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Admissions

    Office of the Registrar: Blackburn Hall, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
Trent University welcomes applications from Canadian and international students. Confirmation of an admission offer is required before students may register in courses. The same admission requirements, application and registration procedures, and deadlines apply to study in Peterborough, Oshawa and other locations.

PROTECTION OF PRIVACY
Trent University receives and maintains information used for the purposes of admission, registration and other fundamental activities related to being a member of the Trent University community and to attending a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the Province of Ontario. The application information provided by the applicant or student and any other information placed into the student file will be used to determine admission eligibility. Information provided may be used to contact an individual regarding their application and to provide other pertinent admission or registration information. All information will be protected and used in compliance with Trent University’s Policy on Privacy Protection and Freedom of Information. Inquiries about the collection, use or disclosure of this information by the University should be directed to the University Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Blackburn Hall, 705-748-1215.

DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Trent University offers the following degree and diploma programs:

Degree Programs                                                            Diploma Programs
Bachelor of Arts (Honours and General)                          Canadian Studies
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)              Foundations of Indigenous Learning
Bachelor of Education Consecutive Program                    Indigenous Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science (Honours and General)                     Indigenous Management &
Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                        Economic Development
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science                           Kanyen’keha (Mohawk) Language
    Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies (Honours)
    - pending Ministry approval

Notes
•   The Honours Degree programs and the Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Nursing and in Forensic Science are 20 credit programs, normally requiring four years of full-time study.
•   The General Degree programs are 15 credit programs, normally requiring three years of full-time study.
•   The Diploma programs are one or two years of full-time study.
•   For information about Degree and Diploma programs see the relevant academic programs section of this Calendar.
•   For information about the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program please refer to p. 100 of the calendar.
•   For information about the Emphasis in Geographical Information Systems, which is offered jointly with Sir Sandford Fleming College, see Emhases section, see p. 252
•   For information on the Special Concentration in Museum Studies, which is offered jointly with Sir Sandford Fleming College, see link.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirements have been approved by the University Senate. Authority for interpretation of the regulations rests with the Office of the Registrar. The University has the right to accept or reject any applicant.

Minimum admission requirements
All percentages stated in these admission requirements are based on a pass mark of 50%. For schools and colleges operating on a pass mark other than 50%, the percentage required for admission is adjusted.
    The minimum admission requirements outlined are for general admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University. Some programs have additional assessment criteria.

English Proficiency Requirements
English is the normal language of instruction and communication at Trent University. Therefore, an applicant whose primary language is not English, or whose previous education has been conducted in another language, must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions.

    The following factors will be taken into account in assessing an applicant’s facility in the English language:

•   The primary language of the applicant ordinarily spoken in the home and in the workplace.
•   The duration of residency in an environment in which English is the predominant language.
•   The duration of study and the language of instruction in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.
•   The results obtained in any academic secondary and/or post-secondary courses in which a high standard of English is required.
•   The results of English language proficiency tests.
Applicants who are determined by the University to have insufficient experience or skills in written and spoken English will be required to achieve a satisfactory score from one of the following English language testing services:
•   TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The minimum acceptable score for regular admission is 86 IBT, 580 PBT or 237 CBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5 (but see gradual admission below).
•   CAEL (Carleton English Language Test). The minimum acceptable score is 60, with at least 60 in Writing Proficiency (but see gradual admission below).
•   MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum acceptable score is 85, with no part below 80 (but see gradual admission below).
•   IELTS (International English Language Testing Services). The minimum acceptable score is 6.5, with no band lower than 6 (but see gradual admission below).
Applicants who have results from recognized Canadian university English language testing services may submit their results for consideration.

    Please note that Trent University reserves the right to request English language proficiency results from any international applicant whose mother tongue is not English.
    Applicants with TOEFL (or equivalent) scores below the acceptable minimums are invited to apply for gradual admission through Trent-ESL: English for University program. Inquiries can be directed to (e-mail: esl@trentu.ca) or to the Trent International Program (e-mail: tip@trentu.ca).

