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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Admissions A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.5.1 Canadian High School Students A.5.1.3 Early Admission Process for Current High School Students
A.5.1.3 Early Admission Process for Current High School Students

The early admission process considers current high school students who present a competitive admission average calculated on four approved courses. The average will be calculated on grades from 20-level courses (or equivalent). If grades for 30-level (or equivalent) courses are available, they will be used to calculate the average.

Admitted students must complete all 30-level (or equivalent) course requirements outlined in A.5.1.1, maintain the admission average required for admission in the year of application and obtain their Alberta Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent).

Equivalent courses will be used for courses completed outside the province of Alberta. For information on course equivalencies visit: live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/requirements.

Faculty/Program Required Courses Supplementary Requirements
Arts

Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Studies

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Social Studies 20-1
  • Two approved courses
Dance: statement of interest and audition.
BMus: online audition form and audition.
Visual Studies: portfolio.

Economics

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Two approved courses

Geography (BA, BSc), Psychology (BA)

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • Two approved courses

Psychology (BSc)

  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1

All Other Programs

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • Social Studies 20-1
  • One approved course
Cumming School of Medicine

BCR

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Biology 20
  • Two approved courses

BHSc

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
Online supplementary application.
Haskayne School of Business
 
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Two of:
    • Aboriginal Studies 20 (5 credits),
    • Biology 20,
    • Chemistry 20,
    • CTS Computing Science 20 level (5 credits),
    • Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level,
    • Physics 20,
    • Science 20,
    • Social Studies 20-1
Kinesiology
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
Nursing
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
Indigenous Community
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
Interview required.

Admission into this route requires applicants belong to Treaty 7 or Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3 at the time of application and for the duration of the program. For further details about communities see the Faculty of Nursing
Rural Community
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
Supplementary essay required.

Admission into this route requires applicants reside in Alberta and within 120 km of the community at the time of application and for the duration of the program. For further details about communities see the Faculty of Nursing
Science
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20
  
Schulich School of Engineering
Regular admission route:
  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20

Biology-based admission route:

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Chemistry 20
  • Biology 20
Admission offers via the Biology-based admission route are conditional on successful completion of the Schulich School of Engineering Summer Bioengineering Institute prior to the start of the engineering program.
Werklund School of Education
Four Year Education Program: Community-Based

Early Childhood Education

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • One of Social Studies 20-1, Aboriginal Studies 20, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
  • One approved course at the 20 level
Preference for admission into this program is given to students in rural and remote areas of Alberta. For further details, see Undergraduate Programs in Education.

English Language Arts

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Two of Social Studies 20-1, Aboriginal Studies 20, Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
  • One approved course at the 20 level

Mathematics,
Science

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, CTS Computing Science 20 level (5 credits)

Social Studies, Social Studies – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Social Studies 20-1
  • Two of Aboriginal Studies 20, Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
Four Year Education Program: On-Campus

Elementary:
Early Childhood Education

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
  • One of Social Studies 20-1, Aboriginal Studies 20, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
  • One approved course at the 20 level

Elementary:
English Language Arts,
Fine Arts Education

Secondary:
English Language Arts,
Fine Arts Education – Drama,
Fine Arts Education – Visual Studies

K-12:
English Language Learners,
Second Languages

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Two of Social Studies 20-1, Aboriginal Studies 20 (5 credits), Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
  • One approved course at the 20 level

Elementary:
Mathematics,
Science

Secondary:
Mathematics,
Science – Biology,
Science – Physics

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, CTS Computing Science 20 level (5 credits)

 

Elementary:
Social Studies
Social Studies – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages, Social Studies

Secondary:
Social Studies

  • English Language Arts 20-1
  • Social Studies 20-1
  • One of Aboriginal Studies 20, Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 20 level
  • One approved course at the 20 level
Concurrent Education Program

Must meet course requirements for faculty offering the concurrent degree.

Approved Courses

The following is a list of approved Alberta high school courses. For information on equivalent courses visit live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/requirements.

  • Aboriginal Studies 20 (5 credits)
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • CTS Computing Science 20 level (5 credits)
  • Fine Arts courses: Unless stated above, one Fine Arts course may be used for admission to a non-Fine Arts program (Art 20 or 21, Choral Music 20, General Music 20, Instrumental Music 20, Drama 20, Dance 25)
  • Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 20 level
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-2
  • Physical Education 20
  • Physics 20
  • Science 20
  • Social Studies 20-1

Any two of the following 3- or 4-credit courses may be combined to fulfil one approved course:

  • Political Thinking 20
  • Comparative Government 20
  • Religious Ethics 20
  • Religious Meanings 20
  • Local and Canadian Geography 20
  • Personal Psychology 20
  • General Psychology 20
  • General Sociology 20
  • Sociological Institutions 20
  • Origins of Western Philosophy 20
  • Contemporary Western Philosophy 20
  • Western Canadian History 20
  • Canadian History 20
  • Economics for Consumers 20