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Admissions Requirements

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 info@algomau.ca (Canadian Students) or international@algomau.ca (International Students).

MajorHigh School Prerequisites – 6 U/M level courses at the Grade 12 level including:Min. Avg.MinorCampus
AccountingENG4U, two U/M Math
(Data Management recommended)
65%SSM
Anishinaabe StudiesENG4U65%SSM
Anishinaabemowin
(Ojibwe Language)
ENG4U65%SSM
BiologyENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
70%SSM
Business Administration
Accounting
Economics
Human Resources Management
Marketing
ENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)
70%




SSM/BRAMP
Community DevelopmentENG4U65%SSM/TIM
Community Economic and Social DevelopmentENG4U65%SSM/BRAMP
Computer Science
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)
65%SSM/BRAMP
EconomicsENG4U, two U/M Math65%SSM
EngineeringENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, SPH4U,
1 additional 4U Science or Mathematics
1 additional 4U/M
70%
(75% for Mechanical Engineering)
SSM
EnglishENG4U65%SSM
Environmental ScienceENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
65%SSM
Finance and EconomicsENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)
65%SSM/BRAMP
GeographyENG4U65%SSM
HistoryENG4U65%SSM
Law and JusticeENG4U65%SSM
MusicENG4U + Interview65%SSM
Political ScienceENG4U65%SSM
PsychologyBA: ENG4U
BSc: ENG4U, one U/M Math, two U/M Sciences (Physics & Chemistry recommended)
70%SSM/BRAMP
Social WorkENG4U70%SSM/TIM
SociologyENG4U65%SSM
Visual ArtsENG4U + Portfolio65%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.

General Requirements

  • 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
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 admissions@algomau.ca.

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 admissions@algomau.ca.

For more information on international and U.S. student admissions requirements, please click here.

  • 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.

Learn more about international admissions requirements

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