High School Admission Route

There are different ways to gain admission through the High School Admission Route.

Canadian High School

To see which courses from a Canadian High School can be used for General Admission, please click on the province that you have or will be completing Grade 12 courses. See the Canadian High School Equivalents by Province/Territory.

Click on the province where you completed or are attending high school to view the admission requirements:

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English Language Arts 30-1

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

Instead of Mathematics 30-1 students may use University of Lethbridge's Mathematics 0500.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English 12
  • English 12 First Peoples

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Art Foundations 12, Studio Arts 12, or Media Arts 12
  • Biology 12
  • B.C. First Nations Studies 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Choral Music 12, Instrumental Music 12, or Composition and Technology 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Dance 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • History 12
  • ICT: Computer Programming 12
  • Law 12
  • One of Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Physics 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Theatre Performance 12, Theatre Production 12, or Film and Television 12
  • One or more distinct languages at the 12 or 12A level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 12 level
  • Must be worth at least four credits

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • Comprehensive Focus 40S
  • Literary Focus 40S
  • Transactional Focus 40S

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Biology 40S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • Computer Science 40S
  • Current Topics in FNMI Studies 40S
  • Drama 40S or Drama 45S (maximum one credit)
  • Global Issues 40S
  • History: Western Civilization 40S
  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S
  • Advanced Mathematics 45S and Calculus 45S
  • Music 40S or Music 45S (maximum one credit)
  • Physics 40S
  • Visual Arts 40S or Visual Arts 45S (maximum one credit)
  • Geography: World Human 40S
  • One or more distinct languages at the 40S or 30S (min. 4yr) level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 40 level
  • Must be designated S, G, or U
  • Must be worth at least one credit (two half-credit courses may be used)

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English 121
  • English 122

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Biology 121 or Biology 122
  • Calculus 120
  • Canadian Geography 120
  • Canadian History 120 or Canadian History 122
  • Chemistry 121 or Chemistry 122
  • Intro to Environmental Studies 122
  • One of Foundations of Math 120 or Pre-Calculus A120 and Pre-Calculus B120 (counts as one course)
  • Music 120 or Music 122
  • Physics 121 or Physics 122
  • Science 120
  • Theatre Arts 120
  • Three Dimensional Studies 120
  • Visual Arts 120 or Visual Arts Portfolio 122
  • World Issues 120
  • One or more distinct languages at the 121 or 122 level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 120, 121, or 122 level
  • Must be worth at least one credit

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English 3201

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Art and Design 3200
  • Biology 3201
  • Calculus 3208
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Earth Systems 3209
  • Advanced Mathematics 3200 or Mathematics 3201
  • Applied Music 3206 or Ensemble Performance 3105
  • Physics 3204
  • Theatre Arts 3220 or Musical Theatre 3221
  • World Geography 3202 or World Geography 3208
  • World History 3201 or Histoire Mondiale 3231
  • One or more distinct languages at the 3200 level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 3000 level
  • Must be worth at least two credits

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English 12 (Academic)
  • English 12 (Advanced)
  • English 12 African Heritage

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Biology 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Drama Theatre Arts 12
  • Film and Video Production 12
  • Geology 12
  • Global Geography 12
  • Global History 12
  • Global Politics 12
  • One of Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12 (Advanced), Mathematics 12 (Academic), or Mathematics Foundations 12
  • Music 12
  • Physics 12
  • Visual Arts 12
  • One or more distinct languages at the 12 level

One additional course that has not already been used:

  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 12 level
  • Must be worth at least one credit

Notes:

Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

One academic English Language Arts course:

  • English 4U (ENG4U)

Three approved courses chosen from:

  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Canada: History, Identity, and Culture (CHI4U) or World History: The West and the World (CHY4U)
  • Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)
  • Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Computer Science (ICS4U)
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Earth and Space Science (SES4U)
  • Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (NDW4M) or Aboriginal Governance (NDG4M)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Music
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Science (SNC4M)
  • Visual Arts
  • World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions (CGU4U) or Canadian and World Issues (CGW4U)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 4U, DU, or NL5 level

One additional distinct 4U or 4M level course

    Notes:

    Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

    One academic English Language Arts course:

    • English 611A
    • English 621A

    Three approved courses chosen from:

