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 Part 1 - Admission, Section 3.a.1. in the UofL Calendar).

    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:

    • English Language Arts 30-1, and
    • Four of
      • Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2*, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1**, or one or more 30-level languages in distinct subjects.

    * Students are strongly encouraged to complete Mathematics 30-1. Mathematics 30-2 may be used as an Academic course for admission, but Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs (see Mathematics Requirements).

    ** The grade from Social Studies 30-2 may be used as the fifth subject for admission purposes.

  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 or English 12 First Peoples, and
    • Four of
      • B.C. First Nations Studies 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, History 12, Physics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12*, or one or more 12-level languages in distinct subjects.

    * Students are strongly encouraged to complete Pre-Calculus 12. Foundations of Mathematics 12 may be used as an Academic course for admission, but Pre-Calculus 12 is required as a prerequisite for courses in certain programs (see Mathematics Requirements).

  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 SAT Reasoning and three SAT Subject tests (see Part 1 - Admission, Section 5.a. in the UofL Calendar and the corresponding International Secondary/High School Admission Requirements table).