tl_files/sites/campustour/Admissions/1352227739_print.pngAdmission Guidelines for Students from
British Columbia and the Yukon

For a list of Grade 12 courses which can be used for admission and scholarship consideration, please see Grade 12 Courses Accepted for Admission.

General admission guidelines applicable to all programs:

  • English 12

  • Four additional Grade 12 university preparatory courses

  • Minimum overall average of 70% (75% for Biology and Kinesiology)

Specific program admission guidelines:

  • Applied Science (Engineering) – Precalculus 12. Chemistry 12 is required for the certificate program (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually). Physics 12 recommended.
  • Biology – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12 (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually). Minimum overall average: 75%.
  • Business Administration – English 12 with a minimum 70% and Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12.
  • Chemistry – Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12 (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually).
  • Community Development - Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12.
  • Computer Science – Precalculus 12 (applicants with only Foundations of Mathematics 12 will be required to successfully complete the non-credit Math 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics in the first semester of the program).
  • Economics – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12.
  • Environmental Geoscience – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12 (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually).
  • Environmental Science – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12 (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually).
  • Geology – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12 (applicants without Chemistry 12 will be considered individually).
  • Kinesiology - Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12. Minimum overall average: 75%.
  • Mathematics – Precalculus 12 with a minimum 70%.
  • Music – All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.
  • Nutrition – Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and Chemistry 12.
  • Physics – Precalculus 12. Physics 12 recommended.
  • Psychology – Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Precalculus 11.  Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 recommended.

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High School Transcript Self-Report of Grades

Students have the opportunity to self-report their transcript information which Acadia will use to assess admission to degree programs. High school applicants must report all academic grade 11 and grade 12 courses along with all available midyear or final grades. Information provided will be automatically assessed and applicants will be advised of their admissibility to Acadia.

Offers of admission based on self-reported transcript information will be verified with the final official transcript from your high school or provincial Ministry of Education. You should arrange for your final transcript to be sent to Acadia at the end of June. All applicants must have self-reported their course information accurately and must maintain their academic admission average in their final results, otherwise the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Early Fall admission

Students who have a Grade 11 average of at least 75% may be considered for early fall admission before their first set of Grade 12 marks is available. Students applying for early fall admission should include their final Grade 11 marks and a school-approved list of courses they are taking in Grade 12 (both semesters) with their application. Grade 12 courses must be consistent with the guidelines listed above.

Entrance Scholarships

An admission application and all required supporting documents for admission must be received in the Admissions Office before March 1 in order to be considered for an entrance scholarship.