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UofGH student relishes her program's flexibility

Jennifer Albanese says the University of Guelph-Humber’s Early Childhood Studies for Transfer Students program offers her the flexibility to pursue a job and still be able to attend classes as a full-time student.

When Albanese, a third-year student, completed an Early Childhood Education program from Seneca College, she wanted to continue along on her academic journey in pursuit of a degree.

Her search led her to UofGH, where she was able to transfer two years’ worth of credits. At the end of her studies, Albanese will earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Guelph as well as a new diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber.

“The program offered many choices,” Albanese said. “Even if I wanted to continue working full-time, I could do that. It was nice to know my back wasn't against a wall. With that being said, I attended all of the information sessions, webinars and collected the pamphlets too. I am comfortable with my decision.”

On Feb. 28, Admission Services will be hosting Admit Me! on UofGH campus. Participants can meet with an Admissions Coordinator to discuss your personal application, admissions requirements, and potential transfer credit as a student at UofGH. Attendees are also encouraged to bring your official transcripts and any supporting documentation for on-the-spot admission advising and assessment.

Albanese said she wanted to be part of a school that offered a hands-on learning experience. The University of Guelph-Humber’s small and intimate class sizes met that need. 

The UofGH student, who works at Upper Canada Child Care, said the process of transferring her credits and entering the ECS program was easy. Staff from Career Services were especially helpful when it came to answering questions about her future. Albanese said she’s happy with her decision to pursue the ECS program and recommends it for others as well.

“If you’re working, you can choose the online or hybrid option. If you think it will be financially difficult, look into OSAP, scholarships, bursaries and awards,” she said.

“I was initially hesitant because I wasn't sure that I wanted to leave my full-time job to come back to school, but I made the decision that in the end would benefit me and open up opportunities. I'm here and I don't regret it.”

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