The University Preparatory Program (UPP), is for students who have never had the opportunity to study at University. The Program has just closed its first semester intake for 2015, and has experienced a record number of applications.
According to Program Coordinator, Dr Chad Habel, the number of applications received this past semester is about double what is normal for that time of year.
‘The UPP is now in its fifth year, and so it’s really great to see this level of interest in the Program,’ Chad said.
‘Although we obviously can’t give a position to everyone who applies, we have a robust and fair admission process and we try to give a chance to everyone that is really serious about having a second chance at formal education.’
The Program is designed for Australian citizens and permanent residents who, for any number of reasons, have not been able to enter a University degree. The structured program of core and elective courses comprise around one year of full-time equivalent study, which explicitly prepares students for studying at the University of Adelaide. Some of the courses are generic skills-based, while others are discipline-specific aimed at preparing students to study in particular areas such as Arts, Science, or Nursing.
Former students of the Program report that it was extremely helpful in not only granting them access to a university degree, but helping them to build the skills needed to succeed at university.
The next intake is Semester 2, 2016. More information about the University Preparatory Program.