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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 'Hub' to cheering on your favourite Pilots team, you’ll form lifelong friendships at Providence while building a strong foundation for a successful, service-filled future.

First Year Students

We are here for you. Making the decision to attend university is a big one! We will help you along this exciting journey. We encourage you to contact your enrollment officer directly if you have any questions or concerns during your application process. We can be reached via email at info@prov.ca, by phone at 204-433-7488 or toll-free at 1-800-668-7768. 

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you will find information on admission and your application forms below. Keep scrolling!

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please click here to visit the International Student Admissions page to apply.

When you start your application, you will receive an email from us with a link to your application form. Keep this email. It will allow you to log back into your application if you want to finish it later.

Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tour

Right now, due to continuing issues around COVID-19, we cannot invite you to our Otterburne campus for an in-person tour and walk through. However, we've prepared a series of videos so you can still get a glimpse of our 100-acre campus and facilities.

Click on the white arrow.

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. Learn More

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 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.

Important Dates for January 2021 intake (Winter 2021):

January 10, 2021 (Sunday): New residence students move-in

January 11, 2021 (Monday): Orientation sessions for new students where you get to learn about what it means to be a student at Prov!

January 11, 2021 (Monday):Classes will start on this day. Your class schedule, once you register for courses, will give you an idea what day of the week your class will start

 

Important Dates for September 2021 intake (Fall 2021):

Dates are subject to change*

December 1, 2020: Apply before December 1, 2020 to receive a $150 Early Bird Bursary that can be used towards your tuition for Fall 2021!

August 29 to September 2, 2021: Aviation flight camp week. If you are an Aviation student living in residence, we will be waiting for you to arrive on August 29 (Sunday)!

September 3 to 7, 2021: September 3 is the day you arrive on campus, whether you are a residence student or a student living at home! The week will be filled with activities where you will get to meet your fellow new students, your residence friends and student leaders, attend academic orientation so you are prepared for your classes, and also a concert to kick things off on a high note! More details will be made available in the future

September 8, 2021: Classes will start on this day. Your class schedule, once you register for courses, will give you an idea what day of the week your class will start.

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

Apply before December 1, 2020 (for the Fall 2021) to receive a $150 Early Bird Bursary that can be applied towards your tuition! You must submit the online application and include your transcript to be eligible. 

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

  • Complete the online application form, which includes
    • CAD$ 50 application fee
    • One reference contact, either your pastor, teacher, guidance counsellor, coach or employer who has known you for at least 3 years. Your reference can not be a relative.
    • The application will ask you some questions so we can get to know you better. Questions about you, your career goal, hobbies/interests, your faith journey, why a Christian university education is important to you.
  • Residence Information Form (fillable PDF) to be completed by you, if you plan to live in dorm, and emailed to info@prov.ca
  • Official high school transcripts (or post-secondary transcripts if you are a transfer student) to be directly mailed to us or emailed to info@prov.ca (note that the email must come directly from your high school or post-secondary institution)
  • 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.

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