Canadian Secondary School Admissions Criteria

Canadian Secondary School Admissions Criteria


Admission Information for:

Ontario Secondary School

Ontario secondary school students or graduates must present the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). An overall average of 70 percent on six 4U or 4M courses is the minimum required for consideration, but a higher average will be required for most programs since the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the spaces available. Admission averages are calculated including prerequisite subjects.

4U or 4M prerequisite subjects required for entry to specific majors:

www.brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html

Out of Province

Applications are assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admissions decisions will only be made once all required documents are submitted. Conditional offers may be extended based on a combination of grade 11 results and first-semester final grades. Applicants who have not had a decision made by May should make every effort to send second semester mid-term results as soon as possible.
 

Click here for the: Out of Province Prerequisite Subject Admissions Chart

 

Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

High-school diploma with five academic courses including program-specific prerequisite courses numbered 30 or 31. Physical Education 30 and Career and Technology Studies courses are not acceptable academic courses. In cases where provincial exams are written, the better of the two grades (in-class grade versus final blended in-class and examination mark) will be used to determine an admission average. There are two exceptions: (i) for English 30 the final grade (blended in-class grade and examination mark) will be used, (ii) if an examination is failed the final blended (in-class and examination mark) will be used.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesAlberta, NWT, and Nunavut Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English Language Arts 30-1
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics 30
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 31
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 30
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 30
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 30

 

British Columbia, Yukon

High-school diploma with four academic* Grade 12 courses. Prerequisites must be included in the admission average. For English 12, which requires provincial examination, the final blended mark will be used.
In other cases where provincial exams are written and passed, the better of the two grades (in-class grade versus final blended in-class and examination mark) will be used to determine an admission average. If an examination is failed the final blended (in-class and examination mark) will be used.
*Applicants should pay particular attention to prerequisite course requirements (see link to requirements above). Where English 12 is the only prerequisite, the strongest applicants will complete core courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and/or Mathematics & Sciences.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesBritish Columbia and Yukon Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 12 or English 12: First Peoples
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Pre-Calculus 12
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 12 or AP Calculus
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 12
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 12
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 12

 

Manitoba

High-school diploma with five academic courses which cover three different subject areas, including program-specific prerequisites at the Senior 4 Level.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesManitoba Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 40S
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions  Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors  Calculus 45A or Calculus 45S or AP Calculus
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 40S
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 40S
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 40S

 

New Brunswick

High-school diploma with six academic courses at the 120, 121, or 122 level.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesNew Brunswick Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 121
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Pre-Calculus 12A and Pre-Calculus 12B
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 12
 MCV4U - Data Management Foundations of Mathematics 12
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 121 or 122
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 121 or 122
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 121 or 122

 

Newfoundland/Labrador

Six academic courses (2 credit value) at the 3000 level including program-specific prerequisites. 

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesNewfoundland and Labrador Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 3101 or 3201
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Advanced Mathematics 3204 or 3205
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 3207 or AP Calculus
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 3201
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 3202
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 3204

 

Nova Scotia

High-school diploma with five academic university preparatory courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 level.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesNova Scotia Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 12 Academic
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Advanced Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 12
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 12 Academic
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 12 Academic
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 12 Academic

 

Prince Edward Island

High-school diploma with five academic courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 (621 or 611) level. 

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesPrince Edward Island Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 612A
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics 621B
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 611B
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 621A
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 611A or 621A
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 621A

 

Saskatchewan

High-school diploma with five academic courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 (30) level.

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesSaskatchewan Equivalent
 ENG4U - English English 30A and 30B
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics 30B and 30C
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 30
 SBI4U - Biology Biology 30
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 30
 SPH4U - Physics Physics 30

 

Quebec  

Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation with six academic (university-preparation level) courses, including program-specific prerequisites with high standing; or One year of CEGEP with a minimum of 12 academic courses. Those applicants with two years of CEGEP may be considered for transfer credit. 

Ontario Grade 12 CoursesQuebec Grade 12 Equivalent
 ENG4U - English Grade 12 English
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Grade 12 Algebra and Geometry
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Grade 12 Calculus
 SBI4U - Biology Grade 12 Biology
 SCH4U - Chemistry Grade 12 Chemistry
 SPH4U - Physics Grade 12 Physics
Ontario Grade 12 CoursesCEGEP Equivalent
 ENG4U - English Two from English 603 series or 604 series
 MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics NYC
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics NYA (NYB recommended)
 SBI4U - Biology Biology NYA and BZE
 SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry NYA and NYB
 SPH4U - Physics Physics NYA and one of NYB or NYC

 

International Baccalaureate
Applicants who have successfully completed the IB Diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission and may be awarded a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits for HL examinations completed at a minimum grade of 5. Applicants, who successfully complete an IB Certificate program with a minimum of six subjects including prerequisites, may also be considered for admission and transfer credit.

Math Studies (SL) may be used to meet mathematics prerequisite subject requirements. For information regarding course equivalencies applicants should contact the Admissions Office via admissions@brocku.ca.


Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and also granting of transfer credit or exemption. Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses as part of an appropriate secondary school credential, and who submit an examination grade of "4" on individual results may be eligible to receive university credit to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required as part of the evaluation process. For information regarding course equivalencies applicants should contact the Admissions Office via admissions@brocku.ca.


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