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Tips for Success

  • You should have English (COM or EAP) on your timetable in your first term. Usually, English is added to your timetable for you, but if it is not, see your student adviser as soon as possible. 
  • Consistent attendance, adequate class preparation, considerate classroom conduct, and constructive participation will enhance your academic experience.
  • Talk to your professors to check on your progress and discuss any difficulties you may experience.
  • Visit the Learning Centre to learn how tutors may help and support your learning.
  • If you have serious academic or personal concerns at any time, talk to your professor, an English & Liberal Studies co-ordinator or Counselling and Accessibility Services.


  • Book your English Skills Assessment if you haven’t done so already.
  • Pay attention to the deadlines to add/change a course, to drop a course and to apply for transfer credits.
  • If you have postsecondary credits from a college or university in Canada or overseas, read more about transfer credits.

Diploma programs

If you were enrolled in a diploma program before Fall 2016. Please follow the categorization outlined below.

  • Cultural Studies (CUL, FLM, LAN, LGE)
  • Social Sciences (PSY, SOC)
  • Natural Science and Environmental Studies (NAT)
  • Canadian Studies (CAN)
  • Literature Studies (EAC, SES)

Degree programs

To confirm the number of required liberal studies courses for a degree program, visit your online Student Centre or consult with your program co-ordinator. 

Graduation requirements

To meet your graduation requirements, you can take no more than two courses within the same category.

Note for new students: If the English course is missing from your timetable or if you have any questions, please contact your student adviser.