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University Access Program

University Access Program

KEY FACTS

 

Program Tuition Fees:

2019/2020

$4,950* (Domestic)
$4,950* (International) 

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans

*subject to board approval

Intakes:

Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)

Delivery:

On-Campus 

If you have not met the minimum English language requirements for the Bachelor or MBA program entry, you can still improve your English skills and qualify for your degree at University Canada West.

The University Access Program (UAP) accredited by Languages Canada covers everything you need for higher level education in an English-speaking institution. The program focuses on Academic English, ensuring that you will be able to study, and complete assignments and examinations with confidence.

UAP will also cover specific academic skills, such as essay writing, research methods, note taking, critical thinking and seminar or tutorial discussion, giving you a great start to your program at University Canada West.

What you will learn

  • Structuring of paragraphs, introductions and conclusions
  • Writing using a variety of extended essay genres
  • Paraphrasing and summarizing, whilst avoiding plagiarism
  • Coherently synthesizing the ideas of other academics with your own
  • Referencing styles and rules (such as Harvard and APA)
  • Sourcing, scanning, and selecting materials         
  • Critically evaluating sources        
  • Effective note-taking from lectures, and utilizing information
  • Expressing yourself clearly and confidently in tutorials and seminars 
  • Giving clear, well delivered oral presentations

Course Structure

The UAP students have 20 hours per week of class time, all of which helps them build academic English, critical thinking and research skills. Each of the three levels use two dedicated textbooks with supplementary resources. There is ongoing assessment throughout the course with a focus on developing competence in seminar discussion, presentations and essay writing. All the levels have mid-term and final examinations that include assessment of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Entry Requirements

You can meet the English proficiency requirements for admission to our degree programs by successfully completing the advanced level of The University Access Program (UAC 030). Programs range from three (3), six (6) and nine
(9) months in length.

  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 030 Academic English Preparation (Advanced)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 020 Academic English Preparation (Upper Intermediate)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* – 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in the writing band or equivalent for UAC 010 Academic English Preparation (Intermediate)

*IELTS Indicator is the new online Academic test designed to support you during the COVID-19 situation to help keep your education goals on track.

PTE

    Overall Score Overall Score Overall Score Overall Score Overall Score
    ≥61 54-60 46-53 38-45 ≤37
Writing Score ≥60 Requirement Met UAP - 3 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection
Writing Score 53-59 UAP - 3 Months UAP - 3 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection
Writing Score 45-52 UAP - 6 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection
Writing Score 37-44 UAP - 9 Months UAP - 9 Months UAP - 9 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection
Writing Score ≤36 Rejection Rejection Rejection Rejection Rejection

TOEFL (IBT)

    Overall score Overall score Overall score Overall score Overall score
    ≥88 80-87 70-79 60-69 ≤59
Writing Score ≥20 Requirement Met UAP - 3 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection
Writing Score ≤19 UAP - 3 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection Rejection

TOEFL (PBT)

Overall score Overall score Overall score Overall score Overall score
≥75 550-574 525-549 500-524 ≤499
Requirement Met UAP - 3 Months UAP - 6 Months UAP - 9 Months Rejection

Duolingo

english entry minimum score - duolingo
Direct 105
UAP - 3 Months 95
UAP - 6 Months 85
UAP - 9 Months 75

Tuition Fees

 

Tuition for UAP (UAC 010, UAC 020, or UAC 030) – Spring, Summer 2019

  Domestic International
Number of Courses 1 1
Cost per course $4,950 $4,950
Total Tuition Fees $4,950* $4,950

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans

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