High School Admission

Applicants presenting Alberta high school credentials, high school credentials from other Canadian provinces, and secondary credentials from other countries will be considered for admission under the High School Admission Route if they have not completed more than 3 university-level (transferable) courses.

General Admission Requirements

Canadian High School Requirements (by province)
International High School Requirements

Resources for High School Applicants

Program Availability and Required Qualifications
English Language Requirements
Academic Upgrading Courses
High School Prerequisites by Program
Mathematics Requirements

Early Admission

Early Admission is available to applicants currently completing high school requirements in Canadian high schools. Admission is based on both actual and self-reported academic achievement and is conditional upon satisfactory final academic qualifications.

Early Admission is recommended for best program availability and course selection, as well as other university services such as scholarships and residence. Early Admission applicants who do not meet Early Admission application and document deadlines will be considered for admission under general high school admission policies.


Advanced Placement

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

Where an applicant presents both an AP exam and the corresponding Grade 12 course for a particular subject, the higher grade will be used for admission purposes. 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. For minimum grade requirements, refer to the International Baccalaureate Course Chart. To be eligible for transfer credit, an official IB transcript must be received by the final official document deadline

To request IB transcripts:
IB North America
475 Riverside Drive, 16th floor
New York, NY 10115
USA
www.ibo.org/iba/transcripts/index.cfm


Home School Admission

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

Applicants should challenge the provincial examinations in courses where such examinations exist to provide grades in the subjects challenged. By this means, an applicant who presents final grades in five distinct subjects will be considered for admission as a high school applicant.

An applicant who presents satisfactory standardized test scores, either ACT or both SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject scores, will be considered for general admission under the Standardized Test Admission Route. Home school applicants may also be considered under the Adult Student (Mature) Admission Route.