Requirements

Admissions

Admission Requirements

For a more detailed description and full explanation of Concordia University of Edmonton's (CUE) admission requirements, policies, and procedures, refer to section 3.0 of the Concordia Calendar.

Undergraduate Programs

The following are general high-school admission requirements. Please note that requirements vary for home-schooled and international students.

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs is granted on a 'first-qualified, first admitted' basis.

Bachelor of Arts

To be admissible into Arts, applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 60% from a combination of the five courses listed below:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, B, and/or C.  A maximum of two Group B may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas.
  3. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

Early Admission may be granted to applicants to Arts prior to receiving final grades if they present an admission average over 65% after submitting a minimum of two final or interim grades.

To be considered for Early Admission, applicants must disclose their final or interim grades for any Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses in-progress or completed as well as disclose any courses they intend to take before completing their diplomas.

Missing some requirements? Click here for Special Admission.

In some exceptional circumstances, applicants who have an admission average slightly less than 60% may be admitted to Arts upon receiving special approval from the Admissions Coordinator. Supporting documents may be required. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for details.

CUE assesses applications for special admission on an individual basis. Applicants seeking special admission should apply early as their circumstances may require more time to assess.

Applicants admitted under special admission requirements are placed on academic probation and may be required to reduce their course load in the first semester of study, and may not withdraw from courses they are taking to fulfill Grade 12 subject deficiencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Grade 11 who want to enter Arts at CUE can apply to our Jump Start program.

From January 1 to June 15, 2016, students in Grade 11 can apply to enter Arts in September 2017.

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 20-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, B, and/or C. A maximum of two Group B may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas
  3. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUE recognizes coursework completed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) programs. When an 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants to Arts 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 CUE'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 under academic probation and reduced course loads.

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.

Transfer students must request official transcripts from their previous post-secondary institutions unless otherwise instructed by CUE. Transcripts must list all final grades and current course registration.

Early Admission will be granted into Arts for applicants who meet the admission requirements.

Have you been Required to Withdraw? Click here.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution must wait 12 months from the date they were required to withdraw before they are eligible to apply to any CUE program including Open Studies.

After waiting 12 months, these applicants are assessed under the regular requirements for transfer students.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw more than once in their academic careers may only be considered for admission through an appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted with their application for admission and contain the reason for their previous unsatisfactory performance, their accomplishments since they were required to withdraw, and the strategies they have developed to ensure success if they re-enter university studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants who will be 20 years of age by the end of the semester in which they are seeking admission and who have not matriculated from high school or cannot present the normal high school qualifications may be admitted under reduced requirements.

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree programs must present a minimum average of 60% in the following course:

  1. English 30, English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in CUE's English 110 or equivalent.

Please note that students presenting international high school credentials are ineligible for admission as non-matriculated students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Science

To be admissible into Science, applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 60% from a combination of the five courses listed below:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

Early Admission may be granted to applicants to Science prior to receiving final grades if they present an admission average over 65% after submitting a minimum of two final or interim grades.

To be considered for Early Admission, applicants must disclose their final or interim grades for any Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses in-progress or completed as well as disclose any courses they intend to take before completing their diplomas.

Missing some requirements? Click here for Special Admission.

In some exceptional circumstances, applicants who have an admission average slightly less than 60% may be admitted to Science upon receiving special approval from the Admissions Coordinator. Supporting documents may be required. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for details.

CUE assesses applications for special admission on an individual basis. Applicants seeking special admission should apply early as their circumstances may require more time to assess.

Applicants admitted under special admission requirements are placed on academic probation and may be required to reduce their course load in the first semester of study, and may not withdraw from courses they are taking to fulfill Grade 12 subject deficiencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Grade 11 who want to enter Arts at CUE can apply to our Jump Start program.

From January 1 to June 15, 2016, students in Grade 11 can apply to enter Arts in September 2017.

