You are considered a college transfer student for admission purposes if you:

  • have attended at least one semester at a college; or you
  • graduated from a college program within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your college studies

General Admission Requirements

Applications from college transfer students are evaluated on an individual basis. Normally students need to be in good academic standing in their latest semester of study in order to be eligible for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Being eligible for admissions consideration does not guarantee admission.

If not evidenced in the information provided, applicants to Bachelor of Science programs and certain programs in the Williams School of Business may be requested to show proof of college-level and/or grade 12 level mathematics. In those cases, the Admissions Office will request this information directly.

Required Supporting Documents

  • 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. If your level of English proficiency does not currently meet our minimum requirements, please consider one of the English Language Pathway Programs with which we are a partner.
  • Copy of most recent college transcript
  • Copy of final high school transcript if you have completed less than one full year at college
  • 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 and Culture
  • BA Major in Music Performance
  • 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

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).


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