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A.5.1.2 Standard Admission For High School Students

Standard admission is based on five approved courses required for admission to a program. Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Students presenting an Approved Option as their fifth course must obtain a minimum 65 per cent average on the remaining four courses in addition to meeting the program specific competitive admission average. For students attending schools operating on non-semester system (linear), admission will be based on mid-year (mid-term) grades.

Students must submit their application for admission by March 1 and an interim transcript by March 31 that shows final grades to date and current course registrations. For more information visit: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply.

Standard Admission Requirements

The admission average will be calculated using five courses including final grade 11 grades and at least two grade 12 academic courses required for admission. If both grade 11 and 12 grades are provided the grade 12 grade will be used.

Students who wish to start in the Fall term and complete required courses during the summer prior to admission may not normally be considered for admission.

Equivalent courses will be considered for students who have completed studies outside the province of Alberta.

Faculty/Program Required Courses Supplementary Requirements Notes
Arts      

BA, BSc, BCC, BCMS, BFS

English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Four approved courses at the 20 or 30 level of which one may be an approved option
  Some programs have first year courses with specific prerequisites. While not required for admission, the following are recommended:
Math 30-1: Earth Science, Economics, Geography and Psychology
Biology & Chemistry 30: Earth Science and Psychology

Fine Art Programs: Visual Studies, Dance, Drama & Music

English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1

Four approved courses at the 20 or 30 level*

*Approved courses may include locally developed courses specific to Art, Dance, Drama or Music. A maximum of two Approved Fine Arts Courses are permitted. Either two Fine Arts Options, or one Fine Arts Option and one 3 or 5 credit option may be used.

Visual Studies: portfolio required
BMus: complete online audition form and audition.
Dance: audition and statement of interest required
Admission to the BMus, BA (Music) or Minor in Music programs requires evidence of successful completion of Advanced Rudiments or the departmental music theory diagnostic exam.
Werklund School of Education      

4 Year Program (Community Based)

English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1 AND

Language Arts: One of Science 20 or 30, Biology 20 or 30, Chemistry 20 or 30, Physics 20 or 30, three approved courses at the 20 or 30 level of which one may be an approved option

Mathematics and Science: Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1, and two of Biology 20 or 30, Chemistry 20 or 30, Physics 20 or 30, Mathematics 31 or CTS Computer Science Advanced (5 credits), and one approved option at the 20 or 30 level

Social Studies: Social Studies 20-1 or 30-1, and one of Science 20 or 30, Biology 20 or 30, Chemistry 20 or 30, Physics 20 or 30 and two approved courses at the 20 or 30 level of which one may be an option
Must meet course requirements for faculty offering the concurrent degree.

  Preference for admission will be given to students from rural communities.

Concurrent Program

Must meet course requirements for faculty offering the concurrent degree.    
Science English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1
Two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the 20 or 30 level*, Mathematics 31, CTS Computer Science Advanced
One approved course or option at the 20 or 30 level
 

Although courses may not be required for admission, they may be prerequisites for first year courses. Students are encouraged to take high school courses related to their intended major.

Schulich School of Engineering English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 31 Chemistry 20 OR 30
Physics 20 OR 30
Energy Engineering: Supplementary Application required Students who do not present Math 31 please see section 3.1 in the Schulich School of Engineering section.
Kinesiology      
Most programs English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1
Biology 20 or 30
Chemistry 20 or 30
One approved course or option at the 20 or 30 level 
   
Biomechanics English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1*
Biology 20 or 30
Chemistry 20 or 30
Mathematics 31^
 

*A grade of 70% in Math 20-1 or 30-1 is required.

^If Mathematics 31 is  not available the admission average will be based on four courses.

Although not required for admission, Physics 30 is strongly recommended as it is a prerequisite for some courses.

Cumming School of Medicine      
BCR English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Biology 20 OR 30
Three approved courses at the 20 OR 30 level of which one may be approved option
   
BHSc English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1*
Biology 20 OR 30
Chemistry 20 OR 30
One approved course or option at the 20 OR 30 level
Online supplementary application *A grade of 70% in Math 20-1 or 30-1 is required
Nursing English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2 OR 30-1 or 30-2
Biology 20 or 30
Chemistry 20 or 30
One approved course or option at the 20 or 30 level
  Math 30-2 is preferred for admission to Nursing
Haskayne School of Business English Language Arts 20-1 OR 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 OR 30-1
Three approved courses at the 20 or 30 level one of which may be an approved option
   
Social Work Students must complete two years (60 units of courses) including Social Work 201 OR the Alberta Social Work Diploma to be considered for admission Students must also submit the Social Work Supplementary Application Form, a resume, references and essay  
Approved Courses

The following is a list of approved Alberta high school courses. Further details and information regarding equivalent courses for other Canadian provinces and territories are available at ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/explore-programs by selecting a program of interest and choosing an admission type and curriculum.

  • Aboriginal Studies 20 or 30 (5 credits)
  • Any International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Biology 20 or 30
  • Chemistry 20 or 30
  • Computing Science, Intermediate Level (5 credits) or Advanced Level (5 credits) Career and Technology Series
  • Fine Arts courses*- For admission to non-Fine Arts programs, only one Art, Music or Drama course may be used: Art 20 or 30 or 21 or 31, Choral Music 20 or 30, General Music 20 or 30, Instrumental Music 20 or 30, Drama 20 or 30, Dance 25 or 35
  • Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 20 or 30 level
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 30-1
  • Mathematics 20-2 or 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physical Education 20 or 30
  • Physics 20 or 30
  • Science 20 or 30
  • Social Studies 20-1 or 30-1

Notes:

  • Two courses in the same subject area may not be presented to satisfy entrance requirements unless the courses are Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 and Mathematics 31.
  • Only one Grade 12 level course in a language stream may be used to satisfy admission requirements.
  • A minimum grade of 70 per cent in Alberta Mathematics 30-1 is the prerequisite for first year math courses.
  • Alberta Science 30 cannot substitute in for specific grade 12 science courses required for admission (Chemistry, Biology, Physics).
Approved Options
  • Other five-credit 20- or 30-level courses excluding Special Projects 30 and English 30-2.
  • Three-credit courses: two three-credit 20- or 30-level courses can be combined to fulfil ONE requirement. Courses at the 20 level and 30 level CANNOT be combined to satisfy a course requirement.
  • One-credit courses: five intermediate or five advanced credits in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) can be used to fulfil ONE requirement. Intermediate and Advanced Credits cannot be combined to satisfy a course requirement.
Conditions of Admission

Standard Admission offers are conditional upon receipt of final transcripts. Students must maintain their academic standing, complete all grade 12 course requirements and obtain their Alberta Grade 12 Graduation, or equivalent. Students who fail to meet this requirement or do not provide final official transcripts by August 1 will have their admission and registration cancelled.

Applicants who meet admission requirements with final grades will only be considered for admission upon receipt of an official final transcript and if space is still available at that time.

Alternate Admission Offers

Applicants will be considered for their first and second choice programs in order of choice. Applicants who are not granted admission to their first or second choice programs may be waitlisted and/or offered admission to an alternate program.