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Students needing to complete specific subjects or the required average for the program of their choice, or students who have not chosen a particular program of studies, but who wish to take a variety of courses out of interest, may apply for Open Studies.
Students in Open Studies may be eligible to complete their admission requirements and start on other courses at the same time. Students should consult an Academic Advisor. Students admitted to Open Studies but who enrolled in two or more upgrading courses per semester will have their program of admission changed to Academic Upgrading. Students enrolling in nine credits of Open Studies are considered full-time and will have their applications reviewed by Admissions. If applicants wish to be a full-time student in Open Studies, they will need to meet admissions requirements listed.
- High School Diploma or a minimum of eighteen years of age
- English 30-1
The necessary prerequisite courses for the university transfer or career program selected should normally be completed during the first year at Northwestern Polytechnic.
Regardless of admission requirements, students must still have the high school prerequisites to the courses they require or wish to take in their program.
Students who have not been admitted to another program and who are considering part-time studies are normally admitted to Open Studies.
Students who have been admitted to Open Studies because they have an admission deficiency and either need to upgrade one or more high school subjects or use a university studies course as a substitution for admission to another program, continuation of studies will require that the deficiency is fulfilled in the first year. Failure to fulfill the deficiency may also affect any future financial assistance.
Open Studies is a general program tailored to meet a student's upgrading requirements, the requirements of the career or university transfer program, or career goals. Students will be encouraged to consult with the appropriate department chairperson and/or an Academic Advisor for details.