1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate, or equivalent
2. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile)
3. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
One objective of the CAS Transition program is to increase opportunities for individuals of this province to gain post-secondary qualifications, and thus improve their lifetime employment and earnings potential. A number of government reports have documented the declining significance of high school graduation alone as a predictor of employability/employment status.
CAS Transition has the potential to significantly affect the employment and earnings potential of many adults in this province. For those who successfully make the transition to other college programs, the prospects for employment and increased lifetime earnings potential would be greatly enhanced. The Transition program also provides students with a post-secondary credential which could be of immediate benefit to them in the labour market, both in securing part-time work during their college studies and in attaining full-time work if they choose to postpone or suspend their studies for any reason.
Graduates of the CAS Transition program who have successfully completed the appropriate courses may qualify for admission to other college programs or other post-secondary programs or they may elect to enter the workforce directly. Students are advised to speak to an academic advisor regarding course selection. Students who complete the full certificate program may seek to meet admission criteria of Memorial University.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION
In order to complete the requirements of the Comprehensive Arts and Science Transition Certificate program, students must attain 40 credits with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00. Credits must include completion of Essential English I and II, a minimum of 20 credits from Core Program courses, and a minimum of 6 credits from Electives. Students must also meet all qualification requirements for the awarding of a Certificate from the college. (Note: Students may qualify for exemption and attain credit for graduation for Essential English I or II and/or Math Fundamentals I or II provided the necessary requirements are met. Only Essential English and Math Fundamentals can be considered for exemption within the CAS Transition program using the program specific exemption form. Factors affecting the decision for Exemption include: previous high school course(s) completed and grade attained, assessment scores, subsequent program choice and advisor recommendation.)
Note: While it is possible to complete the required 40 credits by doing 5 courses per Fall/Winter Semesters, students who select courses with a credit value of 3 or less may have to complete more than 5 courses per Fall/Winter Semesters to graduate in two semesters. The maximum number of courses a student may complete per Fall/Winter Semesters is 7 and it is highly recommended to stay within 5 courses per Fall/Winter Semester.
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