Admission Requirements

This section explains the minimum grade requirements for external transfer students.

Select the schooling completed and intended program from the chart below. Students presenting both college and university are normally required to present the minimums for each institution attended. The information below relates specifically to studies completed in Canada. For international qualifications please contact Admission Services.

Community College Minimum Requirements for Consideration

The University welcomes applications from college students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in appropriate two and three year community college programs. The application of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree program and specialization you have been admitted into. Normally, applicants who have completed a two year college diploma can receive up to 5.0 credits (1 year), while applicants from a three year college diploma program can receive up to 10.0 credits (2 years). Depending on the program you applied to, it may also be necessary to meet the high school requirements.

University Minimum Requirements for Consideration

University transfer students are considered for all undergraduate programs. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits (one semester) of study will be considered for admission to all entry points within available programs. Those with fewer are typically considered for Fall entry only. Depending on the program tyou have applied to, it may also be necessary to meet the high school requirements.

You are typically notified of their transfer credits when you receive an offer of admission.

Note: Advanced Standing applicants are not eligible for direct entry into Co-op.

Possession of the minimum entrance requirements listed below in no way guarantees admission to any program.

Program Community
College
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
University
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
Notes:
Bachelor of Applied Science

Child Youth and Family - 75%

Adult Development - 75%

Applied Human Nutrition - 80%

Child Youth and Family - 70%

Adult Development - 70%

Applied Human Nutrition - 75%

Applicants should present the following 4U courses:

CY&F and ADEV: English, Biology or Chemistry (biology is preferred), and any math, or equivalent.

AHN:  English, chemistry, biology and any math, or equivalent.

Bachelor of Arts

70%

65%

There is no direct entry to the Criminal Justice and Public Policy specialization.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences 75% Cumulative average of 70% or two consecutive semesters of full-time studies immediately prior to the semester applied for with a minimum average of 70% in each semester. In addition, all course attempts in at least two of the pure math and science (ie. BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, MATH) at the university level must have minimum averages of 60%. Please consult with the BAS program counsellor.
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management 75% 65% In addition to the minimum cumulative average, applicants must also have completed 4U English and Biology (or equivalent).
Bachelor of Commerce 75% 70% In addition, applicants must present 4U English and Advanced Functions for all majors, plus one additional 4U math (or equivalent) when applying to Accounting, Food and Agricultural Business, Human Resources Management, Management Economics and Finance, Marketing Management and Real Estate and Housing majors.
Bachelor of Computing 75% 70% In addition, applicants must have 4U Calculus or an equivalent credit.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Applicants are considered on the basis of academic performance and evaluation of a Background Information Form (BIF). Applicants are considered on the basis of academic performance and evaluation of a Background Information Form (BIF). Applicants should present the required prerequisite of 4U (or equivalent) English. Admission to this program is competitive. Applicants applying through either the Fanshawe College or N.A.I.T. articulation agreement are required to submit a portfolio by the May 1st deadline date.
Bachelor of Science 75%

70%

In addition, a minimum overall average of 70% is required in all math/science courses at the university level.

Applicants must also have a minimum overall final average of 75% in 4U (or equivalent) calculus or advanced functions and two of 4U chemistry, 4U biology, 4U physics.

Transfer students may not apply for admission to the Biomedical Science major.

Normally, math/science courses completed in two-year college diploma programs are not considered equivalent to 4U course requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 70% 65% In addition to the minimum cumulative average, applicants must also have completed a minimum of 4U advanced functions, biology and chemistry (or equivalents).
Bachelor of Engineering 75% 65% University courses attempted in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering, and sciences must have a minimum average of 70%. Applicants must also have 4U Calculus, 4U Advanced Functions, and two of 4U Chemistry, 4U Biology and 4U Physics (or their equivalents).
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Sciences 75% 70% Courses attempted in the disciplines of mathematics and sciences must have minimum grades of 70%.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements indicated above does not guarantee admission to the program. Each program and major have minimum entrance requirements that may vary depending upon the quantity of applications received and space availability. You must present the specific subject requirements, or equivalents, for the program you're applying to.

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