You are considered a mature student for admission purposes if you:

  • are or will be 21 years old by September 1 (fall semester admission) or January 1 (winter semester admission); and you
  • have not been registered in full-time studies at CEGEP (Quebec students) or high school (out-of-province students) or a college or university for at least 24 months

General Admission Requirements

Satisfy the University that you have the potential to be successful in undergraduate courses, usually through:

  • successful completion of at least three university-level courses in one semester on a part-time basis; and/or
  • evaluation of previously completed studies; and/or
  • a history of professional experience with increasing responsibility

Mature students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For more information on your exact situation, you may contact the Admissions Office at 819-822-9600 ext. 2680 or

Required Supporting Documents

  • Proof of English proficiency. All applicants must submit proof of English proficiency.  Consult the English Language Proficiency Requirements page to determine what, if any, supplementary documents you must provide.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript(s)
  • Copy of CV/resumé
  • Letter of motivation. Briefly describe your academic history, your activities since you last studied, your reasons for selecting the university program you are applying to, your motivation to undertake university-level study at this time, and the reasons you believe you will be academically successful if admitted.
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). Consult the Personal Identification Documents page to determine what document(s) you must provide.
  • Applicants to the following Music programs must provide an audition and letter of musical background (see the Music Admissions Information Sheet for more details):
    • BA Major in Music: Classical
    • BA Major in Music: Popular Music Studies
    • BA Major in Music: Musical Theatre Concentration
    • BA Major in Arts Administration: Music Concentration
    • B.Ed. Teaching & Learning of the Creative Arts: Music