Students applying to Booth University College may apply as a regular admissions student or a special admissions student:
1. Regular Admissions Students
Students who meet all requirements for admission to the University College and who desire to pursue a certificate or degree program will be classified as regular admission students. Regular admission students who carry nine or more credit hours in a given semester or 18 or more credit hours in the regular session will be considered full-time students. Regular admission students who carry fewer than nine credit hours per semester are considered part-time students.
A student whose last registration was as a full-time student at Booth University College and who has chosen not to register for a course or courses for a period of 12 months or more shall be required to apply for readmission to Booth University College. The student may also be required to apply for readmission to a specific program.
TRANSFER STUDENT OR SECOND DEGREE STUDENT:
Students who have completed course work at an approved post-secondary college or university may enter Booth University College as transfer students. An entering CGPA of 2.0 or higher is required. An entering CGPA of 2.5 or higher is required for transfer students to the Social Work or Social Work After-Degree Programs.
2. Special Admissions Students: additional applicant types
Students who do not meet all requirements for admission but are allowed to enter Booth University College will be classified as special admission students. Special admission students who carry nine or more credit hours in a given semester or 18 or more credit hours in the regular session will be considered full-time students. Special admission students who carry fewer than nine credit hours per semester will be considered part-time students.
There are several categories of special admission students:
In a small number of cases, not to exceed 5% of an incoming class, a student who does not meet entrance requirements may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Academic Dean of Booth University College. Upon successful completion of 30 credits with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher, such students will be accorded full unconditional admission to Booth University College.
Home-schooled graduates will be considered for Booth University College admission on an individual basis. A record prepared by the primary educator showing a complete list of subject areas studied and grades received is requested. Official transcripts from out-of-home educational institutions are required, if applicable. Testimonials from persons who have worked with the home-schooled graduate in tutorials, apprenticeships, community service, and social activities are encouraged. Detailed descriptions of unique home-school courses, in-depth independent projects, competitions, publications and community service activities would help Booth University College’s Admissions team make an informed decision. An academic interview (in person, if possible) prior to the admission decision is also required. Students should contact Admissions to arrange for this interview.
Students who are not admitted to Booth University College are classified as “occasional students”. These students do not register for courses for certificate, diploma or degree credit. Occasional students may take courses on a credit or audit basis to a maximum of six credit or audit hours per semester. Occasional students do not have to complete an application for admission to Booth University College to enroll in courses. Students who begin studies as occasional students may apply for official admission to Booth University College. If admitted, a maximum of 12 credit hours earned during occasional student status may be applied toward any certificate, diploma or bachelor degree program.
Priority is given in class enrolment to admitted students. Occasional students will not be assigned an academic advisor. For more information, please contact Admissions.
Those students who are taking courses at Booth University College by submitting a Letter of Permission from their home university / college are classified as “visiting students”. Visiting students who are studying at Booth University College on a part-time basis are not required to complete an application for admission. Visiting students who wish to study full-time at Booth University College must apply to enter the University College as transfer students. For more information please refer to the Transfer for Credit policy in the Academic Policies section of the Academic Calendar.
For information on our admissions requirements, please visit the Entrance Requirements page.