Applying to Quest as a non-degree student is an ideal way to continue your education, whether it’s for personal interest, to earn credits toward a degree elsewhere, or to upgrade your university record to qualify for graduate school or a professional program. As a visiting student, your courses do not count towards a Quest degree, but are credit-courses, unless you choose to just audit a course.
Our courses are taught in 3.5-week blocks, which means you can join Quest at any point during the year.
Please review our Course Catalogue for course descriptions.
To be eligible, you must:
- Have completed at least one year of full-time university studies
- Be in good academic standing and submit your most current academic transcript
- Meet the English language requirements if English is not your first language
How to Apply
Visiting Course Fees
Each course taken at Quest for credit costs $4,375 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please note that Visiting Students are not eligible to apply for scholarships or financial aid from Quest.
Visiting students are required to live on campus and pay for a meal plan during the Block they are enrolled, unless they are already living in the local area. Students can view room and board costs on our Tuition & Fees page.
Audit a Course
Are you curious about Quest and want to try a class?
Auditing a course is a great way to benefit from our unique educational model! You’ll be a full participant in most in-class activities. That means doing the readings and taking part in discussions, projects, field trips, group work and more.
You don’t need to hand in papers or other written work and, in general, will not have your work graded. Your participation in small group projects, team presentations, etc. will be decided on a case-by-case basis. With the Tutor, you’ll figure out what makes sense for you.
How to Apply
- Review the Course Catalogue and choose what interests you, then email the Registrar and let them know you’d like to audit a course.
- Note that acceptance is on a space-available basis and is at the discretion of the Tutor, so they’ll likely want to chat with you before you sign up and start the Block.
Audit Fees & Policies
The cost to audit a course is $1,000 CDN.
Confirmation of attendance and all payments must be received at least one week prior to the start of the Block.
An auditor may drop the class at any time in the first week of the Block and receive a pro-rated refund. The audit fee is non-refundable after completion of the first week of the Block.
Payment of $1,000 CDN includes access to Quest facilities (library, computer lab and RecPlex) for the duration of the Block.
All audits are not-for-credit; audited Blocks do not count toward a Quest degree, nor can credit for them be transferred to another university.