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.
Secondary school students are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of their studies leading to the OSSD, while also meeting the stated admission requirements of the University program to which they intend to apply.

Applicants admitted to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree program will be offered entry into an Honours program, where applicable.

Applicants should refer to the current undergraduate calendar for information regarding Ontario curriculum 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 first-semester final grades and second-semester mid-term grades, therefore applicants should make every effort to send second semester mid-term results as soon as possible.

In order to determine equivalent prerequisites from a specific province, applicants should first refer to the Out of Province Prerequisite Subject Admissions Chart, and then look for equivalent courses in the chart below for the following provinces and territories:

 

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 Courses Alberta, NWT, and Nunavut Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 30
 MFH4U - Advanced Functions  Pure 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 among the approved 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 12 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 Courses British Columbia and Yukon Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 12
 MFH4U - 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 Courses Manitoba Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 12
 MFH4U - Advanced Functions  Mathematics 12
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors  Calculus 12 or AP Calculus
 SBI4U - Biology  Biology 12
 SCH4U - Chemistry  Chemistry 12
 SPH4U - Physics  Physics 12

 

New Brunswick

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

Ontario Grade 12 Courses New Brunswick Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 12
 MFH4U - Advanced Functions  Trigonometry and 3-Space 121 or 122
 MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors  Advanced Mathematics with
 Introductory Calculus 120 or 121
 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 Courses Newfoundland and Labrador Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 3101 or 3201
 MFH4U - 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 Courses Nova Scotia Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 12 Academic
 MFH4U - 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 Courses Prince Edward Island Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 612A
 MFH4U - 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 Courses Saskatchewan Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 30A and 30B
 MFH4U - 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 Courses Quebec Grade 12 Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  Grade 12 English
 MFH4U - 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 Courses CEGEP Equivalent
 ENG4U - English  English 603 series or 604 series
 MFH4U - 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.

Applicants should note Math Studies (SL) cannot 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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