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.


2019/20

You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2019 intake.


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 chart 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

  2019/20 AVERAGE 2018/19 MEAN AVERAGE
Regular/mature admission

low to mid-70s

77.5%

Previous post-secondary admission

2.5 AGPA

2.97 AGPA

 

  • 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:

  1. ELA 30-1

  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

  3. Three subjects from Group A, B, C or D

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 are strongly recommended to present Math 31.

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

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

 

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 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1

  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

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

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

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 one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A MacEwan University diploma or equivalent from a recognized institution (minimum 60 credits) with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the English and math requirements listed under the regular or mature admission category.

OR

  • 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 or mature admission category.

Block transfer

  • Students who have graduated from an approved business or business-related diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale over the most recent 24 credits may apply for a block transfer that will allow a student to enter third year. The approved business diploma must have the following content: Economics (3 credits), Marketing (3 credits) English/Communications/Business Communications (3 credits) Accounting (3 credits) Mathematics/Finance/Financial Math (3 credits) and Introduction to Management/Introduction to Business/Organization Behaviour (3 credits)

  • Applicants with an external accounting diploma applying for the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting major must present the following: Economics (3 credits) English/Communications/Business Communications (3 credits) Introductory Statistics (3 credits), Introductory Finance/Financial Management (3 credits) Business Law (3 credits) and at least 15 credits of Accounting.

 

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 full-time 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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