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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


In addition to the requirements below, you must also meet all program-specific requirements.

Check to ensure your senior secondary school subjects include the prerequisite coursework required for your program of choice.

We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission.

International Curriculums

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma will be considered for admission with passes in at least six subjects, of which three must be at the higher level (HL). The minimum total score requirement is 26, including three bonus points for extended essay. All required courses must be at a minimum score of three unless otherwise noted.

Laurier will accept IB predicted grades for early admission consideration. Applicants completing individual IB courses in conjunction with another educational system will be assessed on the basis of their entire academic record.

Program Requirements

Program Minimum
Double Degrees 34
Business Administration (BBA) 33
Economics 31
Social Work (BSW) 29
Kinesiology 30
Health Science 30
Business Technology Management 29
Arts 26
Science 26
Brantford Programs 24
Arts (No Major) 24

Grade Equivalents

Ontario Equivalent IB Equivalent
98.5% 7
94.5% 6
88% 5
77.5% 4
66% 3
55% 2
49% 1

Scholarship Equivalents

Scholarship Level IB Points Grade Range
1 37+ 95-100%
2 34-36 90-94.9%
3 32-33 85-89.9%
4 29-31 80-84.9%

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is considered up to a maximum of 6 classes (3.0 credits) for HL subjects with a minimum score of 5 as well as for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay with a minimum grade of B in each, subject to the applicability of the program offered.

American Curriculum

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout American Curriculum, the grading scale on the transcript will be used:

  • Grades are converted to 50% pass grade.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for Advanced Placement (AP) exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4, up to a maximum of six classes (3.0 credits), subject to the appropriateness of the program, and those who have an official College Board transcript. Applicants are required to submit course descriptions and an official College Board transcript.

SAT/ACT

SAT score of 1,100 overall (minimum of 550 in each component) or an ACT score of 24 is required if you are currently studying in the U.S. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants currently studying in a U.S. curriculum, outside of the U.S., do not have to present an SAT or ACT score.

  • SAT university code: 0893
  • ACT university code: 5375

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout the American Curriculum, grading scale on the applicant’s transcript will be used, then grades will be converted to reflect a 50% pass rate. All prerequisites need to be at either the honours, Advanced Placement (AP) or senior level. School profiles may be requested to verify course offerings and grading scale.

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, including three O-level plus two A-level subjects, are required for admission. Some programs may require additional A-level courses. Two AS-level courses may be substituted for one A-level course, except where a specific A-level course is required. A minimum average of B is required for all honours programs.

Ontario Equivalent* Range GCSE (O-Level/IGSCE)
GCE (A-Level)
95.8% 90-100% A* A*
87.5% 80-89% A A
79.2% 70-79% B B
70.8% 60-69% C C
62.5% 50-59% D D
54.2% 40-49% E E
45.8% 30-39% F -
37.5% 20-29% G -

*Grades converted to reflect the 40% pass rate.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be considered for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B. Cambridge Pre-U minimum overall grade of Merit 2 with minimum of Merit 3 in required courses.

College/University Transcripts

  • Students with excellent standing from colleges and universities are assessed for admission on the basis of their most recent academic credits.
  • In some cases your secondary school transcripts may be required.
  • If you are transferring from a university or college, your postsecondary work will be evaluated for transfer credit, providing you submit official course descriptions.

Other Curriculums by Region

Americas

Brazil

Certificate of Secondary School Completion/Diploma [Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Médio and Vestibular] (University Entrance Exam), or ENEM (Middle Education National Examination), issued by the Colegio or Ministério da Educação.

Ontario Most Common Alternate Translation Equivalent
80-100% 9.0/90 to 10.0/100 Ótimo / SS – Superior Superior Excellent A
70-79% 7.0/70 to 8.9/89 Muito Born / Born / MS – Média Superior Above Average B
60-69% Varies: 5.0 or 6.0 Regular / MM-Média Minima / ME-Médio Average C
50-59% - MI – Média Inferior Inferior Average D
49% or below - II – Inferior Inferior; SR – Sem Rendimento Fail F

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media (academic).

Ontario Chile Grade Chile Description
Equivalent
80-100% 6-7 Muy Bueno (Very Good) A
70-79% 5-5.9 Bueno (Good) B
60-69% 4-4.9 Suficiente (Sufficient) C
0-59% 0-3.9 Insuficient (Insufficient or Fail) F

Colombia

Título de Bachiller Académico, Bachillerato.

Ontario Colombia Grade Equivalent
90-100% 9.5-10 A+
80-89% 8.5-9.4 A
70-79% 7.5-8.4 B
60-69% 6.0-7.4 C
0-59.9% 1.0-5.9 F

Ecuador

Bachillerato en... (Ciencias, Humanidades) / Bachillerato técnico, Bachillerato commercial.

