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Curious if your Grade 12 courses can get you admitted to CapU? Find out here.

Admission requirements for students CapU can differ based on where you are applying from. To see if you qualify, take a look at the list of accepted grade 12 courses below.

Further down the page, there is also information for students applying from other parts of Canada and other countries.

Visit our Admission Requirements page for a list of general admission requirements.

Students from B.C.

  • 20th Century World History (formerly History 12)
  • Accounting 12 or Financial Accounting 12
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12)
  • Applications of Mathematics 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Asian Studies (formerly History 12)
  • BC First Nations Language 12
  • BC First Peoples 12 (formerly BC First Nations Studies 12)
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Communications 12
  • Comparative Cultures 12 (formerly Comparative Civilization 12)
  • Comparative World Religions 12 (formerly Comparative Civilizations 12)
  • Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 (formerly BC First Nations Studies 12)
  • Creative Writing 12 (formerly Writing 12)
  • Composition 12 (formerly Writing 12)
  • E-Commerce 12 (formerly Marketing 12)
  • Economics 12
  • Economic Theory 12
  • English Studies 12 (formerly English 12)
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Environmental Science 12
  • French 12 or Français-Langue Seconde 12
  • Genocide Studies 12 (formerly History 12)
  • Geology 12
  • German 12
  • Human Geography 12 (formerly Geography 12)
  • Information Technology 12 or one of the following:
    • ICTC 12
    • ICTM 12
    • ICTP 12
    • ICTS 12
    • ICTX 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Korean 12
  • Law Studies 12
  • Literary Studies 12 (formerly English Literature 12)
  • Mandarin 12
  • New Media 12
  • Philosophy and Religion 12 or Philosophy 12
  • Physics 12
  • Physical Geography 12 (formerly Geography 12)
  • Political Studies 12
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Punjabi 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Spoken Language 12
  • Sustainable Resources 12
  • Urban Geography (formerly Geography 12)
  • All Advanced Placement courses
  • All International Baccalaureate courses

Canadian students from other provinces

We calculate your admission average on the required senior English course or courses (group requirement 1) and on the two best academic courses (group requirement 2) as shown below.

Applicants must supply evidence of academic Grade 12 completion leading to graduation and include at least three five-credit courses, selected as follows:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1, and
  2. At least two additional courses selected from:
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
    • Biology 30
    • Blackfoot Language and Culture 30
    • Experimental Psychology 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Computer Science – Advanced level CTS (5 credits)
    • Cree Language and Culture 30
    • Français 30/30-1/30-2
    • French 30
    • French 31A/ 31B/31C
    • French Language Arts 30
    • German Language and Culture 30
    • German Language Arts 30
    • Italian Language and Culture 30
    • Japanese Language and Culture 30
    • Latin 30
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-2
    • Mathematics 30-3
    • Mathematics 31
    • Macroeconomics 30
    • Microeconomics 30
    • Philosophies of Man 30
    • Physics 30
    • Punjabi Language and Culture 30
    • Science 30
    • Social Studies 30
    • Spanish Language and Culture 30
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Ukrainian Language and Culture 30
    • Ukrainian Language Arts 30
    • Western World History 30

Your admission average will be based on English Language Arts 30-1 and the two best courses in group two.

Applicants must supply evidence of completion of academic level three (grade 12) leading to graduation, including at least four academic courses selected as follows:

  1. English A30 and B30, and
  2. At least two additional 30 numbered courses selected from:
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Computer Science 30
    • Earth Science 30
    • Economics 30
    • English Language Arts A 30 and B 30
    • Entrepreneurship 30
    • Francais Fransaskois A30 and B30
    • Francais immersion 30
    • French 30
    • Geography 30
    • Geology 30
    • German 30
    • History 30: Canadian Studies
    • Latin 30
    • Law 30
    • Math: Calculus 30
    • Math: Foundations 30
    • Math: Pre-calculus 30
    • Math: Workplace and Apprenticeship 30
    • Mandarin 30
    • Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies
    • Physics 30
    • Psychology 30
    • Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies
    • Spanish 30
    • Ukrainian 30
    • Ukrainian Language Arts 30

Admission average will be based on English A30, B30 and the two best courses in group two.

