Admission Requirements

ADMISSION TO ARTS & SCIENCES

Successful completion of B.C. secondary

school (Grade 12) or equivalent with a minimum

2.0 (60%) grade point average (GPA) calculated

on English 12 and two academic Grade 12

courses or English 12 First Peoples and two

academic Grade 12 courses. These courses are

to be selected from:
Accounting/Financial

Accounting
Applications of  

Mathematics
Applications of

Physics
B.C. First Nations

Language
B.C. First Nations

Studies
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Comparative  

Civilization
Economics
English Literature
First Nations
Foundations of Math
French or Français-

Langue Seconde
Geography
Geology
German

History
Information Technolo-

gy or one of: ICTC12,

ICTM12, ICTP12,

ICTS12, ICTX12
Japanese
Korean
Law
Mandarin
Marketing
Philosophy
Philosophy & Religion
Physics
Pre-Calculus
Principles of Mathe-

matics
Principles of Physics
Psychology
Punjabi
Social Justice
Spanish
Sustainable Resources
Writing

OR
successful completion of the B.C. Adult

Dogwood Graduation Diploma
OR
successful completion of the General Educa-

tion Diploma (GED);
OR
mature student status

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AND 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Students who have completed the International

Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement program

and/or courses should consult the online

calendar at capilanou.ca/calendar for details

on admission. Transfer credit for first year

courses is also available.
Please note: Students from other provinces

should refer to our online calendar at  

capilanou.ca/calendar

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & FEES

CONCURRENT ADMISSION

Students with superior academic records may

apply for limited admission to take one or two

Arts & Sciences courses while still attending

secondary school. Students applying under the

concurrent admission category must submit a

Concurrent Studies Consent form signed by a

parent/guardian and the high school principal or

designate, a completed and signed Application

for Admission/Readmission form, and an official

secondary school interim transcript. Inquiries

should be directed to the Registrar’s Office.

MATURE STUDENT AND  
DISCRETIONARY ADMISSION

Applicants who are 20 years of age or older

and lack the minimum admission requirements

may apply as mature students. Written  

requests for admission as a mature student  

will be considered by the Registrar’s Office  

in consultation with either the program

coordinator or, for Arts and Sciences programs,

an Admissions and Academic Advising Officer.

Applicants should provide written details of

other qualifications or experiences and an

academic transcript of education completed.

An interview may be required. Language

requirements must still be met.

ADMISSION TO CAREER PROGRAMS

Secondary school graduation is the usual

prerequisite for admission to career programs.

However, some applicants may enter programs

without graduation because of other qualifica-

tions and experience. Some programs may also

request an interview, testing, audition, portfolio,

or specific academic courses. For details, see

pages 15 to 29 or refer to our current online

calendar at capilanou.ca/calendar
Admission for most programs generally takes

place four months prior to the program start

date. Thereafter, applicants will be considered

only if seats are available in the program.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: STUDY PERMITS

Study Permit: To study in Canada, international

students are required to obtain a Study Permit

from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship

Canada (IRCC). Full-time academic status is

required by IRCC, which is equivalent to 9

academic credits at Capilano University. Co-op

Work Permit is required for all programs where

a practicum is a graduation requirement.  

Visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study
Exchange or Visiting International Students:

Students do not need a Study Permit if they

plan to take a course or program in Canada

that lasts six months or less. Citizens from

certain countries will be required to have a

Temporary Resident Visa. Students studying in

Canada for more than six months are required

to have a Study Permit.

Online Programs: International students may

apply for admission to online programs to

study from their home countries. International

students enrolled in online programs will not

be eligible for a Study Permit.

Equivalencies

High school graduation or
Mature Student Status (see above) or
Successful completion of the B.C. Adult

Dogwood Graduation Diploma or

Successful completion of the General

Education Diploma (GED)

Please note: International students can review

international high school equivalencies at

capilanou.ca/admission-requirements

ENGLISH 12

English 12 or
English 12 First Peoples

GLOBAL COMMUNITY MATH 11 EQUIVALENT

Principles of Math 11 or Foundations of Math

11 or MATH 096 or BMTH 044 or BMTH 048

(C), or BTEC 115 (B-), or successful completion

of Pre-calculus 11 or Principles of Math 12 or

Foundations of Math 12 or Applications of

Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 or BMTH 054

BUSINESS MATH EQUIVALENCIES

Principles of Math 11 (C) or Pre-calculus 11  

or Foundations of Math 11 (C) or BMTH 044

(C) or BMTH 048 (C) or MATH 096 (C) or

MATH 097 (C) or Applications of Math 12 or

Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12

(B) or Foundations of Math 12 or Principles of

Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 or BMTH 054 or

BTEC 115 (B-)

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR

Business Administration Pathway
Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway
Tourism Management for International

Students Diploma

The standard required is: Test of English as a

Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=520,

Internet=67, or English Language Assessment

(ELA)=114, or International English Language

Testing System (IELTS)=5.5 overall, and no one

score less than 5.0, or Canadian Academic

English Language Assessment (CAEL)=40, or

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=47 or

Capilano University EAP 080 with a minimum

B grade.

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