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 20-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, B, and/or C. A maximum of two Group B may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas
  3. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUE recognizes coursework completed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) programs. When an 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants to 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 CUE'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 Science under academic probation and reduced course loads.

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.

Transfer students must request official transcripts from their previous post-secondary institutions unless otherwise instructed by CUE. Transcripts must list all final grades and current course registration.

Early Admission will be granted into Science for applicants who meet the admission requirements.

Have you been Required to Withdraw? Click here.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution must wait 12 months from the date they were required to withdraw before they are eligible to apply to any CUE program including Open Studies.

After waiting 12 months, these applicants are assessed under the regular requirements for transfer students.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw more than once in their academic careers may only be considered for admission through an appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted with their application for admission and contain the reason for their previous unsatisfactory performance, their accomplishments since they were required to withdraw, and the strategies they have developed to ensure success if they re-enter university studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants who will be 20 years of age by the end of the semester in which they are seeking admission and who have not matriculated from high school or cannot present the normal high school qualifications may be admitted under reduced requirements.

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to the Bachelor of Science degree programs must present a passing grade and a minimum combined average of 60% in the following courses:

  1. English 30, English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in CUE's English 110 or equivalent.
  2. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  3. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31 or Physics 30

Please note that students presenting international high school credentials are ineligible for admission as non-matriculated students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Management

To be admissible into Management, applicants must normally present passing grades and a minimum admission average of 65% from a combination of the five courses listed below:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. Two subjects from Group A, B or C. A maximum of one Group B may be presented for admission.
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

Early Admission may be granted to applicants to Management prior to receiving final grades if they present an admission average over 72% after submitting a minimum of two final or interim grades.

To be considered for Early Admission, applicants must disclose their final or interim grades for any Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses in-progress or completed as well as disclose any courses they intend to take before completing their diplomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Grade 11 who want to enter Arts at CUE can apply to our Jump Start program.

From January 1 to June 15, 2016, students in Grade 11 can apply to enter Arts in September 2017.

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 20-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, B, and/or C. A maximum of two Group B may be presented for admission; the subjects must be from different subject areas
  3. One subject from Group A, B, C, and/or D

Please consult the following documents to see which classes meet these guidelines:

Grade 12 Subject Classification

Out-of-Province High School Equivalency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUE recognizes coursework completed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) programs. When an 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CUE's 4-point scale) using their most recently attempted 24 credits, and have credit for Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Mathematics 30 or Applied Mathematics 30 (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.

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.

Transfer students must request official transcripts from their previous post-secondary institutions unless otherwise instructed by CUE. Transcripts must list all final grades and current course registration.

Early Admission will be granted into Management for applicants who meet the regular admission requirements.

Have you been Required to Withdraw? Click here.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution must wait 12 months from the date they were required to withdraw before they are eligible to apply to any CUE program including Open Studies.

After waiting 12 months, these applicants are assessed under the regular requirements for transfer students.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw more than once in their academic careers may only be considered for admission through an appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted with their application for admission and contain the reason for their previous unsatisfactory performance, their accomplishments since they were required to withdraw, and the strategies they have developed to ensure success if they re-enter university studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants who will be 20 years of age by the end of the semester in which they are seeking admission and who have not matriculated from high school or cannot present the normal high school qualifications may be admitted under reduced requirements.

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to the Bachelor of Management degree program must present a minimum combined average of 65% in the following courses:

  1. English 30, English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in CUE's English 110 or equivalent.
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Mathematics 30 or Applied Mathematics 30 (or an equivalent)

Please note that students presenting international high school credentials are ineligible for admission as non-matriculated students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis)

Admission into the Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program is only available to students entering the third year of their program. Students who have yet to complete their first or second year should apply to the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration in Psychology 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.

4yr Psychology (Applied Emphasis) Planning Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CUE 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 CUE English Language Requirement.

Courses completed in the Spring and Summer sessions immediately preceding the Fall term in which the student enters the program are not normally calculated into the student's admission grade point average. 

