Ref. No. 56
||Nov. 23, 2001
||Memorial University gives high school grads a second chance
Memorial University has given high school graduates a second chance.
Students who were within five per cent of usual admission requirements
don't have to throw away their dreams of a university education thanks to a
bridging program offered at the St. John's campus.
Memorial's Division of Lifelong Learning is offering a Fall Bridging
Program from Dec. 3-19 this year. The Bridging Program will provide:
- Instruction and practice in basic skills necessary to begin university
level reading, writing and mathematics, as well as instruction in such
skills as note taking, library research, time management and preparation
- An introduction to the university way of life: what the university is all
about, what Memorial expects of students, and the programs and resources
The Bridging Program does not carry university credit, but students who
successfully complete the program will be admitted and may register for the
Dr. Michael Collins, Memorial's associate vice-president (academic) said,
"This bridging program is an excellent opportunity for high school
graduates who for one reason or another did not quite meet Memorial's
normal admission requirements. It gives them the opportunity to show that
they really do deserve a chance to be at University. This program is just
another way in which Memorial is fulfilling its mandate to educate all
suitably qualified Newfoundland and Labrador students."
Further information and application packages are available from the
Division of Lifelong Learning, 737-3082. Applications will be processed
until Nov. 26.
For more information, contact Doreen M. Whalen, Director, Division of
Lifelong Learning, School of Continuing Education, phone 737-3082.