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.


competitive program


2017/18

To apply for Fall 2017 intake you will need to meet the following requirements:


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 or 75% in ELA 30-2

  2. Four subjects from Group A, B, C or D courses

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

Notes:

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices.

  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines.

  • 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).

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary 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. Applicant must have the following:

  • ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent (or equivalent)

OR

  • Six credits of university-level English with a minimum grade of C-

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary 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 one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the regular admission category.

OR

  • A university music diploma program or equivalent

 

Probationary admission

To be evaluated through the Program | This admission category will only be used if the program is not filled by regular, mature or previous post-secondary applicants.

A limited number of probationary admissions may be granted to applicants with an admission grade point average (AGPA) less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. These applicants will be placed on probation.

 

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 Program Office | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must audition.

Limited space is available, and not all applicants who are eligible may be admitted. When admission becomes competitive, performance in the audition is the primary criterion for admission. Applicants must also be aware that admission for any category is limited based on the availability of spaces for the principal instrument.

Learn more about the audition

 


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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.