements of the program for which admission is sought.

Some University of Manitoba undergraduate courses, particularly mathematics and science courses, will have specific high school courses as prerequisites to register in these courses. These prerequisites may not be required for admission to the direct entry program, but are required for course registration. If students have not completed the necessary high school courses, they can complete a preparatory upgrading course at U of M. See our website for listings of these high school prerequisites.

Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more of post-secondary courses are not eligible to apply for admission to the direct entry programs (see Advanced Entry Options)

General Entrance Requirements

Manitoba High School Students - General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must present Manitoba high school graduation, with successful completion of five full credits at the Grade 12 level, in courses designated S (Specialized), G (General), or U (Dual Credit – University), and with a minimum of three of these credits in S or U courses.

For program specific subject requirements see Specific Subject Requirements

Other Canadian High School Students - General Entrance Requirements

The following certificates are usually accepted as equivalent to Manitoba high school standing and will, therefore, meet the university’s general entrance requirements for students from that region.

  • Alberta: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • British Columbia: High school graduation with four acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • New Brunswick: High school graduation with six acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Newfoundland: High school graduation with ten acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Northwest Territories: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Nova Scotia: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Nunavut: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Ontario: High school graduation with six Grade 12 U or M courses.
  • Prince Edward Island: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits
  • Quebec: First-year CEGEP with satisfactory standing (normally a GPA of 2.0 or better or 65 percent or better).
  • Saskatchewan: High school graduation with five acceptable Grade 12 credits.
  • Yukon Territory: High school graduation with four acceptable Grade 12 credits.

Countries and Regions outside Canada - General Entrance Requirements

The following certificates are usually accepted as equivalent to Manitoba high school standing and will, therefore, meet the university’s general entrance requirements for students from that region. Additional listings can be found on the Admissions website.

  • British-patterned education: (United Kingdom and most Commonwealth countries except as noted separately below) General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level, with a C overall average; no subject accepted below a D grade.Acceptable alternative: U.K. Higher National Diploma or Certificate.
  • French-patterned education: (Algeria, Cote d’lvoire, Cambodia, France, French Guinea, Haiti, Laos, Morocco) Diploma de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degree (Baccalaureate Parts I and II)
  • Latin America: (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela: all others see individual listings below): Bachillerato
  • Middle East: (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen): all others see individual listing below: national secondary school certificate
  • Russian-patterned education: (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) Attestate o Srednem (Polnom) Certificate and complete General Secondary Education
  • Yugoslavian-patterned education: (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia)Matura/Secondary School Leaving Diploma
  • Argentina: Bachillerato
  • Australia: matriculation as defined by the home state university
  • Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Brazil: Certificado de Ensino Medio (Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • China: Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate
  • Czech Republic: Maturitni Zkouska (Maturita)
  • Ethiopia: Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • Germany: Reifezeugnis
  • Greece: Apolytirion
  • Hong Kong: HKDSE/HKCEE Diploma, with at least two HKALE level subjects and three HKCEE level subjects with a minimum overall average of a ‘C’ and no grade below a ‘D’. Two HKASLE level subjects will be held equivalent to one HKALE level subject.
  • India: All-Indian Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate (Pre-Degree, Pre-Professional or Pre-University), Intermediate Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate Part 2
  • Indonesia: Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (Ijazah SMA) and the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN)
  • Ireland, Republic of: Leaving Certificate
  • Israel: Bagrut Certificate
  • Italy: Maturita Classica Diploma or Maturita Scientifica Diploma
  • Japan: Upper Secondary School Diploma
  • Kenya: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Malaysia: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahon Malaysia (STPM) or The Unified Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Schools (UEC)
  • Mexico: Bachillerato
  • Nigeria: Senior School Certificate with WAEC results
  • Pakistan: Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate
  • Philippines: Senior High School (Academic Track K-12 system) Diploma; before 2017-2018: One year of study from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Poland: Maturity/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Certificate
  • Portugal: Diploma de Ensino Secundario
  • Singapore: Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with at least two H2 level courses and three O level courses.
  • Slovak Republic: Maturity Certificate (Maturitnej Skuske)
  • South Korea: Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang)
  • Spain: Titulo de Bachillerato or University Orientation Year
  • Taiwan: Senior High School Leaving Certificate
  • Thailand: Mathayom /Maw 6
  • Ukraine: Atestat pro Povnu Zagalnu Sersdniu Osvitu (Grade 12)
  • United States of America (and Puerto Rico): complete Grade 12 with a minimum of five academic Grade 12 subjects

