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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 Undergraduate Admissions A.9 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.9.1 Standard Admission A.9.1.1 Alberta High School Students
A.9.1.1 Alberta High School Students

The basic general admission requirement to the University is Alberta Grade XII graduation, or equivalent, with required standing in five appropriate subjects. 

1. Admission to all programs will be on a competitive basis and an average is normally calculated on five specified subjects as detailed under "Admission Requirements".

2. Students presenting a subject from Group C or D as their fifth subject must obtain a minimum average of 65.0 per cent on the remaining four subjects and an overall average which meets the current competitive requirement.

Alberta high school applicants should check the Alberta high school subject chart and faculty listings below to ascertain the admission requirements of the faculty of their choice.

Group A

Social Studies 30 or Social Studies 30-1

French 30-level (see note 6)
Languages other than English at 30-level (see notes 3 and 6)

Group B

Applied Mathematics 30

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Mathematics 31

Physics 30

Pure Mathematics 30

Science 30

Computing Science, Advanced Level Career and Technology Series (5 credits)

Group C

Art 30

Art 31

Dance 35

Drama 30

Music 30

Music 31

Group D

Other five-credit (or two three-credit) Grade XII subjects (excluding Special Projects 30) or five credits of Advanced Level Career and Technology Series (CTS) courses.

Notes:

1. For Alberta high school students, the University of Calgary uses the combined grade (50% teacher-reported grade; 50% diploma examination grade) when determining the student's admissibility and senior matriculation average. The Alberta advanced high school diploma is not required for admission.

2. English Language Arts 30-1 is a required subject for admission to all faculties at the University of Calgary.

3. A student may not present for admission two subjects in the same field (e.g., both English Language Arts 30-1 and English Language Arts 30-2) with the following exceptions: Pure Mathematics 30 and Mathematics 31; Applied Mathematics 30 and Mathematics 31; languages (excluding French - see Note 6) with the permission of the Director of Admissions; Art 30 and Art 31 or Music 30 and Music 31 (Fine Arts programs only).

4. Both Applied Mathematics 30 and Pure Mathematics 30 cannot be presented for admission.

5. Applicants presenting Applied Mathematics 30 who subsequently wish to enter a program requiring Pure Mathematics 30 must successfully complete (in some cases with specified standing) Mathematics 101 through Athabasca University or Pure Mathematics 30 through an Alberta high school. Other alternatives may be available through the University and Mount Royal University.

6. Only one of French 30, 31A, 31B, 31C; French Language Arts 30, 30-2; Francais 30, 30-2 may be used to satisfy admission requirements.

7. One of Social Studies 33 or Social Studies 30-2 may be accepted as a Group D subject if neither Social Studies 30 or Social Studies 30-1 are presented.

Faculty of Arts

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Subject from Group A or B

3. Subject from Group A or B

4. Subject from Group A or B*

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

* Applicants to a Fine Arts program (Art History, Visual Studies, Dance, Drama or Music) may present a subject from Group A, B or C.

Notes:

1. In addition to the academic requirements, students applying to the Visual Studies program must submit a portfolio and a written statement. Students applying to the Bachelor of Music program must audition. Students applying to the Dance program must audition and submit a written statement. For more information about programs, please refer to the Faculty of Arts section of the Calendar.

2. Enrolment in the Art History, Communications Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, International Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Law and Society, Psychology, and Visual Studies majors is limited.

3. Students intending to Major in Archaeology (Concentration in Physical Anthropology), Economics, Geography or Psychology should note that Pure Mathematics 30 is a prerequisite for many of the required courses and should be completed prior to admission.

4. Additional Grade X11 subjects are required prior to graduation for some programs.  See the Compulsory and Recommended Matriculation Subjects Table below.

5. Students applying to a program in the fine arts — including all programs in Art History, Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Studies (Art) — may apply a subject from Group A, B or C for their fourth subject.

Legend: C (Compulsory); S (Suggested as useful preparation)

Faculty of Arts Matriculation Subjects
Department and Major Field EnglishLanguage Arts 30-1 PureMathematics 30 Biology 30    Chemistry 30 Mathematics 31 Physics 30
BSc Psychology    C       C             C       C          S    S
BSc (Honours) Primatology (Anthropology)    C       S    C       C       -    -
BA, BA (Hons), BSc, BSc (Hons) Archaeology (Concentration in Physical Anthropology)    C       C    C       C       -    -
BSc Geography    C       C    S       S       S    S
BA Economics       C       C             S       S       S    S

Faculty of Education

Normally, only those students who have completed a previous degree will be eligible for admission to the BEd program. However in cooperation with other faculties and departments, a number of five-year combined degree programs are available where students complete three years of study with the cooperating unit and then the final two years of their study with the Faculty of Education.

Haskayne School of Business

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30

3. Subject from Group A or B

4. Subject from Group A or B

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Faculty of Kinesiology

BKin or BSc Four-Year Degree (excluding Biomechanics and Exercise and Health Physiology - see below)

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 31

3. Biology 30

4. Chemistry 30

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Biomechanics

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30 with a minimum grade of 70%

3. Mathematics 31

4. Chemistry 30

5. Biology 30

Note: Physics 30 is recommended.

