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University College Admissions

We’re pleased you want to be part of Providence’s diverse, Christ-centred learning community. Just like the education that awaits you, our admissions process is student-centred, too. At Providence you’ll grow in all areas of your life — academically, personally and spiritually. From movie nights in the Student Life Centre to cheering on your favorite Pilots team, you’ll form lifelong friendships at Providence while building a strong foundation for a successful, service-filled future.

Apply Online

You can APPLY ONLINE to Providence when you create an application account. You may also print out the application form and send it via email or to the address on the form. Questions? Email the Enrollment Office at info@prov.ca or call 1-800-668-7768.

Are you an international student? Read through some of the international student information before you apply. 

After you submit your application you may log into your account to view your application status. Questions? Contact one of the Enrollment Officers below.

We welcome students from the United States to join our diverse community. US students pay Canadian tuition rates! Learn More

We celebrate diversity at Providence. In fact, international students represent 16% of our student population. Learn More

Follow this application checklist to make sure you don't miss a step:

  • Complete and submit application, including the four essay questions and Covenant of Community Life agreement
  • Provide a recent photo of yourself only (no larger than 2" x 2.5"). You may email this to your Enrollment Officer.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee ($50 for Canadian/USA students; $150 for international students)
  • Submit high school transcripts or post-secondary transcripts if you are a transfer student
  • Complete and submit a Medical Information Form
  • Ask your pastor, teacher, counsellor, employer or other individual in a supervisory position to submit a Supervisor Reference Form
  • Ask a non-relative of your choosing to complete and submit a Personal Reference Form
  • Complete and submit the Residence Information Form if you plan to live in residence
  • Pay $150 Residence Damage Deposit (residence students only)
  • Send your completed application to:

Enrollment Office
Providence University College
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, MB R0A 1G0 Canada

Toll Free: 1-800-668-7768
Fax: 204-433-7158
Email: info@prov.ca 

Application Policy

In admitting students, Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, nationality or ethnic origin. Personal information in your application packet is used solely to facilitate your application process.

Acceptance

The Admissions Committee will review your application. You may receive the following:

  • Tentative Acceptance may be granted if you're a current high school student, pending your completion of high school. Your acceptance may be subject to confirmation after we have received and evaluated your final high school transcript.
  • Probationary Acceptance may be granted when:
    1. You're lacking entrance requirements (see requirements on this page);
    2. You graduated from high school with a mark of 67% or lower in high school English. You'll be required to enroll in Introduction to College in your first semester and English Composition in your second semester;
    3. You graduated from high school with a mark of 68-72% in high school English. You'll be required to enroll in English Composition in your first semester of studies.

After successfully completing two semesters of study, you will be reassessed for Full Acceptance.

  • Full Acceptance may be granted if you're able to meet the entrance requirements (see requirements on this page). You can submit any post-secondary course work for review.

Manitoba High School Students

To be admitted to a three or four year degree program at Providence, you must have a Manitoba senior high school diploma, or equivalent, with 30 credits. Included in the 30 credits should be a minimum of five credits at the grade 12 level, designated A, S or G, with a minimum of three credits in university preparatory courses (A or S), including at least one English. If you have less than five credits, in your first two semesters you'll be required to complete six credit hours of Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Biblical and Theological Studies for each grade 12 course credit deficiency (determined by the Admissions Committee). The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12.

Other Canadian Provinces

You must have a full senior high school graduation certificate of standing with a minimum of five courses equivalent to Manitoba grade 12 courses. Included in the high school certificate should be a minimum of five credits at grade 12 level, with a minimum of three credits in university preparatory courses, including at least one English. If you have less than five credits, in your first two semesters you must complete six credit hours of Humanities, Social Sciences and/or Biblical and Theological Studies for each grade 12 course credit deficiency (determined by the Admissions Committee). Below are the specific course requirements by province:

Province
Requirements
Saskatchewan
Five subjects including English A30 and B30
Alberta
English 30 and four other 30-level subjects
British Columbia
English 12 and three approved courses
Ontario
Six grade 12 (4U or 4M) courses, including English 4U
Quebec
First year CEGEP (12 credits) with a GPA of 2.0 or average of 65%
Newfoundland and Labrador
Five 3000-level courses (10 credits), including English 3201
Nova Scotia
Five academic grade 12 subjects, including English
New Brunswick
Five grade 12 courses (including English 122) at 120, 121 or 122 level
Prince Edward Island
English and four academic electives
Nunavut
English 30 and four other 30-level subjects
Northwest Territories
English 30 and four other 30-level subjects
Yukon
English 12 and three approved courses

 

USA Students

To be admitted to a three or four year degree program at Providence, you must have a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. If you have less than five credits, in your first two semesters you'll be required to complete six credit hours of Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Biblical and Theological Studies for each grade 12 course credit deficiency (determined by the Admissions Committee).While you're not required to provide ACT/SAT you're welcome to include them. The prerequisite for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12.

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International Students

There are special requirements for international students applying to Providence as well as English Language requirements.

See Requirements

Home School Students

To be admitted to a three or four year degree program at Providence, you must have a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. A recognized provincial or state program for home school education is preferred. Evaluation is done on an individual basis. If you lack the academic prerequisites noted above under Manitoba High School Students, you may still apply for admission. All applicants will be placed on probation for their first 30 hours of study. The prerequisites for all other programs is a certificate of graduation from grade 12.

Mature Students

To be admitted to a three or four year degree program at Providence, you must have a completed grade 12 high school certificate with at least five university preparatory credits. Students age 21 or over who lack the academic prerequisites noted above under Manitoba High School Students may apply for admission. You must satisfactorily complete the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study (30 credit hours) at Providence to confirm acceptance in a degree program. You may be required to do specific courses within the first two semesters (determined by the Admissions Committee).

Transfer Students

As a transfer student, you may receive credit for courses taken at other institutions. Full credit may be granted for courses comparable to those offered at Providence if the school is an accredited college or university. Students also must receive a grade of "C" or higher to be eligible to transfer credits. If the school is not accredited, you may, upon successful completion of one year of probationary studies at Providence (achieving a minimum AGPA of 2.00 in your first 30 hours of study) receive transfer credits for your previous studies if you received a grade of "B" or better. The amount of transfer credits you receive will depend upon a review of the course syllabi, faculty credentials, etc. To graduate from Providence, you'll need to take at Providence 30 credit hours or one-third of the program requirements (whichever is less). For degree programs this must include at least one course in each of the following areas:

    • Humanities, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science
    • Biblical Studies or Theology
    • Aviation, Business Administration, Church Ministries, Communications and Media, Intercultural Studies, Music, TESOL, Worship Studies, or Youth Leadership

Please note that the transfer credit Providence grants you may not be accepted by other colleges or universities you may attend in the future, even if those institutions recognize transfer of credit for studies taken at Providence.

Special Students

Students who wish to take courses at Providence but are not ready to complete a full application at the time may submit an Special Student Application for special student status. Students can take a maximum of 15 credit hours of study after which, a full application to Providence University College is required to take further classes. Students may take any courses for which they meet the prerequisites.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If there are discrepancies between the credit transfer information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

As a student at Providence, you agree to live according to our Covenant of Community Life.

From Academic Entrance Scholarships (AES), bursaries and government assistance, Providence offers ways for you to finance your education.