Not Acceptable: The following qualifications by themselves are not acceptable as a basis of admission: IGCSE/GCSE/GCE (O) levels only; Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Certificate; West African School Certificate; Senior School Certificate with National Examinations Council (NECO) Results; Hong Kong Certificate of Education; Ordinary Diploma and Technician Diploma; Malaysian Technical Diploma; U.K. City and Guilds Certificate; U.K. College of Preceptors Licentiate; U.K. Ordinary National Certificate or Diploma; Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)/CXC Examinations only

Graduates from international schools overseas will be considered for admission only if they are eligible for admission to a major university of their country of citizenship; or they have successfully completed an internationally examined curriculum such as the GCE or IB diploma, or they have successfully completed the formal graduation requirements of a Canadian provincial ministry of education in an approved institution. 

International Baccalaureate Students - General Entrance Requirements

To meet the General Requirements, an I.B. student must present three courses at the Higher Level and three courses at the Standard Level, with a minimum score in each subject of three and an overall minimum score of 24. Credit may be granted for selected Higher and/or Standard Level courses with minimum scores of four in specific subject areas; see Advanced Standing for High School Students.

Home Schooled Applicants

Home schooled applicants will be considered for admission for University 1 on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

Mature Student Status

Mature student status is granted to one who:

  • Does not meet the normal entrance requirements;
  • Is at least 21 years of age (before May 1 for admission to classes beginning in May; before July 1 for classes beginning in July; before September 30 for the Fall term; and before January 31 for the Winter term, and,
  • Is either a Canadian citizen, or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Mature status students may apply to any of the following direct entry programs: University 1, Engineering, Fine Arts (diploma program), and Music. Members of the Canadian Military are also eligible to apply to General Studies (Extended Education), the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, & Resources, and the Faculties of Arts and Science as mature students. Applicants to Engineering are required to meet the specific high subject requirements of that Faculty, i.e. a minimum of 70% in each of English 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus Math 40S, and Physics 40S (or the equivalent) plus a minimum 80% average over these subjects.

Applicants who have completed 24 credit hours or more of course work at another post-secondary institution are not normally eligible for mature student status admission. These applicants should apply to one of the ‘advanced entry’ programs.

Applicants who do not qualify for consideration for admission under the mature status requirements must meet the regular high school entrance requirements applicable to their chosen faculty or school.

Applicants seeking admission under mature student status are encouraged to seek further information from the Admissions Office.

Specific Subject Requirements and Performance Levels for Admission to Direct Entry Options

The University of Manitoba is moving to a new four course model for direct entry admissions. The new program-specific admission requirements effective for the Fall 2022 intake may be found on the Admissions website. Any programs not listed will remain unchanged for the Fall 2022 intake.

In addition to the General Entrance Requirements listed above by Geographic region, applicants must meet the Specific Subject Requirements for their selected program. The requirements are listed for Manitoba high school students, the equivalent from other provinces and countries are acceptable. A list of approved academic courses can be found in the Direct Entry Applicant Information Bulletin.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available positions, the strongest candidates will be selected.

