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A.9.1.1 Alberta High School Students
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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 Undergraduate Admissions A.9 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.9.1 Standard Admission A.9.1.3 Students from Other Countries
A.9.1.3 Students from Other Countries
The United States

Any applicant from the United States may be considered for admission based on a combined evaluation including either standard college entrance exams (SAT or ACT) and their academic performance in high school and their rank in class.  For more information, refer to the Admission from US-Based Systems section of this calendar.  

Any applicant who has attended a university/college may not subsequently complete SAT or ACT tests in order to gain admission to the University of Calgary. These tests will only be accepted if completed prior to having taken university/college studies.

United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries

The General Certificate of Education/General Certificate of Secondary Education (or their equivalents) with standing in five appropriate subjects, of which at least two must be at the Advanced/A2 Level, are accepted as senior matriculation. The same subject cannot be counted at both levels. An Advanced Subsidiary subject will be considered in lieu of an Ordinary/GCSE level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary subjects will be considered in lieu of one Advanced level provided they do not duplicate subject matter of the Advanced or Ordinary/GSCE levels. Grades of D and E at the Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary levels and 7, 8 and 9 on School Certificates are not acceptable.

Note: High School applicants who are completing Alberta Grade XII subjects in lieu of Advanced Level and Ordinary Level subject requirements are required to present clear Alberta Grade XII senior matriculation (or equivalent from other provinces) with required standing in five appropriate subjects.

The University of Calgary awards advanced credit for specific Advanced Level subjects. Students should refer to the Alternatives to Regular Course Credit section of this Calendar for details.

Other Countries

Applicants educated in other countries may be considered for admission on their academic merits. Those completing Canadian high school subjects will always have the grades obtained in these subjects used in lieu of matriculation equivalents obtained on international certificates. More detailed information is available at:

International students seeking admission on the basis of documents not listed on the Admissions website should submit to the Recruitment and Admissions Office certificates indicating the subjects studied and the grades secured. When these certificates are in a language other than English, notarized English translations must accompany them.

Canadian citizens who have completed their high school education (twelfth or thirteenth year) under an educational system listed on the Admissions website will be required to meet the same admission requirements as outlined for that country.

Early Admission

An offer of early admission may be granted to international students who are currently completing their studies outside of Canada and the United States. Early admission is the primary route of admission and is based on final and/or midterm grades on appropriate matriculation subjects. Transcripts and other documentation required for consideration of an offer of early admission must be received no later than April 1. The offer of early admission is conditional upon receipt of final official transcripts confirming that admission requirements and admission average required by the faculty have been met. If official final transcripts verifying admissibility are not received by August 1, admission will be rescinded.

Applicants who are not granted early admission shall be considered for admission if transcripts reporting final grades and other required documentation are received by the deadline of April 1. Applications from students who do not qualify for early admission and are not able to provide final transcripts or other required documents by April 1 will be considered as time and resources permit.