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:

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.

 

CountryAdmission Requirements
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
Argentina

Argentina

Bachillerato

 

Bachelor of Arts

English 12

Four other Grade 12 academic subjects

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 12

Mathematics 12

Three other Grade 12 academic subjects

 

Bachelor of Science

English 12

Mathematics 12

One science 12 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Two other Grade 12 academic subjects

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 12

Mathematics 12

Chemistry 12

Physics 12

One other Grade 12 academic subject

A minimum average of 7 with no mark below 6 required in the above courses.

Test of English: 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 
Jamaica  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 
Pakistan  HIGH SCHOOL
Admission from High School requires:
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
Higher Secondary School Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate
Minimum of 60% average and no individual result below 50% in the five required courses for the program of choice
Automatic entrance scholarship consideration to applicants with the equivalent of an 80% admission average
British-patterned GCE A-Level Examinations
Minimum grades of C in five required O/ A level subjects. Advanced standing credit awarded with final results of A, B or C in A-level examinations
Automatic entrance scholarship consideration to applicants with results of A-B in five required O/A level subjects
TRANSFER
Admission from another university requires:
Overall “C” cumulative grade point average to transfer 
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 
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