University I

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 70% average over the following, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Mathematics 40S
  • Two academic 40S courses

Should the above requirements not be met, applicants are considered for Limited Admission. Limited Admission  is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only. Some registration restrictions and performance standards apply, and additional academic supports and services are provided (see University 1). Limited Admission to University 1 requires General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 65% average over the following, with no less than 55% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Mathematics 40S
  • Two academic 40S courses

School of Agriculture - Diploma program

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus, a minimum average of 60% over the following three courses:

  • English 40S
  • Mathematics (40S or 45S)
  • a science 40S

Students without a suitable high school standing may apply under the Special Consideration Category (see the Agriculture Diploma Bulletin for more detailed information).

Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences

Agriculture, Agroecology, Agribusiness, Human Nutritional Sciences and Food Sciences degree programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 70% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Mathematics 40S
  • Two academic 40S courses

Faculty of Arts

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Two additional 40S courses

Note: completion of either Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S would facilitate registration in courses used to fulfill the University's mathematics requirement for graduation, but is not required for direct entry to Arts for Fall 2021.

School of Art (Fine Arts studio degree programs)

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus one English 40S credit with a minimum grade of 60% and a minimum 70% average over three 40S credits. Portfolios are required from all applicants. Grade 12 Art is recommended.

School of Art (Fine Arts diploma program)

Candidates should meet the General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus the same specific subject requirements and performance levels as the School of Art studio degree above, but applications for the diploma program will be accepted from students who have not graduated from high school or who do not meet the studio degree requirements. Portfolios are required from all applicants. Grade 12 Art is recommended.

Asper School of Business

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 70% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Two academic 40S courses

School of Dental Hygiene

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • one of: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S
  • one of: Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Biology 40S, or Computer Science 40S

Price Faculty of Engineering

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 80% average over the following courses, with no less than 70% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • Physics 40S

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Environmental Science and Physical Geography Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Physics 40S
  • One of: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Computer Science 40S
Earth Science Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 70% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • Physics 40S
Environmental Studies and Geography Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 70% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Mathematics 40S
  • Two academic 40S courses

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Sciences and Health Studies Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • One of: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S
  • One of: Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Biology 40S, or Computer Science 40S
College of Medicine (Family Social Sciences)

Admission to the Family Social Sciences program is currently suspended.

Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Kinesiology and Physical Education Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • One of: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S
  • One of: Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Biology 40S, or Computer Science 40S
Recreation Management and Community Development Degree Programs

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Two additional 40S courses

Please note that candidates interested in Athletic Therapy must apply as Advanced Entry applicants (see Advanced Entry Options).

Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus one English 40S credit with a minimum grade of 60% and a minimum 70% average over three 40S credits. An audition and theory assessment are required. Grade 12 Music and a second language at the Grade 12 level are recommended.

Faculty of Science

General Entrance Requirements as listed above, plus a minimum 85% average over the following courses, with no less than 60% in each course:

  • English 40S
  • One of: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S (recommended) or Applied Mathematics 40S
  • One of: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Computer Science 40S, or Physics 40S

Advanced Entry Options

Comprehensive information on the entrance requirements, application process, and deadlines for each of these options can be found on the Admissions website.

The following faculties and schools offer advanced entry options for applicants with one year (24 credit hours) or more of university-level studies, either in University 1 (or another program) at the University of Manitoba, or at another recognized post-secondary institution.

Students who have attended university or college, but who have completed less than 24 credit hours of course work at another institution, should apply for admission to a direct entry program (see Direct Entry Options).

Students applying to an advanced entry option must meet two levels of requirements:

  • The minimum performance standard of the University
  • The minimum performance standards and specific requirements of the Faculty or School in which admission is sought.

Minimum Performance Standard of the University

The minimum performance requirement for entry to a post-University 1 level program at any faculty or school at the University of Manitoba is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 (C). Students who do not meet this requirement may be considered for admission if they have achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) on all courses acceptable for credit in the faculty or school to which application is made. In this case, students must have at least 24 credit hours acceptable for credit. In addition to this university minimum performance requirement, students must meet any additional entrance requirements, performance levels, and selection criteria stipulated for the faculty or school of application.

