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Info For Homeschooled Applicants

At Assiniboine, we recognize and accept homeschooling education. In order to be considered for admission to our programs, prospective students must:

  • Provide a letter of Grade 12 completion from the Homeschooling Office, Manitoba Education and Training
  • Provide a copy of the homeschooled transcript, if available

Students who have been homeschooled in another province may be eligible for admission provided that their application includes written confirmation from a duly noted authorized representative of the provincial department of education stating that they have complete Grade 12.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis; additional testing may be required.

 

FAQs for Homeschooled Applicants

As a homeschooled applicant, what do I need to apply to a program at Assiniboine Community College?

For on-campus day programs and distance education programs, a complete application includes the completed Program Application and Guide, the non-refundable application fee and a copy of the homeschooling transcript, if available. If you are still taking high school courses, please include a list of the courses you are currently enrolled in. Final marks and a letter of completion from the Manitoba Homeschooling Office must be received by the college no later than July 15.

Competitive entry programs require applicants to fill out a supplemental application form in addition to the regular application form. These programs are Culinary ArtsPolice Studies, and Social Service Worker.

Is the application process the same or different for homeschooled students?

The application process is the same.

How do I provide a transcript if I was homeschooled?

Please see the Manitoba Education & Training website for more information or contact the Manitoba Homeschooling Office.

What if I am unable to provide a homeschooling transcript and/or letter of completion?

Along with your application form, you may submit any other supporting documentation (ex. resume).

Applications will be considered on an individual basis; additional testing may be required. If you do not have a transcript or letter of completion, please contact us in advance of applying at admissions@assiniboine.net.

What information do I need to provide for the “High School Attended” field on the application form?

You may write “homeschooled” under the High School Attended section.

The application form asks for a MET number; what if I don’t have one?

You may leave that field on the application form blank.

When do I need to provide my final letter from the Manitoba Homeschooling Office?

A final transcript (if available) and a letter from the Manitoba Homeschooling Office must be provided by July 15.

Are homeschooled applicants eligible for entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries?

Yes, however each award has its own set of eligibility criteria; please use our awards search tool to search for awards you qualify for. Visit our website for more information on financial aid and awards.

Are there any scholarship, awards or bursaries specific for homeschooled students?

No, please see our website for a full list of scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Which high school courses should I take to be accepted into a program?

The basic admission requirement for college is a Manitoba High School diploma or equivalent. Each program also has its own admission requirements. Please see our website for a full list of programs and admission requirements.

What do I do if I do not meet the admission requirements of the program?

Please see our website for more information about a Special Circumstances Assessment. The college also offers high school upgrading at our Adult Collegiate in Brandon and Parkland Campus in Dauphin.

Is the application process the same for all college programs? What if I want to apply to a continuing studies program, will it be the same?

Each program has their own unique set of admission requirements. Please see the program pages or contact the Continuing Studies department for their programs.

How do I know if I am following the Manitoba curriculum?

Please visit the Manitoba Education website or contact the Manitoba Homeschooling Office.

Do I need to write the provincial exams to be accepted to a college program?

No, Assiniboine does not assess marks from the provincial exams as a part of the admission process.

I was homeschooled outside of Manitoba. Can I still apply to the college?

Students who have been homeschooled in another province may be eligible for admission provided that their application includes written confirmation from a duly noted authorized representative of the provincial department of education stating that they have complete Grade 12.

Are there organizations that support homeschooling students?

The Manitoba Education website lists homeschooling support organizations on their website.

Are there any supports to help students transition from a home school environment to a post-secondary institution environment?

Yes, the college provides many supports for all students. The recruitment team can assist with program exploration. You will also find a full range of student services once you are a student. We encourage you to contact us in advance if you have any concerns about your transition to college.

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