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Accepted Students


Q: Can I get back my original credentials (transcripts, diplomas), now that I've been accepted?

A: If your credentials are Canadian, they become property of the UW Admissions Office and are not returned.

International students: You can request irreplaceable documents to be returned to you once you have received an official Acceptance Email. Otherwise, we can hold onto them until you arrive on campus. Contact the Admissions Office by email admissions@uwinnipeg.ca.

Q. What about the transfer credits I earned at other schools?

A: If you were eligible for transfer credit, you would have received a transfer equivalency report with your acceptance letter, or check your Student History in WebAdvisor.

If you see that certain course work did not transfer, there could be a number of reasons: you may have reached the transfer maximum (60 credit hours); your course work did not qualify for transfer credit; we didn’t have a pre-established UW transfer equivalency for that course; or other reasons. 

To discuss your situation, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.786.9159.  You may be asked to submit course outlines (or syllabi) for your previous work - see Course Outlines

Q. What if I want to defer my admission?  Do I need to re-apply?

A:  Your admission is valid for up to three start Terms from the Term on which you were first admitted.  For example, if you are accepted for the upcoming Fall Term, you may start in that Fall Term, or the Winter Term or Spring Term of that academic year.  Within that time frame, you will not need to re-apply. If you want to come the following Fall, you will have to re-apply or defer your offer of admission.
Note: Letters of Acceptance for  international students are valid for up to three start Terms from the Term on which you were first admitted.  Within that time frame, you will not need to re-apply, but you must notify International Student Services of your change of start date by completing the Change Start Term Form.   If you are interested in coming after this time frame, please complete the application again.

If you are a new student that has not enrolled in any courses at UW, you will need to submit a new application.

If you have not been registered  in courses at UW for one or more years, you will need to complete an Application for Continuance Form. International students must complete the application form.

If you have been admitted in the Faculties of Arts, Business, Kinesiology or Science and would like to defer your offer of admission for one year, you need to submit a letter to the Admissions Office that states you will not be attending any post-secondary institution for credit and wish to defer your enrolment. We will then keep your application open so that you can register without re-applying.  For more information, please email admissions@uwinnipeg or call the Admissions Office at 204.786.9159. Note: Students admitted into the Faculty of Education cannot defer their offer of admission. They must submit a new application each year.

Q. What if I need to designate someone else (e.g. parent, guardian, spouse) to register for me or to have access to my records (including grades)?  

A: If you would like to designate someone else to register on your behalf, you must complete and submit the "Authorization for Release of Information" form:
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The University of Winnipeg recognizes the privacy of individuals and the confidentiality of student records, as described in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  The University will not disclose your information without your written consent and will safeguard your information and use it only for authorized purposes. 

Q. Can I receive academic recognition for what I’ve learned through work and life experiences? 

Find out through Recognition of Prior Learning.  It is an educational initiative that provides learners with opportunities to identify, demonstrate and gain recognition for what they already know and can do.  It is for learners who have significant learning through work and life experiences, including military service.  This learning may be deemed appropriate to meet admissions requirements or be equivalent to university level credit.  For more information, see Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Other questions?
Contact: The Admissions Office at 204.786.9159 or email admissions@uwinnipeg.ca