International Student Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees: Arts, Science, and Management

Concordia University of Edmonton admits international students directly into Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management, and Bachelor of Science degree programs. Admission to the University’s bachelor degree programs is non-competitive for Arts and Science and competitive for Management – granted on a 'first-qualified, first-admitted' basis.

While Concordia does not impose quotas on students from other provinces or countries, it’s important that international students applying to the University carefully review all admission requirements.

Arts, Science, and Management

High School Admission

International student applicants must present the five program-specific subjects for their program of study and the appropriate secondary school qualifications to enter any program at Concordia. Please check the following qualifications by country, and contact us if your country is not listed.

Entry Level International Credential Table

 

To be admissible into Arts, international student applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 60% from a combination of the five following Grade 12 courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Three subjects from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, and/or Sciences. A maximum of two Fine Arts courses may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas.
  3. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

To be admissible into Science, international student applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 60% from a combination of the five following Grade 12 courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics (Algebra)
  3. Two from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  4. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

To be admissible into Management, international student applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 65% from a combination of the five following Grade 12 courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics (Algebra)
  3. Two subjects from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, and Sciences. A maximum of one Fine Arts course may be presented for admission.
  4. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

 

Jump Start (Gr.11)

Why you should get a Jump Start on university!

International students in Grade 11 who want to enter Arts, Science, or Management at Concordia can apply to our Jump Start program.

From January 1 to June 15, 2016, students in Grade 11 can apply through ApplyAlberta to enter an undergraduate program in September 2017.

 

International student applicants should present an admission average of 65% from a combination of the five Grade 11 courses listed below and should be on track to take the Grade 12 sequel courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Three subjects from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, and/or Sciences. A maximum of two Fine Arts courses may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas.
  3. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

International student applicants should present an admission average of 65% from a combination of the five Grade 11 courses listed below and should be on track to take the Grade 12 sequel courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics (Algebra)
  3. Two from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  4. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

International student applicants should present an admission average of 72% from a combination of the five Grade 11 courses listed below and should be on track to take the Grade 12 sequel courses:

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics (Algebra)
  3. Two subjects from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, and Sciences. A maximum of one Fine Arts course may be presented for admission.
  4. One subject from History, Languages other than English, Fine Arts, Sciences, and/or Other subjects

Please consult the following document to see which subject areas meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

 

 

International Baccalaureate & Advanced Placement

Concordia recognizes coursework completed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) programs. When an international student applicant presents both a high school Grade 12 subject and the corresponding IB/AP course for admission, the higher grade will be used in the admission average calculation.

Grade Equivalency
IB Grade Grade 12 Mark AP Grade Grade 12 Mark
7 98% 5 96%
6 90% 4 86%
5 82% 3 76%
4 73% 2 65%
3 55% 1 < 65%
2 45%
1 < 45%

Applicants may be eligible to receive transfer credit for IB courses with grades above 5 and AP courses with grades above 4. Please see the Academic Calendar for a list of approved courses.

 

American High School Equivalents

International student applicants educated in the United States of America must normally present a high school diploma, the appropriate admission average, and course equivalents to Alberta Education Grade 12 subject requirements for their chosen program.

Please consult the program requirements under High School Admission and refer to Grade 12 Subject Classification to compare course equivalencies.

 

British Education System

International student applicants educated in a country that follows the British Education System must present a combination of five program-specific subjects selected from the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level):

General

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE)
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Advanced

  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A level)
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Supplementary Level (AS level).

Admission is based on the completion of required GCSE or IGCSE subjects with a minimum grade of C in each subject and the required A or AS level subjects (final or predicated result).

 

International student admission to Arts requires at least two passes at the A or AS level, normally English and one additional subject.

 

International student admission to Science requires three passes at the A or AS level, normally English, Mathematics (Algebra), and Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics).

 

International student admission to Management requires three passes at the A or AS level, normally English, Mathematics (Algebra), and one additional subject.

 

 

Transfer Student Admission

International student applicants to Arts or Science who have previously enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution are granted regular admission if they present an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 (converted to Concordia's 4-point scale) using their most recently attempted 24 credits.

Applicants presenting an AGPA of less than 2.0 may still be admissible into Arts or Science under academic probation and reduced course loads.

International student applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits will be assessed using regular high school qualifications or a combination of the high school and post-secondary coursework. A performance assessment of their AGPA will be done to determine if they receive regular or probationary admission.

An admission decision cannot be made until Concordia completes a transfer credit assessment of the applicant's record. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous post-secondary institutions. Transcripts must include a marking scale as well as list all final grades and current course registration

 

International student applicants to Management who have previously enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution are granted regular admission if they present an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.3 (converted to Concordia’s 4-point scale) using their most recently attempted 24 credits, and have credit for Grade 12 Mathematics or an equivalent.

Graduates of recognized diploma or applied degree programs in business or related areas with a grade point average of 2.3 in the final year of their program are admissible into Management and may receive a block transfer of up to 60 credits toward their program.

International student applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits will be assessed using regular high school qualifications or a combination of the high school and post-secondary coursework. A performance assessment of the AGPA will be calculated to determine if regular or probationary admission is granted.

An admission decision cannot be made until Concordia completes a transfer credit assessment of the applicant's record. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous post-secondary institutions. Transcripts must include a marking scale as well as list all final grades and current course registration

 

International student admission into the four-year Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program is only available to students entering their third year of study. International applicants will likely need to apply to the three-year Arts program first in order to complete the admission requirements for the four-year program.

Admission into the program is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

To apply for the four-year program, applicants must present the following requirements:

  1. An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 24 credits.
  2. A minimum of 48 university-level credits applicable to their degree including these specific requirements:
    • Credit in the following Concordia courses or their equivalent: PSY 104, PSY 105, PSY 211, PSY 233, and PSY 339
    • One of Biology 30 or PSY 275 or equivalent
    • Three credits of senior-level Psychology
  3. A Statement of Intent.
  4. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record.
  5. Three confidential assessment forms with at least one assessment coming from an academic who can comment on the applicant’s scholarly ability.
  6. A security clearance (required only after being accepted into the program).
  7. All applicants must demonstrate fulfillment of Concordia’s English Language Requirement.

Following initial review of the application, qualified applicants will be asked to complete an interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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