The Universitys Right to Deny Admission
Completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to any course, program or department at the University. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Applicants are advised they will normally require a higher academic average than the published minimum. The University reserves the right to deny admission to any candidate. The University also reserves the right to refuse re-admission to candidates who have not achieved an acceptable academic standing as determined annually by the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.

The Universitys Right to Offer Part-time Admission to Full-Time Applicants
Because of course enrolment restrictions and scheduling issues, admission to the Arts and Science program does not guarantee access to specific courses or major areas of study. The University reserves the right to offer part-time admission to applicants for full-time studies who are not among those selected for full-time admission. All enrolment limits are subject to revision.

Special Entry
Applicants who do not meet the University’s published admission requirements but can produce significant evidence of a likelihood of success at university, are invited to apply for special entry. All applicants for special entry will be required to submit a supplementary application outlining academic qualifications, experience and evidence in support of their likely success at university. The Extenuating Circumstances – supplemental application can be found at: www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php. Normally, applicants for special entry will be required to submit letters of reference and will be expected to make themselves available for an admission interview. Individuals interested in applying for special entry are advised to contact Admissions in advance of making application.

Mature Applicants
Applicants who are 21 years of age at the time classes commence, who have been out of a full-time educational institution for at least two years, and who are not eligible for admission consideration under the other published admission requirements, may apply as mature applicants. Applicants are required to submit a supplementary application outlining academic qualifications, experience, reasons for wanting to study at Trent and any further evidence in support of their likely academic success at university. The Mature Student – supplemental application form can be found at: www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php. Applicants may be asked to provide further information and/or make themselves available for an admission interview. Mature student applicants are normally considered for admission to the part-time studies program.

Transfer Credits
Transfer credits are credits that may be granted to a student prior to the commencement of study at the University. Trent University may recognize academic work completed previously at another accredited university or college by granting Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit, provided that the student’s previous studies are equivalent in their content and rigour (see Admissions From Post-Secondary Institutions for further information. Advanced Standing and Transfer credit may also be granted for some standardized advanced high school programs (see Admission from Secondary Institutions for details).

General Policy on the Transfer of Course Credits from Other Ontario Universities
Trent University subscribes to the following general policy on the transfer of course credits, as adopted by the Council of Ontario Universities:
    Acceptance of transfer credits from accredited universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be essentially equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should allow for the maximum recognition of previous learning experience in university-level courses. Subject to degree, grade and program requirements, any course offered for credit by one university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is an essential equivalency in course content.

Notes on Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing.
    Transfer credit is designated in three different ways:
    1. Assigned credit is used when there is a Trent University equivalent.
    2. Unassigned credit in a subject area is used for courses without Trent University equivalents, but which are acceptable to a department as fulfilling subject requirements toward a degree in that department. Individual departments may restrict the amount of unassigned credit that may be counted toward a degree in that department.
    3. General elective credit is used for courses which are judged to be transferable but do not fulfill specific departmental requirements. General elective credits are expressed in terms of arts elective or science elective courses.
    Advanced Standing is placement to a certain level in a subject area granted to students on admission. The department concerned examines the applicant’s previous work or asks him/her to take a placement test, and then places the applicant at a certain level in the sequence of courses in the department. Prerequisite status in a department means that the Trent prerequisite for a course will be waived to enable the student to go on to more advanced work in that discipline.
    The total number of non-Trent credits may not exceed 10.
    A grade of “P” (pass) is assigned to all transfer credits.

Changes to Transfer Credits
Any questions regarding transfer credits must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar in writing by the end of the third week of classes in the Fall session at Trent, or within three weeks after receipt of the official transfer credit notification. Transfer credits are determined in accordance with the policies and regulations effective at the time the admission decision is made. Subsequent changes to policies and regulations will not affect a previously determined transfer credit assessment. Once transfer credits have been awarded and applied to your Trent academic record, they cannot be removed from your record.

CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete the requirements for secondary school graduation.
A minimum average of 70% is required for consideration for admission to Trent University.
A minimum grade of 60% must be obtained in English. Scholarships are awarded with a minimum academic average of 80%.

