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University Preparation

Are you preparing for university?

Do you need to?

  • improve your marks?
  • earn a prerequisite to enter a specific university program?
  • build your confidence before taking a university credit course?

What are University Prep courses?

The University Preparation courses have been designed in consultation with the faculty of Dalhousie University—to give you a solid foundation in a subject before going to university or, if you are currently in university, to help you get the prerequisite you need for the program you want! University Preparation courses are non-credit. The courses demand regular attendance and homework. Enrolment is limited so register now.

The benefits of studying at Dalhousie

Studying on the Dalhousie campus prepares you for university life. You will have the opportunity to:

  • learn from qualified instructors who are familiar with Grade 12 and first-year university course material
  • become familiar with university level expectations
  • get to know other university-bound students
  • meet our academic student advisors
  • visit university classrooms, the library and computer facilities
  • learn about campus life; participate in a campus tour

To learn more about Dal, check out the Dalhousie Viewbook for domestic applicants

How do I register?

You may register either in person, by phone, email or fax (VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Direct Debit accepted). Once you have paid, you will receive a receipt for income tax purposes, as well as confirmation of course location, dates and times. 

Full course fees are required before the start of a course. If you withdraw from a course, prior to the start date, a refund will be issued. An administrative fee will be withheld for all withdrawals. There are no refunds for withdrawals after the start of any course, except in extenuating circumstances.



Please note: the following schedule includes classes and tutorial dates and times. Dates and times for examinations, tests, assignments, etc., will be included in the registration confirmation sheet (provided when registration is complete) and/or on your course syllabus (available on the first day of class).

Academic Math - Accelerated (Math 0009.00)

Jan  2 - Apr 12, 2018, Tue & Thurs, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tutorials: Tue & Thurs, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Pre-Calculus - Accelerated (Math 0010.00

Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2018, Mon & Wed, 4:35 pm - 6:25 pm
Tutorial: Mon & Wed, 4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

University Prep Physics (Physics 0010.00)

Jan 4 - Feb 22, 2018
Tue & Thurs, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tutorials: Tue & Thurs, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

University Prep Biology (Biology 0010.00)

Jan 5 - Apr 20, 2018, Fri, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (No classes on Feb 2 & Mar 30,  2018; University Holidays)
Tutorials: Fridays, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (optional)

University Prep Chemistry (Chemistry 0010.00)

Jan 5 - Apr 20, 2018, Fri, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (No classes on Feb 2 & Mar 30, 2018; University Holidays)
Tutorials: Fri, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Writing Skills for Academic Study

100% Online Dates:
Jan 8 - Mar 30, 2018