A Letter of Permission is required if a student wishes to enroll in a course at another institution while currently studying at the University of Manitoba.

University 1 students are required to meet with a U1 Academic Advisor prior to submitting a Letter of Permission application. University 1 students may be permitted to register in a maximum of one course at another post-secondary institution on a Letter of Permission.

To qualify for a Letter of Permission, University 1 students must:

  • have completed at least 24 credit hours of courses at UM with all grades posted in Aurora. Courses that are in progress, identified as VW, or transferred into UM do not contribute to the minimum credit hour requirement.
  • have an institutional Cumulative GPA (CGPA) at UM of 2.0 or higher, and be a student in good academic standing.
  • not have a hold on their student account that prevents registration.
  • meet all high school and university-level prerequisites for the equivalent course at UM
  • demonstrate that:
    • the requested course is required for admission to their target program at UM
    • there is no option to complete the requested course (or an accepted alternate) at UM before the next application deadline
    • the specific course is the only admission requirement that has not yet been completed (i.e., the student has completed all other admission requirements and has achieved the minimum AGPA for application.)

University 1 students who do not meet the above noted qualifying conditions, are not allowed to study at another institution on a Letter of Permission.  


  • UM students who need to complete the Medical Terminology course at RRC Polytechnic to fulfill admission requirements for a program at RRC must obtain a Letter of Permission, but are not required to meet the eligibility criteria listed above.  Contact the University 1 office at 204-474-6209/university_1@umanitoba.ca for more information.
  • UM students who will participate in the Explore Program are not required to meet the eligibility criteria listed above.  To learn more about the Explore Program, visit https://englishfrench.ca/explore/