 

Alberta/NWT Nunavut

British Columbia/
Yukon

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

General Admission Requirements (required for all programs)

English 30 and at least four additional 30 or 31 courses.

English 12 and at least three additional grade 12 courses.

English 40S and at least four Grade 12 courses at S or U level.

English 121 or 122 (or French 12-1 or 12-2) and at least four additional academic Grade 12 courses.

Ten credits at the 3000 level including English 3201 (2 credits).

Education (Concurrent)

ALL PROVINCES – Students will fulfill requirements for a B.A. or B.Sc. and partial requirements for a B.Ed. while at Trent. Applicants are required to meet admission requirements for both the Education program and their chosen Faculty of Arts and Science program(s). A supplemental application (Personal Statement of Experience or PSE) is required and can be found online at www.trentu.ca/education/concurrent/
A minimum average of 80% on courses considered for admission is required.

Arts/Science Stream for Teacher Education

ALL PROVINCES – Students will fulfill requirements for a B.A. or B.Sc. Applicants are required to meet admission requirements for both the Education program and their chosen Faculty of Arts and Science program(s). A supplemental application (Profile of Experience) is required and can be found online at http://www.trentu.ca/education/
A minimum average of 75% on courses considered for admission is required.

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies

A minimum average of 75% on courses considered for admission is required.

Forensic Science

Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30, Pure Math 30 or Math 31

Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Math 12

Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Math 40S or pre-calculus Math 40S.

Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Math 120, 121,122.

Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Math 3200, 3201, 3204 or 3205.

A minimum average of 75% on course considered for admission is required.

Nursing

Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30, Pure Math 30 or Math 31

Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Math 12

Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Math 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S

Biology 121 or 122 Chemistry 121 or 122, Math 120, 121 or 122.

Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Math 3200, 3201, 3204 or 3205.

 

PREREQUISITES FOR FIRST YEAR COURSES

Students enrolled in B.A. or B.Sc programs (excluding Business, Forensic Science, or Nursing) do not have to declare their major until the end of their first year of study. Individuals who wish to take courses leading to majors in any of the disciplines listed below must ensure that they have the appropriate high school prerequisites to qualify for these first-year courses. Prerequisites for first-year courses are noted in each academic program section of the Calendar.

    – Biology
    – Chemistry
    – Math
    – Physics

Notes
•   Students applying to the Nursing B.Sc. program should be aware that there are non-academic requirements that must be completed before registration. For details see p. 186.
•   Students choosing a Bachelor of Science program should note that fourteen science credits (including one in Mathematics) are required for the Honours degree, eleven (including one in Mathematics) for the General degree.
•   Students applying to the Nursing B.Sc. or Forensic Science B.Sc. program should be aware that their English, Biology, Chemistry and Math grades will be used as part of the admission calculations.

 

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

 

English 12 and at least four additional academic or advanced GR 12 courses.

ENG4U and five additional U or M courses.

English 621 and at least four additional 600 level academic or advanced subjects.

 

CEGEP – ENG 603 plus completion of at least 11 academic courses.

One 30-level English plus 4 additional academic grade 12 courses at level 30.

 

ALL PROVINCES – Students will fulfill requirements for a B.A. or B.Sc. and partial requirements for a B.Ed. while at Trent. Applicants are required to meet admission requirements for both the Education program and their chosen Faculty of Arts and Science program(s). A supplemental application (Personal Statement of Experience or PSE) is required and can be found online at www.trentu.ca/education/concurrent/prforms.htm
A minimum average of 80% on courses considered for admission is required.

 

ALL PROVINCES – Students will fulfill requirements for a B.A. or B.Sc. Applicants are required to meet admission requirements for both the Education program and their chosen Faculty of Arts and Science program(s). A supplemental application (Profile of Experience) is required and can be found online at www.trentu.ca/education/concurrent//
A minimum average of 75% on courses considered for admission is required.

 

A minimum average of 75% on course considered for admission is required.

 

Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Math 12

ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and MCB4U or MHF4U or MCV4U or MGA4U.

