SECTION 2: Faculty of Arts B.A. General, Advanced or Honours Degree Programs
The following is a summary of the admission requirements. All admission requirements, as well as application deadline dates and forms, are included in the Faculty of Arts Applicant Information Bulletin that is available from the Admissions Office, Enrolment Services, 424 University Centre; this information is also posted on the University of Manitoba's website.
Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level courses is required. Depending on the academic performance on the courses acceptable for credit, students may be admitted to or transit into the Faculty in good standing or on academic warning.
At the point of admission or transfer to the Faculty of Arts all students proceeding to an undergraduate B.A. degree are automatically in the General degree program. Subsequently, students may apply through the Faculty of Arts General Office for admission to either the Advanced degree program or the Honours degree program.
The specific requirements for the General, Advanced and Honours degree programs are given in Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.
Each department and program outlines its entry and requirements in Section 8: Departments in, and Programs and Courses Offered by, the Faculty of Arts.
2.1 Admission from University 1
University 1 students in good standing (2.00 cumulative grade point average) may transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science subject to the following conditions:
• Students in good standing who have completed at least 24 credit hours may choose to transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science.
• Students in good standing who have completed 30 credit hours or more of courses must choose to transit to Arts or Science, if not admitted to another faculty or school, prior to the next regular term of registration.
• Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more and who have not achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 may be eligible for special consideration and therefore should contact the Faculty of Arts for further information on transitting upon "Recommendation of the Dean."
• Students who have exceeded 30 credit hours of "F" grades or have more than a combined 42 credit hours of "F" and "D" grades are not admissible. Students may contact the Faculty of Arts for further information and advice.
2.2 Admission as a Transfer Student
Students transferring to the Faculty of Arts from another faculty or school at the University of Manitoba are called "internal transfers." Students transferring to the Faculty of Arts from another university or college are called "external transfers."
Transfer students must apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts at the Admissions Office or on-line at www.umanitoba.ca/applynow by the application deadline date.
For the University of Manitoba's general policy on external transfer students and advanced standing, see the chapter on Admission to the University of Manitoba in this Calendar.
Students who apply to transfer to the Faculty of Arts must have completed no fewer than 24 credit hours of university level coursework and must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more and who have not achieved at least a 2.00 grade point average may be eligible for special consideration and should contact the Faculty of Arts for information and advice. Students who have exceeded the maximum number of "F" and "D" grades permitted on courses acceptable for credit in Arts (see Section 5.10) will be considered for admission only if they have served the equivalent of a one year suspension.
Anyone who has been placed on academic suspension by another faculty, school, or external institution will not normally be admissible if less than one year has elapsed since he/she had been placed on suspension. The waiting period will be increased to two years if the student has been placed on suspension more than once in consecutive years. For information regarding transfer credit see Sections 5.2.1 and 5.2.2.
2.3 Admission as a Student Seeking a Second Degree
A student who holds an undergraduate degree from a recognized university program may apply for admission to pursue a second undergraduate degree. For information regarding possible transfer credit see Section 5.14.
2.4 Admission as a Visiting Student
A “visiting” student is one who is pursuing a degree at another institution and whose basis of admission is a Letter of Permission from his/her home institution granting permission to register at the University of Manitoba. Previously admitted visiting students can register in a subsequent term without applying for admission, provided they have a Letter of Permission and have not changed their home institution. Certain restrictions may be placed on the kind and number of courses in which they will be allowed to register.
2.5 Admission as a Special Student
A student who holds a first degree and who wishes to take courses out of interest may apply for admission as a "special" student.