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The University Preparation program helps students improve their high school grades to become more competitive or admissible in applying to Canadian post-secondary programs. Students will get a personalized assessment of their current academic standing and a customized education plan.

If you are missing or require improvement for your English Language Proficiency (ELP) for competitive post-secondary programming, or to re-enter the workforce in Canada please visit our English as an Additional Language program.

Course Descriptions


Most high school equivalency courses are offered and are considered equivalent to Alberta Learning courses. They are accepted for admission purposes by all post-secondary institutions within Alberta and Canada.

Current MacEwan University students who need to upgrade a prerequisite must contact the office to enroll. Special permission is required from an advisor, and enrolment is based on seat availability.


To find a list of courses, individual course descriptions and the prerequisites for each course, follow the link to the program of study in MacEwan University’s ACADEMIC CALENDAR Not all courses are available each term.


A prerequisite is a preliminary requirement, normally the completion of another course, usually with a minimum grade of D, which must be met before a course can be taken. For example, the prerequisite for CHEM 30 is CHEM 20.

It is very important that prerequisites are met since institutions have the right to withhold credit for any course taken for which the prerequisites were not first satisfied. Prerequisites are listed at the end of the individual course descriptions.



All academic upgrading courses take place during the day from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each course runs for 1.5 hours in the designated block for 14 weeks.


Fall term (September – December)
Winter term (January – April)
Spring/Summer term (May – July)

Sample course schedule

All course offerings are dependent on minimum enrolment. The course schedule may change without notice. Students are encouraged to register early to secure the most desirable times.

ENGL 020-1English 20-1Mon – Fri9:30 – 10:50 a.m.
MATH 030-1Mathematics 30-1Mon – Fri11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
CHEM 030Chemistry 30Mon – Fri12:30 – 1:50 p.m.



Check the academic calendar to find out about the courses you need to take and the requirements you need to fulfill to complete your program.