Biology 611 or 621, Chemistry 611 or 621, Math 611 or 621

Biology 101, Chemistry 202, Math 201 or Calculus 1 and II.

Biology 30, Chemistry 30,
30-level Math or Calculus.

 A minimum average of 75% on course considered for admission is required.

 

Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Math 12

SBI4U, SCH4U and any 4U Math

Biology 611 or 621, Chemistry 611 or 621, Math 611 or 621

Biology 101, Chemistry 202, Math 201 or Calculus 1 and II.

Biology 30, Chemistry 30, 30-level Math or Calculus.

 

ADMISSIONS FROM SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

Canadian High Schools. Please review the chart on link for a detailed description of minimum requirements and prerequisites for admission from a Canadian Secondary school.

Concurrent Trent/Grade 12 Course Registration. Students studying under the university stream curriculum in their final year of secondary school who have high marks may apply to complete course work at Trent concurrent with their completion of grade 12 courses. Students are required to have marks consistently in the A/A+ range, and must obtain written permission from both the Principal of their school and the chair of the appropriate department at Trent University.
    Applicants are advised to contact the Assistant Registrar – Admissions, in advance for application and procedure deadlines.

International Baccalaureate (IB) program. All applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum overall score of 28 on the best six courses, including three courses at the Higher Level and three courses at the Subsidiary Level will be considered for admission. English at a Higher or Subsidiary Level with a minimum grade of five (5) is required. Advanced standing and transfer credit will be granted for higher level subjects passed with a grade of five (5) or higher. The maximum credit that will be awarded from an IB Diploma is 5 credits (one year of full-time study). Please refer to Notes on Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing (link).

General Certificate of Education (GCE)
All applicants who have completed the General Certificate of Education (or equivalent) under the British system of education are required to pass at least five Ordinary Level subjects and two Advanced Level subjects with grades of C or better, or at least four Ordinary Level subjects and three Advanced Level subjects with grades of C or better. Two Advanced Subsidiary subjects may be substituted for one Advanced Level subject. A grade of C or better in O-Level English is required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
    Advanced level subjects with grades of C or better will be considered for Advanced Standing or transfer credit, to a maximum of 5 credits (one year of full-time study).

Other International Systems. Students studying outside Canada who have achieved admission levels for universities in their own country will be considered for admission on an individual basis. For information regarding country-specific admission requirements visit www.trentu.ca/tip.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Offered in high schools worldwide, the Advanced Placement Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to take some university-level courses while still in high school.
    All applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses from the College Board are required to submit their examination results for evaluation. Advanced standing or transfer credit will be granted for most Advanced Placement courses with examination grades of four (4) or better, to a maximum of 5 credits (one full year of study).
Advanced Placement Course Equivalencies


AP Course Name

Trent Equivalency

Credit Value

Art History

Arts general credit (year 1)

1.0

Art Studio (Drawing)

Arts general credit (year 1)

1.0

Art Studio (General)

Arts general credit (year 1)

1.0

Biology

BIOL 1020H and 1030H

0.5 + 0.5

Calculus AB

Science general credit (year 1)

1.0

Calculus BC

MATH 1100

1.0

Chemistry

CHEM 1000H and CHEM 1010H

0.5 + 0.5

Comp. Gov. & Politics

Politics unassigned (year 1)

0.5

Computer Science A

COIS 1010H

0.5

Computer Science AB

COIS 1010H and unassigned Computing & Information Systems unassigned (year 1)

0.5 + 0.5

Macroeconomics

ECON 102H

0.5

Microeconomics

ECON 101H

0.5

English Language

no credit

0

English Literature

Arts general credit (year 1) *

1.0

Environmental Science

Environmental & Resources Science unassigned (year 1)

1.0

French Language

Arts general credit (year1) *

1.0

French Literature

Arts general credit (year1) *

1.0

German

GRMN 100

1.0

History – American

History unassigned (year 1)

1.0

History – Europe

HIST 1200

1.0

Latin

LATN 1000H and 1001H

1.0

Music Literature

Arts general credit (year 1)

1.0

Music Theory

Arts general credit (year 1)

