Mature entry admission requirements

Minimum admission requirements for mature students

If you are over 21 years old and do not meet our normal academic admission requirements, you should consider applying to study at Concordia through the Mature Entry Program (MEP). We consider your eligibility based on your age, experience and potential. The MEP requires the successful completion of a minimum of 18 additional credits.

In order to apply to the Mature Entry Program, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be 21 years old by August 1, December 1 or April 1 for entry in September, January or May respectively
  • Not meet the normal academic requirements for admission, but demonstrate the ability to undertake undergraduate courses
  • Have not been engaged in full-time study for at least 24 months since the age of 18. Applicants who have been out of school for 12 months may be admitted provided the academic record for the previous 24 months is favourable
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Required admission documents

Here’s what you need to send us to apply to the Mature Entry Program:

  • Acceptable proof of age
  • School records
  • Any material demonstrating your ability to pursue university studies
  • The completed mature student section of the application
  • Curriculum vitae
Program-specific admission requirements

Entry requirements vary by program of study. Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar or speak with an advisor at the Student Transition Centre for more information. The additional courses you need to take to make up your 18 credits will depend on what school or faculty you attend.

Arts and Science

In some programs, prerequisites will account for some or all of your additional 18 credits. Before registering, consult with an advisor at the Student Transition Centre and a program advisor.

John Molson School of Business

Pre-requisite courses with appropriate grades: Calculus I, Linear Algebra, Micro and Macro Economics, Computer Literacy course. We may consider applicants lacking prerequisite requirements provided they have five years of relevant business work experience.

Engineering and Computer Science

Consult our Faculty’s Student Academic Services for information on specific prerequisites and courses required.

Fine Arts

Appropriate courses must be chosen with the approval of the Faculty advisor.

Other options

The Student Transition Centre provides mature entrants with the academic guidance and moral support they need for full participation in mainstream university life. Contact them to discuss your academic options and explore other learning programs together, such as:

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