Admission Requirements – Canadian High School Applicants

Manitoba High School Students and Graduates

If you are currently attending or have graduated from an accredited high school in Manitoba (with no ‘M’, ‘I’ or ‘E’ courses), you will be given a conditional Offer of Admission once we receive your application, non-refundable application fee and high school marks.

High School Students/Graduates from other Provinces and Territories

Please consult the chart below to see our admission requirements by province.

Province / Territory Admission Requirements
Manitoba High School graduation with no M, I or E designate courses or a provincially recognized G.E.D.
Alberta; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Prince Edward Island High School graduation with a minimum average of 60% on five Grade 12 subjects including English.
British Columbia; Yukon High School graduation with a minimum average of 60%, including English 12 or English First Peoples 12, and 3 other subjects.
New Brunswick High School graduation with a minimum average of 60% on six subjects including English.
Newfoundland High School graduation with a minimum overall average of 60% per cent on ten credits including English.
Ontario High School graduation with a minimum of 60% average on six Grade 12 U/M courses including English.
Quebec First year CEGEP with an overall average of 60% on at least 12 academic, or Grade 12 standing from a Quebec Department of Education recognized private school.
Saskatchewan High School graduation with a minimum average of 60% on 5 subjects at the 30 level including English 30A and 30B.

International Baccalaureate

Students with an International Baccalaureate Diploma with an overall score of 24 points are considered to have the equivalent of Manitoba High School Graduation for purposes of admission to Brandon University. The IB Diploma must contain at least three Higher Level courses, with the remaining courses being either the Higher Level or the Standard Level.

Students taking Grade 12 along with the IB Diploma or IB subjects will be considered for admission on the basis of their regular Grade 12 subject areas. A minimum score of 4 is required on each higher level IB course to be considered for possible transfer of credit.

Transfer credit is voluntary and students eligible to receive transfer credit must submit the AP/IB Transfer Request Form to the Admissions Office by the first day of class.

High School Pre-requisite Courses and Strongly Recommended Courses

The following chart shows the required and strongly recommended high school subjects needed for BU undergraduate programs. Pre-requisites for Arts and Science reflect the 4 Year Major. Arts and Science pre-requisites may differ for 3 Year Major or Minor. High School perquisites may differ for those planning to take first year (100) level course only and not a major or minor.

Program Or Major Required and Strongly Recommended Courses
Biology Biology 40S; Chemistry 40S, Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Strongly Recommended: Physics 40S and Pre-Calculus 40S
Business Administration ACCT 30S or ACCT 40S and Mathematics 40S (Applied)
Chemistry Biology 40S; Chemistry 40S; Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus); Physics 40S
Computer Science Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus)
(Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Integrated Program)
 Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Environmental Science Biology 40S; Chemistry 40S; Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
French Placement test on the first day of class
Geography Mathematics 40S (Applied)
(Environmental Studies stream)
Biology 40S, Mathematics 40S (Applied)
Geology Strongly recommend:  Mathematics 40S Applied
Mathematics Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus)
Music Entrance Audition, Written Theory and Aural Skills Entrance Tests
Physical Education Studies
(Teaching Stream)
Strongly Recommended: Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Physical Education Studies
(Exercise Science and Fitness Stream)
Strongly Recommended: Biology 40S, Applied Math 40S
Physics Physics 40S; Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus), Chemistry 40S
Pre-Nursing Biology 40S; Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Strongly Recommended: Chemistry 40S
Pre-Psychiatric Nursing Biology 40S; Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Strongly Recommended: Chemistry 40S

High School Course Equivalencies

Manitoba Ontario Saskatchewan
English 40S English ENG4U ELA A30 and B30
Pre-Calculus Math 40S MCV4U or MCB4U Pre-Cal 30 or Cal 30
Applied Math 40S Math Adv Function Math 30 (Foundations)
Physics 40S Physics SPH4U Physics 30
Chemistry 40S Chemistry SCH4U Chemistry 30
Biology 40S Biology SBI4U Biology 30