1.0

Physics B

Science general credit (year 1) *

1.0

Physics C – Electricity

Science general credit (year 1) *

0.5

Physics C – Mechanics

Science general credit (year 1) *

0.5

Psychology

PSYC 1010

1.0

Spanish Language

Arts general credit (year1) *

1.0

Spanish Literature

Arts general credit (year1) *

1.0

U.S. Government

Politics unassigned (year 1)

0.5

Notes
•   Students may receive appropriate assigned course equivalency following an individual placement interview with the chair of the department.
    •   1.0 credit equals one full-course; 0.5 credit equal one half-course.

ADMISSIONS FROM POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

    Please refer to Notes on Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing (link).

Canadian Universities. Students applying for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science from an accredited university will be considered for admission following at least one semester of study with a 65% average (2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0). Admission consideration is based on a student’s overall academic background including secondary school results. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Applicants are advised they will normally require a higher academic average than the published minimum. Ten credits (the equivalent of two years of full-time study) may be transferred toward an undergraduate degree program for courses completed with a minimum of 60%.
    Applicants holding a first degree may be admitted to undergraduate studies to undertake a second undergraduate degree. Applicants with first degrees from universities may be admitted with a minimum average of 65% (2.5 G on a scale of 4.0 and may receive up to ten credits toward a second undergraduate degree. Applicants may not undertake a second degree in the same major or minor as their first degree.
    Students serving a term of academic suspension or academic debarment at an accredited Canadian university will normally not be eligible for entrance consideration during the period of suspension or debarment.

Canadian Community Colleges. Students applying for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science from a community college situated in Canada will be considered for admission following at least one semester of study with a minimum 65% average (2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0). Admission consideration is based on a student’s overall academic background including secondary school results. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Applicants are advised they will normally require a higher academic average than the published minimum.     Transfer credit to a maximum of 10 credits may be granted based on overall academic background, length of program, and on the recommendations of the appropriate departments at Trent University.

Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT). Students attending a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) will be considered for admission upon completion of at least one term of full-time study in an acceptable diploma program with an overall average of 65% (2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0) or better. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Applicants are advised they will normally require a higher academic average than the published minimum.
            Transfer credit to a maximum of 10 credits may be granted based on overall academic background, length of program, and on the recommendations of the appropriate departments at Trent University.

Quebec Applicants from CEGEP. Applicants from CEGEP are required to present at least 12 academic courses.
    A minimum overall average of 65% is required. The admission average is based on all academic courses completed for credit. Failed courses will be taken into consideration in determining admission. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Applicants are advised they will normally require a higher academic average than the published minimum.
    Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study at CEGEP may be eligible for transfer credit to a maximum of 5 credits (equivalent to one year of full-time study) depending on the overall academic average or the recommendations of the appropriate departments at Trent University.

Foreign Post-Secondary Institutions. Students applying for admission to Trent University from an accredited university degree, college diploma or associate degree program outside Canada will be considered for admission following the completion of at least one semester of study with a minimum B- average (2.7 GPA on a scale of 4.0) on academic courses. Admission consideration is based on the student’s overall academic background including secondary school results. Enrolment is limited and the University will select the most qualified candidates for admission. Transfer credit to a maximum of 10 credits (the equivalent of two years of full-time study) may be granted depending on course content and marks. Applicants holding a first degree may be admitted to undergraduate studies to undertake a second undergraduate degree. Applicants may not undertake a second degree in the same major or minor as their first degree.

Second Degree
    Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree may apply for admission to a second degree program. Students may not complete a second degree in the same subject area(s) as their first degree.
        Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at an institution other than Trent must apply for admission online. Applications are available at www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php. Students who hold a Trent degree and wish to pursue a second degree must apply for re-admission to the second degree program (please see below for information on re-admission procedures).
        The minimum requirements for admission to a second degree include successful completion of the first degree with 65% or better. As enrolment may be limited, applicants are advised they may require a higher academic average in order to be admitted. Note that a maximum of ten credits (the equivalent of two years of full-time study) may be transferred for credit towards a second degree.

