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.


2020/21

You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 intake. If you are applying to start in Winter 2020 you must meet admission criteria outlined in the 2019/20 Academic Calendar.


This program is competitive.

To be eligible for admission into a competitive program, you need to have a higher minimum overall average than that listed in the Categories of Admission below.

The competitive criteria indicates the grade range/average we will consider for admission. This competitive average may change as applications are received. The average you need depends on the grades achieved by your peers who are applying to start in the same term.


Competitive criteria

  2020/21 AVERAGE 2019/20 MEAN AVERAGE
Regular/mature admission

high 60s - high 70s

n/a

Previous post-secondary admission

2.2 - 3.0 AGPA

n/a

 

  • High school courses used in the calculation of the admission average must be complete by June 30.

  • Post-secondary courses used in the calculation of the admission grade point (AGPA) average must be completed by April 30.


 

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:

  • ELA 30-1

  • Four subjects from Group A, B, C, or D

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).

  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required for a major in Economics.

  • Mathematics 30-1 or 31 is required for Economics Honours.

  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required for a major in Psychology.

 

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.

Learn more about AGPA

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 the following:

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

    OR

  • Three credits of university-level English with no grade less than C. These English courses may include ENGL 111 from MacEwan University.

 

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.

Learn more about AGPA

Previous post-secondary

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 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 high school courses listed under the Regular Admission category.

    Learn more about AGPA

    OR

  • A MacEwan University diploma, or equivalent, with a minimum Graduation Grade Point Average (GGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and English 30-1 or a minimum grade of C- in ENGL 111.

 

Applicants who present a minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale Graduation Grade Point Average (GGPA) from specific MacEwan University diplomas, or equivalent, may be eligible for block transfer of coursework.

 

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

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.

Learn more about English language proficiency

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

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