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 minimum score of 165 in all 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 (BCADG)
Applicants who have completed the B.C. 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 70% is required in these courses.
Early Admission 1: Apply by February 28
Early Admission 2: Apply by May 1
Regular Admission: Ongoing as space allows
Regular Admission: Apply by November 15
Early admission allows the University to track and shape the incoming class. If you apply for early admission and do not yet meet the University's requirements, your application will be reassessed in a later round. Final confirmation of admission and awards will be issued once the final transcript has been received. Final transcripts must be received by July 15.
Note: The deadline for theatre and music scholarships as well as endowment awards is February 28. Therefore, your admissions application must be submitted before February 28 in order to qualify for these awards.
Once you've been admitted, you will be contacted by your enrolment advisor to discuss financial aid, housing, and course registration. Visit the Admitted Students page to see what your next steps are.