Graduate Diploma Admission Exceptions

Exceptional Circumstances

Under exceptional circumstances, applicants not meeting the minimum requirements but having extensive professional experience may be considered for admission to a Graduate Diploma Program after evaluation of such experience.

Applications may be considered from:

  • those without a teaching certificate but who have a Bachelor's degree and significant teaching or leadership experience;
  • those with a GPA under 2.5 who can provide evidence of their potential to succeed in an academic graduate program.

Applicants may be offered conditional admission which will specify requirements and a limited time period within which these must be met.  Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must approve any such admissions.

For further information on GDE admissions, contact the Field Programs office at:

Tel: 778.782.4892      Email: