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Joint Admissions Program

The joint admissions program allows new and current students to secure their admission to Algoma U while they are completing their studies. The program affords eligible students a smooth transition when completing their degree program.

Currently, Algoma University has joint admissions programs with Northern College, Cambrian College and Confederation College. More colleges are being considered for this pathway.

Who Can Apply?

Students can apply for joint admissions anytime during their diploma studies – it is recommended that they do so early in their program to maximize the number of transfer credits awarded and to plan their future academic path.

All of Algoma U’s degree programs are available under the Joint Admissions Program. Please see below for a list of degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA general/honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc general/honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCOSC general/honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
What are the Benefits?
  • Students can earn a conditional offer of admission to AU before completing their studies;
  • Students can plan their future academic path through college and university more efficiently; and
  • The Joint Admissions Agreement bypasses application fees and transcript fees.
How to Apply?
  • Apply directly online to Algoma University. Note that application fees can only be waived if applying direct through our website and not through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC). Applicants applying through OUAC will be required to submit the application fee;
  • In your application, select Joint Admission as your basis and choose the program most relevant to your diploma program;
  • The Admissions Office at Algoma University will confirm the receipt of your application and request copies of all relevant transcripts (if high school or university transcripts are indicated on your application, please arrange to have them sent to the Admissions Office);
  • While completing your studies, you can speak with academic or faculty advisors at both institutions to review your selected college course options for transferability into a degree program; and
  • Upon completion and receipt of your diploma, please arrange to have your final official transcripts sent for review, and once received they will reviewed by the admissions office and transfer credits will be awarded at that time.
Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to AU under the Joint Admissions Agreement, students must present a minimum 2.00 GPA in their college program and receipt of the diploma – for transfer credit recognition, students must present a minimum 2.50 GPA.

In the case of the BCOSC, BSC or BBA, relevant high school prerequisites or acceptable equivalents may be required to complete entry into a degree program. For all transfer credit policies, please refer to the appropriate sections of the College Pathways book.

A final offer of admission and transfer credit is assessed on an individual basis and is based on the diploma earned, overall GPA, supplementary applications (auditions and portfolios) and relevant high school prerequisites.

Navigate to our Transfer Credit Policy section for more details.

For more information on Joint Admissions, please contact collegeoutreach@algomau.ca.