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

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

high 70s - mid 80s

87.9%

Previous post-secondary admission

3.50 AGPA

3.58 AGPA

 

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

high 70s - mid 80s

81.6%

Previous post-secondary admission

3.50 AGPA

3.10 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 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

  2. Biology 30

  3. Chemistry 30 or Science 30

  4. Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, or Mathematics 31

  5. One subject from Group A, B, C or D courses

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

Note:

  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects).

Applicants with nine to 23 university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with 24 or more university-level credits will be considered under Previous Post-Secondary Work.

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. Biology 30

  3. Chemistry 30 or Science 30

  4. Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, or Mathematics 31

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

Note:

  • For mature admission only, another Group C course grade could be used to replace the Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or Mathematics 31 grade in the calculation of the competitive average.

Applicants with nine to 23 university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with 24 or more university-level credits will be considered under Previous Post-Secondary Work. 

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 core courses listed under the regular or mature admission category.

 

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

Applicants must meet university-level requirements for English language proficiency.

Learn more about English language proficiency

Spoken English proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants who speak English as a second language—regardless of citizenship —are required to submit 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 Spoken English proficiency

Other admission criteria

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants who have had one or more unsatisfactory academic record from any post-secondary program or institution must meet the admission requirements under the previous post-secondary work admission category.

Applicants who have two or more unsatisfactory academic records within the past 10 years from any post-secondary program or institution will not be considered for admission or re-admission to the program until a minimum five years from the date of assignment of the last unsatisfactory 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.  

Applicants offered admission

To be evaluated through the program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants offered admission to the program are required to 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. 

Conditionally accepted applicants who have had a break in the continuity of their nursing program or who completed a portion of a nursing program through another institution may have to meet additional course requirements to establish course currency and/or course equivalence.