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Adult Learners

Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Whether you’re looking for your first job or coming back later in life, you will be supported on your unique journey at the U of R. Choose from evening, weekend, summer and online courses to fit your busy schedule, get help accessing funds to pay for school and get personalized support from your acadmic advisor at any point along the way.

We believe in you and we are here to help you accomplish your goals!

It's Never too Late to Learn

Develop a customized approach to your education that will suit your journey and achieve your goals. We’ll work with you to create a flexible plan that allows you to pursue your education on evenings and weekends, in-person or online – perfect for working professionals juggling a family and a career.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, university is for you!

Online Options

Balance work, life and university with flexible online courses. See a list of all online courses offered this term. Some programs can be completed or partially completed online.

Recognition for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) considers knowledge and skills acquired outside traditional academic environments.

Flexible Class Times

Fit your schedule with early morning, evening, Saturday and summer courses.

Transfer Credit

Don't start from scratch. Transfer credits between programs or even from other institutions.

Stacking Options

How to Stack

Achieve your educational goals step-by-step. You define the steps!

Did you know you can earn a certificate, diploma and degree with the same courses? Not sure if you're ready for a 4-year degree program?

Test the waters. Take as few as five courses and be rewarded with a University of Regina certificate. Stop there or keep going. 

Almost any of the 40+ certificates can start your stack! Add on courses to build and stack with the next certificate or Diploma, and finally, degree. You decide which credential is right for you.

Talk to your advisor about the many stacking options and how you can customize your path to success!

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Liberal Arts Certificate and Diploma

Earn a Liberal Arts Certificate in as little as one year or keep stacking towards a degree in one of five Faculties! Add a certificate to your resume and stop there or keep stacking with the diploma. Complete your stack by taking the remaining courses needed for a degree in: Arts; Business Administration; Media, Art & Performance; Science; or Social Work.

The sky's the limit!

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Certificates in Administration 1 & 2

Improve your career options with the 5-course Level 1 Certificate part-time or take it concurrently with another program. 

With a certificate on your resume and confidence gained, build on your success with the Level 2 Certificate. Stop there or keep stacking with the Diploma in Business Administration and finally, a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Customize your stack - earning one, two, three or four U of R credentials!

With working a corporate job and having a family, flexibility is key. Classes are available online and in the evening to make achieving these academic dreams possible while still working. I never thought I would go back to school after 40 but I did and I am loving it!
Yvette
Certificate in Administration Level II and Diploma in Business Administration

Professional Development

Ready to take the next step in your career? Make it happen with professional badges, microcredentials and certificates in trending and in-demand subject areas like leadership and emotional intelligence, project management, communications and business analysis. Benefit from networking with your peers, learning from industry experts and applying your new skills quickly on the job.

Your Questions Answered

Who is an adult student?
At the University of Regina, an adult student is any student who is not entering the university directly from high school. For admissions purposes, admission criteria is dependent on your most recent educational experience. Here are the options:

  • If you did not complete high school or cannot access your transcript and you are 21 years of age or older,
  • If you completed high school and your transcripts are accessible,
  • If you completed some post-secondary work at another institution,
  • If you completed some post-secondary work at the University of Regina and have not attended any other institutions since then,
  • If you are applying for a certificate through the Centre for Continuing Education,
What supports are available?
The University of Regina is big enough to offer major opportunities to students of all ages, backgrounds and interests — yet small enough to provide personal attention and support.

We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels part of the community. In fact, well-being and belonging is one of our areas of focus in our strategic plan.

We pride ourselves on giving students a variety of support options, including services through:

  • Student Success Centre
  • Mental Wellness Hub
  • Advising and Career Education Centre
  • Co-operative Education and Internships
  • ta-tawâw Student Centre
  • Funding opportunities
Where can I get personalized support and ask questions?

You can always talk to an enrolment counselor or specific Faculty advisor

Join us at the Why Not Now? Accelerate Your Education Event!

  • Wednesday, June 22
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) Atrium - University of Regina

Get your questions answered and let us help you develop a customized approach to your education that will achieve your goals. Want to make the most of existing credentials as a launch pad for a future certificate, diploma or degree or are you ready to start down a new path and not sure where to begin? Or get help with registration in person if you're already admitted.

Join us and get one-on-one assistance from our knowledgeable enrolment advisors. We’ll work with you to create a flexible plan that allows you to pursue your education on evenings and weekends, in-person or online – perfect for working professionals juggling a family and a career.

And with options like our new Professional Microcredentials, you can earn a badge in 14 hours or less so you can benefit from your new skills quickly.

Don’t put off chasing your dreams – register for this free event today and find out how we can help you succeed!

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