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