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Future Students

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Mature Student Requirements

Like all students at Trent University, mature students are an important part of the Trent Community.

Mature students must:

  • Be 21 years or older as of the first day of classes of the session to which you have applied
  • Have been out of any secondary or post-secondary institution for at least two years as of the date of entering Trent
  • Not eligible for admission consideration under other admission requirements
  • Can demonstrate academic potential through professional, volunteer activities or other related accomplishments

Please note the completion of the minimum requirements above do not guarantee admission to any course, program or department at the university.

Mature Student Application Steps

1. Deadlines

Mature student applicants must submit their application online through OUAC within the following timeframes:

OUAC Application Deadlines

Term Date
Winter Term* Mid December

Summer Term*

Mid June
Fall Term Late August

*please note not all programs and courses are offered in winter and summer terms.

Please contact admissions@trentu.ca with any questions about your application.

2. OUAC Application

All applications for undergraduate studies at Trent University must go through OUAC (www.ouac.on.ca/105).  Please refer to the OUAC website for full application fee information.

3. Documentation

Mature students require the following documentation for admissions:

After reviewing your application and supporting documentation, the Admissions Office may request an interview to discuss the combination of your educational and professional experience.

If you have a diagnosed physical, learning or psychiatric disability, you may want to contact the Student Accessibility Services.