Joint Admissions

Algoma University has a unique partnership with Northern College, Cambrian College & Confederation College which allows students to apply at any time during their studies for a conditional offer to their program of choice. 

Applying through the Joint Admission process allows students to avoid the application fee and reserves their spot in the program. Once the application has been submitted, scan an unofficial college transcript to admissions@algomau.ca and the application will be reviewed. Upon graduation from their respective college the student will submit their final official transcript for evaluation to receive an official offer. By taking advantage of this unique partnership, students avoid fees and qualify for 1 of 2 Joint Admission bursaries valued at $500 each.

 

Students interested in Algoma U at Timmins are assessed on an individual basis. Eligible applicants for our programs are:

  • College graduates. Students who have completed a recognized college diploma may receive course recognition towards the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Community Development program depending upon their GPA and diploma program of study. We offer a Joint Admissions Program for students currently attending Northern College, Confederation College or Cambrian College. At any point during their diploma studies students can apply for early admission into one of our degree programs and avoid application fees. Students with a college diploma in any discipline are encouraged to apply and will have their transfer credits individually assessed.
  • University transfer students. Students transferring from another university may apply to the professional years in Social Work after completing 60 credits or two years of study. Students transferring from other programs will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar and will be subject to the same admission procedures and standards. Students will be required to have a minimum average of 70 per cent. In some cases, students will be required to complete core courses required in the first two years of the Bachelor of Social Work program.
  • University graduates. Students who have completed a recognized university degree with a minimum of 70 per cent may apply to the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Community Development programs. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 63 credits to complete the requirements of the professional years in Social Work. In some cases, students will be required to complete core courses required in the first two years of the Bachelor of Social Work program before being allowed admission.

 

Students graduating with Social Service Worker or Child and Youth Worker diplomas from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology or Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology will receive the following transfer credits:

Honours Bachelor of Social Work Admissions
Diploma Type Diploma AverageCredits RecognizedCredits Required to Complete Degree
2-Year Social Service Worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 - 2.99 GPA
Up to 45
Up to 15
75
105
3-Year Child and Youth Worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 - 2.99 GPA
Up to 45
Up to 30
75
90
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES
Diploma Type Diploma AverageCredits RecognizedCredits Required to Complete Degree