First Year University now Available from Anywhere in Canada

Langley, B.C.—Students in more rural regions of the country will soon be able to complete 27 first year university credits on-line thanks to a new program announced this week by Langley's Trinity Western University. “Freshman Academy” is designed for students who plan to earn an accredited undergraduate degree but do not want to immediately move to an urban area after high school graduation.

According to Simon Gibson, Freshman Academy Program Advisor, Freshman Academy is tailored for students who want to improve their academic skills. “Students will receive plenty of experience in academic writing, organization and critical thinking, for example,” he says.

The program, which will enroll its first students in September, uses student groups to minimize the isolation of learning on-line.

“Each student will be part of an on-line community of about 25 learners, so there will be plenty of opportunity to interact in a group setting,” says Gibson. “Another nice feature is a learning coach, a university professor, who will work closely with each student throughout the year to help them achieve success.”

All courses are fully transferable to most North American universities and colleges.
Courses offered include: English, Business, Psychology, Communications, Sociology and History.

“We're expecting a good response to Freshman Academy because of the convenience for so many young Canadians who live outside urban centres,” he adds. “Plus, we priced it very attractively so many families will find it to be a smart choice. Add in the savings from not having to relocate to an urban center and Freshman Academy will be an economical way to begin university.”

For more information contact Simon Gibson toll fee at 1-866-614-4652 or email simon.gibson@twu.ca

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum