Applicants who are completing or have completed their twelfth year of education in an American-based high school curriculum may be considered for admission based on an evaluation including standard college entrance exams (Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT), meeting Faculty course requirements and proof of high school graduation. Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum score does not guarantee admission.
Applicants following an American-based curriculum in countries outside the United States (and US territories) are not required to provide the SAT or ACT scores.
Applicants who have attended a university/college may not submit SAT or ACT tests in order to gain admission to the University of Calgary.
Students are required to have a minimum combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Mathematics (ERW+M) score of 1190.
If presenting the ACT Test, a minimum composite score of 24 is required.
All test scores and an official high school transcript showing that the high school diploma has been conferred must be received by August 1.
1. Only one of SAT Mathematics Level 1 or Mathematics Level 2 may be presented for admission.
2. Application information for the tests may be obtained from:
Either the SAT Test or ACT Test is required for admission to all programs.
SAT test equivalents are accepted as equivalents for required high school courses as detailed in A.5.1.1 High School Admission Requirements:
SAT Subject Test
|English Language Arts 30-1
||Evidence-based Reading and Writing
||Mathematics Level 1
|Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31
||Mathematics Level 2
|Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 30 level
Spanish, Spanish with listening, French, French with listening, Chinese with listening, Italian, German, German with listening, Modern Hebrew, Latin, Japanese with listening, Korean with listening