University Partnerships University of Alberta Augustana Campus

University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

Augustana is a campus of the University of Alberta, located in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.


WISDOM Home Schooling is pleased to be partnering with Augustana Campus in a pilot project that invites WISDOM students to apply to Augustana with extremely homeschool friendly requirements. 

For the first time, home education students will have a pathway to the University of Alberta that compliments the use of traditional homeschool resources, which are not Alberta curriculum specific. 

Pursue Truth, Goodness, and Beauty through the WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Extra Evaluation courses, and enjoy a simple pathway to the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus.

Why Augustana?

  • Small class sizes (20-40 first year)
  • Small town setting (Camrose) contributes to a pleasant university transition 
  • Opportunities to transfer to the main U of A campus (internal post-secondary applicant)
  • Apply for some U of A programs while maintaining a 100% traditional Home Education
  • Reduced application burden for BSc programs

Track A: Bachelor of Arts, Music, or Education Degrees

WISDOM Home Schooling students have the opportunity to meet Augustana admissions requirements for BA, BMus, and BEd degree programs by completing 3 WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Program courses:

  • Mastering the Essay (Extra Evaluation version)
    and
  • Any two of the Extra Evaluation versions of the following courses:
    • Canadian Government
    • Continued Great Books
    • C.S. Lewis
    • History of Western Culture
    • Introduction to Political Philosophy 
    • Shakespeare

Track A Bachelor of Arts, Music, or Education Degrees include the following specialties:

  • Creativity and Culture. Bachelor of Arts 
  • Ethics and Global Studies. Bachelor of Arts 
  • Law, Crime and Justice Studies. Bachelor of Arts 
  • Physical Education. Bachelor of Arts 
  • Psychology and Mental Health. Bachelor of Arts
  • Sustainability Studies. Bachelor of Arts 
  • Performance-Based Pedagogy. Bachelor of Music 
  • Elementary Education - Bachelor of Education 2+2
    The first two years of the program are delivered at Augustana Campus and the final two years of the program are delivered at the North Campus in Edmonton.

Track B: Bachelor of Science Degrees

WISDOM Home Schooling students have the opportunity to meet Augustana admissions requirements for BSc programs by completing 2 WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Program Courses and 3 Alberta Courses:

  • Mastering the Essay (Extra Evaluation version)
  • Any one of the Extra Evaluation versions of the following courses:
    • Canadian Government
    • Continued Great Books
    • C.S. Lewis
    • History of Western Culture
    • Introduction to Political Philosophy 
    • Shakespeare
  • Math 30-1 School Mark, achieved through WISDOM course challenge or other means
    Note: only a “school mark” is required for Math 30-1; the writing of a Diploma Examination is optional.
  • Alberta Education Transcript for the following two courses:
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30

Note: Diploma Examinations are required for Biology 30 & Chemistry 30.
School portion of the final marks may be awarded through WISDOM Course Challenge.

Track B Bachelor of Science and Combined Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education Degrees include the following specialties:

  • Integrative Biology - Bachelor of Science 
  • Chemical and Physical Sciences - Bachelor of Science
  • Computing Science and Mathematics - Bachelor of Science
  • Environmental Science - Bachelor of Science 
  • Secondary Education with Science Specialty - Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education Combined Degree

More information on WISDOM Extra Evaluation Online Courses

Cost 

Mastering the Essay - $350
Each of the other 6 course options - $270

Description

All extra evaluation versions of these courses contain 3 evaluated elements: 

  1. Class attendance and discussion on the assigned reading each week
  2. 3-4 writing assignments for each course
  3. 2 oral examinations for each course

Completion

Students will be marked for each of these elements to establish an overall grade for the course. When each Extra Evaluation course is complete, the student will receive a WISDOM Transcript for Partnering Universities. 


Competitive Requirements

The University of Alberta offers a range of programs, each with its own set of course requirements, averages, and class sizes, which vary from year to year. Specific admission averages are not available, but admission average trends reflecting the last three admission cycles can be found on the U of A website.

Minimum Requirements

The successful applicant must meet or exceed Augustana minimum admission average.

Student marks from WISDOM Extra Evaluation Online courses are recognized for program admission consideration. It is important to note that applications are not accepted on a first come, first served basis, rather, admission is based on the most qualified applicants.

Augustana Application Process

Grade 12 WISDOM students who are interested in Augustana can submit an early application in the current year once the student has achieved one or more of the required courses, to get placed on a communications list and receive conditional acceptance.

Augustana uses a process of automated applications through Apply Alberta. There are standard steps to take when applying through Apply Alberta, and then each specific institution will have its own specific application questions and requirements. Information on how to use Apply Alberta can be found here.

To complete early application, a student must:

  1. Complete at least one of the above courses
  2. Create an account through Apply Alberta
  3. Apply for Augustana Campus through Apply Alberta, and upload unofficial transcript of marks
  4. Pay $125 (non-refundable) application fee

To fulfill the remaining requirements of the application, a student must:

  1. Complete all required courses for either Track A or Track B
  2. Contact Christian to request an official WISDOM Transcript for Partnering Universities
 
 
 
 
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