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Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission here at Algoma u, you will need to determine your academic background from the options below, and take a closer look at the admission requirements for your intended program of study. The following are the admission routes and requirements.

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)
Anishinaabe StudiesENG4U65%SSM
(Ojibwe Language)
BiologyENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
Business Administration
Human Resources Management
ENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)

Community DevelopmentENG4U65%SSM/TIM
Community Economic and Social DevelopmentENG4U65%SSM/BRAMP
Computer Science
Mobile Software Engineering
Computer Games Technology
Computer Games Technology/Creative Arts
1 other U/M Math
For BSc: ENG4U, MHF4U,
2 other U/M Sciences
(Physics & Chemistry recommended)
EconomicsENG4U, two U/M Math65%SSM
EngineeringENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, SPH4U,
1 additional 4U Science or Mathematics
1 additional 4U/M
(75% for Mechanical Engineering)
Environmental ScienceENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
Finance and EconomicsENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)
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)
Social WorkENG4U70%SSM/TIM
Visual ArtsENG4U + Portfolio65%SSM
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.
  • 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 (or two full courses).

To inquire about AP eligibility, please contact admissions@algomau.ca.

Canadian Requirements
  • Alberta: Five grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31
  • British Columbia and the Yukon: Four academic courses numbered 12 including English 12
  • Manitoba: Five academic grade 12 courses at the 40 level
  • New Brunswick: Five academic grade 12 courses numbered 121 or 122 (courses numbered 120 may be considered)
  • Newfoundland: Six two-credit academic courses at level 3
  • Nova Scotia: Five grade 12 courses at the 541 level (441 level courses may be considered)
  • Nunavut/Northwest Territories: Five grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31
  • Prince Edward Island: Five grade 12 courses numbered 611 or 621
  • Quebec: First year CEGEP with satisfactory standing
  • Saskatchewan: Five academic courses in grade 12
  • Yukon: Four grade 12 examinable courses (courses with % grades not letter grades)
U.S Students

To be considered for admission on the basis of the U.S. graduation diploma, applicants must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of five Grade 12 academic courses, including English, with an overall minimum average of 70% (B).

Applicants with U.S. citizenship completing the graduation diploma will not be eligible for scholarship consideration. They will, however, be eligible to pay Canadian domestic fees. Please refer to the Fees and Financing section on the website for further information.

International Requirements
  • 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 mathematics.
  • Minimum average of 65% (though 70% is preferred and more likely to gain admission).
  • Proof of language proficiency for non-native English speakers.
International Admissions Requirements
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