Admission Process for the Transition Year Program

Admission Assessment

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline are considered for admission. Each applicant that presents minimum grade and course requirements will be considered, but program admission is competitive and subject to available space.

The specific course and performance requirements to be considered for admission into each Faculty are decided in partnership with the Associate Director and the admitting faculty. Official admission decisions are made by the Office of the Registrar.

The Transition Year Program is a limited enrolment program and admission is not guaranteed to all applicants. Qualified applicants are ranked based on the application and documentation they present. Applicants are admitted in order of qualifications until the program quota is full.

For some program routes, it is unlikely that a minimum grade average will be competitive for admission depending on the number of applications received for a given TYP faculty route.

Competitive Average
The competitive admission average can change from year to year as it is based on the quality of the applicant pool and space available in the program. It is recommended that you provide final or in progress marks for all required courses with your application. Final admission decisions may be deferred until final grades are made available.
GPA Calculation
Admission average is calculated using only the required courses for admission.
Program Route Selection

Applicants will only be assessed for admission based on the program route they select on their complete TYP application. Changes cannot be made to this choice after the application deadline is closed. Students may be considered for other program routes only as space allows but should not assume they will be considered for less competitive program routes if they are not admissible to the program original requested.

TYP strives to interview all applicants that present the potential to meet our admission requirements, but not all applicants will proceed to the interview stage of the admission process. A letter in writing will be sent to you explaining the admission decision if you are not contacted for an interview.
Appealing Admission Decisions
All admission decisions are final. There is no formal appeal to any other body or person within a faculty or the University.
Unsuccessful Applicants
If you would like more information about your admission decision please contact the Associate Director for details. All unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply at a later date.

Student Testimonials

Marissa Smallboy and daughter

Marissa Smallboy
BSc in Nursing

“I applied to the TYP because I needed support while I attempted to chase my dreams. I did not know how to build a class schedule, how to pay my tuition, or where to find scholarships and I had no one I could ask. The TYP program answered all of my questions and more. TYP showed me how to become resourceful and independent as a university student. This helped me feel confident when I transitioned into the Nursing program. The friendships, support, and connections I made in my TYP year carried me through my nursing degree and will stay with me long after I graduate.”

Austin Kaduk

Austin Kaduk
Bachelor of Commerce

“Growing up I never would have guessed that I would be going to university. The Transition Year Program (TYP) and the services that they provided me in my first year ensured that I was supported and guided through all of the challenges a university student faces. Overall, TYP has given me a sense of belonging, culture, identity, and encouragement to continue my journey of post-secondary studies.”