Mature Students Homepage / Future and current students / Admission process / Mature Students Admissions Reconsideration BU Archway Program Mature Students 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 Apply Now 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 email@example.com. Mature Students and Advanced Credit Mature students are typically granted 30 advanced standing credits, equivalent to one year of full-time study, upon admission to a 120-credit (4-year) program at Bishop’s University. Missing program pre-requisite courses may reduce the number of advanced standing credits granted. 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. Music applicants: audition and letter of musical background are required. Please refer to the Music Admissions Information Sheet.