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.
|2018/19 AVERAGE||2017/18 MEAN AVERAGE|
|Regular/mature admission|| |
high 70s - mid 80s
|Previous post-secondary admission|| |
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.
Category of admission
Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:
To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar
Applicants must have an Alberta high school diploma (or equivalent) or GED diploma.
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 or ELA 30-2
Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
One subject from Group A, B, C or D
Applicants with nine or more post-secondary level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Additional Admission Criteria
All applicants must meet the following:
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.
To be evaluated through the Program | Applicable to all admission categories
Applicants offered admission must present 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.
The Department of Public Safety and Justice Studies at MacEwan University is committed to principles of equity and diversity. The department supports equitable representation of groups underrepresented in public safety and justice professions and has reserved up to 10% of admission spaces in each program as equity admission spaces for applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.
In order to be considered for admission under the Equity Admission criteria, candidates must still meet the minimum admission criteria for the program option to which they apply.