Students who are currently on suspension at another post-secondary institution will not normally be considered for admission to the University of Manitoba.

Students are advised that selection processes are competitive and in many cases applicants must present adjusted grade point averages greater than the minimum level stated. 

Minimum Performance Standards and Specific Requirements of the Faculty or School

Each faculty and school has its own admission requirements and processes, including minimum performance standards and specific entrance requirements and restrictions, and this information is provided in the Applicant Information Bulletin posted on the University website. The introductory section of each faculty or school chapter provides a general overview of the admissions requirements, but for specific, comprehensive information on the entrance requirements and selection processes, students must review the Faculty’s Applicant Information Bulletin posted on the website.

Other Admission Categories

Readmission, Continuing and Returning Students

All students who were admitted and who did not follow through with registration must apply for re-admission.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from their first-year of studies must reapply for admission. The only exceptions are students in Agricultural and Food Science, Arts, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, General Studies, Science, Social Work, and University 1 who are permitted to reregister without re-applying for admission.

Former students who have attended other institutions since their last registration at the University of Manitoba must apply for re-admission, unless the other institution was attended on a letter of permission.

Current students are not permitted to concurrently study at other recognized colleges or universities unless they have obtained a Letter of Permission. Students must obtain a Letter of Permission whether or not the course(s) being taken are for transfer of credit to the University of Manitoba. Failure to obtain a Letter of Permission may have serious academic implications and require the student to reapply for admission.

Students whose past registration was in the following faculties, but who have not been in attendance for one or more years, should seek formal permission to re-register from the office of the dean or director of the faculty or school concerned, to ensure that work previously completed complies with current program requirements: Agricultural and Food Sciences; Arts; General Studies (Extended Education); Engineering; Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources; Science; Social Work; or University 1. Former students of the Faculty of Arts are required to re-apply for admission if they have been away from their studies for ten or more years.

All students who were admitted to the Asper School of Business, Dental Hygiene, Education, Environmental Design, School of Art, Nursing, Music, or Kinesiology & Recreation Management, where there is limited enrolment, and who have not been in attendance for one year or more, must make formal application to re-register to the office of the dean or director before June 1. Their acceptance back into the program will be subject to quota restrictions and compliance with existing program requirements.

Students who wish to change to a different faculty or school, or who are no longer eligible to continue in one program of studies at the University of Manitoba, may apply for admission to another faculty or school by the application deadline date and must meet the entrance requirements of the faculty of choice.

Students wishing to return to their program of studies after serving a period of academic or disciplinary suspension must make a formal request for re-registration to the Dean’s or Director’s office of their faculty or school. Students currently on suspension from a faculty or school at the University of Manitoba will not normally be eligible for consideration for admission to another faculty or school.

Students who attend another post-secondary institution or another faculty or school at the University after being placed on suspension must submit an application through the Admissions Office to be considered for readmission to the faculty or school of suspension.

Graduates who wish to take further courses in their own faculty, but not towards a degree, must apply for readmission as a “special student.”

Special Students

Special students are those who wish to enrol in a degree credit course for professional or personal interest and who are not seeking to complete a degree. These students apply to General Studies (Extended Education) or to the faculty or school offering the course.

Visiting Students

Visiting students are students who are registered at another institution who are taking one or more courses at the University of Manitoba on a Letter of Permission from their home university. These students generally apply for admission to General Studies (Extended Education).

Students are not permitted to concurrently register in degree programs at two institutions without a Letter of Permission.

