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Information for Students in Alberta

General Admission Requirements

High school diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31 (each with a value of five credits). English Language Arts 30-1 is required for all programs. Additional program-specific subject requirements can be found below. Two academic three-credit courses may be used to replace one five-credit course. A maximum of two three-credit courses may be used in the calculation of an overall average. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are acceptable. 

Courses numbered 30 or 31 from the Alberta Programs of Study, external link, opens in new window listed below will be accepted for admission. 

  • Aboriginal Studies 
  • English Language Arts 
  • Fine Arts 
  • First Nations Languages 
  • International Languages, including French/fran├žais 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Social Sciences 
  • Social Studies 

Other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the time of assessment (e.g. locally developed courses). We encourage applicants to achieve as much academic breadth and depth as possible and therefore recommend selecting courses from varying areas of study. 

Please note that English Language Arts 30-2, career and workplace experience courses, co-op courses and challenge examinations will not be considered for admission purposes. Social Studies 30-2 will be accepted only if Social Studies 30-1 is not presented.

Program-specific subject requirements can be found below.

Faculty of Arts

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Arts and Contemporary Studies, Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared Arts (first-year studies only)

English Language Arts 30-1

International Economics and Finance

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31, or Math 30-1

Public Administration and Governance (part-time only)

English Language Arts 30-1

Faculty of Community Services

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning

English Language Arts 30-1

Early Childhood Studies

English Language Arts 30-1; One of the following math or science courses: Math 20-2, Math 30-2, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 20 or 30, Chemistry 20 or 30, Physics 20 or 30, or other acceptable 20-level or 30-level science course

Midwifery*

English Language Arts 30-1; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Social Studies 30-1 or other acceptable 30-level social science or humanities course

Nursing

English Language Arts 30-1; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; One of: Math 20-2, Math 30-2, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31

Nutrition and Food

English Language Arts 30-1; Biology 30; Chemistry 30

Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health

English Language 30-1; Biology 30 or Chemistry 30

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Architectural Science*

English Language Arts 30-1; Physics 30; Math 31 or Math 30-1

Engineering [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared (first-semester studies only)]

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31; Math 30-1; Physics 30; Chemistry 30

Faculty of Science

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Biomedical Sciences, Science [Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared (first-year studies only)]

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31 or Math 30-1; Two of: Physics 30, Chemistry 30, or Biology 30

Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31; Math 30-1; One of: Physics 30, Chemistry 30, or Biology 30

Ted Rogers School of Management

 Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Accounting & Finance

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31; Math 30-1

Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management

English Language Arts 30-1; Math 31 (preferred) or Math 30-1

The Creative School

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Graphic Communications Management

English Language Arts 30-1; One of: Math 20-2, Math 30-2, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31

Creative Industries, Fashion*, Image Arts* (Film Studies, Photography Studies), Journalism, Performance* (Acting, Dance, Production), Professional Communication, Professional Music*, RTA School of Media (Media Production*, New Media*, Sport Media)

English Language Arts 30-1

Interior Design*

English Language Arts 30-1; One of: Math 20-2, Math 30-2, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; One academic 30-level course in art, art history, physics, history, world issues, economics, or other acceptable social science course.

*These programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic criteria. Information, policies and procedures are accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change without prior notification. Updated: September 2020