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University Transfer Program Stage I

University Transfer Program Stage I: Foundation

The foundation for your UICC education starts with UTP Stage I. This eight-month program bridges secondary school and undergraduate studies, making it the ideal first step towards your study goals. 

UTP Stage I consists of eight courses designed to prepare you for entry to university-level programs. Successful completion of UTP Stage I with the necessary grades assures you entry to of UICC’s UTP Stage II program.


  • Two terms


  • January, May and September


  • Calgary campus

Please visit the Fees page for tuition costs and fees.

Your Direct Pathway to a Degree at the University of Lethbridge

Step 1

High school

Complete high school.

Step 2

UICC - University Transfer Program I: Foundation

Complete your ULethbridge International College Foundation program. Min of 2.5 GPA must be achieved in order to progress from Foundation to UTP II.

Step 3

UICC - University Transfer Program II

Complete your ULethbridge International College Calgary program. All programs should have 10 courses selected by the University of Lethbridge to ensure a successful transition to Year 2 at the University of Lethbridge.

Step 4

2nd year at University of Lethbridge

Students will be guaranteed admission into the Bachelor of Management program in the University of Lethbridge with 30 credits (10 courses) toward their degree upon successful completion of the program transfer including:
  • CGPA of 2.50
  • Grade of C+ or better in all required pathway courses
  • All required courses based on their major and a minimum of 10 courses and 30 credits overall


Please see below for a sample of courses that may be offered in UTP Stage I:

  • Interdisciplinary Special Topics 101
  • Interdisciplinary Special Topics 102
  • Beginning with Algebra
  • Business Management
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Computers and their Applications
  • Introduction to Computing Concepts and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Introduction to Philosophical Reasoning
  • Introduction to University Writing
  • World Issues

70% Jump Rule

Students may be eligible to “jump” to UTP Stage II if in a single term they successfully complete four UTP Stage I classes with a minimum 70% in each course.

UTP Stage II

Upon successful completion of the UTP Stage I program, students will be eligible to progress to the UTP Stage II program, Business Management.

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