Holland College | Open Academic Studies

Open Academic Studies

Start Date: September and January
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: No Credential Issued
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level

  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition approximately $416/course (dependent on course choice)
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 668 plus 1st semester course cost
2ndinstallment due January 6 2nd semester course cost
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 700
Total $ 700

Students can take as many or as few of the OAS courses and add courses from other programs where seats are available if they wish.

$416.00/Holland College course

Open Academic Studies-1st semester

PSYC 1001 Psychology 1: Core Concepts
COMM 1003 Leadership and Group Dynamics
COMP 1000 Computer Essentials
  Electives (optional)

Open Academic Studies-2nd semester

COMM 1002 Writing for College
PSYC 1002 Psychology II
  Electives (optional)

Open Academic Studies will help you discover which full-time program at Holland College is right for you.

Program Overview

If you would like to attend college on either a full-time or part-time basis but don’t know what program you would like to take, Open Academic Studies may be right for you.

Open Academic Studies is not a program. Students may choose from five courses that are transferable to full-time programs at Holland College: Computer Essentials, Psychology I, Psychology II, Leadership & Group Dynamics, and Writing for College; or they can take courses that are part of programs if there are seats available and they meet the admission requirements.

The coordinator for the Office of Academic Advising can help you choose from available courses and create a schedule


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