Auditing Students

Auditing students are those who wish to be admitted for the purpose of auditing a course(s) only (not for academic credit). No documentation other than the information requested on the application form is required for admission purposes. Auditing students are not entitled to examination or other evaluation privileges, and in no instance may credit standing be obtained for a course which has been audited. Once admitted, the written consent of the instructor of the course(s) which the student wishes to audit must be presented at the time of registration for approval by the faculty or school. (Students admitted in a category other than auditor may audit courses with the approval of the dean or director, provided written permission of the instructor is presented at registration)

Students Transiting to Arts or Science from University 1

University 1 students may be admitted to either Arts or Science through a process called ‘transiting’, and are not required to complete the admission process through the regular application procedures. Students intending to transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science may do so prior to their next regular term of registration subject to the following conditions:

  • Students who have completed at least 24 credit hours may choose to transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science.
  • Students who have completed 30 credit hours or more in University 1 must choose to transit to Arts or Science, if not admitted to another faculty or school, prior to the next regular term of registration. Students will not normally transit for Summer Session.
  • Students who are currently on academic suspension from University 1 will not be eligible for transit to Arts or Science until the period of suspension has been completed.

Upon transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science, a student’s next assessment of academic performance will be according to the standards required in Arts and Science. See the Faculties of Arts or Science in this Calendar for further details.

Transit Regulation changes for students transiting to the Faculty of Arts and Science for Fall 2022:

  • Students may transit to the Faculty of Arts and Science from University 1, prior to Fall term registration only. The transit function is available on Aurora Student. There are no fees for transiting and there is no application form required.
  • To be eligible to transit a student must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 on 24 credit hours. Students who have completed more than 24 credit hours at the point of transit must have achieved a minimum Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.00. The AGPA calculation will be on the best graded 24 credit hours at the point of transit.

Admission with Advanced Standing

Students who have previously attended a recognized post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges, community and/or technical colleges, and Bible Colleges, who are selected for admission to either a direct entry or an advanced entry program option may qualify for advanced standing. Advanced standing will be granted in compliance with the residence requirements, provided the work completed is part of the requirements of the degree program in which the student wishes to enrol. Some faculties and schools may consider only courses completed within ten (or fewer) years. Credit will be granted only for courses taken at a recognized institution. Standing cannot be determined until official transcripts and complete course descriptions have been received. Since it takes considerable time to have courses evaluated for transfer credit, students are urged to submit their results and course descriptions as early as possible in order that the evaluation process can be completed in time for registration. Students who do not have evaluations completed prior to registration should consult their faculty or school for guidance in selecting courses.

Transfer credit for each individual course will be evaluated by the appropriate University of Manitoba department and transfer credit will be granted subject to program applicability.

Further information on transfer of credit and residence requirement is found in the chapter, General Academic Regulations and Requirements.

Some faculties and schools may have limitations on possible credit taken beyond a specified period; this information is described in their chapters or in the Applicant Information Bulletin.

Advanced Standing for High School Students

Students who have completed courses in the Advanced Placement program (selected Advanced Placement College Board examinations with a minimum score of four in specific areas) or the International Baccalaureate program (selected Higher and Standard Level courses with minimum scores of 4 in specific subject areas), may apply for transfer of credit to the program they are entering. Students who have completed university level courses while in high school (including Challenge for Credit) will be required to submit an official transcript from the institution for which credit was granted and will be assessed for advanced standing. Students should consult the Admissions Office for information.

Students admitted on the basis of high school graduation may be denied transfer of credit for any university studies completed between the filing of the application and subsequent registration at the University of Manitoba.

Students Applying from Bible Colleges

Students who have attended a Bible college will be considered for admission/transfer credit, providing that:

  • The Canadian Bible college is a member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or is affiliated with an AUCC member institution (other than as an approved teaching centre), or is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
  • The U.S. Bible college holds regional accreditation in the U.S., or is accredited by ABHE.

Degrees from Bible Colleges will not qualify applicants for admission to second degree or after degree programs, with the exception of holders of approved degrees from Booth College and Providence College who are applying for admission to the After Degree Bachelor of Education program. These degrees may suffice for admission to the After Degree program; contact the Faculty for specific information.

Graduates of Diploma Schools of Nursing (R.N.)

