Degree Progression Pathway
Bringing you closer to achieving your post-secondary goals
Trent’s Degree Progression Pathway gives students the opportunity to experience university learning and gain credits before progressing to a full degree program.
This special pathway is available to students who were not admissible to their original program of choice for fall 2020 or students looking to navigate the new world of university academics. This path will help lay the foundation for success in university learning and provide resources to help you thrive as you move forward in starting your degree.
Why did I receive the Degree Progression Pathway offer?
This pathway is offered as an alternative for students who are not admissible to a Trent degree program for fall 2020, to provide you with an opportunity to best prepare you for future entry to, and success with, a full degree program. After completing 2.0 credits and fulfilling progression requirements listed below, students in this pathway may move on to a degree program.
Confirming your spot
Check your TrentU email for your offer to the Degree Progression Pathway and email email@example.com no later than August 7, 2020 to accept. Course registration opens for new students July 27 so accepting your offer early will allow you to register for your courses sooner.
What does the course load and delivery look like?
- Manageable course load: Maximum course load for the pathway is 1.0 credit per academic term (the equivalent of 2 half-credit courses per term)
- Flexible learning, anytime: Progression pathway courses are available through online or remote delivery
- Choose from different disciplines: Students are encouraged to select courses from across the arts and sciences. To help choose your courses, students in this pathway are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor throughout the course selection process. Details on academic advising can be found at trentu.ca/advising
How does the progression process work?
Students who obtain a cumulative average of 60% in their 2.0 credits will be guaranteed admission into a degree program at Trent.* Over the winter term, students will be required to complete a progression form located through their MyTrent portal that indicates which program they wish to progress into.
Students who do not successfully achieve this average as part of the pathway, will have the opportunity to take an additional (1.0) credit to increase their cumulative average to be eligible for future degree admission.
** Students wishing to pursue the following degree programs will be reviewed by Admissions on a case-by-case basis due to heightened admissions requirements: Teacher Education Stream, Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies, Bachelor of Arts and Science, Business Administration, Biomedical Science, Chemical Engineering, Computing Systems Co-op, Conservation Biology, Environmental Geoscience, Forensic Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Medical Professional Stream, Nursing, and Policing & Community Well-Being.
What degree planning and student supports are available?
This pathway is designed to help you succeed in progressing toward entrance to a university degree program. To help along the way, the University offers a number of supports and services, including:
- Academic Advising: Available to all Trent students, Academic Advisors are your main source of information and support when it comes to academic planning. Visit trentu.ca/advising to learn more, to set-up an appointment or to view convenient drop-in hours.
- Peterborough Student Supports
- Rebound – A peer-support program that provides students with assistance clarifying your goals, and connecting you with services and supports on campus to help you in your transition. trentu.ca/rebound
- On Track – A group mentoring program facilitated by our Student Affairs staff through which students are invited to attend weekly two-hour long sessions in the fall semester to learn a particular academic and a wellness skill for the week to help unlock your potential and stay On Track! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Durham GTA Student Supports
- Academic Mentoring – A network of upper-year student volunteers who foster academic engagement by creating an environment where students can continue to explore their academic potential through study groups, one-on-one mentoring, skills workshops and more. trentu.ca/durham/academicmentors
- New Student Experience Certificate – A developmental program designed to provide incoming students an opportunity to strengthen skills in many different areas throughout the sessions to increase academic success. https://www.trentu.ca/durham/student-life/student-experience/new-student-experience-certificate
If you have more questions about the Degree Progression Pathway and your next steps, get in touch anytime. Give us a call at (705)748-1011 x1332 or email email@example.com.