Canadian High School Students

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:

British Columbia and Yukon

British Columbia and Yukon

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Four Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses

Required courses:

English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

Approved courses:

  • Any Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course
  • Accounting 12
  • American Sign Language (ASL) 12
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Biology 12
  • Business Information Management 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Communications 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Drama 12
  • Economics 12
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (but not both)
  • English Literature 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Financial Accounting 12
  • First Peoples English 12
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Français Langue 12 or French 12 (but not both)
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • German 12
  • History 12
  • Human Geography 12
  • ICT: Computer Programming 12
  • International Studies 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Law 12
  • Marketing 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Physics 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Religion 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Studio Art 12
  • Sustainable Resources 12
  • Theatre Performance 12
  • Theatre Production 12
  • Writing 12
  • All 12-level language courses

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12.
If you have not done Pre-Calculus 12 you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and/or Physics 12 among their Approved courses.

Note:

BC Provincial Exam grades, including exams for English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, will be included in the admission average calculation only if they increase the student’s admission average.

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut

Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 30-1

Approved courses:

  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Anthropology 30
  • Applied Sociology 30
  • Biology 30
  • Blackfoot Language & Culture 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Drama 30
  • Economics 30
  • Experimental Psychology 30
  • French 30
  • Geography 30
  • German 30
  • History 30
  • International Politics 30
  • Macroeconomics 30
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Microeconomics 30
  • Music 30
  • Philosophy 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1/ 30-2
  • Spanish 30
  • World Religions 30

Option courses:

  • Art 30
  • Art 31
  • Choral Music 30
  • Chinese Language & Culture 30-3Y/ 30-6Y
  • Chinese Language Arts 30
  • Cree Language & Culture 30-3Y/30-6Y
  • Dance 35
  • French as a Second Language 30-9Y
  • German Language & Culture 30-3Y/ 30-6Y
  • Instrumental Music 30
  • Italian Language & Culture 30-3Y/ 30-6Y
  • Japanese Language & Culture 30-3Y/ 30-6Y
  • Spanish Language & Culture 30-3Y/ 30-6Y
  • Ukrainian Language & Culture 30-3Y/30-6Y
  • Ukrainian Language Arts 30

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Math 30-1 or 30-2.
If you have not done Math 30-1 you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and/or Physics 30 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Alberta Provincial Exam grades, including exams for English 30-1, will be included in the admission average calculation only if they increase the student’s admission average.

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English A30 & B30

Approved courses:

  • Accounting 30
  • Biology 30
  • Calculus 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Computer Science 30
  • Drama/Theatre Arts 30
  • Entrepreneurship 30
  • French 30
  • Geography 30
  • History 30
  • Law 30
  • Music 30
  • Pre-Calculus 30
  • Native Studies 30
  • Physics 30
  • Psychology 30
  • Social Studies 30

Option courses:

  • Art 30
  • Band 30
  • Choral 30
  • Dance 30
  • German 30
  • Mandarin 30
  • Orchestra 30
  • Spanish 30
  • Ukranian 30
  • Visual Arts 30

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and/or Physics 30 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Both English A30 & B30 are required for admission. Bishop’s uses the higher of the two grades when calculating the admission average.

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Manitoba

Manitoba

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 40s

Approved courses:

  • Advanced Mathematics/Intro to Calculus 45S
  • Biology 40S
  • Biology Advanced Placement 42S
  • Calculus 40S
  • Calculus Advanced Placement 42S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • Chemistry Advanced Placement 42S
  • Computer Science 40S
  • Computer Science 42S
  • European History Advanced Placement 42S
  • Environmental Science Advanced French 40S
  • Geography 40S
  • History – World Issues 40S
  • Interdisciplinary Topics 40S
  • Law 40S
  • Physics 40S
  • Physics Advanced Placement 42S
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Psychology Advanced Placement 42S
  • Western Civilization History 40S
  • World Human Geography 40S

Option courses:

  • Art 40S or 40G
  • Drama 40S or 40G
  • Music 40S or 40G
  • Choral 40S or 40G
  • Spanish 40S
  • Strings 40S or 40G
  • Visual Art 40S

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Pre-Calculus 40s or Applied Math 40s.
If you have not done Pre-Calculus 40s you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 40s, Chemistry 40s, and/or Physics 40s among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Ontario

Ontario

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 4U (ENG4U or EAE4U)

Approved courses:

Any 4U course

Option courses:

Any 4M course

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Any 4U or 4M Math
If you have not done Advanced Functions 4U or Calculus & Vectors 4U you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U, and/or Physics 4U among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Quebec

Quebec

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Any Grade 12 Level Math
If you have not done a Grade 12 Level Calculus or Pre-Calculus you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Grade 12 level Biolog, Chemistry, and/or Physics among their five courses.

Notes:

If you are attending a high school in Quebec that offers a specific provincial Grade 12 curriculum, applicants are subject to those provincial requirements.

