tl_files/sites/campustour/Admissions/1352227739_print.pngAdmission guidelines for students from Ontario

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:

  • Grade 12 university-level English (ENG4U)

  • Four additional Grade 12 university (U)- or university/college (M)- level courses

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

Specific program admission guidelines:

  • Applied Science (Engineering) – Advanced Functions (MHF4U).  Chemistry (SCH4U) is required for the certificate program (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually).  Physics (SPH4U) recommended.

  • Biology – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and  Chemistry (SCH4U) (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually). Minimum overall average: 75%.

  • Business Administration – English (ENG4U) with a minimum 70% and Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U).

  • Chemistry – Advanced Functions (MHF4U and Chemistry (SCH4U) (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually).

  • Community Development - Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U).
  • Computer Science – Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (applicants with only Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) will be required to successfully complete the non-credit Math 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics in the first semester of the program).

  • Economics – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U).

  • Environmental Geoscience – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U) (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually).

  • Environmental Science – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U) (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually).

  • Geology – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U) (applicants without SCH4U will be considered individually).

  • Kinesiology – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U). Minimum overall average: 75%.

  • Mathematics – Advanced Functions (MHF4U) 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 – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U).

  • Physics – Advanced Functions (MHF4U). Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U) recommended.

  • Psychology – Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U or MCF3M). Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U) 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 mid-year 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. 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 are 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 1st in order to be considered for an entrance scholarship.