Academic/Course Equivalencies - Out of Country/Out of Province

Normally, the following academic standings are accepted as equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Ontario University, University/College Preparation Courses.

Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon territories – Grade 12 (Senior Matriculation). Québec – CEGEP General I or McGill Senior School Certificate or Senior High School Leaving Certificate. For specific information, refer to Coast-to-Coast Program Specific Requirements.
United Kingdom and Other Commonwealth Countries The General Certificate of Secondary Education in at least five or six subjects. At least two of the subjects must be at the advanced level with acceptable standing. Note the English proficiency requirements in the previous section.
United States of America Applicants who have completed United States Grade 12 with superior academic standing and can present Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); minumum score of 550 in each section (Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections of the test) will be considered for admission to Year 1 of a degree program. Otherwise, applicants must present acceptable final standing in U.S. grade 12 and 24 semester hours at an accredited college or university in courses from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Other Countries The admission requirements for international applicants are normally based on the minimum requirements from equivalent Canadian secondary school academic systems. However, a higher standing may be required for admission to individual programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of places available in those programs. Applicants are required to submit original documents of their records mailed directly from the registrar of the institution they attended to the Admissions Office, Wilfrid Laurier University. In cases where original documents are written in a language other than English, applicants must provide notarized literal translations. Note the English proficiency requirements as stated in the previous section.
International Baccalaureate Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admission upon presenting passes with an acceptable standing in a minimum of six subjects of which at least three must be at the higher level. The minimum overall total diploma score requirement is 28. Diploma bonus points are included in the admission average calculation. Some programs are more competitive and may require a higher minimum overall score. Laurier will accept IB predicted grades for early admission consideration. For programs which require Advanced Functions, Higher Level or Standard Level Mathematics would be considered equivalent; Mathematical Studies is not sufficient to meet this requirement. Transfer credit is considered up to a maximum of 3.0 credits, for higher level subjects with a minimum score of 5 as well as for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay with a minimum grade of B in each, subject to applicability to the program offered. Applicants who are completing individual IB courses (i.e. Certificate) in conjunction with another educational system, will be assessed for admission on the basis of their entire academic record.