International Students

US, IB, AP, & GCE Admissions

The following chart outlines coursework/exams which may be considered for admission.
A combination or curricula can be considered when meeting the five required admission subjects for your program.

Subject Requirements (vary by program)

US High School Courses

SAT Critical Reading/SAT Subject Test

IB Courses

AP Courses

GCE (British) Courses

 

 

 

 

Notes

*Advanced or Honors courses in the US curriculum may meet the subject requirements for certain Faculties

Minimum score required is indicated in the brackets

May be completed at the higher or standard level

 

A minimum of 2 (sometimes 3) subjects must be completed at the AS or A-level. The remaining subjects may be presented at the O Level.

English

Four years of English Language Arts with a course in the Grade 12 year. If a Grade 12 course is completed prior to the Grade 12 year, this must be indicated on the transcript or in a letter from the school.

SAT Critical Reading (550)

English

AP English

Consult the program listing

 

Humanities

(Group A)

Three years of History, Government Studies, or Civics including the Grade 12 year. A Language other than English may also be used. At least three consecutive years are required, including the Grade 12 year.

American History and Social Studies (620); Chinese (750); French (580); German (560); Italian (620); Latin (600); Modern Hebrew (600); Japanese (620); Korean (600); Spanish (570); World History (620)

Anthropology; Economics; Geography; History; History of the Americas; History of Europe; History of Africa; History of Asia & Middle East; History of Asia & Oceania; Islamic History; Philosophy; Psychology; Arabic; Bengali; Bosnian; Bulgarian; Cantonese; Chinese; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hindi; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Latin; Mandarin; Norwegian

AP Government and Politics; AP Human Geography; AP European History; AP World History; Any Language at the AP level; AP US History; AP Micro Economics; AP Macro Economics; AP Psychology

Consult the program listing

Fine Arts

(Group B)

Three years of the same Fine Arts subject (e.g.3 years of Music or 3 years of Art, including the Grade 12 year. Combinations of disciplines will not be considered.)

N/A

Art & Design; Dance; Film; Music; Theatre (Drama Theatre Arts); Visual Arts

AP Art History; AP Studio Art; AP Music Theory

Consult the program listing

Sciences

(Group C)

Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry)

Pre-Calculus (Calculus, Statistics, Business or Applied Mathematics will not be considered)

Mathematics Level 2 or Mathematics IIC (600)

Mathematics; Math Studies

N/A - There is no AP course that meets the Algebra requirement for admission

Consult the program listing

Calculus

Calculus course completed in the Grade 12 year.

N/A - There is no SAT Subject test in Calculus

Mathematics

AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC

Consult the program listing

Biology

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

Biology E or Biology M (590)

Biology

AP Biology

Consult the program listing

Chemistry

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

Chemistry (600)

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

Consult the program listing

Physics

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

Physics (600)

Physics

AP Physics

Consult the program listing

Other Science subject

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

N/A

Computing Science; Design Environmental Systems

AP Environmental Sciences; AP Statistics; AP Computer Science A; AP Computer Science AB

Consult the program listing

Augustana’s 5th Subject

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus may approve many different Grade 12 (or other final year of high school) subjects not found in this chart for use as a “fifth subject.”  For more information, contact augustana@ualberta.ca.

 

* Advanced or Honors courses in the US curriculum may meet subject requirements for certain programs and majors. 

 

 

The IB Advantage

 

Applicants with IB coursework may qualify for:

  • Early admission based on predicted grades
  • Final admission
  • Exclusive IB-dedicated scholarships
  • Transfer credit for first-year courses

 

See IB Curriculum

The AP Advantage

 

Applicants with AP coursework may qualify for:

  • Transfer credit or Advanced placement for first-year courses
  • Exclusive AP-dedicated scholarships

 

See AP Curriculum

The GCE Advantage

 

Applicants with GCE coursework may qualify for:

  • Transfer credit or Advanced placement for first-year courses
  • Early admission based in final O-level marks and predicted A-level grades

 

See GCE Curriculum