Policies on Re-admission

Definitions:

  • Re-admission: Re-admission is the process of application by former students at Trent University to return to their studies after a period of non-registration at Trent University.
  • Voluntary Withdrawal: If students choose to stop out for an academic year (or a portion of an academic year) and not to study at Trent University, then they are considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University.
  • Involuntary Withdrawal: If students are required by the University to sit out for an academic year (or more), then they are considered to have involuntarily withdrawn from the University. Students may be required to withdraw from the University for academic or non-academic reasons. The University reserves the right to apply additional criteria for re-admission after an involuntary withdrawal which include but are not limited to: admission to the Fresh Start Program, reduced course load, regular contact with a Senior Tutor, ongoing counseling or behavioural contracts (depending upon the specific nature of the involuntary withdrawal). The type of withdrawal will determine the policies on re-admission which apply at the time of application to return.

Policies On Re-admission following Voluntary Withdrawal from the University


Category

Status prior to Re-admission

Policy

Student has not been registered for a 12 month period

–  Academic status of “good standing”
–  Cumulative average of 65% over 3 or more credits

–  admit full-time or part-time (based upon student request)

Student has not been registered for a 12 month period

–  academic status of “probation”

–  admit full-time or part-time (based upon existing academic eligibility)

Student has not been registered for a 12 month period

–  has completed fewer than 3 credits
–  no academic status has been assessed

–  admit full-time or part-time (based upon existing academic eligibility )

Student has graduated with a General degree and wishes to pursue an Honours degree

–  Meet the requirements for continuation in an Honours program

–  admit full-time or part-time (based on student request)
–  admit to Honours program (if major is same as General) or to Second Degree (if major is different from General degree)

Policies On Re-admission following Involuntary Withdrawal from the University


Category

Status prior to Re-admission

Policy

Student has not been registered for a 12 month period

–  academic status of “suspension”
–  requires that the student sit out for an academic year (12 months.

–  Admit full-time or part-time (based upon existing academic eligibility )

Student has not been registered in the previous Fall/Winter session

–  academic status of “good” or “probation” but student withdrawn at the request of the University

–  Admit full-time or part-time (based upon existing academic eligibility )
–  must provide a letter indicating the grounds on which re-admission is requested
–  must provide certification that reasons for involuntary withdrawal have been resolved or dealt with so that the student’s commitment to academic success is not compromised
–  must fulfill all other conditions in effect at time of initial admission

Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee re-admission. All applicants must apply and submit all appropriate documentation by the application deadlines. Students seeking re-admission who have attended another post-secondary institution since their last session at Trent University, must declare their attendance at these institutions on their application for readmission and must ensure that official post-secondary transcripts are forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for admissions consideration.
Course work completed during a voluntary or involuntary withdrawal may not necessarily be considered for transfer credit.

Visiting (Non-Degree) Students
Visiting (Non-Degree) students are defined as wishing to enroll in courses at Trent University for a particular academic session but who are not pursuing a formal Trent University credential (i.e. degree or diploma). All Visiting (Non-Degree) students are required to follow the usual admissions procedures and are expected to meet the same admission requirements as degree students at Trent University. Visiting (Non-Degree) students are not evaluated for transfer credit
Letter of Permission students are Visiting (Non-Degree) students who are intending their Trent course work to be applied to a credential at another accredited post-secondary institutions. In addition to meeting the requirements above, students applying to Trent University on Letter of Permission must also submit an official Letter of Permission from their home institutions. An offer of admission does not guarantee registration in the courses indicated on the Letter of Permission. Students may be required to obtain permission from appropriate academic departments.
Special Students are Visiting (Non-Degree) students who are not intending their Trent course work to be applied to a credential at any other accredited post-secondary institution.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Application Deadlines
Early application is always encouraged. Please refer to the ‘University Diary’ at the front of this calendar for specific deadlines for submission of applications and required documentation. Please also refer to www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php for further information.

