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.


GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY PROVINCE

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


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Admissions requirements for all BC high school applicants entering TWU for the Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 have changed.  Please be aware of the changes which may impact course selection for current high school students.

Admission for Fall/Spring 2019 English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 70% (based on new curriculum class mark and competency exam) The minimum requirement for admission is graduation from high school with 70% average in English 12 (or equivalent) and three additional Grade 12 courses from TWU’s approved course list. 
Admission for Fall/Spring 2020* English Studies 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 70% The minimum requirement for admission is graduation from high school with 70% average in English 12 (or equivalent) and three additional Grade 12 courses from TWU’s approved course list.  Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science. 

*based on anticipated curriculum
Students not having the required amount of courses or gpa, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

APPROVED COURSES:

Courses that fall under the BC Ministry of Education subject categories: Language Arts, Mathematics and Computation, Science, Second Languages (Including French Immersion), Social Studies are considered academic courses and used for admission to TWU. Please see the BC Ministry of Education website for courses in these categories (https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum).

  • English Language Arts, either English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 is required.

Additional three grade 12 courses can be taken from the below list of classes:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses, except Art or Music
  • SECOND LANGUAGE 12:      Any Grade 12 Level Foreign Language
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Composition 12
  • Creative Writing 12
  • Literary Studies 12
  • New Media 12
  • Spoken Language 12
MATHEMATICS & COMPUTATION
  • Calculus 12
  • Geometry 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Statistics 12
  • Computer Science 12
  • Foundations of Math 12
SCIENCE
  • Anatomy & Physiology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Environmental Science 12 
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12
  • Specialized Science 12
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • 20th Century World History 12 
  • Asian Studies 12
  • BC First Peoples 12 
  • Comparative Cultures 12
  • Comparative World Religions 12 
  • Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12
  • Economic Theory 12 
  • Genocide Studies 12
  • Human Geography 12
  • Law Studies 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Physical Geography 12
  • Political Studies 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Urban Studies 12
  • Psychology 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 subjects from the list below with a minimum overall average of 70%. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.

Alberta - 70%
Northwest Territories & Nunavut - 70%

Academic subjects include:

  • Aboriginal Studies 30-1
  • Advanced Placement courses (except art or music)
  • Algebra 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English 30-1
  • Foreign languages at the 30 level
  • International Baccalaureate courses (except art and music)
  • Math 30-1
  • Math 30-2
  • Math 31
  • Physics 30-1
  • Science 30
  • 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 70%. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.

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 70%. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.

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)
  • Law 40S
  • Math 40S
  • Psychology 40
  • 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 70%. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.


QUEBEC

Students are required to graduate with a successful completion of a CEGEP program. Admission will be based on academic subjects with a 70% 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 70% must be achieved for a course to be considered for transfer credit. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.


NEW BRUNSWICK

High School Diploma with five Grade 12 academic subjects (University preparatory: 120, 121 or 122) including English 121 or 122. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.


NOVA SCOTIA

High School Diploma with five Grade 12 academic subjects (University preparatory, Academic or Advanced), including English. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.


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. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.


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 70%. Three academic Grade 11 courses (or equivalent) are also recommended including English 11, not including physical and health education, career education, applied design, skills and technology, and religious studies courses.  It is recommended that one course in Grade 11 and one course in Grade 12 be a Math or Science.

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

PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Acceptance to the School of Nursing program requires applicants to meet our general admissions requirements as well as complete Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biology and Grade 11 Math (Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 for BC students) with no less than a B- (70%) average in each course taken. In addition, applicants must submit references and a CASPer assessment. The deadline to apply is February 28 for new students.

The CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that, we believe, are important for successful students and graduates of our program. In order to complete CASPer testing, you will require access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be completed practically anywhere that you can satisfy these requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences test (CSP10202) and reserve a test using a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule. The tests for the next admission cycle will be open for registration in September. Applicants are permitted to take the CASPer test only once per admission cycle and the test results are valid for only one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.

The fee to take CASPer is $40 (CAD). There is also a distribution fee of $10 (CAD) to send your results to the institutions you select

You can find more detailed information on the nursing admissions requirements page.

SCHOOL OF ARTS, MEDIA + CULTURE

ART + DESIGN (BA HONOURS)

  • Prospective candidates apply at the end of second year; admission is also possible in third or fourth year. Admission is determined by portfolio application, adjudicated by a faculty committee. Alongside a strong portfolio, a 3.0 grade point average is required.  
    Email Erica Grimm for more info.

MUSIC (BA)

  • Audition prior to first year with the performance of two pieces from contrasting style periods. In most areas of study, these pieces should be a minimum level of grade 7 RCM. Auditions are held in late March/early April and September.  A limited number of Musical Arts Scholarshipsare available each year (application deadline February 28). Email Allan Thorpe for more info.
  • All students who want to take music theory or history classes are required to take a music placement test, regardless of their major. This test is offered during O-Week or by appointment later in the year.

THEATRE (BA)

  • Standard TWU admission requirements. 
  • A limited number of Theatre Scholarships are available each year (application deadline February 28). Email Angela Konrad for more info.

ACTING (BFA)

  • Audition at the end of first year.
  • A limited number of Theatre Scholarships are available each year (application deadline February 28). Email Angela Konrad for more info.

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.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester

Early Admission 1: Apply by March 1

Regular Admission: Ongoing as space allows

Spring Semester

Regular Admission: Apply by November 1

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 August 1.


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.