Graduates of diploma schools of nursing may be considered admissible as regular students to the University of Manitoba. Admission to specific faculties and schools will be with the consent of the dean or director and will be conditional upon the presence of specific subject fields within the program completed. Applicants in this category may be granted advance standing not exceeding the residency policy of the faculty concerned (grades of “C+” or equivalent in individual courses have the potential for credit in a degree program).

Graduates of Diploma Schools of Psychiatric Nursing (R.P.N.)

Diploma programs in Manitoba may receive credit transfer for professional work completed.

Canadian Coast Guard College

Graduates of the Canadian Coast Guard College diploma programs with a minimum 2.5 (“C+”) average will be considered for admission as regular students to the University of Manitoba, and may be granted up to one year of advance standing, as appropriate to faculties and schools.

Graduates of Extended Education Certificate Programs

Graduates of certificate programs offered under the auspices of the Extended Education Division of the University of Manitoba which require a minimum of 180 contact hours, may be eligible to receive credit towards an undergraduate degree providing they have been admitted to a faculty or school in which transfer of credit is appropriate. A minimum overall average of 2.5 or better must have been achieved to qualify for consideration. The maximum amount of credit which may be transferred will be determined by Extended Education in consultation with the relevant faculty or school.

Universal Policies

For purposes of undergraduate admission to the University of Manitoba, a Manitoba Resident shall be defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada who, at the application deadline, meets any one of the following four descriptions:

  1. Has graduated from a Manitoba high school
  2. Has a recognized degree from a university in Manitoba
  3. Has completed either one year or two consecutive years of full-time academic studies in a recognized program at a university in Manitoba, while physically residing in Manitoba. The duration shall be determined by the program of study and identified in the respective Applicant Information Bulletin or Supplemental Regulations.
  4. Has resided continuously in Manitoba for any two year period following high school graduation. The two year residence period shall not be considered broken where the program’s admission committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of the province on vacation, in short-term volunteer work or employment, or as a full-time student.

In the event of a tie, the following procedure will be used:

  1. Increase the number of significant figures used in the calculation.
  2. Where a tie still exists, the application that was received first will be used to break the tie. All completed applications are time stamped upon submission; in the case of a paper application, these applications will be time stamped after they have been entered into the system by a University of Manitoba Admissions Office staff member.

English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency Requirement

English is the language of instruction and communication at the University of Manitoba. Accordingly, an applicant whose primary language is not English, or whose previous education was in another language, must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments, and participation in tutorials and discussions.

Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and others whose primary language is English are deemed to be proficient in English by virtue of having lived and been educated in a country where English is the primary language (country as determined by the Admissions Office).

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents and International (study permit) applicants whose primary language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by meeting the University of Manitoba standards as outlined in the following section.

English Language Proficiency Options

Any applicant who is asked to demonstrate proficiency in the English language may do so by meeting any one of the following options:1

  • Achieve a minimum total score of 86 with a minimum of 20 in each component score on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition).
  • Achieve a minimum score of 20 in each component score on the Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.
  • Achieve a minimum score of 550 with no less than 50 (unscaled) in each of the component scores on the paper-based TOEFL.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening and 4.0 in Writing on the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST).
  • Achieve a minimum overall score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or IELTS Indicator.
  • Achieve a grade of 180 or higher on the Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency.
  • Achieve a score of 60 or more in the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).
  • Achieve a minimum score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic).
  • Achieve a minimum of 65% in the direct-entry English program, also known as the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE), as taught by the English Language Centre at the University of Manitoba (or equivalent program at the University of Winnipeg or Red River College).
  • Successful completion of 30 unique (not repeated), passed (D or higher) credit hours within the International College of Manitoba with a minimum 2.0 adjusted grade point average.

English Language Proficiency Waiver

An English language proficiency waiver may be granted to anyone who is a Permanent Resident, Naturalized Canadian, or who is in Canada on a study permit.

