Before applying for admission to Algoma U, be sure to review the admission requirements below.
Using the menu options below, find the requirements that apply to you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us anytime at [email protected] (Canadian Students) or [email protected] (International Students).
|Major||High School Prerequisites – 6 U/M level courses at the Grade 12 level including:||Min. Avg.||Minor||Campus|
|Accounting||ENG4U, two U/M Math|
(Data Management recommended)
|Biology||ENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences|
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
Human Resources Management
|ENG4U, two U/M Math|
|Community Economic and Social Development||ENG4U||65%||•||SSM/BRAMP|
Mobile Software Engineering
Computer Games Technology
Computer Games Technology/Creative Arts
|For BCOSC: ENG4U, MHF4U,|
1 other U/M Math
For BSc: ENG4U, MHF4U,
2 other U/M Sciences
(Physics & Chemistry recommended)
|Economics||ENG4U, two U/M Math||65%||•||SSM|
|Engineering||ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, SPH4U,|
1 additional 4U Science or Mathematics
1 additional 4U/M
(75% for Mechanical Engineering)
|Environmental Science||ENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences|
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
|Finance and Economics||ENG4U, two U/M Math|
|Law and Justice||ENG4U||65%||•||SSM|
|Music||ENG4U + Interview||65%||•||SSM|
BSc: ENG4U, one U/M Math, two U/M Sciences (Physics & Chemistry recommended)
|Visual Arts||ENG4U + Portfolio||65%||•||SSM|
To be considered for admission on the basis of an out-of-province/territory high school diploma, applicants must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of the required amount Grade 12 academic courses, including Gr. 12 Academic English and other general prerequisites, as listed below.
- Alberta: Five academic courses numbered 30, 30-1, or 31
- British Columbia: Five academic courses numbered 12
- Manitoba: Five academic grade 12 courses at the 40 level
- New Brunswick: Five academic grade 12 level
- Newfoundland: Ten credits from academic courses numbered 3000 or higher
- Nova Scotia: Five academic courses numbered 12
- Nunavut/Northwest Territories: Five academic courses numbered 30, 30-1, or 31
- Prince Edward Island: Five academic courses at the grade 12 level
- Quebec: Six academic grade 12 courses
- Saskatchewan: Five academic courses at the grade 12 level
- Yukon: Five academic courses numbered 12
Additional Prerequisite Requirements
- Bachelor of Arts, Music – an Audition
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – no additional prerequisites
- Bachelor of Business Administration – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics
- Bachelor of Computer Science – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science, Computer Science – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics and two Gr. 12 academic sciences (Biology & Chemistry recommended)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts – a Portfolio
- Bachelor of Science, Biology – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics and two Gr. 12 academic sciences (Biology & Chemistry recommended)
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics and two Gr. 12 academic sciences (Biology & Chemistry recommended)
- Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science – Gr. 12 academic Mathematics and two Gr. 12 academic sciences (Biology & Chemistry recommended)
- Bachelor of Social Work – no additional prerequisites
International Baccalaureate Admission Guidelines (International Students)
- The IB Diploma with a minimum of 26 points is accepted for admission.
- Candidates with 28 points or higher in the IB Diploma qualify for scholarship consideration.
- Upon attainment of 28 points in the IB diploma, a minimum grade of 5 in either Standard (SL) or Higher (HL) Level courses is required for consideration of credit transfer.
International Baccalaureate Admission Guidelines (Domestic Students)
Students who have completed IB courses in a Canadian Secondary School will be considered for individual transfer credits. The IB diploma will not be required as long as the general admission requirements have been met (successful completion of six Grade 12 U/M courses, with specific grade requirements and OSSD or equivalent).
The following criteria is required to receive transfer credits:
- A minimum grade of 5 in either Standard (SL) or Higher (HL) level courses and must have achieved a minimum of 28 points in the IB diploma.
- Transfer credits may be given to a maximum of 30 credits, which is equivalent to year one of full-time study.
- Scholarship consideration will be based on completion of top six Grade 12 U/M courses (80%+ required).
To inquire about transfer credit eligibility, please contact [email protected].
IB Students follow all other regular application procedures.
Applicants who have completed AP exams with a minimum final grade of 4 will be eligible to receive university credits for up to a maximum of 12 credits (four full courses).
To inquire about AP eligibility, please contact [email protected].
- International applications are individually assessed on country-specific criteria.
- In general, we are looking for 5-6 traditional academic courses in the final year of senior secondary including English. Other course requirements will apply for certain programs.
- A minimum average of 65%/70% or country-specific equivalent
- Proof of language proficiency for non-native English speakers.
Algoma University understands that due to a variety of circumstances, some students may not have been able to complete the required secondary school prerequisite courses needed to meet the minimum requirements for admission.
As an alternative completion option, Algoma University will accept Ontario secondary school credits taken via select Ontario Ministry of Education-approved online schools.
This policy applies to students who are currently enrolled or have been previously enrolled in any secondary school curriculum around the world – it is not limited to those who have studied in the Ontario curriculum.
What online schools are currently approved by Algoma University?
Algoma University currently accepts online course credits from the following schools:
How do I apply to these schools?
You will need to contact your preferred school from the Approved List and submit your application directly to them.
I’ve registered with an approved school. When can I receive a conditional offer of admission to Algoma University?
Your preferred school will need to provide us directly with a confirmation of your enrolment in the required course(s). They can email us at [email protected] (for Canadian Students and Permanent Residents) or at [email protected] (for International Students).
Provided that you have met all other requirements for admission, your Admissions Advisor will review your application and may provide you with a conditional offer of admission.
If you have already applied to Algoma University for admission, please reach out to your assigned admissions advisor.
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