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You are considered a readmitted transfer student for admission purposes and must reapply if you:

  • Have previously attended Bishop’s University but were unable to complete your degree and more than 12 months have elapsed since you last attended; or you
  • Have previously completed a degree at Bishop’s University and are looking to complete a second degree.

Admission Requirements: General

Please pick one of the following two options:

1) You have previously attended Bishop’s University in a degree program, temporarily left the university and are now looking to complete your degree

  • Requirements: 55% / C- average (in good standing at the time of departure)

Students who fall below the admission requirement will be treated on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to provide a letter of intent. The application and supporting documents will then be reviewed by the Dean for a final admission evaluation.

2) You have previously completed a degree at Bishop’s University and are looking to complete a second degree

  • Requirements: Second degree readmitted students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you are uncertain as to which option to choose or your situation is not listed in the options mentioned above, you may contact the Admissions Office at 819-822-9600 ext. 2680 or email at admissions@ubishops.ca.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

If you have studied at another university after attending Bishop’s University, the following document is required:

  • Copy of most recent academic transcript(s)

At the request of the Admissions Office, additional documentation (letter of motivation, CV, etc.) may be required to complete your application.

Additional Supporting Documents: Program-Specific

If you are a former Bishop’s University student who:

  • was admitted into a non-music degree and is now seeking to complete a music degree.
  • has completed a degree and is looking to complete a second degree in music.

You must provide an audition and letter of musical background (see the Music Admissions Information Sheet for more details) if applying to any of the following programs:

  • BA Major in Music and Culture
  • BA Major in Music Performance
  • BA Major in Music: Musical Theatre Concentration
  • BA Major in Arts Administration: Music Concentration
  • B.Ed. Teaching & Learning of the Creative Arts: Music

How to Submit Documents

All supporting documentation can be uploaded via our online system at the time of application or can be submitted via your myBU Applicant Portal via the “Submit Missing Documents” option. They can also be sent to us via email to admissions@ubishops.ca.

Admission Timeline

Once the evaluation period has begun for an admissions cycle, files are assessed on a rolling basis. What this means is that as soon as all required documents are received, our office will complete an initial evaluation within 10 business days. (Exception: Master’s Programs, Applications for our Music programs, which need to be evaluated based on their audition as well, and competitive admissions programs).


You can contact the Admissions Office directly by email at admissions@ubishops.ca or by telephone at 819-822-9600 ext. 2680.