Note: English is a double course so this average is over four courses but only three subject areas.

Applicants must submit evidence of completion of an academic program which will lead to graduation and includes at least three courses selected from the following:

  1. English Language Arts 40S (one of Comprehensive, Literary or Transactional focus); and
  2. at least two additional courses selected from:
    • Accounting Systems 40S
    • Applied Mathematics 40S
    • Biology 40S
    • Chemistry 40S
    • Chinese 40S
    • Computer Science 40S
    • Current Topics in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies (40S)
    • Deutsch 40S
    • Economics 40S
    • Essential Mathematics 40S
    • Filipino 40S
    • Francais 40S
    • French 40S
    • Geography 40S
    • German 40S
    • Global Issues: Citizenship & Sustainability 40S
    • Hebrew 40S
    • History: Western Civilization 40S
    • Icelandic 40S
    • Introduction to Calculus 45S
    • Italian 40S
    • Japanese 40S
    • Latin 40S
    • Law 40S
    • Physics 40S
    • Polish 40S
    • Portuguese 40S
    • Pre-calculus Mathematics 40S
    • Psychology (40S)
    • Spanish 40S
    • World Geography: A Human Perspective (40S)
    • World Issues 40S
    • Ukrainian 40S.

Admission average will be based on English Language Arts 40S and the two best courses in section two.

Applicants must submit evidence of academic Grade 12 completion, including at least three academic courses selected from the following:

  1. ENG4U; and
  2. At least two additional 4U/M courses selected from:
    • Aboriginal Governance: Emerging Directions (NDG4M)
    • Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus (MCB4U)
    • Analysing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)
    • Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U)
    • Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U)
    • Classical Civilization (LVV4U)
    • Core French (FSF4U)
    • Earth and Space Science (SES4U)
    • Exercise Science (PSE4U)
    • French Immersion (FIF4U)
    • Geomatics: Geo-technologies in Action (CGO4M)
    • Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (MGA4U)
    • Indigenous Peoples (NDW4M)
    • Interdisciplinary (IDC4U & IDP4U)
    • Latin (LVLCU)
    • Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • Other Languages (L**DU)
    • Physics (SPH4U)
    • Science (SNC4M)
    • Studies in Literature (ETS4U)
    • The Writer's Craft (EWC4U)
    • Technological Design (TDJ4M)
    • World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions (CGU4U)
    • World History: The West and the World (CHY4U)

Admission average will be based on English 4U and two acceptable courses from section two.

**Any international Language.

CEGEP: Applicants from a CEGEP must present either a completed DEC or at least one year of an approved academic program.

Grade 12: Applicants must submit evidence of Grade 12 completion, including at least 3 academic courses selected from the following:

  1. English 12; and
  2. At least two additional university preparatory grade 12 courses selected from:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Geography
    • History
    • Languages
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Social Sciences.

Admission average will be based on English 12, and the two best courses in section two.

If your first language is French and you have four years or more of full-time study in a Canadian school system and English 12 (or equivalent) is among the courses you have successfully completed, you will satisfy the Language Requirement for admission to Capilano University.

Applicants must submit evidence of completion of an academic program which will lead to graduation and includes at least 13 credits selected from the following:

  1. English 3201; and
  2. At least two additional Grade 12 courses selected from:
    • Biology 4221
    • Chemistry 3202
    • Computer Science 4220
    • Earth Systems 3209
    • Environmental Science 3205
    • Francais 3202
    • French 3200/3201
    • Global Issues 3205
    • Government and Politics 4227
    • Histoire Mondiale 3231
    • Inuktitut 3225
    • Mathematics 3200/3201/3202/3208
    • Physics 3204
    • Social Studies 3201/3202/3231
    • World Geography 3200/3202
    • World History 3201
    • World Literature 3207
    • World Religions 3101/3106.

