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.


2018/19

You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2018 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 average you need depends on the grades achieved by your peers who are applying to start in the same term. The Competitive Criteria chart indicates the grade range required and may change as applications are received.


Competitive criteria

  2018/19 AVERAGE 2017/18 MEAN AVERAGE
Regular/mature admission

low - mid 70s

78.1%

Previous post-secondary admission

2.7 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 average (AGPA) 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 or ELA 30-2

  2. Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

  3. Three 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 across the humanities and sciences in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future 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 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 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2

  2. Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

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 the following from a recognized institution:

  • A minimum of 24 post-secondary credits with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

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 program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants offered admission are required to submit the following:

  • A clear police information check (or equivalent from another policing agency) that includes a vulnerable sector search. The police information check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within three months of the start of the program intake term. 

  • A valid child care first aid (standard level) certificate issued by the Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance by the published document deadline.

Admission document guidelines


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How to apply

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