Requirements

Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program. Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.


2017/18

You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 intake. If you applying to start in Winter 2017, you will need to meet requirements listed in the 2016/17 Academic Calendar.


Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following: 

Regular admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1

  2. Mathematics 30-1

  3. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30, or Computing Science-Advanced Career and Technology Studies (5 credits)

  4. One subject from Group A, B, C or D courses

Note:

  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any credit combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects).

Learn more about Group A, B, C or D courses

Applicants with nine or more university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Mature admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 60 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1

  2. Mathematics 30-1

  3. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30, or Computing Science-Advanced Career and Technology Studies (5 credits)

Applicants with nine or more university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Previous post-secondary work

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have successfully completed the following:

  • A minimum of 24 university-level credits, from a recognized institution, with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • The required core courses listed under the regular or mature admission category.

 

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

1. English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at: MacEwan.ca/ELP

 

2. Other Admission Criteria

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants who have been assigned two unsatisfactory academic records within the past five years will not be considered for admission or re-admission to the program until a minimum three years from the date of the assignment of the last unsatisfactory academic record. For the purpose of admission or re-admission, an unsatisfactory record is defined as a transcript with the notation ‘required to withdraw’ or equivalent.


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How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.