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You are considered an IB student for admission purposes if you:

  • are currently completing a full IB Diploma at a recognized IB school; or you
  • obtained a full IB Diploma within the last two years from a recognized IB school and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation.

Note for students from “dual curriculum” schools:
Students from Canadian or USA high schools that offer a regular high school curriculum in addition to the IB program are considered based on the profile that is more advantageous to them. Students admitted based on their high school grades rather than completion of an IB Diploma are eligible to receive advanced standing credit for individual IB Higher Level courses with a grade of 5 or better.

Admission Requirements

The following requirements should be used as a guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on an individual basis. In those cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information in addition to that indicated below.

General requirements:

  • Completed IB Diploma,
  • Minimum predicted IB Diploma score of 30, not including EE/TOK bonus points.

Program-Specific requirements:

Consult the information below to determine specific IB courses required by individual programs:

WILLIAMS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Required IB courses: 1 of Mathematics HL or SL or Further Mathematics HL or SL. (New curriculum: Analysis and Approaches HL or SL or Application and Interpretations HL or SL).

HUMANITIES

  • Required IB courses: None specified.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Required IB courses:

  • BA programs: None specified.
  • B.Sc programs: 1 of Mathematics HL or SL or Further Mathematics HL or SL. (New curriculum: Analysis and Approaches HL or SL or Application and Interpretations HL).

NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Required IB courses:

  • BA programs: None specified.
  • B.Sc programs: 1 of Mathematics HL or SL or Further Mathematics HL or SL. (New curriculum: Analysis and Approaches HL or SL or Application and Interpretations HL).

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

B.Ed – Secondary Education Math Profile or Science and Technology Profile

  • Required IB courses: 1 of Mathematics HL or SL or Further Mathematics HL or SL. (New curriculum: Analysis and Approaches HL or SL or Application and Interpretations HL).

Other B.Ed profiles: None specified.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

  • Proof of English proficiency. All applicants must submit proof of English proficiency.  Consult the English Language Proficiency Requirements page to determine what, if any, supplementary documents you must provide.
  • High school transcript, showing predicted or anticipated IB results, including current mid-term grades if possible (or final IB Diploma results if you have already graduated).
  • While not required, information such as teacher recommendations or personal statement may assist us when reviewing your application. Please note that we do not require IB students to supply SAT or ACT scores.
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). Consult the Personal Identification Documents page to determine what document(s) you must provide.

Bishop’s University takes a holistic approach to the admissions process. All relevant additional documentation submitted by the applicant will be considered. At its discretion, the Admissions Office may formally request additional supporting documentation (personal statement, letter of intent, letter of recommendation, essay, CV, etc..) to aid in the evaluation of an application.

Additional Supporting Documents: Program-Specific

  • Applicants to the following Music programs must provide an audition and letter of musical background (see the Music Admissions Information Sheet for more details):
    • BA Major in Music: Classical
    • BA Major in Music: Popular Music Studies
    • BA Major in Music: Musical Theatre Concentration
    • BA Major in Arts Administration: Music Concentration
    • B.Ed. Teaching & Learning of the Creative Arts: Music

How to Submit Documents

All supporting documentation can be uploaded via our online system at the time of application or can be submitted via your MyBU Applicant Portal via the “Submit Missing Documents” option. They can also be sent to us via email to admissions@ubishops.ca.

Admission Timeline

Once the evaluation period has begun for an admissions cycle, files are assessed on a rolling basis. What this means is that as soon as all required documents are received, our office will complete an initial evaluation within 10 business days. (Exception: Master’s Programs, Applications for our Music programs, which need to be evaluated based on their audition as well, and competitive admissions programs).

Questions?

You can contact the Admissions Office directly by email at admissions@ubishops.ca or by telephone at 819-822-9600 ext. 2680.