Strict conditions for eligibility apply to the Mature Student category, including demonstrating academic potential by completing a minimum number of specific courses within the last three years. Eligibility for admission to McGill as a Mature student depends on the academic history of the applicant. Mature status will be validated by McGill admissions staff only after the application and all relevant supporting documents have been submitted. Mature applicants are required to have completed additional university or college level coursework during the last 3 years to demonstrate their academic potential. Any previous studies will be taken into consideration and may serve as the basis for admission if deemed more suitable than Mature status.
Another category of mature candidates refers to people older than 45 years who did not follow the formal secondary school route in the South African schooling system and aspire to enter higher education. They may be admitted to university study subject to specified conditions and terms as specified by the Committee of University Principals and the senate of the university. Senate has to be of the opinion that such applicant may reasonably be expected to complete the chosen curriculum. Candidates may be obliged to meet such requirements before being admitted to the programme of their choice. The National Plan for Higher Education indicates the importance of broadening participation of employed workers and mature learners in further study opportunities.
LSE welcomes applications from mature students and values the contribution they make to the School community. LSE has a large proportion of postgraduate students which means that the student population is, on average, older than at many other universities and mature undergraduates should not feel out of place. LSE is able to offer some flexibility in its entrance requirements for mature applicants in recognition of the fact they may have life experience relevant to their intended field of study. For all applicants, including mature applicants, we look for evidence of relevant, recent, study indicating the ability and the motivation to study at a demanding level.
Before applying for a course, it will help to know what sort of applicant you are, what courses we offer, and what you are eligible to apply for. An undergraduate degree is a program of study that leads to a bachelor degree generally three years or an associate degree generally two years. Courses classified as undergraduate at Deakin University include associate degrees, bachelor degrees and bachelor degrees honours.