GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (United States)
Graduation from an academic or college preparation program at an accredited secondary school
Four years of academic English (composition/literature). ESL English courses are not acceptable to satisfy English requirements for admission.
Three years of Mathematics
SAT 1 or ACT + Writing. In countries where the SAT and ACT are unavailable, exemptions may be granted. UBC’s SAT institution code is 0965 and its ACT institution code is 5259. The optional SAT essay section is recommended, but not required.
A minimum grade of B- in an English course to at least the Grade 11 level
General Admission Requirements
Senior Year/Grade 12 Diploma in an accredited high school with a high grade point average and high scores in SAT Reasoning or Redesigned SAT (including Essay) or ACT (including Writing Test) exams and two SAT Subject Tests or AP or IB courses (or a combination of these options covering two different subjects).
Prerequisite subjects, including English, should be presented at Senior Year/Grade 12 level or as SAT Subject Tests or AP/IB. Pre-Calculus can be used to meet the minimum requirement for some program areas that require mathematics for admission. However, Calculus 12 or AP Calculus or 1 semester of college or university Calculus is required for most math, science, computer science and commerce programs. AP Statistics does not provide the appropriate preparation.
Successful applicants have presented scores of at least 600 (Reasoning) and 640 (Redesigned) in each SAT component and at least 26 in the ACT with a score of at least 8 in Writing. Some programs require higher scores.
SAT, AP and ACT scores should be sent to us electronically. The University of Toronto's SAT and AP institution code is 0982 and our ACT institution code is 5366.
Documents must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance/OUAC whenever possible. You may be given the opportunity to upload your documents directly if they cannot be sent electronically. However, uploaded documents are not considered official and we reserve the right to request official transcripts. DO NOT mail documents to Enrolment Services unless specifically requested. Unsolicited documents will NOT be reviewed or added to your application.
English admission requirement
Quantitative skills requirement - minimum of a C- grade in Senior Level Math
Graduation from an accredited high school
SAT I score of 1550 out of 2400 or ACT Composite score of 22. Effective Fall 2017 the SAT requirement will change to a score of 1130 out of 1600.(SAT institution sending code: 0999; ACT institution sending code: 5374)
Minimum of three senior level academic subjects
To be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the U.S. Graduation Diploma you must submit the following:
Academic transcript including graduation status indicating all subjects taken and grades earned sent directly to Western from the institution attended. Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of mid-year/mid-term results. Mid-year results and an academic record to date must be submitted directly to Western from the institution(s) attended. Admission will be considered based on a minimum of 4.0 full senior academic courses.
SAT Reasoning Test results submitted directly to Western by the College Board. Western's institution number is 0984. A minimum SAT combined Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math score of 1190 is required for admission consideration. Or, ACT Test results submitted directly to Western by ACT Institutional Services. Western's institution number is 4837. A minimum ACT composite score of 24 is required for admissions consideration
Advanced Placement external exam results are eligible for advanced standing. Results must be submitted directly to Western by the College Board. Western institution number is 0984. Further information on Advanced Placement credits is also available.
Refer to the content below for program specific required and recommended courses. Course prerequisites should be presented at the Advanced Placement (AP) or senior level:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA US Grade 12 diploma plus SAT and/or ACT examination scores
As a US applicant you must meet our general entrance admission requirements.
We also require strong academic standing with a final senior year minimum average of ‘B’ for consideration, and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (new SAT; Post March 2016). Applicants who took the SAT before March 2016 are required to have a minimum score of 1650. Dalhousie’s SAT code is 0915. SAT subject tests are not required for admission. You may present an ACT result in lieu of an SAT result. Dalhousie requires a minimum ACT composite score of 23, with no individual score less than 20. Dalhousie’s ACT code is 5373.
For both the SAT & ACT, Dalhousie will super score an applicant with multiple test dates, where the highest category score is taken irrespective of test date.
Admission to Dalhousie is purely quantitative for most direct-entry programs. As such, essays, references and/or interviews are not required for admission.
Applicants applying for early admission between October 15 and January 31 are required to send in official transcripts of all results up until the end of junior year, in lieu of completing the self-reported grades section of the application.
General Academic Requirements
12th Grade graduation with a minimum GPA of B- on four academic courses from an accredited high school. If prerequisite courses are AP, they are acceptable from any year. Otherwise, prerequisite courses must be completed in the Junior or Senior year.
A school profile is required. AP courses are considered excellent preparation for university courses and may be eligible for degree credit.
SAT results may be required, regardless of citizenship (minimum score of 1200 with no less than 580 Evidence Based Reading & Writing and 520 Mathematics.)
A minimum ACT score of 26 is also acceptable. (College Board Code 0949. ACT Code 5236).
All applicants from accredited and acceptable American style schools, either domestic or international, must achieve both a high school diploma from an academic program and present all prerequisite courses for the specific McMaster program(s) of interest. In addition, all general admission requirements must be met. Please note that most home school curriculums regardless of their stated accreditation may not be considered as equivalent to the stated subject requirements and may not be deemed acceptable by McMaster University as satisfying entry requirements. Applicants must meet all of the following basic requirements:
Graduation from an academic or college-prep program at an accredited high school (U.S.A. or International)
Complete at least 3 full years of English* (Academic – not ESL) including Grade 12 (Senior) level
Applicants to all programs except Humanities I, Social Sciences I and Music I must complete at least 3 years of Mathematics to the Grade 12 (Senior) level
Submit a combined SAT I score of at least 1200 from the two components, Critical Reading and Math (minimum score of 580 for Critical Reading and 520 for Math) OR a minimum Redesigned SAT score of 1200 (minimum of 600 in each section) OR an ACT composite score of at least 27 (Note: SAT institution code is 0936 and ACT institution code is 5326)
McMaster does not make offers of admission to students with an admission average of less than 80% and possession of minimum grades does not guarantee admission
McMaster will not apply weighting (as done by some high schools) to average calculations for AP level courses or honours courses from American curriculum high schools. Un-weighted GPA calculations will be used
AP courses are required for programs with specific science and/or mathematics requirements
* Applicants who have not completed at least three full years of academic English in an English medium school must present satisfactory evidence of English Language Proficiency.