Required Documents by Admission Category

1. High School Graduation – Regular Status

  • If you are currently in high school, send your application, application fee and interim transcript. A final high school transcript is required once you graduate from high school.
  • If you have graduated from high school, send an official final transcript showing graduation.
  • If you completed the G.E.D. (Grade 12 Equivalency) send the original transcript.

2. Mature Student

Mature students must be 21 years of age by the last day of examinations for the first session (Spring, Summer, Regular) in which they are registered. Mature students must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada. Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for more information.

Mature applicants may send a scanned copy of proof of age (birth certificate, driver’s license, or any identification with a birth date and current last name). If credentials are in an original last name, submit evidence of name change (e.g. marriage certificate).

3. Transfer

Consult the online Transfer Guide for more information.

4. Previous Degree/College Diploma

If you have already obtained a university degree and are planning to pursue a second degree, send an official transcript showing conferral of degree from all post-secondary institutions attended. An interim transcript is acceptable if the program of study is close to completion.

If you have a college diploma, send an official transcript showing that you having completed or will be completing the program.

5. Home School

Manitoba students who have been home schooled are eligible for admission with regular student status provided they supply a copy of the Confirmation of Notification verifying Home School enrollment. Students must submit the January/June Homeschooling Progress Report to the Admissions Office.

Students who have been home schooled in other provinces or states may be eligible for admission provided their application is accompanied by written confirmation from a duly noted authorized representative of the provincial or state department of education stating that they have completed Grade 12 under the home schooling provisions in the province or state.

Alternatively, applicants may submit a copy of the Confirmation of Notification Letter verifying Home Schooled enrolment. Students must submit the January/June Homeschooling Progress Report to the Admissions Office.

Home school students not registered with the province or state will be considered for admission to Brandon University on an individual basis. Students must submit a letter and supporting documents including academic record to the Admission Office.

Students who have completed Manitoba Grade 12 by taking distance education courses offered by the Manitoba Department of Education are not considered to be home schooled, but rather are classified as Manitoba high school graduates.

6. Visitor

Applicants who intend to transfer Brandon University credit elsewhere must obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar of their home institution to guarantee transfer credit for courses taken. The Letter of Permission must be submitted with the application for admission and should indicate either the date when the letter will expire or the list of approved courses to be taken.

7. Dual Credit

Applicants are normally eligible for dual credit admission provided they meet the following criteria:

  • They are in good standing (i.e. they have completed or are enrolled in, or pre-registered for all the compulsory courses required to meet their high school graduation requirements);
  • They have a minimum cumulative average of 80% across all their 30 and 40 courses completed at the time of application;
  • They come highly recommended by their secondary school Principal (or equivalent) or designate to pursue dual credit studies

When Brandon University must limit enrolment in its dual credit program, selection will be made on the basis of demonstrated scholastic attainment and high school recommendations.
Current and former Dual Credit students who have enrolled in a least one course and who wish to continue studies at the University with Regular, Transfer, or Mature status must formally apply to the University.

8. Auditing Student

Auditing students are those who plan to take courses for personal or professional reasons for which no credit is being sought, and for which the student is not required to write a final examination.

Students must meet the following conditions to be eligible for Auditor student status:

  1. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  2. Must provide government issued photo identification with birth date and current surname;
  3. Must complete the online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee.

9. Advanced Placement (AP)

Accepting transfer credit for Advanced Placement is voluntary. Students must apply for transfer credit by submitting an AP/IB Transfer Request Form to the Admissions Office by the first day of class.

Transfer credit for Advanced Placement is granted in specific subject areas, provided that a minimum score of 3 is achieved. The Faculty of Science requires a minimum grade of 4 for transfer.

Depending on the grades attained, students who have completed one or more Advanced Placement courses may also be eligible for scholarship funding in addition to any other entrance awards they may receive. Such students should provide the Scholarships and Awards Office with an official AP transcript.

The College Board number for Brandon University is 000905.

10. International Baccalaureate (IB)

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.

Depending on the grades attained, students who have completed one or more IB courses may also be eligible for scholarship funding in addition to any other entrance awards they may receive. Such students should provide the Scholarships and Awards Office with an official IB transcript.

The College Board number for Brandon University is 000905.

11. Graduate Students

Graduate programs are available in Education, Music, Psychiatric Nursing, and Rural Development. Observe the application deadlines.

Consult the current online Graduate Calendar for additional application fees and specific program requirements.

Graduate Admissions

1. Regular Status
Regular Status is assigned to students who have satisfied all requirements for admission as Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree candidates.

2. Graduate Admission, Conditional
Conditional status is assigned to a student who has applied for Graduate – Regular status but does not meet graduate admission requirements. A Conditional Graduate Student must complete the missing requirement and/or extra courses and/or attain a predetermined level of performance in order to achieve Regular Status.

3. Special Status
Special Status will be assigned to a student who meets graduate admission requirements but is not proceeding to a graduate degree or diploma at Brandon University. A Special Graduate Student may accumulate no more than 9 credit hours of Master’s level courses. Student, subsequently admitted to a Graduate program, may apply to the School or Faculty Graduate Committee to have courses completed as a Special Graduate Student applied to a graduate program of studies.