Students seeking this exemption must provide supporting documentation and have the information assessed as satisfactorily meeting one of the following:

  1. Ten consecutive years of residency in Canada that may include years of study in Canada. The period of residency will be the time lapsed between the "Landed On" date on the "Record of Landing" document and the start of the program.
  2. Successful completion of a three year secondary school program in Canada, or three years of post-secondary education in Canada, or any combination of three successful calendar years of secondary and post-secondary education in Canada.
    • Successful completion of secondary studies equates to meeting the entrance requirements of the University of Manitoba. Secondary education must include Grade 12 where appropriate and completion of five course credits per year.
    • Successful completion of post-secondary education equates to a minimum completion of 72 credit hours or equivalent.
  3. Graduation from a Manitoba high school, with five credits at the Grade 12 level, which include two credits of English at the 40S level with an average grade of 75%.
  4. Graduation from a Canadian Curriculum secondary school (other than Manitoba curriculum) with a year 12 English Literature grade of 75% or higher.
  5. Achieved a grade of four or greater on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English course, or a grade of four or greater on the Advanced Placement English examination (Language Composition; Literature and Composition).

Additionally, applicants will receive the waiver if they verify conditions equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 listed above in a country where English is the primary language.

Application Procedure

Applications, Deadlines and Documents

On-line applications and downloadable application material is provided on the university website and at the Admissions Office, 424 University Centre; telephone (204) 474-8808. All applicants are advised to download the Applicant Information Bulletin for their chosen faculty/school for a careful review of the entrance requirements and selection process and then to apply online for admission.

Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to provide enough time for documentation submission and application processing. Students cannot register until a favourable admission decision has been made. Generally faculties and schools do not consider nor issue acceptances to students awaiting supplemental or summer session results. In those faculties and schools which do, applications must be filed in time to meet the deadline date. An admission decision will only be made upon receipt of final examination results.

Application to live in a campus residence is made separately (see Student Residences).

Students who have attended a university other than the University of Manitoba will be required to submit official transcripts of all previous work completed. Transcripts should be submitted at the time of application, or as soon as final results are available, but no later than the deadline date for submission of documents. University of Manitoba transcripts are not required of applicants.

Transfer student applicants who register for further university/college courses subsequent to their application to the University of Manitoba (unless on a Letter of Permission from the University of Manitoba) must submit an official transcript of final grades. Admission status will be reassessed, and unless prior permission has been obtained from the Admissions Office, transfer of credit may be denied.

Appeals of Admission Decisions

Individuals who wish to have their applications reconsidered should submit their request to the Chair of the Selection Committee. Past experience has shown that most inquiries can be satisfied at this level without further reference. Persons wishing reconsideration of the decision of the Selection Committee shall direct their request to the Chair within ten (10) days of the mailing of the Committee decision.

Should the student wish to pursue the reconsideration decision of the Selection Committee further, such an appeal will be made in accordance with the Senate committee on Admission Appeals.

Procedures: http://www.umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/governing_documents/students/admission_appeals.html

Application Fraud or Misconduct

Application fraud or misconduct includes:

  • Failure to declare attendance at another post-secondary institution;
  • Presenting falsified academic documentation or causing or encouraging another person to falsify records through translation or data changes;
  • Presenting falsified personal documentation, e.g. using a false name, date of birth, country of origin, etc.;
  • Presenting falsified or fictitious reference documentation;
  • Cheating on, or having another person write, a standardized entry exam such as, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, DAT or GMAT;
  • Presenting another person’s standardized test score as one’s own to falsify a test result; and
  • Failure to report suspensions from another post-secondary institution.

The commission of applicant fraud or misconduct may result in acceptance and registration being withdrawn and the applicant disqualified from consideration, not only in the year of application, but in subsequent sessions. If discovered in a subsequent session it may result in dismissal from the university.

Declaration

All persons seeking admission to the University of Manitoba must sign (or accept) the following declaration on the application for admission form: “I hereby certify that I have read and understood the instructions and information sheet accompanying any part of this application form and that all statements made in connection with this application are true and complete."