Help Centre

Is eCourses for me?

eCourses Manitoba could be the service you need to complete your educational goals. See the questions below for your specific circumstances. 

  • Who can take online courses listed on the eCourses website?

    Students who are active at any of our partner universities or colleges can take courses from our catalogue. If the course is offered by a university or college that isn’t your home, you must take the course on a Letter of Permission. You should talk to an academic advisor if you’re unsure whether a course fits your program of study.

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  • Can international students take courses on the eCourses website?

    If you’re already a student at one of our partner institutions, then yes. International students who have been admitted to one of our partner institutions are welcome to use eCourses Manitoba to request a Letter of Permission (LOP). If you haven’t been accepted to one of our partners but you’re interested in studying in Manitoba, we encourage you to visit the following links:

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  • Can I take courses from more than one institution at a time?

    Yes! Just make sure you complete the process on How It Works separately for each course. In some cases, that means submitting multiple applications.

    Registering for too many courses may put you in an overload situation. If that’s you, you’ll need get approval from your Dean or academic advisor.

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  • Can I take on-campus courses too?

    Yes, you can register for on-campus courses at your home institution. You can also register for on-campus courses at a host institution, as long as it’s on a Letter of Permission.

    Registering for too many courses may put you in an overload situation. If that’s you, you’ll need get approval from your Dean or academic advisor.

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  • I’m in high school. Can I take courses listed on the eCourses website?

    It depends. Some of our partner institutions offer dual credit programs for high school students. These programs allow you to take courses toward both your senior year of high school and a university degree. We encourage you to explore your options and meet with your guidance counsellor for more information on applying to dual credit programs. Use the links below to help determine your eligibility. Your guidance counsellor will assist you with the application process.

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  • I don’t have a home institution. Can I register for a course?

    It depends on the course you wish to take. There are some courses that are accessible for those not currently enrolled in studies. Courses that are classified as a ‘degree’ course are only available to students who are currently studying with one of our seven partners. Certificate and diploma courses are available to anyone. If you have more questions, get in touch with our Virtual Help Desk for answers!

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  • Is it possible to complete an entire degree or diploma online?

    It depends on what you want to study. Some universities and colleges have programs with that option. If you’re interested in completing a degree, refer to this article at the University of Manitoba to see which of their programs are available online. For a college diploma or certificate, refer to this article at Red River College for a list of online programs. Assiniboine Community College also offers a number of online programs.

    You can also supplement the courses offered at your home institution by transferring online courses from other institutions. Just ask our Virtual Help Desk if you have questions about this process.

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  • My home institution is not an eCourses partner. Can I register for a course?

    If you are currently a student at a post-secondary institution and they are not an eCourses partner, you may be able to register for courses. You would need to speak with an advisor at your home institution to find out what the Letter of Permission process is and to determine if the course you want to take will transfer. After that, you would need to apply as a visiting student. Since your school is not an eCourses partner, you would not be eligible for the fee waivers.

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