Admission requirements

As a current Canadian high school applicant residing in Ontario, you must meet our general admissions requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible for one of our upgrading or pathway programs.

Acceptable courses for admission vary by province and territory curriculum, those for Ontario are listed in the chart below. 

Subject* Courses (one of)
Required English
(one of)

Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (NBEU4U)

English (ENG4U)

Studies in Literature (ETS4U)

Anglais (EAE4U)

Required Academic Math
(one of)
Data Management (MDM4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)


Required Pre-calculus
(one of)

Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

*Depending on your program of interest you will require Academic English and either Academic Math or Pre-calculus Math.

International Baccalaureate

We will also review credentials obtained from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Dalhousie may also award university credit for selected IB Higher Level (HL) courses. 

Advanced Placement

Students who have taken courses as a part of the Advanced Placement (AP)program may be eligible for university transfer credits towards their program. 


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