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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
December 18, 2014

Canadian Excellence


For students planning to attend university

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Why register for university preparatory programs?

Because university is different. Laurierís preparatory programs are non-credit, certificate-based programs designed to assist students in making the transition between secondary and university education. When students develop academic skills needed for university coursework, they have a greater chance of succeeding.

Are you prepared to:

  • Read a minimum of 300 pages per week?
  • Focus and take notes with 250 or more students in a lecture?
  • Write 10,000 words per term in written assignments and essays?
  • Manage your academic, social, and personal time independently?

Students enrolled in University 100 will learn:

  • time management
  • university-level academic skills
  • ways to conduct good research in context
  • how to write assignments effectively
  • test-taking strategies

Participants will gain a better understanding of the learning process; develop academic and personal strategies for university success; gain a better understanding on the research process including how to effectively search, evaluate, read, and critically assess various research material; and, how to write effectively for the university-level.

2014 Schedule

  • Waterloo Campus ††† (residence option)
    • August 11th - 15th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, $375
  • Brantford Campus ††† (residence option)
    • August 11th - 15th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, $375
  • Toronto Office
    • August 11th - 15th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, $375
  • Online Self-Directed
    • July 1st - August 15th, $375


"I went into University 101 with the mind set that it would be a waste of my August. It was not until my first year began that I realized and really appreciated what I had learned from University 101. Along with the many other resources and information this course provided, it specifically prepared me for the different styled lectures I would face and also gave me an understanding of what professors expected in papers and assignments."

  • 1st-year, Psychology

"Coming out of high school, I thought I had been taught the proper tools to excel in university. Was I ever wrong! University 101 taught me the skills needed to succeed in university."

  • 1st-year, Communication Studies

"Thank you for holding the University 101 course, it has helped me so much and I feel so much more prepared for my classes."

  • 1st-year, Religion & Culture

Accessibility, Withdrawal, Refund, and Course Cancellation Policies

  • Learning Services is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students, including students with disabilities. If you have an accommodation request for any of our services, please contact Michael Lisetto-Smith at 519.884.0710 x3640.
  • Notice of dropping a course must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Studies.
    • a full tuition refund, less 10 per cent, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the first session
    • full tuition refund, less 25 per cent, will be issued when withdrawal notice is received after two weeks prior to start of the first session and prior to start of the second session
    • after the second session, no refunds will be issued
    • please note: no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your program
    • there are no refunds for textbooks or instructional supplies
  • Wilfrid Laurier University reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.

Contact Information

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