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Courses and Enrollment

The Preliminary Year Program offers a range of courses in Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Food and Nutrition.

Preliminary Year Course List First Year Course List

Note: not all courses will be offered each term – please contact Lissette Ochoa, Preliminary Year Advisor for specific course information.

All Preliminary Year students will work directly with the Preliminary Year Advisor regarding course registration. Students that have accepted their offer of admission will be contacted by the Preliminary Year Advisor to start the course selections process.

Students enrolled in the Preliminary Year Program may be permitted to enrol in Year 1 University courses in addition to their Preliminary Year courses (based on previous high school work completed). Students must consult with Lissette Ochoa, Preliminary Year Advisor at Brescia to determine course enrolments and any opportunity for advanced standing. Preliminary Year students that are permitted to enroll in 1st year undergraduate courses will be restricted to courses offered at the Brescia campus during their time in the Preliminary Year Program.

English Language Courses

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

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 requiring English Language courses as part of their Preliminary Year Program may require more than two terms to complete their Preliminary Year Program.