Admission is considered competitive in programs where the number of qualified applicants regularly exceeds the number of seats available. In these cases, you may need to achieve a higher admission average or complete additional admission criteria.
Applying to competitive programs
Familiarize yourself with the admission requirements listed on your program web site or in the Academic Calendar.
Be sure to review both the academic requirements listed under categories of admission and any additional program-specific admission criteria.
Review information in the competitive programs chart.
Apply and submit your transcripts and documents as early as possible.
The following programs are considered competitive:
Arts and Cultural Management
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Communication Studies
Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music
Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Transfer
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
Early Learning and Child Care
Emergency Communications and Response
Police & Investigations – Investigative Studies Major
Police & Investigations – Police Studies Majors
Special Needs Educational Assistant
Therapist Assistant – Physical Therapist Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant Major
Therapist Assistant – Speech Language Pathologist Assistant Major
Higher-than-minimum grade requirements
As a result of the competitive admission process, the minimum grade cut-offs listed in the admission requirements for many competitive programs are rarely sufficient for a successful application. If you are interested in a competitive program, you will often require higher grades than the minimums listed in the admission requirements to be considered.
The competitive programs chart provides some general guidelines for competitive academic requirements and academic criteria for programs where higher-than-minimum grades are required.
The competitive admission average cannot be determined in advance as it depends on the grades achieved by your peers who are applying to start in the same term. The competitive range that is posted is a projected range and may change as applications are received.
In the Competitive Programs chart, percentage (%) grades refer to marks in high school subjects; AGPA refers to post-secondary course work.