    • Biology 621A or Biology 611A
    • Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A
    • Dramatic Arts 621A
    • Environmental Science 621A
    • Geography 621A: Global Issues
    • History 621A: Canadian History or History 621B: Prince Edward Island History
    • Mathematics 611B (Calculus)
    • Mathematics 621A or Mathematics 621B
    • Music 621A
    • Oceanography 621A
    • Physics 621A
    • Visual Arts 621A
    • One or more distinct languages at the 621 level

    One additional course that has not already been used:

    • May be from the list above
    • Must be at the 600 level
    • Must be worth at least one credit

    Notes:

    Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

    Two approved English Language Arts courses from:

    • English Literature 603 series

    Eight approved CEGEP courses chosen from:

    • Art 520
    • Biology 101
    • Chemistry 202
    • Drama 560
    • Geography 320
    • History 330
    • Mathematics 201
    • Music 550
    • Physics 203
    • Français 601 or French as a Second Language 602
    • One or more distinct languages at the 607 to 616 level

    A completed CEGEP diploma (DCS or DEC) may qualify the applicant for advance credits.

    Note:

    A maximum of two courses from each series may be used.

    Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

    One academic English Language Arts course:

    • English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30
    • Français Fransaskois A30 or Français Fransaskois B30 (or Français immersion), combined with one of English Language Arts A30 or English Language Arts B30

    Three approved courses chosen from:

    • Arts Education 30 or Visual Art 30
    • Band 30, Choral 30, or Instrumental Jazz 30
    • Biology 30
    • Calculus 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Computer Science 30
    • Dance 30
    • Drama 30
    • Earth Science 30
    • Geography 30
    • History 30: Canadian Studies
    • One of Pre-Calculus 30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30
    • Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies
    • Physics 30
    • Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies
    • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level

    One additional course that has not already been used:

    • May be from the list above
    • Must be at the 30 level
    • Must be worth at least one credit

    Notes:

    Some programs require additional admission requirements, see Step 2: Meet Additional Admission Requirements. To determine the equivalent pre-requisite course(s) in your province or territory, see Canadian High School Course Equivalents by Province/Territory.

    International High School

    To see which credential is required for admission by country, please see International High School Admission Requirements.

     

    Academic Upgrading

    For a list of all upgrading courses eligible to use for admission, please visit Transfer Alberta Search.

     

    Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement (AP) credentials are recognized as a means of satisfying general admission requirements.

    AP scores are converted as follows:

    AP Result Grade 12 Percentage
    5 96%
    4 86%
    3 76%
    2 65%
    1 not acceptable for admission

    AP Transfer Credit Policy
    Students presenting AP credentials have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses where they have achieved a grade of ‘4’ or higher. For course equivalents, refer to the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalency Database. To be eligible for transfer credit, an official AP transcript must be received by the final official document deadline.

    To request AP transcripts:
    AP College Board ATP (Transcript Department)
    P.O. Box 6671
    Princeton, NJ 08451-6671
    https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting (University of Lethbridge College Code: 0855)

     

     

    International Baccalaureate

    International Baccalaureate (IB) credentials are recognized both as an admission route and as a means of satisfying general admission requirements:

    1. Applicants presenting complete IB diplomas are guaranteed general admission to the University, subject to English Language Proficiency requirements and deadlines. Admission to specific programs is not guaranteed.
    2. Where an applicant presents both an IB course, including the IB exam, and the corresponding Grade 12 course for a particular subject, the higher grade will be used for admission purposes. IB course grades are converted as follows:
      IB Grade Grade 12 Percentage
      7 97%
      6 84%
      5 77%
      4 65%
      3 55%
      2 not acceptable for admission
      1 not acceptable for admission

    IB Transfer Credit Policy

    Students presenting IB credentials have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses in which they have achieved satisfactory grades. For course equivalents, refer to the University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalency Database. To be eligible for transfer credit, an official IB transcript must be received by the final official document deadline

    To request IB transcripts
    To request that an IB transcript be sent directly to the University of Lethbridge please visit
    www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts

     

     

    Home School Admission

    Home school applicants who present recognized secondary credentials will be considered for admission under the appropriate admission route.

     

     

    Other:

    Calculating Your High School Average

    To qualify for General Admission, applicants must have a final admission average of 65%.

    The 65% admission average is calculated on the following:

    • One English Language Arts course
    • Three approved courses
    • One additional course that has not already been used

    Applicants who are currently completing courses in high school may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of final Grade 11 grades.

    See Canadian High School (above) for a complete list of eligible courses.

    When necessary for the purposes of calculating the admission average, the Registrar’s Office will convert grades to the Alberta high school percentage scale.