Applicants, who are 21 years of age or older by the start of the term to which they are seeking admission but are unable to present the five high school courses required for admission, are automatically considered for admission as an Adult Student. Only applicants who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents may be considered for admission under this category.
Adult Students must present English Language Arts 30-1 or an acceptable background. Additional grade 12 level high school subjects, or equivalent, are normally required by the faculty to which the student is seeking admission. In addition, the University's requirements for English language proficiency apply to Adult Students (see the section titled English Language Proficiency).
Regardless of the last level completed, copies of school records are required for students applying as Adult Students. Applicants who are required to complete certain matriculation level subjects must present documents indicating successful completion prior to admission being granted. Advanced credits, if any, are awarded only upon receipt of official transcripts by the Recruitment and Admissions Office. Students completing level II courses (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics) through Continuing Education will have their results automatically forwarded to the Recruitment and Admissions Office. However, applicants are asked to indicate on their Application for Admission that these subjects or other subjects are being taken and the expected date of completion.
Applicants to the Faculty of Arts shall be considered for admission on the basis of their grade in English Language Arts 30-1. Applicants to the Haskayne School of Business shall have their average calculated on English Language Arts 30-1 and Pure Mathematics 30 (or Mathematics 30-1). Applicants to the Faculties of Kinesiology, Medicine - BHSc and Nursing shall have their average calculated on the four specified subjects. Applicants to Medicine - BCR shall have their average calculated on English Language Arts 30-1 and Biology 30. Applicants to the Schulich School of Engineering shall have their average calculated on the five required subjects. Applicants to the Faculty of Science shall have their average calculated on English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30 (or Mathematics 30-1), and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Mathematics 31. The Werklund School of Education considers the average calculated on the subjects required for admission to the co-operating faculty offering the BA, BKin, BMus or BSc degree for admission to their concurrent BEd program. Adult students are encouraged to contact their faculty office to ensure that they have adequate background for the program they intend to complete.