Exercise and Health Physiology

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30 with a minimum grade of 70%

3. Biology 30

4. Chemistry 30

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Faculty of Medicine

BCR

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Biology 30

3. Subject from Group A or B

4. Subject from Group A or B

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Note: Applicants must also submit a BCR Statement form. Refer to the Faculty of Medicine section of this Calendar for more information

BHSc

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30 with a minimum grade of 70%

3. Biology 30

4. Chemistry 30

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Note: Applicants must also submit a Supplementary Application. Refer to the Faculty of Medicine (BHSc) section of this Calendar for more information.

Faculty of Nursing

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30

3. Biology 30

4. Chemistry 30

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D (Social Studies 30 or Social Studies 30-1 recommended)

Schulich School of Engineering

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30

3. Mathematics 31*

4. Chemistry 30

5. Physics 30

*A student who does not present Mathematics 31 but has a high academic average may present an alternate academic subject in lieu of Mathematics 31 for admission. Each case shall be judged by the Faculty. If admitted, such students will be required to take an alternative calculus stream to overcome this deficiency. Note: This excludes students who have previously taken Mathematics 31.

Faculty of Science

1. English Language Arts 30-1

2. Pure Mathematics 30

3., 4. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31 or Computing Science, Advanced Level CTS (5 credits)

5. Subject from Group A, B, C or D

Notes:

1. Enrolment in majors or concentrations offered by the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Geoscience is limited.

2. To enter first-year courses for a Science major, students must present the Grade XII subjects listed.  See the Compulsory and Recommended High School Matriculation Subjects Table below.

Legend: C (Compulsory); R (Recommended)
Faculty of Science Matriculation Subjects
Deparment and Major Field English Language Arts 30-1 Pure Mathematics 30 Mathematics 31 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30
Biological Sciences

 

 

 

     
Biochemistry

C

C

R

C

C

R

Biological Sciences

C

C

R

C

C

R

Botany

C

C

R

C

C

R

Cellular/Molecular/Microbial

C

C

R

C

C

R

Ecology

C

C

R

C

C

R

Zoology

C

C

R

C

C

R

Chemistry            
Applied Chemistry

C

C

R

-

C

R

Chemical Physics

C

C

R

-

C

R

Chemistry

C

C

R

-

C

R

Computer Science

C

C

R

-

-

-

Environmental Science

C

C

R

*

C

*

Geoscience  

 

       
Earth Sciences

C

C

R

-

C

R

Geology

C

C

R

-

C

R

Geophysics

C

C

R

-

C

R

Mathematics and Statistics            
Actuarial Science

C

C

R

-

-

-

Applied Mathematics

C

C

R

-

-

R

Pure Mathematics

C

C

R

-

-

-

Statistics

C

C

R

-

-

-

Physics and Astronomy            
Astrophysics

C

C

R

-

C

R

Chemical Physics

C

C

R

-

C

R

Physics

C

C

R

-

C

R

*Biology 30 is required for the concentration in Biological Sciences. Geography concentration does not require completion of Physics courses.

Faculty of Social Work

The Faculty of Social Work will consider for admission only those applicants who have successfully completed a minimum of twenty half university courses. Normally, first- or second-year students enter another undergraduate faculty.

Notes:

1. Applicants applying under the College Entrance Examinations policy are required to present a high school diploma. All other applicants are strongly recommended to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent.

2. Applicants not able to present the required average or five subjects will not be admitted. Exceptions to this regulation are only made when applicants enter the University under the Adult Student policy.

3. The University reserves the right to prescribe additional examinations in cases where doubt exists concerning matriculation.

Further details regarding admission requirements are given in each faculty entry in this Calendar.

Early Admission for High School Students

An offer of early admission may be granted to above-average students in Canadian high schools seeking admission to the Fall Session. Early admission is based on the current and/or final grades in two appropriate academic matriculation subjects (English Language Arts 30-1 or Group A or Group B subjects as defined on the Alberta high school subject chart under A.9.1 Standard Admission). For the Faculties of Kinesiology, Medicine (BHSc program) and Nursing, the average is calculated over two of English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Biology 30 or Chemistry 30. For the Faculty of Science, the average is calculated over two of English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31 or Physics 30. Early admission will be granted if the applicant presents a specified average on these two subjects with no grade below 60% in all subjects for which grades are available. Where more than two grades are submitted, the best two grades will be used. When final grades are available, high school applicants will be required to meet the admission requirements and admission average required by their faculty. Students who fail to meet these requirements will have their admission and registration cancelled. If official transcripts verifying admissibility are not received by August 1, admission will be rescinded.

Qualified high school students who wish to be considered for early admission should self-report the required grade information directly on the Application for Admission. Alternatively, students can submit the application as soon as possible and provide or update their course and grade information by logging onto their MyUofC account at https://my.ucalgary.ca/ and clicking on "Apply for Undergraduate Admission." Changes can be made until the appropriate application deadline. After the deadline, all changes will be reviewed and applicants notified by May 30. Deadline dates may be found at www.ucalgary.ca/admissions.

Applicants who are not granted early admission will have their admissibility determined upon receipt of official transcripts of final grades. Applicants who are granted early admission to their second program choice but who meet the admission requirements and final admission average for their first program choice, will be admitted to their first program choice.

Note: Applicants who complete required matriculation subjects during Summer 2010 cannot be considered for early admission.