Applicants should take care in selecting their references and in writing their Statement of Intent. An unsatisfactory assessment in either of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for an interview. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for employment in human services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Education (After-Degree)

Admission into the program is limited to 70 students; meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Applications are encouraged from those individuals who have had direct experience with children in formal and informal settings and who possess a bachelor's degree, preferrably in liberal arts or science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be considered for admission, applicants must present the following requirements:

  1. A three- or four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits.
  3. Successful completion of 12 credits as follows:
    • 3 credits in English language/ literature
    • 9 credits from at least two of the following areas of study: archeology, anthropology, classics, computing science, economics, fine arts, history, languages other than English, mathematics, philosophy, physical education and sport studies, political sciences, psychology, religious studies, sciences, sociology.
  4. A Philosophy of Teaching Statement outlining the principles that the applicant believes are essential to effective teaching and learning and will guide his or her work as a teacher.
  5. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record.
  6. Two Confidential Assessment Forms. At least one referee should be a former employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant's suitability to work with children between the ages of 5 and 14 years.
  7. Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
  8. Demonstrated fulfilment of CUE's English Language Requirement.

Courses completed in the Spring and Summer sessions immediately preceding the Fall term in which the student enters the program are not normally calculated into the applicant's admission grade point average.

All completed applications are ranked based on the academic record and work experience presented, the quality of the written statement, and the assessment from the referees. Based on this ranking, qualified applicants are then invited for an interview.

The interview is designed to assess applicants' non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for the teaching profession.

Following the interviews and the receipt of final academic transcripts, CUE ranks all applicant profiles again and makes a final admission decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Environmental Health (After-Degree)

Applications are encouraged from those individuals who possess a bachelor's degree in science. Normally, a four-year degree in biology, chemistry or environmental science is preferred.

Space is limited and admission is competitive; meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be considered for admission, applicants must present the following requirements:

  1. A three- or four-year bachelor's degree in science from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits.
  3. Hold Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Resident /Landed Immigrant Status of Canada status (applicants who do not meet one of these criteria are invited to apply to the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice).
  4. Successful completion of 12 senior-level credits as listed below. Applicants with junior-level credits may also be considered.
    • 3 credits in chemistry (analytical chemistry preferred)
    • 3 credits in microbiology (with laboratory hours preferred)
    • 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology
    • 3 credits in statistics
  5. Successful completion of 3 credits of English or writing.
  6. Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
  7. A resume including a statement of career objectives and the names and contact information of two appropriate referees (normally an academic and a professional referee). The resume should highlight employment and volunteer experience relating to environmental, public and community health.
  8. A security clearance (required only after being accepted into the program).
  9. An immunization record (required only after being accepted into the program).
  10. Demonstrated fulfilment of CUE's English Language Requirement.

Courses completed in the Spring and Summer sessions immediately preceding the Fall term in which the student enters the program are not normally calculated into the applicant's admission grade point average.

Applicants should take care in choosing referees, in writing their resume and Statement of Career Objectives, and in preparing for the interview. An unsatisfactory assessment in any one of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for interviews. The interview is designed to assess applicants' non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for the profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Open Studies

To be admissible into the Open Studies program, applicants must demonstrate:

  1. fulfilment of CUEs English Language Requirement
  2. completion of prerequisites for the courses in which the applicant seeks to enrol.

Official documents and transcripts are normally required to demonstrate fulfilment of these criteria.

Students who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution in the past 12 months are not eligible for admission to Open Studies. Students who have been required to withdraw more than once may be considered only through an appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduate Programs

The following are the minimum admission requirements to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Note that individual graduate programs may impose additional admission requirements, which students can review in CUE's academic calendar.

To be considered for admission, graduate studies applicants must present the following minimum requirements:

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree from CUE or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of 3.0 (on CUE's 4-Point Scale) or equivalent on the most recent 60 credits of undergraduate (or graduate) study.
  3. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia's English Language Requirement for Graduate Studies.

For more information about Graduate Studies, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.


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