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University Prep Program

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Improve your skills & reach your academic goals

The University Prep program is an online, non-credit preparatory program that will help you set and reach your university admission goals. It will also help you establish strong study skills and start you on a path to academic success.

With a focus on comprehensive student support, the University Prep program provides:

  • Academic advising designed to help you pick your courses and identify short and long-term goals
  • High school-equivalent courses necessary for admission to many UNB programs
  • Initial support services a contact will help you navigate the system and get the information you need
  • Orientation guidance and support to make you feel more comfortable and confident at UNB

Who can attend?

The University Prep program is available to adult learners or interested graduates of high school, adult high school, or GED who need resources, course upgrading, advising, and learner support for entry into UNB degree programs.

Adult learners may also benefit from a prior learning assessment. To find out how, contact an academic advisor today.

Courses offered


University Prep Biology - CALS 4014

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university level biology courses. This course is fast-paced and takes place over 10 weeks. Assessment includes (but is not limited to) weekly quizzes, a mid-term, and final exam.

Dates: Starts Jan. 7, 2019*
Cost: $325 + HST
*The last day to enroll is Jan. 3 (by 4 p.m.). The last day to drop for refund is Jan. 11 (by 4 p.m.).

Topics include: Cell structure; Mitosis and cellular reproduction; Meiosis and the production of gametes; DNA structure and replication; Gene expression: protein synthesis and genetic mutation; Mendelian genetics; Inheritance; Genetic engineering/human genomics; Evolutionary theory; Mechanisms and patterns of evolution; Neuron structure and function; Central and peripheral nervous systems; Glands and hormone action; Homeostasis and feedback mechanisms; Male and female reproductive systems; Fertilization, development and childbirth; and, reproductive technologies and ethical considerations.

Textbook: Miller & Levine. (2010). Biology. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-366951-0
Note: The textbook is mandatory, and students must have it on the start date of the course. You may purchase the textbook through the University Bookstore, either in-person or online.

This course is delivered entirely online via Desire2Learn (D2L) and Skype for Business. Students must have access to a computer, microphone and speakers, or a headset. Students will be required to participate in a live, interactive session to take place one evening per week for the duration of the course. Students will also be required to submit a final exam form.

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Note: If paying with internet banking it may take 3-5 days for the payment to reach UNB and for your registration to be complete.

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University Prep Chemistry - CALS 4010

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university-level chemistry courses. This course is fast-paced and takes place over 10 weeks. Assessment includes (but is not limited to) weekly assignments, a mid-term and final exam.

Dates: Starts Jan. 7, 2019*
Cost: $325 + HST
*The last day to enroll is Jan. 3 (by 4 p.m.). The last day to drop for refund is Jan. 11 (by 4 p.m.).

Some of the topics covered in this course include: Elements and Compounds; Chemical Reactions; Atomic Structure; The Periodic Table; Chemical Names and Formulas; Chemical Quantities; and, Stoichiometry.

Textbook options:

  1. Basic Chemistry, 5/E - ISBN-10: 013413804X € ISBN-13: 9780134138046
  2. Basic Chemistry, Books a la Carte Edition, 5/E - ISBN-10: 0134177096 € ISBN-13: 9780134177090
  3. Basic Chemistry Etext Subscriptions

Note: The textbook is mandatory, and students must have it on the start date of the course. You may purchase the textbook through the University Bookstore, either in-person or online.

This course is delivered entirely online via Desire2Learn (D2L) and Skype for Business. Students must have access to a computer, microphone and speakers, or a headset. Students will be required to participate in a live, interactive session to take place one evening per week for the duration of the course. Students will also be required to submit a final exam form.

Apply now!

Note: If paying with internet banking it may take 3-5 days for the payment to reach UNB and for your registration to be complete.

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University Prep English - CALS 4016

This is an intensive, online, non-credit course that is equivalent to the English 122 offered in New Brunswick high schools. Successful completion of this course may be used to satisfy admissions requirements at the University of New Brunswick.

Dates: Starts Jan. 7, 2019*
Cost: $325 + HST
*The last day to enroll is Jan. 3 (by 4 p.m.). The last day to drop for refund is Jan. 11 (by 4 p.m.).

In accordance with provincial language arts curriculum requirements, students in this class will be asked to:

  • Examine and synthesize ideas - interact in both leadership and support roles
  • Examine literary texts and the cultural contexts of their creators
  • Write reflectively, critically, and analytically about the ideas, values, and social effects of texts
  • Practice the conventions of formal writing
  • Read widely and experience a variety of literary genres
  • Access, select, and present research
  • Use writing to explore, extend, and reflect on experiences, processes, and achievements
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Research and formulate a formal academic document

Textbook:

  • The Seagull Reader: Literature, third edition (three volume Norton set). ISBN: 978-0-393-93810-4
  • Sula, by Toni Morrison. ISBN: 978-1400033430

Note: The textbook is mandatory, and students must have it on the start date of the course. You may purchase the textbook through the University Bookstore, either in-person or online.

Apply now!

Note: If paying with internet banking it may take 3-5 days for the payment to reach UNB and for your registration to be complete.

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Withdrawals and refunds

  • Withdrawal within the first week - refund of full course fee paid less $50 administration fee
  • Withdrawal after completion of the first week - no refund

Learn more

UNB Adult Learner Services
Tel: 506-447-3449 or Toll Free 1-866-599-4646
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College of Extended Learning

6 Duffie Dr, PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB

E3B 5A3

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