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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:

  1. Completion of secondary school (i.e. Grade 12) with a minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses
  2. 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%
Music1 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 Studies3 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 Engineering3 1 1** Chemistry and Physics3 1 70%
Diploma in Business Management4 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

 

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