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University 1 | First Year Centre

University 1

University 1 (U1) is one of the direct entry admission options at the University of Manitoba for incoming students. Thousands of new students each year begin in U1, including those who:

  • are entering from high school and have never attended post-secondary studies
  • are entering as a mature student and have never attended post-secondary studies
  • have fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary study (i.e. have attended another university or college, but have not completed a full year of study elsewhere)

The other direct entry option is admission to select faculties from high school, based on certain high school courses and achieved grades.

University 1 offers a unique approach to your first year of university studies, giving you the opportunity to design an individualized schedule that meets the admission and/or first year requirements for one or more target degree programs. This approach allows you to study multiple subject areas, or focus on a specific path.

All of the courses you take in University 1 can become part of your degree program.

After you finish University 1 (i.e. complete your first 24 to 30 credit hours), you are able to apply or transit to another undergraduate faculty at the University of Manitoba. This is considered ‘advanced entry’ to a faculty or program.

Both University 1 and direct entry students have access to the First Year Centre – the only office on campus dedicated to first year students.




First Year Centre

The First Year Centre is your go-to resource for everything you need to know about being a first year student at the University of Manitoba.

Making decisions about your first year can be challenging when there are so many choices and opportunities; registration advisors and academic advisors at the First Year Centre can help you figure it out!

As a first year student in U1 or any degree program, the First Year Centre can:

  • Answer questions about program and degree requirements, as well as university policies and procedures
  • Review your progress, evaluate your academic plans and connect you to campus resources as needed
  • Provide assistance for support if you experience challenges or difficulties that affect your studies
  • Discuss the impacts of decisions before you take action

Learn more about when you should meet with an Academic Advisor »




May 24, 2016