Admission Requirements

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 letter of acceptance once we receive your application, non-refundable application fee and high school marks.

Graduates from a Canadian high school who are entering the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science or Bachelor of Physical Education who:

  • have a Grade 12 average below 70%; OR
  • are missing or have less than 60% in Grade 12 English; OR
  • have fewer than 5 approved courses at the S (academic) level (or equivalent based on provincial standards);  OR
  • graduates with a G.E.D. as recognized in North America

will be admitted to Brandon University through the Success1 transition year program.

Students 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.

Some students may be admitted to their program of study with a Success1 Designation.

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 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.

High School Pre-requisites 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)
Education
(Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Integrated Program)
Strongly Recommended: 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)
Geography
(Environmental Studies stream)
Biology 40S, Mathematics 40S (Applied)
Geology Honours * Chemistry 40S; Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus); Physics 40S
Strongly Recommended: Biology 40S
Geology Physics 40S; Chemistry 40S, Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus)
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

Waiver of English Language Proficiency Requirement

Students may request a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement.  Students must provide supporting documents indicating that they have met the requirements of one of the seven options indicated below:

  1. Successful completion of a three-year secondary school program in Canada and the United States or successful completion of an accredited three-year, post-secondary program in Canada or the United States or any combination of three successful years of secondary and post-secondary education in Canada and the United States.  Overall post-secondary cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 2.0.
  2. Graduation from a Manitoba high school with at least one Grade 12 40S English credit with a minimum grade of 70% or better.
  3. Graduation from a Canadian high school (outside Manitoba) with at least one Grade 12 English credit equivalent to Manitoba 40S, with a minimum grade of 70%.
  4. Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) English course with a score of four or greater.
  5. Completion of Advanced Placement (AP) English, Literature and Composition or Language and Composition with a score of four or greater.
  6. Completion of an accredited first undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution.
  7. Residence in Canada for a minimum of 10 consecutive years. The period of residency will be the time between the “Landed On” date on the Record of Landing document and the first day of classes in the term the applicant intends to register. The Record of Landing Document must be presented to the Admissions Office.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar at www.brandonu.ca/calendar/ for more information.