Dalhousie University upgrading or pathway programs

Dalhousie University upgrading or pathway programs is an alternative for those who do not meet the general admission requirements.

There are a number of pathways to enrolment at Dalhousie.

Dalhousie University Upgrading and pathway options

University Prep: Dalhousie College of Continuing Education

University Prep courses will prepare you to succeed in a wide range of studies. Prep courses are now offered online, allowing you to customize a learning plan that works for you, with flexible part-time schedules.

Extended Learning: Faculty of Agriculture

Offered online by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, N.S., Extended Learning upgrading courses in physics, chemistry and pre-calculus can be used toward enrolment at either Halifax and Truro campuses.

Transition Year Program

If you’re an applicant who is African Nova Scotian or Indigenous you may be eligible for the Transition Year Program (TYP), a pathway to undergraduate study at Dalhousie which offers financial support and a living allowance.

Indigenous Student Access Pathway

The Indigenous Student Access Pathway is a one-year program at Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus. This pathway program is for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who would not otherwise be eligible for admissions under Dalhousie’s current minimum high school prerequisites. This pathway offers dedicated support while transitioning to a university environment.

Beyond Dalhousie

Below is a list of some of the commonly used institutions/courses for upgrading. If you have questions about other options or courses please contact an advisor.


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