Admission Regulation 2: Admission with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Ontario universities support full disclosure of all marks achieved in all attempts at a secondary school course. For the current admission year the highest grade achieved will be used in calculating the admission average.

2.1 – General Requirements

Admission from an Ontario Secondary School is based on the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including:

(i)      six 4U and 4M courses, including a minimum of three 4U courses, one of which must be ENG4U (or EAE4U or FRA4U);
(ii)    a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE).

To be considered for admission to a Degree Program, students must offer a minimum overall average of 75 per cent on six 4U and 4M courses, including ENG4U and no more than three 4M courses.

2.2 – Specific Requirements

2.2.1 – Bachelor of Arts

There are no additional specific secondary school subject requirements for admission to either the B.A.(Honours) or the B.A. Program. However, Arts students who intend to take courses in science, health studies, economics or mathematics should note that most first-year courses in these subjects have specific 4U course prerequisites.

2.2.2 – Bachelor of Science

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, applicants must present both Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), as well as two of the following 4U courses: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U). Applicants who have attained satisfactory grades in all five of Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, Biology, Chemistry and Physics will have met the prerequisites for all of the required first-year courses in any B.Sc. Program in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

2.2.3 – Bachelor of Computing

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, applicants must present both Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).

2.2.4 – Bachelor of Fine Art

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, admission is based on a portfolio examination (Visual Art [AVI4M] is recommended).

2.2.5 – Bachelor of Music

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, all applicants require Royal Conservatory Advanced Rudiments or equivalent examination from another conservatory program, as well as the following level of accomplishment on their major instrument:

(i)      Conservatory Grade IX Piano; or
(ii)     Conservatory Grade VIII Organ and Grade VIII Piano; or
(iii)     Conservatory Grade VIII Standard Orchestral or Band Instrument; or
(iv)    Conservatory Grade VIII Classical Guitar; or
(v)     Conservatory Grade VIII Voice.

All candidates are also required to audition in person or may send a recording with prior approval of the School of Music.

There is no piano proficiency requirement to enter this program.

2.2.6 – Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, all applicants must present 4U Biology (SBI4U). Exercise Science (PSE4U) is also recommended.

2.2.7 – Bachelor of Science(Honours) - Kinesiology Specialization Plan

In addition to the general admission requirements listed above in 2.1, all applicants must present Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and 4U Biology (SBI4U), plus two of the following 4U courses: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U). Exercise Science (PSE4U) is also recommended.

2.2.8 – Faculty of Arts and Science/Faculty of Education Concurrent Programs

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements for the desired Arts and Science Degree Program as described above. Programs that may be completed concurrently with a B.Ed. include: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Computing (Honours), Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science (Honours).