Preliminary Year Program

Preliminary
Year
Credits Only
Preliminary Year + First Year Credits
Language + Preliminary Year Credits
Language +
First Year Credits
What Happens After the Preliminary Year?

Brescia’s Preliminary Year Program

If you want to attend university in Canada, but are concerned about whether you will succeed, Brescia’s  Preliminary Year Program is for you. This foundation year program helps young women and men acclimate to campus life, university courses, and lectures.

Start dates are available in September, January and May. As the Preliminary Year Program is tailored for each individual student, please contact the Preliminary Year Advisor for additional information:

Kaitlin Cole
Preliminary Year Advisor
kaitlin.cole@uwo.ca
519-432-8353 x20114

What is the Preliminary Year?

  • a co-educational pre-university qualifying yearhighwire_ottawa
  • an opportunity to complete first-year university admission requirements and learn the skills you will need to succeed in university: essay writing, taking lecture notes, writing examinations, etc.
  • students are enrolled in 5.0 academic subjects (which includes a required 0.5 credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support)

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • course requirements and teaching styles are equivalent to university-level programs

What Skills do Students Receive?

  • time management
  • study/examination skills
  • improvement in reading, writing, and research skills
  • experience participating in class discussions and seminars

A Full List of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Preliminary Year Courses

Students will be assisted in applying to the university of their choice, as part of the program.

Preliminary Year + First Year Credits

If you want to attend university in Canada, but are concerned about whether you will succeed, Brescia’s  Preliminary Year Program is for you. This foundation year program helps young women and men acclimate to campus life, university courses, and lectures.

Start dates are available in September, January and May. As the Preliminary Year Program is tailored for each individual student, please contact the Preliminary Year Advisor for additional information:

Kaitlin Cole
Preliminary Year Advisor
kaitlin.cole@uwo.ca
519-432-8353 x20114

What is the Preliminary Year?

  • a co-educational pre-university qualifying yeardsc_2928sm
  • an opportunity to complete first-year university admission requirements and learn the skills you will need to succeed in university: essay writing, taking lecture notes, writing examinations, etc.
  • students are enrolled in 5.0 academic subjects (which includes a required 0.5 credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support)

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • course requirements and teaching styles are equivalent to university-level programs

What Skills do Students Receive?

  • time management
  • study/examination skills
  • improvement in reading, writing, and research skills
  • experience participating in class discussions and seminars

Some students may be permitted to enrol in 1st year university courses in addition to their Preliminary Year courses (based on previous high school work). Students will work closely with the Preliminary Year Advisor during the course selections process. 

A Full List of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Preliminary Year Courses

A Full List of First Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 First Year Courses

Students will be assisted in applying to the university of their choice, as part of the program.

Language + Preliminary Year Credits

If you want to attend university in Canada, but are concerned about whether you will succeed, Brescia’s Preliminary Year Program is for you. This foundation year program helps young women and men acclimate to campus life, university courses, and lectures.

Start dates are available in September, January and May. As the Preliminary Year Program is tailored for each individual student, please contact the Preliminary Year Advisor for additional information:

Kaitlin Cole
Preliminary Year Advisor
kaitlin.cole@uwo.ca
519-432-8353 x20114

What is the Preliminary Year?

  • a co-educational pre-university qualifying yeargroupdowntown_london
  • an opportunity to complete first-year university admission requirements and learn the skills you will need to succeed in university: essay writing, taking lecture notes, writing examinations, etc.
  • students are enrolled in 5.0 academic subjects (which includes a required 0.5 credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support)

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • course requirements and teaching styles are equivalent to university-level programs

What Skills do Students Receive?

  • time management
  • study/examination skills
  • improvement in reading, writing, and research skills
  • experience participating in class discussions and seminars

Students needing English language courses can combine that coursework with Preliminary Year credits to satisfy university admission requirements.

A Full List of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Preliminary Year Courses

Students with a 6.0 IELTS (with no band below 5.5) or equivalent will be required to study one term of English Language courses as part of their Preliminary Year Program (English 0005w/x and Writing 0015f/g).

Students with a 5.0-5.5 IELTS (with no score below 5.0) will be required to study two terms of English Language courses as part of their Preliminary Year Program (Speech 0005w/x, Writing 0005w/x, Writing 0010f/g and English 0005w/x and Writing 0015f/g).

Students will work one on one with the Preliminary Year Advisor during the course selections process.

Students will be assisted in applying to the university of their choice, as part of the program.

Language + First Year Credits

If you want to attend university in Canada, but are concerned about whether you will succeed, Brescia’s  Preliminary Year Program is for you. This foundation year program helps young women and men acclimate to campus life, university courses, and lectures.

Start dates are available in September, January and May. As the Preliminary Year Program is tailored for each individual student, please contact the Preliminary Year Advisor for additional information:

Kaitlin Cole
Preliminary Year Advisor
kaitlin.cole@uwo.ca
519-432-8353 x20114

What is the Preliminary Year?

  • a co-educational pre-university qualifying yeardsc_0275-londonsnowtube
  • an opportunity to complete first-year university admission requirements and learn the skills you will need to succeed in university: essay writing, taking lecture notes, writing examinations, etc.
  • students are enrolled in 5.0 academic subjects (which includes a required 0.5 credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support)

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • course requirements and teaching styles are equivalent to university-level programs

What Skills do Students Receive?

  • time management
  • study/examination skills
  • improvement in reading, writing, and research skills
  • experience participating in class discussions and seminars

Students needing English Language courses may be able to combine that coursework with Preliminary Year credits and first year university credits to receive advanced standing into year one.

Some students may be permitted to enrol in 1st year university courses in addition to their Preliminary Year courses (based on previous high school work). Students will work closely with the Preliminary Year Advisor during the course selections process. 

A Full List of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Preliminary Year Courses

A Full List of First Year Courses can be found here: Fall/Winter 2019-2020 First Year Courses

Students with a 6.0 IELTS (with no band below 5.5) or equivalent will be required to study one term of English Language courses as part of their Preliminary Year Program (English 0005w/x and Writing 0015f/g).

Students with a 5.0-5.5 IELTS (with no score below 5.0) will be required to study two terms of English Language courses as part of their Preliminary Year Program (Speech 0005w/x, Writing 0005w/x, Writing 0010f/g and English 0005w/x and Writing 0015f/g).

Students will work one on one with the Preliminary Year Advisor during the course selections process.

Students will be assisted in applying to the final university of their choice, as part of the program.

What Happens After the Preliminary Year?

Students can begin their university studies confident of their academic competence. With a minimum overall average of 65% (and where applicable, with required prerequisites) female students are eligible for admission to first-year undergraduate programs at Brescia University.

Preliminary Year students may apply for admission to Western University or its other affiliates (Huron University College and King’s University College), or to other post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario and elsewhere. Students will need to have the necessary minimum admission requirements for each campus of choice (as well as any required course prerequisites from Preliminary Year).