On-campus students are accepted into the Correctional Studies Diploma program in Fall (September) and Winter (January) terms. Distance learners can also apply for the Summer (May) term. Qualified applicants may be admitted into programs outside of normal intakes. Interested applicants are considered on an individual basis for acceptance into a program in an alternative or modified format. If you are currently employed in corrections, you are guaranteed acceptance; your training and experience may reduce the number of courses you will be required to take.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent. Students who do not meet this standard will be required to undergo testing. Applicants may be required to undergo a reading, writing and arithmetic placement test (online testing is available). Applicants must achieve a minimum Total Right Score of 80 for reading and arithmetic and a holistic score of 4 for writing.
Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants should ensure through a medical examination that their cardio-vascular system is suitable to undertake fitness-related exercise. Alternative arrangements may be made for applicants who plan to continue on for their degree in correctional studies.
Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.