How to Register for a St Stephen’s Course
You may register for courses and workshops online (online registration form) or by phone (780-439-7311, or 1-800-661-4956 from within Canada). View course fees HERE. Course fees are payable by cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or Amex. For week-long intensive courses, an extensive amount of preparation is required, and students are required to register one month in advance. Registration deadlines are published in the annual course schedule. Late registrations for some courses are accepted, if students can be prepared for the course (including acquiring syllabus, texts, and completing any pre-course assignments); a late fee of $75 applies.
If you are not in a degree, but want to take a course for interest, you may register for credit as an Open Studies student, or on an Audit basis:
Open Studies: Graduate courses (500-level) at St. Stephen’s College are designated for graduate students. Students applying to take courses as an Open Studies student must possess a Baccalaureate Degree from an institution of higher education approved by a Canadian provincial authority, or the demonstrated educational equivalent, or be enrolled in a designated program of studies at an approved institution. Students must abide by the English Language Proficiency policy. Prospective students applying to Open Studies are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $75.
One of the goals of St Stephen’s College is to facilitate and encourage knowledge development. The Open Studies program allows students the opportunity to satisfy relevant courses or prerequisite requirements prior to applying to enter graduate studies, to develop skills useful to their profession, to upgrade their postsecondary qualifications, or to take courses purely for personal interest. In some cases, there may be course prerequisites to be met. Completion of courses is not a guarantee of admission to a degree program. A maximum of three courses taken as an Open Studies student may be used toward a St Stephen’s College degree program [courses taken prior to July 1, 2010 are not affected by this policy]. Open Studies students who may be interested in applying to a degree program are strongly urged to consult with the relevant Program Chair to ensure that courses selected are appropriate. Students who complete courses under the Open Studies program with the intent of applying those courses towards the requirements of a degree program should be aware that transferred courses should be no older than three years in the area of specialization or five years outside the area of specialization. Courses are scheduled year-round, and students must submit course registrations by the published registration deadline for the course(s) they wish to attend. The program is open to people from any faith tradition.
Course Audit: Audit students register in a course for interest but do not receive credit. Audit students receive the same support, and have access to all other services provided to St Stephen’s College students. Audit students are exempt from writing assignments and a final grade is not provided. Students may audit most courses, except those offered by correspondence; instructor permission must be obtained to audit an online course. Tuition for auditing online courses is the same as credit course tuition; all other courses may be audited for half the credit course fee.