Definition of Full-Time and Part-Time Course Load
Any student taking 3.5 credits or more in the Fall/Winter session will be considered a full-time student. The maximum number of credits a full-time student may take in the Fall/Winter session without overload approval is five.
    The maximum number of credits a part-time student may earn in the Fall/Winter session is three. The maximum number of credits a part-time student may earn in either the Fall session or the Winter session is 1.5 (or equivalent).
    See link for more information on course credits.

Application Process for Full- and Part-Time Studies

Please visit www.trentu.ca/undergraduate for information regarding appropriate application procedures for all sessions.
Students new to Trent University seeking admission as full-time students beginning in September should apply via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) at www.ouac.on.ca.
Students new to Trent University seeking admission as part-time students for September, January or May should apply via Trent University’s Application for Part-time Studies available at www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php.
Students new to Trent University seeking admission as full or part-time students for January or May should apply via Trent University’s Application for Part-time Studies available at www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php.
International students new to Trent University seeking admission as full-time students beginning in September may also choose to apply using the International Application for Undergraduate Admission available at www.trentu.ca/international/howdoiapply.php.
Students who have previously attended Trent University seeking readmission for any session as full or part-time students should apply using Trent University’s Application for Readmission available at www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php.

Application to Diploma Programs
Trent University offers diploma programs in Canadian Studies, Foundations of Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Environmental Studies, Indigenous Management & Economic Development and Kanyen’keha (Mohawk) Language. Further information regarding application procedures, requirements and deadlines is included in the academic programs section of this Calendar.
    Applications are made online. Please visit www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/howdoiapply.php for details.

Application to Joint Programs with Fleming College
Trent University participates in several joint programs with Fleming College. Application for the Emphasis in Geographical Information Systems and the Special Concentration in Museum Studies must be made to both Fleming College and Trent University. Students enrolled in the Ecologicial Restoration Program at Fleming College will be provided with further instructions as to how to transition to studies at Trent University during their final session at Fleming College. Application for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) must be made through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) For further information regarding application procedures, see Joint Programs with Fleming College (link).

Application Processing and Offers of Admission
Ontario secondary school applicants who will complete their high school diploma requirements in June and commence university studies in September will have their grades provided to Trent by the Application Centre. Applicants normally will be notified of their admission status beginning in mid-March for September 2009 admission.
    All other applicants to Trent will be required to directly submit original transcripts and other documents necessary for the assessment of their application. Applicants will be notified of their admission status as soon as possible. Students are encouraged, therefore, to apply early and to make prompt arrangements for all necessary documents to be sent to Trent. The university may also request an interview to assist in making an admission decision.
    Applicants whose primary language is not English must write a standardized English test (see English Proficiency Requirements) and have the results submitted directly from the testing agency to Trent University.

Documentation
The following documents will be required for the processing of applications for admission:
    •   An official copy of the appropriate secondary school transcript.
    •   Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, whether or not the work was completed.
    •   Official reports of any standard tests written (e.g., TOEFL, CAEL, MELAB, IELTS, AP, SAT).
    All documents must be official; in those instances where official documents in English are not available, certified translations will be required and should accompany the official document. Documents submitted with an application become the property of the University and will not be returned.

Retention of Documents
The documents which support an application for admission will be retained in a student file upon commencement of studies at Trent University. All documentation submitted in support of applications for individuals who do register in courses at Trent University for the term to which they applied for admission will be retained for 12 months following the session to which application was made. Then, application forms, transcripts and other materials related to an application will be destroyed.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Fall/Winter Session – Continuing Students (Full- and Part-time)
    Students normally register for Fall/Winter courses in June. Students may register on MyTrent, with their entrance to the system governed by the number of credits completed by the end of the previous Fall/Winter session. Students who know that they will be unable to access MyTrent from a remote location may fill out a course preference form available through the Office of the Registrar; this form must be returned to the Office of the Registar before the end of May. On the form,students will list the courses they wish to register in. The student will be registered by a staff member when the student would have normally had access to MyTrent.
        Fall/Winter courses are offered in both Peterborough and Oshawa; locations of the courses are listed in the academic timetable.

