Applicants who do not fully meet the academic requirements for admission may be admitted if there are indications of compensating strengths and experience which would point to probable success at TWU. Such students must be 21 or older and have been out of school for at least one year.
Applicants in this category must have completed a high school diploma or equivalent. Please refer to the previous Canadian Students and U.S. Students sections for more information about the Test of General Education Development and the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma. Any U.S. student admitted as a mature student must obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent to be eligible for Title IV funds.
General Education Development (GED)
Students who do not complete a regular provincial high school diploma may complete a Test of General Education Development as an alternative to high school graduation. Admission to TWU will be granted providing a standard score average of 500 is achieved with a minimum of 450 in any of the five individual tests. Eligibility to complete the GED may vary from province to province. Students are encouraged to contact their local school board for more information.
B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD)
Applicants who have completed the Adult Graduation diploma must be at least 19 years old and have completed the diploma with four provincial level academic courses, one of which must be English. A minimum average of 67 per cent is required in these courses.