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A.5.2 International High School Admissions
The United States and Countries Offering American-Based Curricula

Applicants completing an American-based high school curriculum may be considered for admission based on an evaluation including a standard college entrance exams (SAT or ACT) and overall high school GPA. Applicants following an American based curriculum in countries outside the United States (and US territories) may be exempted from providing the SAT or ACT test 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.

College Entrance Examination

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 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) and proof of a high school diploma.

Students, are required to have a minimum combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Mathematics (ERW+M) score of 1190. For SATs written prior to March 2016, students must provide scores for the SAT Reasoning Test, three appropriate SAT Subject Tests and proof of a high school diploma. If presenting the SAT Reasoning Test, a minimum score of 1650 (with no mark below 550) must be presented in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing components.

If presenting the ACT Test, a minimum composite score of 24 is required. Admission is competitive, therefore, meeting the minimum score does not guarantee admission.

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. 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. Students who fail to meet this requirement or do not provide final official transcripts by August 1 will have their admission and registration cancelled.

Notes:

1. 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.

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

3. Applicants whose schooling has been completed in countries other than the United States, with the exception of those applicants who are completing their twelfth year of schooling at an American high school outside of the Unites States, are not eligible for entrance under the College Entrance Examinations category.

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

SAT: collegeboard.com/

ACT: actstudent.org/

Either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test is required for admission to all programs.

The SAT test equivalents by faculty are:

Faculty of Arts SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Literature
Two additional Subject Tests

Haskayne School of Business
SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Literature
One additional Subject Test

Faculty of Kinesiology
SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Biology (Ecological or Molecular)
Chemistry
Note: Physics is recommended for Biomechanics majors
Nursing SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 1
Biology (Ecological or Molecular)
Chemistry

Cumming School of Medicine

BCR
SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Literature
Biology (Ecological or Molecular)
One additional Subject Test

BHSc
SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Biology (Ecological or Molecular)
Chemistry


Schulich School of Engineering
SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 2
Chemistry
Physics
Faculty of Science SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Two Subject Tests from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics
Werklund School of Education (Four-Year Community-Based BEd Pathway)

SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
English Language Arts:
Literature
One Subject Test from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics
One additional Subject Test

Mathematics/Science:
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Two Subject Tests from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics

Social Studies:
Literature
One Subject Test from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics
History

Werklund School of Education (Four-Year On-Campus BEd Pathway)

SAT Reasoning Test (or ACT)
English Language Arts:
Literature
One Subject Test from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics
One additional Subject Test

Mathematics/Science:
Mathematics Level 1 or 2
Two Subject Tests from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics

Social Studies:
Literature
One Subject Test from Biology (Ecological or Molecular), Chemistry or Physics
History

Werklund School of Education (Five –Year Concurrent BEd Pathway) Must meet course requirements for faculty offering the concurrent degree (Arts, Science, or Kinesiology)

Note: Specific SAT subject tests may be accepted as equivalent to prescribed high school courses.

Countries Offering the British Education System

General Certificate of Education (GCE)/General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

Students who present the GCE or GCSE will be considered using five academic courses as detailed in A.5.1.2 Standard High School Admission Requirements. Applicants can be considered with two courses at Advanced Level (A) and three GCSE/Ordinary Level, or four courses at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) and one at the “GCSE” Level. Grades of "D" and "E" are not acceptable, nor are scores of 7, 8 and 9 on School Certificates.

The University of Calgary awards advanced credit for specific “A” level courses when a grade of "C" or better is achieved. Students should refer to section A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing for details.

Other Countries

Applicants educated in other countries may be considered for admission on their academic merits. Those completing Canadian high school courses will always have the grades obtained in these courses used in lieu of equivalents obtained on international certificates. Detailed information is available at: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply.

International students seeking admission on the basis of documents not listed on the Admissions website should submit certificates indicating the courses studied and the grades achieved to the Admissions Office. When these certificates are in a language other than English, English translations (prepared by a certified translator) must accompany the original documents.

Conditions of Admission

Students who are currently completing course work must meet the conditions of their admission by August 1. Conditions are removed upon receipt of final official transcripts confirming that course requirements and admission average have been met. Students who fail to meet this requirement or do not provide final official transcripts by August 1 will have their admission and registration cancelled.

International students who are not currently attending an institution are considered for regular admission when their application, all required transcripts and documentation are received. Applications with all supporting documents received by March 31 will be considered. Those with supporting documents received after March 31 will be considered as space permits.