F.A.Q.

How long are the studies at Augustine College?

Augustine College offers two distinct programmes of 4 months each: Ancient (September to December) and Modern (January to April).

How many weeks of classes are there?

There are 13 weeks of classes in each of the two programmes followed by one week of exams.

Are there electives?

Because Augustine College follows the older model of higher education, focused on knowledge important to the life of any human being, electives have not been created.

Can students enrol in single courses?

YES.

Does Augustine College have accreditation?

As a college offering two distinct four-month programmes, Augustine College is ineligible to receive accreditation and does not qualify as a designated learning institute in Canada.

This does not, however, have any bearing on the quality of the courses offered at this College, since it is partly so as to keep the quality high that we remain independent (not subject to academic demands incompatible with the traditional model of higher learning that we have brought back). A proof of the quality of the Augustine programme may be seen in the credit it is accorded at accredited institutions that know us, and by the esteem in which our students are held at these schools.

As Augustine College was conceived to offer an educational alternative to the large university, our enrolment will always be well below the number required for membership in Universities Canada/the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Instead of accreditation we have transfer agreements with a growing list of universities keen to have our students.
For more information see: accreditation.

What are transfer agreements?

We have an alternative accreditation through the recognition and acceptance of our courses at larger, established, degree-granting universities and colleges in both Canada and the United States.

Some of these universities grant Augustine College graduates the equivalent of one-and-a-half years of credit at their university. If there is a college or university you plan to attend after Augustine, let us know and we can establish with that institution what credits it will accept. It is our experience that almost all our full courses are granted credit, while seminar courses may not be exchangeable credits.