Ontario Ecuador Grade Ecuador Description
Equivalent
90-100% 10 Sobresaliente (Excellent) A+
80-89% 9 Muy Bueno (Very Good) A
70-79% 8 Bueno (Good) B
60-69% 7 Regular (Average) C
0-59% 0-6 Arrastre (Fail) F

Mexico

Baccalaureate Certificate, Technological Baccalaureate Certificate or Title of Baccalaureate.

Ontario Mexico Grade Equivalent
90-100% 10 A+
80-89% 9 A
70-79% 8 B
60-69% 6-7 C
0-59% 0-5 F

Panama

Diploma de Educación Media / Diploma de Bachiller.

Ontario Panama Grade
Panama Grade Points
Panama Performance Equivalent
Equivalent
80-100% 91-100% 5 Outstanding A
70-79% 81-90% 4 Good B
60-69% 71-80% 3 Average C
50-59% 61-70% 2 Minimum to Pass D
0-49% 0-60% 1 Fail F

Peru

Bachillerato Académico.

Ontario Peru Grade
Peru Description
Equivalent
80-100% 15.0-20.0 Excelente (Excellent) A
77-79% 13.0-14.9 Muy Bueno (Very Good) B+
70-76.9% 12.0-12.9 Bueno (Good) B
60-69.9% 11.0-11.9 Aprobado (Pass) C
0-59.9% 0.0-10.9 Reprobado (Failure) F

Venezuela

  • Bachiller en Ciencias, Bachiller en Humanidades, Bachiller en Ciencias y Humanidades (Upper Secondary Graduate in Science; … in Humanities; … in Science and Humanities).
  • Prueba de Aptitud Académical (Entrance examination, and participation in national enrolment process required for admission to higher education).
Ontario Venezuela Grade
Venezuela Description
Equivalent
80-100% 16-20 Excelente (Excellent) A
70-79% 13-15 Sobresaliente (Outstanding) B
60-69% 10-12 Aprobado (Pass) C
0-59% 0-9 Aplazado (Fail) F

Caribbean

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) (Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

CSEC Level

Ontario Equivalent* Range CSEC/CXC
95.8% 90-100% I
87.5% 80-89% II
79.2% 70-79% III
70.8% 60-69% IV
62.5% 50-59% V
54.2% 40-49% VI
- 0-39% -

CAPE Level

Ontario Equivalent* Range CAPE/6th Form
95.8% 90-100% I
89.3% 84.5-89.9% II
85.2% 80-84.4% III
79.2% 70-79% IV
70.8% 60-69% V
62.5% 50-59% VI
54.2% 40-49% VII
- 0-39% -

*Grades converted to reflect the 50% pass rate.

To calculate the average:

  • A minimum of 5 academic subjects are used: 3 courses at the CSEC level and 2 courses at the CAPE level.
    • The 2 CAPE courses must be unit #2, or
    • 2 CAPE unit #1 courses are equivalent to 1 CAPE unit #2 course.

Bermuda

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, including three O-level plus two A-level subjects, are required for admission. Some programs may require additional A-level courses. Two AS-level courses may be substituted for one A-level course, except where a specific A-level course is required. A minimum average of B is required for all honours programs.

Ontario Equivalent* Range GCSE GCE
95.8% 90-100% A* A*
87.5% 80-89% A A
79.2% 70-79% B B
70.8% 60-69% C C
62.5% 50-59% D D
54.2% 40-49% E E
45.8% 30-39% F -
37.5% 20-29% G -

*Grades converted to reflect the 40% pass rate.

GCE Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be considered for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B. Cambridge Pre-U minimum overall grade of Merit 2 with minimum of Merit 3 in required courses.

American

SAT score of 1,100 overall (minimum of 550 in each component) or an ACT score of 24 is required if you are currently studying in the U.S. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants currently studying in a U.S. curriculum, outside of the U.S., do not have to present an SAT or ACT score.

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout the American curriculum, grading scale on the applicant’s transcript will be used, then grades will be converted to reflect a 50% pass rate. All prerequisites need to be at either the honours, AP or senior level. School profiles may be requested to verify course offerings and grading scale.

AP Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for AP exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4, up to a maximum of six classes (3.0 credits), subject to the appropriateness of the program, and those who have an official College Board transcript. Applicants are required to submit course descriptions and an official College Board transcript.

Africa

West African Examination Council (Ghana and Nigeria)

West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Ontario Equivalent Range WAEC/NECO
95% 90-100% A1
85% 80-89% B2
75% 70-79% B3
68% 67-69% C4
65% 64-66% C5
62% 60-63% C6
57.5% 55-59% D7
52.5% 50-54.9% D8
- 0-49% F9

To calculate the average:

  • Use 5 academic subjects including English. Some exceptions apply.
  • A minimum average of “B3” is required for all for all honours programs.

Egypt

Thanaweya a’Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate).

Ontario Egypt per AACRAO
Egypt per WES
Equivalent
80-100% 90-100% 75-100 A
70-79% 80-89% 65-74 B
60-69% 65-79% 50-64 C

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Ontario Kenya Grade Kenya Grade Points Equivalent
95-100% A 12 A
87-94% A- 11 A
80-86% B+ 10 A
77-79% B 9 B+
70-76% B- 8 B
67-69% C+ 7 C
63-66% C 6 C
60-62% C- 5 C
57-59% D+ 4 D
53-56% D 3 D
50-52% D- 2 D
0-49% E 1 F

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).

Ontario Uganda Grade Uganda Grade Points Equivalent
80-100% A 1-2 A
70-79.9% B 3-6 B
60-69.9% C 7-8 C
0-59.9% D 9 D

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate Examination / General Certificate of Education “Ordinary” Level.

Ontario Zambia Grade Zambia Description Equivalent
90-100% 1 Distinction A
80-89% 2 A
75-79% 3 Merit

B
70-74% 4 B
65-69% 5 Credit

C
60-64% 6 C
55-59% 7 Satisfactory

D
50-54% 8 D
0-49% 9 Unsatisfactory F

Eurasia

China

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout China, the grading scale on the transcript will be used:

  • Grades are converted to 50% pass grade.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), Hong Kong Diploma Of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination (HKASLE).

Ontario Hong Kong HKCEE
Hong Kong HKALE
Equivalent
80-100% A A A
70-79% B B B
67-69% C C C+
63-66% D D C
50-62% E E (N, O) D
0-49% F G F

India

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), Senior Secondary Certificate, Pre-University Certificate, Pre-Degree Certificate, All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate Examination.

Ontario Equivalent* Range CBSE/AISSCE Grade CISCE/ISC Grade Indi- genous**
95% 90-100% A1: Top 1/8 1: Pass with credit 75-100%: First Class
85% 80-89.9% A2: Next 1/8 2: Pass with credit
78% 76.7-79.9% B1: Next 1/8 3: Pass with credit 60-75%: First Class
75% 73.4-76.6% B2: Next 1/8 4: Pass with credit
72% 70-73.3% C1: Next 1/8 5: Pass with credit
67% 64.6-69.9% C2: Next 1/8 6: Pass with credit 50-59%: Second Class
62% 60-64.5% D1: Next 1/8 7: Pass
55% 50-59% D2: Next 1/8 8: Pass 35-49%: Pass Class
- F E: Fail 9: Fail Fail

*Converted for a 35% and 40% pass rate.

**India XI = Grade 11; India XII = Grade 12.

Indonesia

Surat Tanda Belajar (STTB) or Sekilah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA).

Ontario Indonesia Grading Scheme Equivalent
90-100% 10.00 A
80-89% 9.00 A
75-79% 8.00 B
70-74% 7.00 B
60-69% 6.00 C
50-59% 5.00 C
0-49% 0.00-4.00 F

Japan

We require:

  • Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, academic or vocational (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho).
  • National university entrance examination results.
Ontario Japan Equivalent
80-100% 5 A
70-79% 4 B
60-69% 3 C
50-59% 2 D
49% or below 1 (Failure) F

Kazakhstan

"Attestat" or attestation of middle (complete) secondary education [аттестато среднем (полном) общем образовании (Russian)], 2 years.

Ontario 4-Point Scale Equivalent
Traditional Kazakh-System Grade (in English)
ECTS Grade Letter-Grade Equivalent
90-100% 4,0 Excellent A A
80-89% 3,67 A-
77-79% 3,33 Good B B+
73-76% 3,0 Good C B
70-72% 2,67 B-
67-69% 2,33 Satisfactory C+
63-66% 2,0 Satisfactory D C
60-62% 1,67 C-
55-59% 1,33 D+
50-54% 1,0 Satisfactory E D
0-49% 0 Unsatisfactory FX, F F

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

Ontario
Malaysia STPM Grade Value
Malaysia Description Malaysia UEC
Equivalent
80-100% 3.67-4 Distinction A(1), A(2) A
70-79% 2.67-3.66 Credit - B+
B(3), B(4) B
60-69% 2.00-2.66 C(5), C(6) C
50-59% 1.00-1.99 Pass D(7), D(8) C-/D
0-49% 0-0.99 Fail E(9) F

Pakistan

Upper Secondary Certificate.

Ontario Pakistan Division
Percentile
Equivalency
80-100% I First 60-100 A
70-79% II Second 50-59 B
60-69% III Third 35-49 C
0-60% Fail 0-34 F

Republic of Korea

Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo), plus Scholastic Achievement Examination for College Entrance (SAECE).

Ontario Korea Grade
Korea Range
Equivalent
80-100% Su 90-100% A
70-79% Wu 80-89% B
60-69% Mi 70-79% C
50-59% Yang 60-69% D
49% or below Ga 59% or below E

Russia

Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Complete General Secondary Education) or equivalent.

Ontario Russian Grade
Russian Description
Equivalent
80-100% 5 Excellent A
70-79.9% 4 Good B
60-69.9% 3 Satisfactory/Pass C
50-59.9% - Pass D
0-49.9% 2 Unsatisfactory F

Saudi Arabia

Academic admissibility:

  • All course marks are provided as a percentage, with a 50% pass rate, or as a rate out of a total (e.g. 250/300).
  • All prerequisites need to be at the Senior Level.
  • English must be a minimum of a 60%.
  • For programs requiring math:
    • Senior Math meets the requirements for all programs requiring two math courses.

To calculate the average:

  • Using all academic courses; some exceptions apply.
  • A minimum average of 70% is required for all for all honours programs.

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level and A-Level certificates.

Ontario Equiv- alent* Ontario Sing- apore GCE O-Level #
Sing- apore GCE O-Level Letter Grade
Sing- apore GCE A-Level #
Sing- apore GCE A-Level Letter Grade
95.8% 90-100% 1-2 A 1 A
87.5% 80-89.9% 3-4 B 2
79.2% 70.7-79.9% 5-6 C 3-4 B
70.8% 67-79.9% 7 D 5-6 C
62.5% 60-66.9% 8 E 7-8 D/E
54.2% 50-59.9% 9 Ungraded (not recorded) - -
45.8% 0-49.9% - - 9 Ungraded (not recorded)
37.5% - - - - -

*Grades converted to reflect the 40% pass rate.

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma.

Ontario Tawain Grade
Equivalent
80-100% 80-100% A
70-79% 70-79% B
60-69% 60-69% C
50-59% 50-59% D
0-49% 0-49% E

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI).

Ontario Thailand Grading Scheme
Thailand Description
Equivalent
80-100% 4 Excellent A
70-79% 3 Good B
60-69% 2 Fair C
50-59% 1 Pass D
0-49% 0 Fail F

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School [Lyceum] Diploma).

Ontario Turkey
Points Descriptor
Equivalent
80-100% 85-100 5 Pek iyi (Very good) A
70-79% 70-84 4 Iyi (Good) B
60-69% 55-69 3 Orta (Average) C
50-59% 45-54 2 Geçer (Pass) D
0-49% 25-44 1 Geçmez (Very deficient) F
0-24 0 Etkisiz (Failing and not included in the general calculation) -

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate (Atestat).

Ontario Ukraine Grade
Ukraine Description
Equivalent
95-100% 12 Excellent A
87-94% 11
80-86% 10
77-79.9% 9 Good B
74-76% 8
70-73% 7
67-69.9% 6 Satisfactory C
64-66% 5
60-63% 4
0-59.9% 3 Unsatisfactory F
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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

General Secondary Education Transcript and Secondary School Learning Certificate / Shahadat Al-ThanawiYa Al-Amma.

Ontario
UAE Grade
UAE Grade
UAE Description Equivalent
80-100% 90-100% 3.6-4.0 Excellent A
77-79% 85-89% 3.0-3.5 Very Good

B+
70-76% 80-84% B
67-69% 75-79% 2.5-2.9 Good C+
60-66% 70-74% 2.0-2.4 Pass C
57-59% 65-69% - - D+
50-56% 60-64% D
0-49% 0-59% 0-1.9 Fail F

Vietnam

  • High school: Senior general high school certificate (academic), Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo.
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Dạy Nghề / Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông / Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Bổ Túc Văn Hoá.
Ontario Vietnam Grade
Vietnam Remarks
Equivalent
90-100% 10 Excellent Achievement A+
80-89% 9 High Achievement A
74.6-79% 8 Highly Satisfactory B+
70-74.5% 7 Minimal Satisfactory B-
67-69% 6.5-6.9 Good Passing C+
63-66% 6 Passing C
60-62% 5 Minimum Passing C-
54.6-59% 4 Failure D
50-54.5 3 D-
25-49% 2 F
0-25% 1, 0 Bad Failure F

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