Future Students

Admission Requirements by Country

American High School

If you are attending high school in the United States of America, or following an American patterned curriculum in an international school, we will consider the following Grade 12 subjects with grades of ‘C’ (70%) and above for admission to our undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts: English (College Prep); four other college prep courses
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies: English (College Prep); four other college prep courses
  • Bachelor of Commerce: English (College Prep); Mathematics (College Prep); three other college prep courses
  • Bachelor of Science: English (College Prep); Pre-Calculus Mathematics; one college prep science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics); two other college prep courses
  • Diploma in Engineering: English (College Prep); Pre-Calculus Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics; one other college prep course.

(IB) Diploma / British Patterned Curriculum / Advanced Placement (AP)

Find information for students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program, British patterned curriculum, or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Country-specific minimum admission requirements:

  • View the A Level courses equivalency for advanced standing toward your Saint Mary's degree program.
  • View the CAPE equivalency chart to see the advanced standing toward your Saint Mary's degree program for your CAPE results.

Admission consideration with the following:

Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean Examinations Council
CXC - CSEC results of I, II, III
CXC-CAPE results of I, II, III
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Bahamas
Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education BGCSE - with grades of A, B and C
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Bangladesh
Higher Secondary Certificate /Intermediate Certificate - with grades of A, B and C
Polytechnic diplomas - with grades of A, B and C
Test of English language proficiency: May be required

Barbados
Caribbean Examinations Council
CXC - CSEC results of I, II, III
CXC-CAPE results of I, II, III
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Bermuda
Bermuda Secondary School Certificate - with grades of A, B and C
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Brazil
Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau or Concurso Vestibular - with grades of 6/10
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

China
National Senior High School - Graduation Examination with average of 65%
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Colombia
Bachillerato (Diploma de Bachiller) - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Egypt
General Secondary School Certificate (Thanaweya A'ama) - with overall grade of 70% or higher
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Gambia
West African Examinations Council Certificate
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Ghana
West African Examinations Council Certificate
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Certificate of Education - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

India
Higher Secondary School Certificates awarded STANDARD XII - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: May be required

Italy
Diploma di Maturita - with grades between 36-60
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Jamacia
Caribbean Examinations Council
CXC - CSEC results of I, II, III
CXC-CAPE results of I, II, III
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Japan
Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate - with grades of A, B or C or grades of 3 to 5 (max)
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Korea
Inmungye Kodßng (High School Diploma) - with grades of A, B or C
Kodung Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Kuwait
General Secondary School Certificate - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Malaysia
Senior High School Leaving Certificate (Certificate of Unified Examination of Malaysia)
Independent Chinese Secondary School System (MICSS) - with grades of A1/A2 (distinction) to B3/B4/B5/B6 (credit)
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) - with grades of 1 to 4 (out of 10) or
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokesyenal (SPMV) - with grades of 1,2 or
3 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Mexico
Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerata) - with grades of A, B or C or 65% or higher or 0-10 with 7 being acceptable
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Nigeria
Official Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
Official West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Test of English language proficiency: May be required

Russia
Admission to University level studies from high school
Attestato Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
Grades of 3-5
Admission to University level studies from University
Bakalavr: 4 years length
Grades of 3-5
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Saudi Arabia
Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate - GSEC) - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

St Lucia
CXC - CSEC results of I, II, III
CXC-CAPE results of I, II, III
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Singapore
Singapore/Cambridge GCE O level: Grade 1-6
Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level:
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Trinidad & Tobago
Caribbean Examinations Council
CXC - CSEC results of I, II, III
CXC-CAPE results of I, II, III
Test of English language proficiency: Not required

Taiwan
Senior High School Leaving Certificate - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Thailand
Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6-M6) - with grades A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

Turkey
Lise Diplomasi - with grades 6-10
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

United Arab Emirates
Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya) - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: May be required

Vietnam
Senior High School Leaving Certificate (Tot Nghiep Pho Thong) - with grades of A, B or C
Test of English language proficiency: Will be required

If your country is not listed here, please contact us at international@smu.ca and we will provide admissions requirements based on the curriculum in your home country.

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