We offer a growing selection of diverse learning opportunities. If you would like more information about anything that we offer, or if you have any questions, please feel free
to contact us.

UT 1 (University Transition First Year)

Designed for global students, this one year program delivers 27 semester hours (or more) of university credit in a supportive environment. Students take the first year of their degree, including their major. Half of the courses are taken with a global cohort and half are taken with Canadian classmates. Throughout, students have regular sessions with their learning coach to help with all assignments, with a bilingual instructor to discuss and research in the first language, and with the program director for academic and career advice. After completing this first year, students continue into the second year of their major. See the UT1 website for more information.

Freshman Academy

Freshman Academy is a cohort-based one-year program, combining a first year of credit with an environment of camaraderie, accountability, and support.  This program is designed for students whose high school scores fall slightly below the admission requirements, for students who are missing an academic course, and for students who desire a strong, supportive start to university.  Go to the Freshman Academy website

Online Courses

TWU Extension offers a number of online courses each semester.  For details, see the Online course listings.

Part-time studies

Through TWU Extension, we provide individuals with an opportunity to access TWU courses on a casual basis. The learning, discovery, and growth you will experience at TWU will provide you with a meaningful worldview and inspire you to make a difference. You can view a list of courses being offered here. To view all courses being offered at Trinity Western University, visit: www.twu.ca/es.

Retreat courses

Retreating from today's hectic life-styles, this type of concentrated format in an out-of-the-way country location, provides an opportunity for professors and students to have a deeper impact in each other's lives. Together they experience all aspects of life as they exchange ideas, build community, and participate jointly in recreational and basic living activities.

Teachers' Courses

TWU offers elementary, middle & high school teachers practical courses for professional development. Most of the courses can be applied towards the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (which ladders into TWU’s MA in Leadership - Education stream) or the Graduate Certificate in Christian Schooling (which ladders into ACTS Seminaries’ MA in Christian Studies). 

TESOL Certificate

Trinity Western University's Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate Program is a comprehensive (30 sem. hrs.) university program that provides an overview, theories, and practical teaching techniques for various learning styles, age groupings, and levels in teaching English as a second or foreign language. Go to the TESOL certificate website

Travel Studies

Travel studies courses are designed to give you the chance to experience learning in a nontraditional context and to develop a global perspective as you combine course theory with first-hand experience. It's a chance to explore the world, satisfy your curiosity, and enrich your life. Visit the travel studies website for more details.