Trinity Western University

Undergraduate Admissions

Academic Success

For academic success at Trinity Western University, students should consider taking the appropriate background courses for their intended major or admission to the program may be deferred. Contact the Admissions Office for more information: 604.513.2019, toll free at 1.888.GO.TO.TWU (468.6898), admissions@twu.ca, or www.twu.ca/undergraduate.

A C+ average (67 per cent) or higher in high school course work is required for admission to TWU (except for the School of Nursing). Consideration is also given to the student’s character and career goals. Applicants who fail to meet normal academic requirements are assessed individually on their potential for success in university studies. Additional conditions may be prescribed which must be fulfilled if admission is granted.

The University offers two Writing courses, WRTG 100 and WRTG 101, designed to help ensure that students have the necessary writing skills to be successful in their academic studies. All students must take a Writing course in their first semester of full-time study at TWU (or upon completing 26 sem. hrs. of part-time study), unless they have demonstrated sufficient English proficiency. Native English speakers enrol in WRTG 100, while ESL students enrol in WRTG 101.

Students who meet at least one of the following criteria are not required to take WRTG 100 and can enrol directly in ENGL 103:

  • Canadian students: 73 per cent (B) in Grade 12 English and 67 per cent on provincial exam (if applicable in home province);
  • US students: 570 on writing portion of SAT or 23 on English portion of ACT, or B in both English 11 and English 12;
  • International native speakers of English: 73 per cent in the equivalent of BC English 12 and a minimum grade of 67 per cent on a standardized examination (if applicable);
  • Transfer students: 73 per cent (B) in a post-secondary English course;
  • Score of 5 on essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI*).

 

Students who enter TWU as ESL students and meet the following criteria are not required to take WRTG 101:

  • Students who obtain a score of 4 on essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI*) can enrol directly in ENGL 101;
  • Students who obtain a score of 5 on essay component of Language Proficiency Index (LPI*) can enrol directly in ENGL 103.

 

*LPI must be written and scored prior to starting first semester at TWU. Visit www.lpi.ubc.ca for information on test times and locations.

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