Preliminary Year Program

Preliminary
Year
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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.

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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 academic subjects plus a non-credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • students can begin the program in September, January or May
  • 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 list of Preliminiary Year courses can be found here.

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

Fees for the Preliminary Year program can be found here.

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.

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 plus a non-credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • the program follows the university calendar, with classes beginning in September and ending in April
  • 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 list of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here.

A list of First Year Courses can be found here.

These courses can be taken in any combination.

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

Fees for the Preliminary Year program can be found here.

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.

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 plus a non-credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • the program follows the university calendar, with classes beginning in September and ending in April
  • 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 list of English courses can be found here.

A list of Preliminary Year Courses can be found here.

These courses can be taken in any combination.

Students with a 6.0 IELTS or equivalent can take English courses + Preliminary Year credits.  Students with below 6.0 IELTS may be eligible take this combination, but will be subject to individual review and approval.  Students presenting below a 5.5 IELTS can study language full-time, and add Preliminary Year credits once a higher level of English is obtained in the program.

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

Fees for the Preliminary Year program can be found here [make this a link].

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.

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 plus a non-credit course designed to provide study skills and transition support

How is the Preliminary Year Taught?

  • taught by university professors on the Brescia campus
  • the program follows the university calendar, with classes beginning in September and ending in April
  • 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 first year university credits to receive advanced standing into year one or two.

A list of English courses can be found here.

A list of First Year Courses can be found here.

These courses can be taken in any combination.

Students with a 6.0 IELTS or equivalent can take English courses + credits.  Students with below 6.0 IELTS may be eligible take this combination, but will be subject to individual review and approval.  Students presenting below a 5.5 IELTS can study language full-time, and add credits once a higher level of English is obtained in the program.

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

Fees for the Preliminary Year program can be found here.

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 Arts and Social Sciences programs at Brescia University College. Preliminary Year students may gain 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.