Academic/Course Equivalencies - Out of Country
Normally, the following academic standings are
accepted as equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma with
Ontario University, University/College Preparation Courses.
||Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New
Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nunavut,
Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon territories – Grade 12
(Senior Matriculation). Québec – CEGEP General I or McGill Senior
School Certificate or Senior High School Leaving Certificate.
|United Kingdom and Other Commonwealth Countries
||The General Certificate of Secondary Education in
at least five or six subjects. At least two of the subjects must be at
the advanced level with acceptable standing. Note the English
proficiency requirements in the previous section.
|United States of America
||Applicants who have completed United States Grade
12 with superior academic standing and can present Scholastic Aptitude
Test (SAT); minumum score of 500 in each section (Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections of the test) will be
considered for admission to Year 1 of a degree program. Otherwise,
applicants must present acceptable final standing in U.S. grade 12 and
24 semester hours at an accredited college or university in courses
from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
||The admission requirements for international
applicants are normally based on the minimum requirements from
equivalent Canadian secondary school academic systems. However, a
higher standing may be required for admission to individual programs in
which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply
of places available in those programs. Applicants are required to
submit original documents of their records mailed directly from the
registrar of the institution they attended to the Admissions Office,
Wilfrid Laurier University. In cases where original documents are
written in a language other than English, applicants must provide
notarized literal translations. Note the English proficiency
requirements as stated in the previous section.
||Applicants who have successfully completed the
International Baccalaureate will be considered for admission upon
presenting passes with an acceptable standing in a minimum of six
subjects of which at least three must be at the higher level. The
minimum overall total score requirement is 28. Some programs are more
competitive and may require a higher minimum overall score. Laurier
will accept IB predicted grades for early admission consideration.
Admission scores are calculated on the basis of Higher and Standard
Level course grades only; TOK, Essay, and Diploma points are not
considered in this calculation. For programs which require Calculus,
Higher Level Mathematics and Mathematical Methods would be considered
equivalent; Mathematical Studies and Advanced Mathematics are not
sufficient to meet this requirement. Advanced standing is considered
for up to a maximum of 3.0 credits for applicants who have completed
the IB Diploma and who present a minimum of three subjects at the
higher level, with a minimum score of 5 in each course. Applicants who
are completing individual IB courses (i.e. Certificate) in conjunction
with another educational system, will be assessed on the basis of their
entire academic record.
Academic & Related Dates 2007/2008