Admission average will be based on English 3201 and the two best courses in section two.

Applicants must submit evidence of completion of an academic (i.e. college preparatory) program which will lead to graduation and includes at least three courses from the following:

  1. English 121 or 122; and
  2. At least two additional grade 12 academic courses selected from:
    • Biology 121/122
    • Calculus 120
    • Canadian Geography 120
    • Canadian History 120/122
    • Canadian Literature 120
    • Chemistry 121 or 122
    • Computer Science 120
    • Economics 120
    • Environmental Science 122
    • Foundations of Mathematics 120
    • French 122
    • Geography 120
    • Geology 120
    • History 120
    • Language Arts 120
    • Law 120
    • Mandarin 120
    • Native Studies 120
    • Physics 121 or 122
    • Political Science 120
    • Pre-calculus A120/B120
    • Psychology 120
    • Science 122
    • Sociology 120
    • Spanish 120
    • Trig & 3-Space 121
    • Trig & 3-Space 122
    • World History 121
    • World Issues 120
    • Writing 110.

Admission average will be based on English 121 or 122 and the two best courses in section two.

Applicants must submit evidence of completion of an academic (i.e. university preparatory) program which will lead to graduation, including at least three courses selected from the following:

  1. English 12; and
  2. At least two additional Grade 12 courses selected from:
    • Advanced Biology 12
    • Advanced Chemistry 12
    • Advanced Physics 12
    • African Heritage Literature 12
    • Biology 12
    • Calculus 12
    • Canadian Literature 12
    • Chemistry 12
    • Computer-Related Studies 12
    • Economics 12
    • Food Science 12
    • Francais Immersion 12
    • French - core 12
    • Gaelic 12
    • Geography 12
    • Geology 12
    • German 12
    • Global Geography 12
    • Global History 12
    • Law 12
    • Mathematics 12 (Academic or Advanced)
    • Physics 12
    • Pre-calculus 12
    • Sociology 12
    • Spanish 12.

Admission average will be based on English 12 and the two best courses in section two.

Applicants must submit evidence of completion of an academic or advanced academic program which will lead to graduation and includes at least three academic and/or advanced academic courses selected from the following:

  1. English 611 or 621; and
  2. at least two additional courses numbered 611 or 621 from:
    • Animal Science 621A
    • Biology 621A
    • Chemistry 621A
    • Computer Studies 621A
    • Exploring Civilizations 621F
    • Francais 621M/F
    • French 621A/M
    • Global Studies 621A
    • Canadian History HIS621A
    • Introductory Economics 621A
    • Oceans 621A
    • Physics 621A
    • Political Science 621A
    • Mathematics 611/621
    • Sociology 621F.

Admission average will be based on English 611 or 621 and the two best courses in section two.

Students from other countries

International students are eligible for admission to Capilano University if they have completed the equivalent of secondary school graduation (Grade 12) in British Columbia. 

Individual programs have different admission requirements. Check the Capilano University Calendar for complete admission requirements of each program, or visit the program page of the program you’re interested in.

Note: some programs require a portfolio, supplemental documents, audition, particular academic subjects, a minimum GPA or have a selective or competitive admission process. For example, Arts and Sciences programs require the equivalent of BC High School graduation (EN12 included)  as well as a minimum of 2 academic subjects at the grade 12 level with a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (60%).

Official, original or school certified transcripts are required for all programs. Transcripts show a list of subjects and grades in each. If graduation is not shown on the official transcript, please provide official proof of graduation as well. These documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

If you are currently in your final year of secondary school, a mid-term report of grades is acceptable until final graduation grades are submitted.

Vocational streams of secondary school completion will be considered for certain programs.

Check the International Secondary School Equivalencies (pdf) for your country.

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