Summer Session – Continuing Students (Full- and Part-time)
Students normally register for Summer session courses in March through MyTrent. Summer session courses are offered in both Peterborough and Oshawa. Details are available on the Julian Blackburn College website, at www.trentu.ca/jbc.

Registration – Students New to Trent University
Students who have not previously attended a university or college are encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation and Advising session during the summer. This is an opportunity for students and parents to obtain more information about Trent University and for students to register in courses. Transfer and re-admit students will be provided with information on how to register as soon as they accept their offer of admission and are encouraged to register as early as possible.
        Introductory Seminar Week (the week before the start of classes in September) is designed to provide students with an introduction to student life at Trent and an opportunity to explore and gain a clear understanding of their academic options. New students arrive at the colleges on the first Monday of September (Labour Day), and on Tuesday meet with academic advisers to discuss program options. From Tuesday through Thursday, students attend introductory lectures and information sessions which are designed to help them confirm their course choices. During this time students may also resolve outstanding fee issues and acquire their photo ID student cards.

New Part-time Students
Students new to university study, as well as transfer and re-admit students, will be provided with instructions on how to register using the web-based registration system.
    Students are required to finalize their course selection and submit any changes by the published due date.

Official registration

    Official registration is complete when the student has registered in courses and forwarded the appropriate fee payment (or evidence of external financial support) to Financial Services. Failure to complete this requirement by the University’s published fee payment deadline will result in cancellation of all registration in courses and college residence assignments.
    Students who have had their registration cancelled and wish to continue their studies must contact the Office of the Registrar for details on how to proceed with registration. Payment of fees or deposits related to tuition or residence does not excuse a student from compliance with deadlines or other procedures related to registration. Attending courses does not constitute official registration; students are required to register in courses using MyTrent and to submit the appropriate tuition fees by the required due date. Students who have not registered by the due date will not receive a mark for the work completed and will not receive credit for the course.

CHANGING FROM PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME STUDIES
    Continuing part-time students who wish to transfer to full-time status for the next Fall/Winter session must submit a request via myTrent by the required date. The Office of the Registrar considers all applications following review of final marks in May. Notifications are mailed to students in mid-June. The minimum requirements to transfer to full-time studies include a current academic status of “good standing” and a cumulative average of 65% or higher over three or more successfully completed credits. Students placed on probation will not be considered for admission or re-admission to the full-time program.
    Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to full-time studies.

CHANGES, WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS
    Once a student has registered in a course, a grade will be assigned for that course unless the student withdraws from the course before the published deadline for withdrawal. The deadlines for dropping, adding and withdrawing from courses are listed in the University Diary near the front of this Calendar. Students may be de-registered from courses where the prerequisite standing has not been achieved.

Changes to Registration
Students wishing to drop or add courses must do so before the drop and add deadline. Students who are unable to register using MyTrent must obtain approval from the department and submit a Course Drop/Add form to the Office of the Registrar by the due date. These forms are obtained at the department Office (for the course(s) in which the student wishes to enroll).

Withdrawal from the University
Students wishing to withdraw from the University must fill out a Withdrawal Form, available at the Office of the Registrar or through their College Office. Students are encouraged to discuss their decision with an administrative staff person (University Registrar, Assistant Registrar, College Head, or Senior Tutor). Students will not be considered withdrawn, and any refunding of fees will not occur, until the Withdrawal Form and Trent student ID card have been received at the Office of the Registrar. Resident students will not be considered to be withdrawn from the University until their residence keys and Trent student card have been returned to the Office of Student Affairs.
Students who have questions about the procedures and regulatory implications of withdrawal from the University may contact the Office of the Registrar.

Refunds
Please refer to the Fees section of this Calendar (link) for refund policy and schedule.

Late Withdrawal from Courses and from the University
“Late withdrawal” is withdrawal from courses, or from the University, after the applicable deadline as listed in the University Diary, printed near the front of this Calendar.
    Students must petition for late withdrawal by completing the appropriate forms available from http://registrar.trentu.ca/PetitionsAppeals/index.htm. Petitions are considered by the Committee on Undergraduate Petitions (CUP).