As you prepare to apply to CapU as a resident of British Columbia, there are a few factors to consider.

This page details the process for concurrent admission, important notes about provincial exams, information for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students, requirements for home-schooled students and additional ways you can apply for admission to CapU.

Concurrent admission for high school students

Secondary students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission, which will allow enrolment in one or two Arts and Sciences courses while still attending secondary school.

The Concurrent Studies Consent Form (pdf) must be co-signed by your parent or legal guardian, with supporting comments provided by your high school principal (or their designate). The completed form must be accompanied by an official copy of your high school academic record.

Provincial exams: B.C. high school students

B.C. high school students applying to Capilano University are not required to provide optional provincial exam results for admission to the University. However, students must have written provincial exams in any subject where it is mandatory to meet the B.C. Graduation Program requirements.

For those students who choose to write an optional examination, Capilano University will consider the higher of the school mark or the blended school and exam mark for admission purposes.

Specialty high school programs

In order to meet admission requirements, applicants from the Advanced Placement program (AP) must successfully achieve high school completion (or the equivalent). Capilano University English Language Requirements and program-specific requirements must also be met.

AP courses are eligible for admission consideration and AP course grades may be combined with an approved high school curriculum to meet Capilano’s admission requirements.

AP courses will also be considered for transfer credit or advanced standing. Please see Transfer Credit or consult the BC Transfer Guide for a table of credit awarded for AP course work.

AP Grade Conversion

We will convert your AP scores into percentages for the purpose of admission and transfer credit. If you are completing an AP course and the related high school course, we will use the higher of the two grades for admission.

AP Grade % Equivalent
5 96
4 86
3 80
2 70
IB Diploma applicants

International Baccalaureate students are eligible for admission on the basis of successful completion of the IB Diploma. Capilano University English Language Requirements and program specific requirements must also be met. 

For those students who are completing both the IB Diploma and another high school curriculum, Capilano will use the credential which offers the applicant the best advantage. 

Transfer credit or advanced standing will be awarded for IB courses. Check Transfer Credit for a table of credit awarded for IB course work, or consult the BC Transfer Guide.

IB Certificate applicants

In order to meet admission requirements applicants must successfully achieve high school completion (or the equivalent). Capilano University English Language Requirements and program specific requirements must also be met.

For IB students not completing the IB Diploma it should be noted that IB certificate courses at both the standard and higher level can be used for admission in conjunction with another high school curriculum.

IB certificate courses will also be considered for transfer credit or advanced standing. Check Transfer Credit or the BC Transfer Guide for more information.

IB grade conversion

We convert your IB exam scores into percentages for admission and transfer credit.If you are completing an IB course and the related high school course, we will use the higher of the two grades for admission.

IB Exam Grade

% Equivalent

7

96

6

90

5

86

4

76

3

70

Home-schooled students

Home schooled applicants must provide proof that they have met secondary school graduation requirements from a recognized educational jurisdiction and also program specific minimum subject and academic admission requirements.

In addition, all applicants are required to take provincial exams, or equivalent, for all courses in which they are mandatory.

In cases where applicants do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, they must submit a Letter of Intent outlining the reasons for not being able to meet these requirements and provide SAT scores and/or any other relevant documentation for admission consideration.

Other ways to gain admission into CapU

Two additional ways you can meet the admission requirements to CapU are with a B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma, or a General Education Diploma (GED).

What's next?

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