Home School Admission Route

Home School applicants who present recognized secondary credentials, or by some other means satisfy the requirements of a University admission route, will be considered for admission. Regardless of their citizenship or residency, Home School applicants will be considered according to the curriculum they followed.

For example:

  1. A high school applicant who studied Alberta curriculum is expected to meet the requirements of an Alberta high school applicant (see Section 3.a.1., p. 22).

    The applicant should challenge the departmental examinations in courses where such examinations exist to provide grades in the subjects challenged. By this means, an applicant will be considered for admission who presents final grades in five distinct subjects:

    • ELA 30-1, and
    • four of
    • Biology 30, Chemistry 30, French Language Arts 30, Physics 30, Pure Mathematics 30*, Science 30, or Social Studies 30*.

    * The grade from either Applied Mathematics 30 or Social Studies 33 may be used as the fifth subject for admission purposes to programs where Pure Mathematics 30 is not required.

  2. A high school applicant from British Columbia should challenge the provincial examinations in courses where such examinations exist to provide grades in the subjects challenged. An applicant will be considered for admission who presents final grades in five distinct subjects:
    • English 12, and
    • Four of
      • Biology 12, Chemistry 12, First Nations 12, one or more 12-level languages, Geography 12, Geology 12, History 12, Physics 12, or Principles of Mathematics 12*.

    * The grade from Applications of Mathematics may be used instead of Principles of Mathematics as the fifth subject, for admission purposes to programs where Principles of Mathematics 12 is not required.

  3.  An applicant will be considered for General Admission who presents both a high school diploma and appropriate, satisfactory standardized test scores, either ACT, or both SAT I and II (see Section 5.a., p. 34 and the corresponding table on page 37).