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University of Calgary Calendar 2011-2012 Undergraduate Admissions A.9 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.9.1 Standard Admission A.9.1.5 College Entrance Examinations
A.9.1.5 College Entrance Examinations

Applicants who are completing or have completed their twelfth year of education at an American high school may qualify for admission by obtaining acceptable scores on the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test, three appropriate SAT Subject Tests and proof of a high school diploma. An early offer of admission may be granted on the basis of these scores. If presenting the SAT Reasoning Test, a minimum score of 1100 (with no mark below 400) must be presented in the Math component and one of the Critical Reading or Writing components.  If presenting the ACT Test, a minimum composite score of 24 is required. However, since applicants compete for positions primarily on the basis of academic merit, higher averages will normally be required. Official International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) score reports may be presented for consideration in lieu of prescribed SAT Subject Tests.

Applicants may also qualify for admission by presenting acceptable scores on the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test and a high school transcript for assessment of specific high school courses which may be acceptable equivalents to prescribed SAT Subject Tests. A combination of senior level, university preparatory, honours, IB and/or AP courses may be considered.  Applicants should note that admission is on a competitive basis with consideration of both SAT/ACT scores and high school achievement.

All test scores and an official high school transcript showing that the high school diploma has been conferred must be received by August 1.

Notes:

1. This policy may also be used by applicants who have completed twelve years of schooling in a Canadian high school.

2. In order to be considered for admission to the University under the College Entrance Examinations category applicants must have completed the required tests prior to undertaking university/college studies.

3. Only one of SAT Math Level 1 or Math Level 2 may be presented for admission.

4. Applicants whose schooling has been completed in countries other than Canada or the United States (with the exception of those applicants who are completing their twelfth year of schooling at an American or Canadian high school overseas) are not eligible for entrance under the College Entrance Examinations category. Such applicants must present those certificates or credentials which normally grant admission to an accredited university within their home country.

5. Application information for the tests may be obtained from:

SAT:  http://www.collegeboard.com/

ACT:  http://www.actstudent.org/

Either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test is required for admission to all programs. If presenting the SAT Reasoning Test, the higher score of either Critical Reading or Writing will be considered in addition to the score in Math. For admission purposes, SAT Subject Tests are grouped as follows:

Group A

Literature (LR)

Group B

United States History (UH)

World History (WH)

Group C

Biology (Ecological or Molecular)

Chemistry (CH)

Math Level 1 (1C)

Math Level 2 (2C)

Physics (PH)

Group D

Chinese (CL)

French (FR or FL)

German (GM or GL)

Modern Hebrew (MH)

Italian (IT)

Japanese (JL)

Korean (KL)

Latin (LT)

Spanish (SP or SL)

 

The test requirements by faculty are:

Faculty of Arts
 
1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Subject from Group A

3. Subject from Group B, C or D

4. Subject from Group B, C or D

Faculty of Education

Concurrent programs are offered by the Faculty of Education with the Faculties of Art, Kinesiology, and Science. Refer to the specific requirements of the faculty offering the BA, BKin, BMus or BSc degree.

Haskayne School of Business

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 1 or 2

3. Subject from Group A

4. Subject from Group B, C or D

Faculty of Kinesiology

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 1 or 2

3. Biology (Ecological or Molecular)

4. Chemistry

Note: Physics is recommended for Biomechanics majors.

Faculty of Medicine

BCR

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Biology (Ecological or Molecular)

3. Subject from Group A

4. Subject from Group B, C or D

BHSc

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 1 or 2

3. Biology (Ecological or Molecular)

4. Chemistry

Faculty of Nursing

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 1

3. Biology (Ecological or Molecular)

4. Chemistry

Schulich School of Engineering

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 2

3. Chemistry

4. Physics

Faculty of Science

1. SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)

2. Math Level 1 or 2

3., 4. Two of Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics