# Admission Requirements

## for students applying directly from High School

You can apply to many Dalhousie programs directly from high school. The general admission requirements for degree programs are:

- Completion of secondary school (i.e. Grade 12) with a
**minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses** - A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 English and any other required subject (see below)

Subjects required for admission to various programs are listed below, as well as the minimum required Grade 12 averages. **Admission to many programs at Dalhousie is competitive; meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission.** Normally, 70% or higher is necessary in all required subjects for early admission.

##### Dalhousie requires that Grade 12 courses be either academic or advanced.

**Ontario**students: 4U or 4M courses**Quebec and US**students: see additional information below the table**International students:**refer to international admission requirements

Bachelor of: | English | Math | Science | Additional Academic Subjects | Minimum Overall Average | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Arts |
1 | 4 | 70% | |||

Music^{1} |
1 | 4 | 70% | |||

Commerce |
1 | 1* | 3 | 75% | ||

Management |
1 | 1* | 3 | 70% | ||

Science |
1 | 1** | 3 | 75% | ||

Medical Sciences |
1 | 1** | 3 | 80% | ||

Computer Science |
1 | 1** | 3 | 70% | ||

Community Design |
1 | 1* | 1 Science | 2 | 75% | |

Applied Computer Science |
1 | 1* | 3 | 70% | ||

Engineering |
1 | 1** | Chemistry and Physics | 1 | 70% | |

Health Professions | ||||||

Health Promotion |
1 | Biology or Chemistry | 3 | 70% | ||

Kinesiology |
1 | 1* | 3 | 75% | ||

Nursing |
1 | 1* | Biology and Chemistry | 1 | 75% | |

Recreation (Therapeutic) |
1 | 4 |
70% | |||

Recreation Management |
1 | 1* | 3 | 70% | ||

Health Sciences | ||||||

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound |
1 | 1* | Physics and Biology | 1 | 75% | |

Nuclear Medicine Technology |
1 | 1* | Physics and Chemistry | 1 | 75% | |

Radiological Technology |
1 | 1* | Physics and one of Biology or Chemistry | 1 | 75% | |

Respiratory Therapy |
1 | 1* | Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics | 1 | 75% | |

Agriculture | Programs offered on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro | |||||

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) & Pre Vet Studies^{3} |
1 | 1** | 3 | 75% | ||

Bachelor of Agriculture (International Food Business) |
1 | 1* | 3 |
75% | ||

Bachelor of Technology (Landscape Architecture) |
1 | 1* | Biology 11 | 3 | 70% | |

Bachelor of Science (Bioveterinary Science) |
1 | 1** | 3 | 75% | ||

Diploma in Engineering^{3} |
1 | 1** | Chemistry and Physics^{3} |
1 | 70% | |

Diploma in Business Management^{4} |
1 | Math 11 |
Biology 11 or Chemistry 11 or Agriculture 11 and Science 10 |
4 | 60% | |

Diploma in Managed Landscapes |
1 | 1* | Biology 12 and Chemistry 11 |
1 | 60% | |

Diploma in Plant Science Technology |
1 | Math 11 |
Chemistry 11 and Biology 10 or Science 10 |
4 | 60% | |

Diploma in Veterinary Technology |
1 | 1* | Biology and Chemistry |
1 |
60% |

^{1 }*Students applying to Music are also required to demonstrate proficiency as instrumental or vocal performers in an audition/interview, and knowledge of the basic rudiments of music theory (equivalent to grade II theory, Royal Conservatory of Music) and aural dictation through written diagnostic tests.*

^{2 }*Subject to final MPHEC approval.*

^{3 }*Students applying to the Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Diploma in Engineering programs in the Faculty of Agriculture who are otherwise qualified but who do not have the appropriate pre-calculus math class may be admitted with the requirement that they take the relevant non-credit introductory studies class in their first year prior to registering in the degree level class. *

^{4 }*Students applying to the Equine Specialty are required to have experience for admission. A competency form must be submitted with their application.*

*Required Academic Math

**Required Pre-Calculus Math

(See table below for math courses that fulfill the admission requirements by province.)

Province | *Required Academic Math (one of) | **Required Pre-Calculus Math (one of) |
---|---|---|

Alberta |
Applied Math 30 Pure Math 30 Math 31 Math 30-2 Math 30-1 |
Pure Math 30 Math 31 Math 30-1 |

British Columbia |
Applications of Math 12 Principles of Math 12 Calculus 12 Foundations of Math 12 Pre-Calculus 12 |
Principles of Math 12 Calculus 12 Pre-Calculus 12 |

Manitoba |
Applied Math 40S Pre-Calculus 40S |
Pre-Calculus 40S |

New Brunswick |
Trig & 3-Space 121/122 Adv. Math with Intro to Calculus 120 Foundations of Math 12 Pre-Calculus 12A Math 30411B Math 30411C Math 30421C |
Adv. Math with Intro to Calculus 120 Pre-Calculus 12A and 12B Math 30411C Math 30421C |

Newfoundland |
Math 3204 Math 3205 Math 3207 Academic Math 3201 Academic Math 3200 Intro to Calculus 3208 |
Math 3207 Advanced Math 3200 Intro to Calculus 3208 |

Nova Scotia |
Math 12 Advanced Math 12 Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12 |
Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12 |

Ontario |
Data Management (MDM4U) Advanced Functions (MHF4U) Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) |
Advanced Functions (MHF4U) Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) |

PEI |
Math 621A Math 621B Math 611B |
Math 621B Math 611B |

Quebec |
CEGEP Math | CEGEP Calculus I and II |

Saskatchewan |
Math B30 Math C30 Calculus 30 Foundations of Math 30 Pre-Calculus 30 |
Math C30 Calculus 30 Pre-Calculus 30 |

Outside Canada |
Senior Level Math |
Senior Level Math (Pre-Calculus or Calculus) |

IB Curriculum |
Math Studies, Standard or Higher Level Math |
Standard or Higher Level Math |