Governing Documents: Academic
Effective Date:
January 1, 2008
Revised Date:
Review Date:
January 1, 2018
Approving Body:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Applies to:
Faculty/School Councils

1.0 Reason for Policy

The University of Manitoba recognizes that some students who plan to attend the University of Manitoba may have completed courses equivalent to first-year university courses and thereby qualify for advanced placement.

2.0 Policy Statement

2.1 The University has adopted a policy of granting upon admission to general, advanced and honours degree programs, advanced placement and credit for students who meet university approved minimum standards in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs which have been deemed by departments, faculties and schools as being equivalent to their first year courses.

2.2 A department and council which grants advanced placement also is required to grant credit.

2.3 The choice of whether of not toaccept advanced placement and credit is left to the student.

2.4 Faculties and Schools requiring previous university studies should reconsider their admission policies and procedures in light of the fact that some of their applicants may have earned advanced placement and credit and therefore may not have completed a specified course requirement.

3.0 Accountability

3.1 The University Secretary is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of the Policy is required.

3.2 The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost is responsible for the communication, administration, and interpretation of this Policy.

4.0 Secondary Documents

4.1 The Approving Body may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

4.2 Administration may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

5.0 Review

5.1 Formal Policy reviews will be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is January 1, 2018.

5.2 In the interim, this Policy may be revised or rescinded if:

(a) the Approving Body deems necessary; or
(b) the relevant Bylaw, Regulations or Policy is revised or rescinded.

5.3 If this Policy is revised or rescinded, all Secondary Documents will be reviewed as soon as reasonably possible in order to ensure that they:

(a) comply with the revised Policy; or
(b) are in turn rescinded.

6.0 Effect on Previous Statements

6.1 This Policy supersedes:

(a) all previous Board/Senate Policies, Procedures, and resolutions on the subject matter herein;
(b) all previous Administration Policies, Procedures, and directives on the subject matter contained herein; and
(c) Policy: Pre-University Studies (Effective December 12, 1990)

7.0 Cross References