What will I learn?

Program of study

Academic Pathways provides preparatory English language and high school course work to help international students gain admission to a MacEwan University degree or diploma program. Students do not have access to university-level classes while in Academic Pathways.

English Language Studies

ESL/EAL courses are designed for English language learners who wish to complete high school studies or continue to post-secondary studies.

High School Studies

Academic pathways allows you to take a full range of core, high school equivalent courses that are prerequisites for university programs, skills-training programs, apprenticeship training or technical institutes in Canada.

Program completion

You will successfully complete Academic Pathways when you apply for and meet all the admission criteria for a degree or diploma program. Some programs have quotas and admission may be competitive; admission to a university degree or diploma program is not guaranteed upon completion of preparatory course work. You must apply to a degree or diploma program and compete for admission.

Program regulation

Students who are not successful in their coursework in more than two terms while in University Studies International or Academic Pathways will have their academics reviewed and may be withdrawn from the program.

Which department am I in?

MacEwan University

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,100.00 (11,80,964) per year
CAN $670 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2022


MacEwan University

Building 7, 10700 – 104 Avenue,


Alberta (AB),

T5J 4S2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Other English language requirements:

PBT (paper-based) score of 550; CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Minimum overall band score of 60 and a minimum score of 60 in each band; PTE - Academic Pearson Test of English: PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 51 and a minimum score of 49 in each band; EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency: Minimum Grade Pre-1 score; Alberta English 30-1 or ELA 30-1 Required Score of 65% (final blended grade); IB (International Baccalaureate ) Higher Level English A1, A2 or English B: 5.0 (minimum grade); AP (Advanced Placement) - English College Board Exam: 3.0 (minimum score).


About MacEwan University

MacEwan provides a friendly student-focused education, where learners get closer to their dream careers.

  • Located in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, Canada
  • 150+ opportunities for research and work experiences
  • Scholarships for international students
  • 83% of graduates find employment, 10% continue studying