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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Admissions A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.5.1 Canadian High School Students A.5.1.1 Early Admission for Current High School Students
A.5.1.1 Early Admission for Current High School Students

An early offer of admission may be granted to current high school students who present a competitive average in four approved subjects completed by the end of grade 11; the average will be calculated on grade 11 courses if grade 12 final grades are not available. If a grade 12 final grade for an approved subject is available, it will be used to calculate the average. Admitted students must maintain their academic standing, complete all grade 12 requirements for the program they have been admitted to and obtain their Alberta Grade 12 Graduation, or equivalent. A final transcript is required by August 1. Equivalent courses will be considered for students who completed courses outside the province of Alberta. For information on course equivalencies visit: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply.

Faculty/Program Required Courses Supplementary Requirements
Arts (BA, BSc, BCC, BCMS, BFS) English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
Social Studies 20-1
One approved course
 

Fine Art Programs: Visual Studies, Dance, Drama & Music

English Language Arts 20-1
Social Studies 20-1
Two approved courses
Visual Studies: portfolio
BMus: complete online audition form and audition.
Dance: audition and statement of interest required
Cumming School of Medicine

BCR

English Language Arts 20-1
Biology 20
Two approved courses

BHSc

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Biology 20
Chemistry 20
Online supplementary application
Haskayne School of Business

English Language Arts 20-1 or 30-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 30-1
Two of: Aboriginal Studies 20 or 30 (5 credits)
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses
Biology 20 or 30
Chemistry 20 or 30
Computing Science, Intermediate
Level (5 credits) or Advanced Level
(5 credits)
Career and Technology Series
Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 20 or 30 level
Mathematics 31
Physics 20 or 30
Science 20 or 30
Social Studies 20-1 or 30-1

Kinesiology English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Biology 20
Chemistry 20
Nursing English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
Biology 20
Chemistry 20
Schulich School of Engineering English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Chemistry 20
Physics 20
 
Science English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20
 
Werklund School of Education (Four-Year Program, On-Campus)

Elementary

Early Childhood Education
English Language Arts
Fine Arts Education

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
One approved course or option at the 20 level

Mathematics
Science

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Mathematics 21 or CTS Computer Science Advanced (5 Credits)
One approved course or option at the 20 level

 

Social Studies

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
Social Studies 20-1

Secondary

English Language Arts
Fine Arts Education - Drama
Fine Arts Education - Visual Studies

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
Two approved course or option at the 20 level

 

Mathematics
Science - Biology
Science - Physics

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Mathematics 21 or CTS Computer Science Advanced (5 Credits)
One approved course or option at the 20 level

 

Social Studies

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
Social Studies 20-1

K-12

English Language Learners
Second Language

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
One approved course or option at the 20 level

 

Werklund School of Education (Four-Year Program, Community-Based)  

English Language Arts

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

One approved course or option at the 20 level

Mathematics
Science

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1
Two of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

 

Social Studies

English Language Arts 20-1
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2
One of Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
Social Studies 20-1

Approved Courses

The following is a list of approved Alberta high school courses. Further details and information regarding equivalent courses for other Canadian provinces and territories are available at: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply.

  • Aboriginal Studies 20 (5 credits)
  • Any International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) course
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • Computing Science, Intermediate Level (5 credits) or Advanced Level (5 credits) Career and Technology Series
  • Fine Arts Courses - For admission to non-Fine Arts programs, only one Art, Music or Drama course may be used: Art 20 or 21, Choral Music 20, General Music 20, Instrumental Music 20, Drama 20, Dance 25
  • Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 20 level
  • Mathematics 20-1
  • Mathematics 20-2
  • Physical Education 20
  • Physics 20
  • Science 20
  • Social Studies 20-1

Any two of the following 3- or 4-credit courses combined to fulfil one approved course:

  • Political Thinking 20
  • Comparative Government 20
  • Religious Ethics 20
  • Religious Meanings 20
  • Local and Canadian Geography 20
  • Personal Psychology 20
  • General Psychology 20
  • General Sociology 20
  • Sociological Institutions 20
  • Origins of Western Philosophy 20
  • Contemporary Western Philosophy 20
  • Western Canadian History 20
  • Canadian History 20
  • Economics for Consumers 20