Canadian High School Students

Steps to apply

1) Complete and submit your online application for admission.

2) Mail us your most current high school transcript.

Note: Transcripts are considered official if they are sealed and sent directly from your high school.

Program Specific Requirements

School of Nursing

For admission into the nursing program, you must submit the general admissions application first. If you are admitted you will be asked to submit a separate nursing application.  Applicants must complete Grade 12 level English, Chemistry, Biology, and Grade 11 level Math (Pre-Calculus 11 for BC students). In order to be competitive, students must achieve at least a B- average in all four courses. The deadline to apply is February 28.

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

If you are considering majoring in any of the programs in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, we strongly encourage you to take Grade 12 level Biology, Chemistry, Math (Pre-Calculus 12 for BC students), and Physics (or equivalents) in order to be fully prepared for university studies in the sciences.

General Admission Requirements by Province

British Columbia
Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador

 

 

British Columbia

Students are required to graduate from high school or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include English 12 plus three additional Grade 12 academic subjects at a minimum overall average of 67%. A minimum grade of 60% or better is expected on the provincial examination portion of English 12. 

General Admission Requirements: Meet BC Ministry of Education graduation requirements. TWU does not require a specific Math 11/12 for general admission. Please see below for program requirements and recommendations.

Math Requirements for Nursing program: Pre-Calculus 11 to replace Foundations of Math 11

Math Recommendations for Sciences and Business: Pre-Calculus 11/12

Note: Only Foundations of Math 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 will be accepted as academic grade 12 subjects

Academic subjects include:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses, except Art or Music
  • BC First Nations 12
  • Biology 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Comparative Civilization 12
  • Economics 12
  • English First Peoples 12
  • English Literature 12
  • Foreign Languages 12
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (new curriculum)
  • French 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • History 12
  • International Baccalaureate courses, except Art or Music
  • Law 12
  • Physics 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (new curriculum)
  • Principles of Mathematics (old curriculum)
  • Social Justice 12
  • Sustainable Resources 12

 

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Students are required to graduate from high school or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include English 30-1 plus three additional academic 30-1 level subjects with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Academic subjects include:

  • Aboriginal Studies 30-1
  • Advanced Placement courses (except art or music)
  • Algebra 30-1
  • Biology 30-1
  • Chemistry 30-1
  • English 30-1
  • Foreign languages at the 30-1 level
  • International Baccalaureate courses (except art and music)
  • Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Physics 30-1
  • Science 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-1

 

Saskatchewan

Students are required to graduate from high school or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include English A30 plus three additional academic 30 level subjects with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Academic subjects include:

  • Algebra 30
  • Advanced Placement courses (except art and music)
  • Biology 30
  • Biology 30 CORE
  • Calculus 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Cree 30
  • English A30
  • French 30
  • Geography 30
  • Geometry-Trigonometry 30
  • History 30
  • International Baccalaureate courses (except art and music)
  • Math 30
  • Math A30
  • Math B30
  • Math C30
  • Native Studies 30
  • Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30

 

Manitoba

Students are required to graduate from high school or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include English 40S plus three additional academic 40 level subjects with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Academic subjects include:

  • Applied Math 40S
  • Advanced Placement courses (except art and music)
  • Biology 40S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • English 40S
  • French 40S
  • Geography 40S
  • History 40S
  • International Baccalaureate courses (except art and music)
  • Math 40S
  • Physical Science 40S
  • Physics 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
  • Western Civilization 40S
  • World Geography 40S
  • World Issues 40S

 

Ontario

Students are required to graduate with a successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include Grade 12 U English plus five additional Grade 12 U or M courses with an overall minimum average of 65%.

 

Quebec

Students are required to graduate with a successful completion of a CEGEP program including academic subjects with a 60% average. Students who have completed a two-year CEGEP program may be eligible for transfer credit up to a maximum of 30 semester hours (credits). A minimum grade of 65% must be achieved for a course to be considered for transfer credit.

 

New Brunswick

High School Diploma with five Grade 12 academic subjects (University preparatory: 120, 121 or 122) including English 121 or 122.

 

Nova Scotia

High School Diploma with five Grade 12 academic subjects (University preparatory, Academic or Advanced), including English.

 

Prince Edward Island

Students are required to graduate with a PEI Secondary School diploma, with English 621 or 611 and four additional academic (numbered 611 or 621) grade 12 courses.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Students are required to graduate from high school or equivalent with a university preparatory program. This must include Language 3101 plus three additional academic 3000 level subjects with an overall minimum average of 65%.

Academic Subjects include:

  • Advanced Placement courses (except art and music)
  • Biology 3201
  • Biologie 3231
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Chimie 3252
  • French (core) 3201
  • French (accel) 3203
  • French (immer) 3202
  • Francais (1st lang) 3202
  • Geographie 3232
  • Global Issues 3205
  • History 3201
  • Histoire Mondiale 3231
  • International Baccalaureate courses (except art and music)
  • Literary Heritage 3202
  • Thematic Literature 3201
  • Math (acad) 3200
  • Math (adv) 3201, 3204, 3205, or 3207
  • Physics 3204
  • Physique 3254
  • World Geography 3202

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Early Admission 1: Apply by February 28 

Early Admission 2: Apply by May 1

Regular Admission: Ongoing as space allows

Spring Semester

Regular Admission: Apply by November 15

Early admission allows the University to track and shape the incoming class. If you apply for early admission and do not yet meet the University's requirements your application will be re-assessed in a later round. Final confirmation of admission and awards will be issued once the final transcript has been received. Final transcripts must be received by July 15.

Note: The deadline for theatre and music scholarships, as well as endowment awards is February 28. Therefore, your admissions application must be submitted before February 28 in order to qualify for these awards. 

After Admission

Once you've been admitted, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor to discuss financial aid, housing, and course registration. Visit the Admitted Student section for your next steps.

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