It pays to apply early: how to apply to university well

By Redeemer University College Modified on November 08, 2017

What should students know before filling in their application?


Applying to universities is a big step and one that you want to do well. Here’s some advice on how to make the application process to Redeemer as seamless as possible:

1. Know the deadlines: It pays to apply early! Literally. Students who complete their application before December 15th will receive $250 for textbooks when you enrol in September. Better yet -- if you apply before January 31, you won’t have to pay the $40 application fee. Tip: The earlier you apply, the more prepared you’ll be to apply for financial aid before February 28th.

2. How to write a good “admission essay”: Rather than an essay, we ask our students to write a 250-word personal statement about how your Christian faith impacts your life and your desire to study at Redeemer University College. Take your time and be honest -- there’s no right or wrong answer, we just want to get to know you a bit better! Tip:. It’s always a good idea to save a copy of your personal statement on your computer just in case you need it again!

3. Apply on our website: Redeemer is a privately funded, publicly accredited university which means our application process is a little different from bigger universities. Students can apply to Redeemer directly on our website at Once your application is complete, you will hear back regarding your admission within 2-6 weeks.

As always, our admissions team is happy to help you through the process. You can email them at any time at To learn more about our programs or admission requirements, you can always refer to our website!