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University Preparation Program

Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)


The University Preparatory Program (UPP) has been designed to make post-secondary education accessible for adult learners who do not possess University admission requirements. The UPP is a 16-week program beginning in October and concluding in April and is delivered on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Tuesday evening classes will be devoted to working through the General Education Diploma (GED) preparatory workbook, with the goal of writing and passing the Manitoba General Education Diploma tests. Thursday evening classes will be devoted to basic English grammar and writing strategies with the goal of preparing you for university level writing. For those that require additional supports, free tutoring and study skill sessions are offered throughout the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program students will write the 5 provincial GED tests consisting of Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Language Arts - Reading and Language Arts - Writing. The ASSC will cover the GED testing fee for students in the UPP program. Students who gain a score of 450 on each of the tests will receive their high-school equivalency from the Province of Manitoba. For more information on the GED please visit the Government of Manitoba - Advanced Education and Literacy website.

Upon receipt of the GED transcript indicating successful completion, students will meet admission requirements to the University of Winnipeg as a Mature Student and may enrol in the Transition Year Program (TYP) with ASSC for fall admission. For students who have obtained their GED though UPP, financial assistance will be available for students registering at the University of Winnipeg. This could include the application fee, tuition support and assistance with texts and school supplies for their first year only.

Admission to the program:

*This program is only available for students who do not possess a grade 12 high school diploma, mature high school diploma and/or previously obtained their GED diploma.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview for entry into the program.

For more information please contact:

Jeffrey Booth
The University of Winnipeg
Aboriginal Student Support Officer
Aboriginal Student Services Centre
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2E9
Tel: 204-786-9818
Fax:204-779-0570
Email: j.booth@uwinnipeg.ca