International Secondary/High School Admission Requirements

International Secondary/High School Admission Requirements for the University of Lethbridge

Country

Secondary/High School Requirements

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(Contact Admissions for requirements for countries not shown below)

Argentina

Bachiller/Bachillerato (de Nivel Medio o Segundario o Especializado) with a minimum score of 7/10 (good)

 

Australia

Secondary school leaving certificate, appropriate to Territory

 

Austria

Secondary school leaving certificate (Reifezegnis or Reifeprüfungszeugnis)

 

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (First division)

 

Barbados

Caribbean Examination Council Secondary Education Certificate, plus Advanced level studies

British model (see below)

Bolivia

Bachillerato

 

Brazil

Diploma/Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau/Ensino Médio (Diploma/Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education/Secondary School)

 

Caribbean

Advanced and Ordinary level General Certificate of Education Examining Board Certificates. Grades of I, II and III on general proficiency examinations administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) are accepted as equivalent to G.C.E. Ordinary level passes.

British model

Colombia

Bachillerato Académico or Técnico

 

P.R. of China

Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation and an average grade of 72% or higher (where 60% is the passing grade)

 

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media with a minimum score of 4/7(average) and Prueba de Aptitud Académica (PAA) University Entrance Exam

 

Costa Rica

Bachillerato with a minimum score of 7/10 (acceptable)

 

Cyprus

Apolytirio Eniaiou of Lykeiou / Devlet Lise Diploma / Lise Bitirme Diplomasi, with a minimum score of 14 out of 20

 

Ecuador

Bachillerato, with a minimum score of 7/10

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate

 

France

Secondary Education Baccalaureate

 

Ghana

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or West African Senior School Certificate Examination

 

Germany

School leaving certificate (Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife)

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum average of three on the five-point scale on the four core subjects plus two elective subjects and/or other languages, or Hong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCE) and the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

British model

India

Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent (First division). Considered equivalent: All-India Senior Secondary School Certificate; Delhi Senior Secondary School Certificate; (All-India) Higher Secondary Examination Part II; Indian School Certificate; Certificate of Vocational Education - Year 12; Senior Secondary Certificate; Intermediate Examination Certificate; Pre-University Examination Certificate; Pre-Degree Examination Certificate.

 

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii (pre-university) Certificate of Completion with a minimum average of 13 out of 20

 

Israel

Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut)

 

Italy

Maturita diploma (Diploma Di Esame Di Stato Conclusivo Dei Corsi Di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore)

 

Jamaica

See Barbados

British model

Japan

Upper Secondary school leaving certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

 

Kenya

Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education

British model

D.P.R. of Korea

Secondary school leaving certificate

 

Republic of Korea

Graduation certificate from academic high school

 

Malaysia

Malaysia Certificate of Education (SPM) plus studies at Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) level, or Certificate of Unified Examination (MICSS) from Independent Chinese Secondary Schools

British model

Mexico

Bachillerato en Ciencias or Humanidades with a minimum average of 7/10

 

Mongolia

School leaving certificate (Gerchilgee)

 

Nepal

Proficiency Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate, with a minimum average of 65%

 

Netherlands

Voorber.wetensh.onderwijs (VWO)

 

Nigeria

Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or West African School Certificate (WAEC), or Higher School Certificate and GCE - Advanced level studies

British model

Pakistan

Intermediate or Higher Secondary Certificate (First division required for either)

 

Peru

Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Educación Secundaria (Official Certificate of Secondary Education Studies) plus first year standing at a recognized university

 

Russian Federation

Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) or Attestat O Polnom Srednem Obrasovanii (Upper Secondary Education)

 

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiya)

 

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE, Ordinary level plus Advanced level courses

British model

South Africa

Matriculation Certificate of the Joint Matriculation Board or Senior (Standard 10) Certificate Examinations which grant exemption from Matriculation Certificate Examinations

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education ordinary and advanced levels

British model

Spain

Curso de Orientación Universitario (COU)

 

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

 

Thailand

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mattaayom Suksa 6)

 

Trinidad and Tobago

See Barbados

British model

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi State or Private Secondary School Diploma including English subject, with superior grades

 

Uganda

Cambridge GCE or East African Certificate of Education, Ordinary, plus Advanced studies (Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education)

British model

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education) with a minimum average of 4/5

 

United Arab Emirates

Secondary school leaving certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma)

 

United Kingdom

GCE, Ordinary level or equivalent, plus courses at the Advanced level

British model

United States

High school diploma, and either SAT or ACT results. For SAT, results from both SAT (formerly SAT I) and three SAT Subject Tests are required.

Admission average based on SAT or ACT results

Venezuela

Bachillerato and first year standing at a recognized university

 

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thông (Certificate of Secondary School Graduation)

 

Zimbabwe

Advanced and Ordinary level General Certificate of Education Examining Board Certificates

British model

For British model systems: At least five distinct courses with appropriate grade achievement, including at least three courses at the Ordinary level (or equivalent) and at least two courses at the Advanced level (or equivalent). The courses must include English, and a course will not be considered if it duplicates a course subject at the other level. All five courses are used in calculating the admission average. Students who have completed Ordinary level and subsequently completed either an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma or a year of overseas College Foundation studies (including English) will be considered. Transfer credit will be considered for Advanced level courses in appropriate subjects, completed with grades of ‘C’ or higher. Credit for up to a maximum of ten term courses may be obtained in this manner.