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These courses are for students who require academic upgrading for admission to the University of Calgary.

Information on the University of Calgary's admission requirements is obtained from Recruitment and Admissions, or faculty offices. Textbooks are available for purchase at the UCalgary Bookstore.

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Course Title Similar to... Prerequisites*
UPG 110 Biology 1 Biology 20 Science 10
UPG 210 Biology 2 Biology 30 Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, or equivalent
UPG 140 Chemistry 1 Chemistry 20 Science 10
UPG 240 Chemistry 2 Chemistry 30 Chemistry 20, UPG 140 Chemistry 1, or equivalent
UPG 222 English 2 English Language Arts 30-1 English 20-1 or equivalent
UPG 350 Indigenous Studies 3 Aboriginal Studies 30 None
UPG 001 Math Foundations Mathematics 10C Math 9
UPG 020 Math 1 Mathematics 20-1 Math 10-C, Pure Math 10, UPG 010 Math Fundamentals, or equivalent
UPG 101 Math 2 Mathematics 30-1 Math 20-1, Pure Math 20, UPG 020 Math 1, or equivalent
UPG 032 Math 2B Mathematics 30-2 Math 20-2, or equivalent
UPG 031 Math 3 Mathematics 31 Math 30-1, Pure Math 30, UPG 101 Math 2, or equivalent
UPG 130 Physics 1 Physics 20 Science 10
UPG 230 Physics 2 Physics 30 Physics 20, UPG 130 Physics 1, or equivalent
UPG 360 Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 20, Social Studies 30-2, or equivalent

* Please note the prerequisites for each course. Students uncertain of their readiness are asked to contact the department prior to registering.

Level 1 courses are equivalent to the 20-1 stream, and Level 2 courses are equivalent to the 30-1 stream. If you are not strong in a subject, or have been away from high school for more than three years, begin with the Level 1 course before attempting the Level 2 course.

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Pre-pathways to Education for Indigenous Students in Southern Alberta (PEISSA) Award

The PEISSA award is designed to support Indigenous students in gaining the pre-requisite courses needed for admission into a program at the University of Calgary. Students eligible to access this program will be permitted to take up to four upgrading courses over one year. This funding is graciously provided through the UCalgary Students Union Quality Money Grant. Learn more...

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