Graduate Studies Preparation Programs

Beginning your master's program at a North American university is exciting, but it can also pose challenges. Everything from admission requirements to cultural practices are unfamiliar, and academic standards, practices and expectations are different in Canada and the US from graduate schools outside of North America.

Prepare for a successful transition to graduate studies by gaining the skills and strategies to choose the right program, boost your chances of being accepted into your chosen graduate school and thrive once you're there.

Courses and Programs


International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP)

Succeed and thrive in master’s programs in Canada or the US. In this full-time, 14-week program, plan your ideal academic path, learn how to apply to North American universities and colleges, and master the academic and cultural skills essential for Canadian or American universities and colleges. IGSPP offers guidance and mentorship at a top-tier university in a supportive environment. LEARN MORE

Pre-Graduate School Summer Program (PGSSP)

Prepare for graduate school success in this three-week intensive pre-master's summer school program, designed for upper-level undergraduate students and recent graduates. Gain strategies and develop a plan for choosing, applying to and succeeding in a master's program in Canada or the US. With a comprehensive core course, workshops and networking opportunities, gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed in a North American graduate school. LEARN MORE