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Algoma University Access Program (AUAP)

The University Access Program is a pre-university qualifying year (two semesters) that offers students a great opportunity to satisfy their university admission requirements and acquire essential university study skills. Currently, AUAP is only available at the Sault Ste Marie campus.

For any questions regarding AUAP, please email auap@algomau.ca 

What to expect
  • Students will be expected to successfully complete eight courses (four per semester), including the mandatory academic student success interdisciplinary course. 
  • These courses will be counted towards their future degree requirements. 
  • Entry to this program may begin with an admission assessment test to help your advisor ensure you are in the courses that will be most beneficial to your success. Please see the page here for more detail about the assessment process. 
  • One intake per year: AUAP offers one intake per year and students start in the Fall semester of the year.
  • Students who have achieved their OSSD diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 60-64%; 
  • Students who have completed at least five Grade 12 U/M courses with a minimum cumulative average of 60-64% for those AU programs which require a minimum 65%; 
  • Students who have completed at least five Grade 12 U/M courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65-69% for those AU programs which require a minimum 70%.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of two terms of a college program may be admitted to AUAP with cumulative average of 1.60 – 1.99 [BA programming only]; 
  • Students who have completed one term of a college program may be admitted to AUAP with a minimum cumulative average of 2.00 [BA programming only]. 

International applicants who do not meet the minimum posted grade requirements from their country may be eligible for admission. Consideration may be given to those whose final grades are within five percent below the minimum requirement.  Applications will be assessed on an individual basis by the Office of the Registrar.

Students whose eligibility does not meet the aforementioned criteria may appeal directly to the University Registrar for admission to their program of choice.  In some cases, students may be offered admission on restriction with a prescribed suite of courses.

How to Apply?

AUAP is not a stand-alone program. Eligible students do not have to apply for the AUAP separately. They will apply for a degree program of their choice through the regular channels (e.g., through Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or directly via the University’s Application Portal). Eligible students will receive admission with a condition of AUAP completion.  

 

 

AUAP Courses
  • All courses are credit courses. 
  • To complete the AUAP successfully, an average of 60%+ from both semesters are required. The passing grade for each course is 50%. 
Semester One
(4 courses total)
AUAP 1200 Interdisciplinary Inquiry I
COSC 1701 Computer Applications I
ENGL 1801 Academic Writing: Fundamentals
Math 1911 Precalculus (if your major of study required good skills in Mathematics)


If you wish to withdraw from the above ENGL 1801 and/or MATH 1911 courses, you are required to take the Skills Assessment. Based on your assessment results, if you are waived the English and/or courses, you could choose one/two courses from the below options:

ANII 1006 Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands I
ANII 1007 Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands II
ENGL 1006 Reading for Life
HIST 1206 Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution
Semester Two
(4 courses total)
AUAP 1200 Interdisciplinary Inquiry I
AUAP 1501 Leadership Development for University Success
ENGL 1802 Critical Writing: Who Do You Think You Are?
MATH 1912 (if your major of study required good skills in Mathematics)


If you are not required to take the ENGL1802 or MATH1911 courses in the second semester, you can select two choices from list below based on need:

ADMN 1016 Introduction to Canadian Business
ANII 1007 Anishinaabe Peoples and Our Homelands II
BIOL 1911 Essential Biology
CESD 1007 Introduction to Community Economic and Social Development II
ENGL 1007 Writing for Life
GEOG 1027 Introduction to the Human Environment
HIST 1207 Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present
JURI 1107 Introduction to Legal Studies: Law Across Legal Traditions*
PHIL 1116 Critical Thinking
POLI 1007 Political Science II: World Politics*
VISA 1027 Visual Fundamentals II

*with permission of the department
AUAP Skills Assessment

Learn more about the AUAP Skills Assessment in English and/or Math

Contact Information

Please email auap@algomau.ca for any questions regarding AUAP.