Canadian High School Students
You are considered a Canadian high school student for admission purposes if you:
- are currently completing Grade 12 at a high school in Canada or at a school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum; or you
- graduated within the last two years from high school in Canada or at a school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation.
For students who are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, please refer to our International Baccalaureate admission requirements section.
General 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.
Click on the appropriate section below for admission average requirements, a list of approved and option courses, and program-specific required courses for each province/territory:
Minimum Document requirement:
Copy of your most recent transcript.
Note: Applicants with an Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) reference number can submit this information in the online application and Bishop’s will receive your transcripts directly from OUAC. However, OUAC only begins transmitting transcripts to Bishop’s in early March, so if you apply early and wish to receive a faster response to your request for admission, be sure to send a copy of your latest transcript as soon as you have submitted your online application.
- 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 motivation, letter of recommendation, essay, CV, etc..) to aid in the evaluation of an application.
- Applicants to the Music program must provide an audition and letter of musical background. See the Music Admissions Information Sheet for more details.
- Courses not listed above may be used for admissions consideration. Please contact the Admissions Office to verify if a course not listed above is eligible for consideration.
- For students applying earlier in the admission cycle, Grade 11 marks will be used for admission average calculation purposes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
You can contact the Admissions Office directly by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 819-822-9600 ext. 2680.