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Qualifying Courses (Pre-university)

Qualifying courses are pre-university level courses that allow you to acquire the skills, abilities, and knowledge you need to be accepted into your program of choice and help you succeed in your studies at Université Laval.

These courses are designed to prepare you for most programs offered at Université Laval, and their content has been chosen to meet the admission requirements for these programs. Taking these courses in a university environment will help ease your integration into the program you wish to take.

The courses take place in class or online. Some courses may require high school level prerequisites. 

Target clientele

The qualifying courses are relevant to you if you are in one of these three situations: 

  • You are a mature applicant. You can submit an admission form at Université Laval in an undergraduate program. In that case, you may have to complete qualifying courses in a non-limited enrollment program. The list of qualifying courses you may have to take and pass could vary depending on the program. 
  • You hold a college diploma (DEC) or equivalent but lack certain knowledge for admission to a specific program, or are changing programs. If you are not already accepted in a program, you have to submit an application form for non-degree studies - pre-university level.  
  • You have studied outside of Québec and hold a pre-university diploma that is not equivalent to a DEC, but adds up to 12 years of education. You can submit an admission form at Université Laval in a non-limited enrollment undergraduate program. In that case, a 30-credit qualifying year will be requested. The list of qualifying courses you may have to take and pass could vary depending on the program. 

List of qualifying courses and schedules (French only)

*This course is only for out-of-province students enrolled in qualifying coursework or an undergraduate program.

**This course is reserved exclusively for applicants to an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Equivalencies between courses and objectives

Discipline College course code Course title Objective: DEC in liberal arts (700.A0) Objective: DEC in natural sciences  (200.B0) Objective: DEC in human sciences (300.A0) Qualifying course at UL
Biologie
 
NYA ou 301 Évolution et diversité du vivant 01Y5 00UK --- BIO-0150
  NYB ou 401 Structure et fonctionnement du vivant 01YJ 00XU --- BIO-0110
  921 ou 901 Biologie humaine --- --- 022V BIO-0110
Chimie NYA ou 101 Chimie générale - la matière 01Y6 00UL --- CHM-0150
  NYB ou 201 Chimie des solutions 01YH 00UM --- CHM-0160
  DYD ou 202 Chimie organique --- 00XV --- CHM-0250
Mathématiques NYA ou 103 Calcul différentiel 01Y1 00UN 022X* MAT-0150
  NYB ou 203 Calcul intégral 01Y2 00UP 022Y* MAT-0260 ou MAT-0250
  NYC ou 105 Algèbre linéaire et géométrie vectorielle 01Y4 00UQ 022Z* MAT-0130
Physique
 
NYA ou 101 Mécanique 01Y7 00UR --- PHY-0150
  NYB ou 201 Électricité et magnétisme 01YF 00US --- PHY-0250
  NYC ou 301 Ondes et physique moderne 01YG 00UT --- PHY-0260
Psychologie  102 Initiation à la psychologie --- --- 022K PSY-0100
Statistique 360-300 Méthodes quantitatives en sciences humaines --- --- 022P** STT-0150
  337 Statistique --- --- 022W** STT-0150
  201-300 (ou 201-301-RE ou 952-024) Formation complémentaire en méthodes quantitatives (ou Méthodes quantitatives avancées ou Statistiques en sciences humaines) --- --- 022W** STT-0150

*Math courses taken as part of a DEC in human sciences are accepted in a number of bachelor’s programs. Please read the admission requirements for the programs you are interested in.

**Université Laval only offers the advanced statistics qualifying course. Please read the admission requirements for the programs you are interested in to make sure you complete the required education.

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