If you are attending a CEGEP working towards completing a DEC, please see the CEGEP Admission Requirements section for the relevant requirements.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 121 or 122 (Anglophone System), ANGL 21411 or 22411, FRAN 10411 or 10421 or 11411 (Francophone System)

Approved courses:

Anglophone system

  • Biology 122
  • Calculus 120
  • Canadian Geography 120
  • Canadian History 122/121
  • Canadian Literature 120
  • Chemistry 122
  • Computer Science 120
  • Co-op Education 120
  • Economics 120
  • Environmental Science 122
  • FILA 120
  • French 122
  • Geography 120
  • Geology 120
  • History 122
  • Environmental Science 120/121/122
  • Journalism 120
  • Law 120
  • Mandarin 120
  • Marine Biology 120
  • Native Studies 120
  • Physics 121/122
  • Political Science 120
  • Popular Music 120
  • Pre-Calculus A 120
  • Pre-Calculus B 120
  • Foundations of Mathematics 120 (for admission to Arts and Applied Arts only)
  • Psychology 120
  • Science 122
  • Sociology 120
  • Stats 120
  • World Issues 120

Francophone system

  • Biologie 53411/53421
  • Chimie 52411
  • Droit 86411
  • Economie 44411
  • Education Cooperative 88411
  • Espagnol 23411
  • Francais 10421
  • Geographie du Monde 41411
  • Histoire 42311
  • Histoire 4241
  • Intro. Sc. Informatique 87411
  • Info. Appli. 81311/81911
  • Institutions Politiques, Economiques et Jurdiques 43411
  • Mathematique 30411C
  • Mathematique 30421C
  • Physique 51411/51421
  • Science de L’Environnement 54411
  • Statistique 31411

Option courses:

Anglophone system

  • Accounting 120
  • Business Organization and Management 120
  • Communications 120
  • French 122/121
  • German 120
  • Introduction to Accounting 120
  • Journalism 120
  • Latin 120
  • Mandarin 120
  • Marketing 120
  • Media Studies 120
  • Music 120
  • Spanish 120
  • Theatre 120
  • Visual Art 120

Francophone system

  • Comptabilité 84411
  • Art 91411
  • Étude des Médias 11411
  • Musique 92411
  • Theatre 93411

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Grade 12 level Math
If you have not done Pre-Calculus or Calculus you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 121/122, Chemistry 121/122, and/or Physics 121/122 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 12 (Academic or Advanced)

Approved courses:

  • Accounting 12
  • African Heritage 12
  • Astronomy 12
  • Biology 12/Advanced Biology 12
  • Canadian History 12
  • Canadian Literature 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12/Advanced Chemistry 12
  • Comparative World Religions 12
  • Computer Related Studies 12
  • Economics 12
  • Environmental Studies 12
  • Étude Geographie Planétaire 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • Global Economics 12
  • Global Geography 12
  • Global History 12
  • Law 12
  • Mathematics 12/Advanced Mathematics 12
  • Physics 12/Advanced Physics 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Political Science 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Sociology 12

Option courses:

  • Business Management 12
  • Drama 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Film and Video Production 12
  • Français Immersion 12
  • French 12
  • Gaelic 12
  • German 12
  • Journalism 12
  • Latin 12
  • Leadership 12
  • Multimedia 12
  • Music 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Visual Arts 12

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Calculus 12

If you have not done Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12 you will be required to do an additional math course as part of your Business degree requirements.

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and/or Physics 12 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 621A

Approved courses:

  • Advanced Political Science 621A
  • Animal Science 621A
  • Biology 621
  • Canadian History 621A
  • Chemistry 621
  • Computer Studies 621A
  • Environmental Science 621
  • Exploring Civilizations 621
  • French Immersion: Economics 621
  • French Immersion: Individuals in Society 621
  • French Language Arts 621
  • Global Issues 621A
  • Global Studies 621A
  • Introduction to Economics 621A
  • Law 521A
  • Math 621A/621B
  • Physics 621
  • Psychology 621X

Option courses:

  • Accounting Principles 621
  • Dramatic Arts 621A
  • French 621A
  • Music 621A
  • Oceanography 621A
  • PEI History 621B
  • Visual Arts 621A

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Math 621B or Math 611B

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 621, Chemistry 621, and/or Physics 621 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Admission Average:

All programs: 80%

Course Requirements:

Five Grade 12 level university-preparatory courses, as follows:

  • Grade 12 level English
  • Three Approved courses
  • One Approved course OR one Option course

Required courses:

English 3201

Approved courses:

  • Biology 3201
  • Calculus 3208
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Computer Technology 3200
  • Environmental Science 3205
  • Global Economics 3103
  • Global Issues 3205
  • Geology 3202
  • Math 3200
  • Math 3201
  • Physics 3204
  • Psychology 4220
  • Statistics 3104
  • World History 3201
  • World Geography 3200 or 3202

Option courses:

  • Art 3200
  • Communications Technology 3104
  • French 3200
  • French 3201
  • Music 3200

Program-Specific Required courses:

Business
Math 3201 or 3200 or 3208

Science programs
Bachelor of Science program (B.Sc) applicants must have one Grade 12 level math course and two of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 and/or Physics 3204 among their Approved/Option courses.

Note:

Grade 12 courses not listed above may be used for admission average calculation purposes on an individual basis.

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.

Notes:

  • 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 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.