3.0 Undergraduate Admission 2016/2017

Concordia University of Edmonton welcomes applications from all who demonstrate that they can benefit from the program of studies offered, and encourages applicants to visit the campus and meet with an advisor, members of faculty, and students. Concordia University of Edmonton is committed to helping applicants choose their educational programs wisely.

Concordia University of Edmonton has a limited physical capacity. Admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs is granted on a “first-qualified, first-admitted” basis. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. However, admission to the Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Education (After Degree), Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree), and the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Concordia University of Edmonton does not impose quotas on students from other provinces or other countries.

An admission decision is valid only for the semester for which it is granted. If applicants are accepted by Concordia University of Edmonton and choose not to attend, they must submit a new application and all required supporting documents to be reconsidered for admission.

Admission requirements and application procedures for the Graduate programs are indicated in section 13.1.

3.1 General Admission Requirements

3.1.1 Application for Admission

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Undergraduate Admission Application Form is available online at www.concordia.ab.ca.

An application for admission is complete when all of the following has been received:

  1. The Application Form, completed in full.
  2. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary studies (section C, Official Transcripts and Documents). Applicants to Concordia University of Edmonton’s after-degree programs are not required to present secondary (i.e., high school) transcripts.
  3. Original supporting documents required for admission to specialized programs (e.g., Confidential Assessment Forms, etc.).
  4. Demonstrated fulfilment of the English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3.
  5. Payment of the Application Fee (section 5.0.1).
  6. Other documentation that may be requested.

Incomplete applications or those submitted without the application fee are not considered.

Where applicable, applicants are advised to submit all transcripts and supporting documents as soon as they become available. Students studying at other institutions at the time of application are encouraged to forward interim transcripts or marks to Concordia University of Edmonton and to send final official transcripts immediately after they have completed their studies. This is important to ensure consideration for early admission and entrance scholarships.

Individuals interested in applying to study at Concordia University of Edmonton should review section 8.7.3, Applicant Conduct. [Approved by General Faculties Council on June 10, 2016]

A. Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Please consult table 3.1.1.A, Undergraduate Admission Deadlines regarding the due dates for application documents. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications and documents are accepted until the end of the next business day. Applicants who miss admission deadlines may contact Student & Enrolment Services to discuss alternate enrolment opportunities.

B. Information for International Applicants

Students who wish to study at Concordia University of Edmonton while in Canada under a study permit (student visa) should contact Student & Enrolment Services for further information. International applicants are reminded that they must pay the Application Fee (section 5.0.1) before their applications may be considered.

For undergraduate applicants, after all documents have been received and evaluated, eligible applicants are issued an Offer of Admission and Letter of Acceptance for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. These letters are normally submitted to the Canadian Consulate in the applicant’s home country for processing of the study permit. At point of registration, eligible applicants submit a pre-registration deposit of $2,500 (section 5.2, Registration Deposits).

To be eligible for a study permit, international students admitted to Concordia University of Edmonton must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full-course load (normally defined as nine credits each semester). Students must submit copies of their valid study permits to Student & Enrolment Services in order to maintain their registration.

For complete information regarding application to Concordia University of Edmonton, please refer to Application for Admission in section 3.1.1, Application Fee in section 5.0.1, and the Concordia University of Edmonton Students’ Association Benefits Plan in section 8.5.3.B.

C. Official Transcripts and Documents

Concordia University of Edmonton is pleased to be a part of ApplyAlberta and will request transcripts on behalf of applicants who have completed Grade 12 in Alberta and for applicants who have attended post- secondary institutions that subscribe to the transcript request service through ApplyAlberta.

Applicants are responsible for requesting all other transcripts and are normally required to have their official transcripts sent directly to Concordia University of Edmonton from all of the secondary (ministry of education, if applicable) and post-secondary institutions that they have attended. However, Concordia University of Edmonton may accept hand-delivered transcripts in envelopes that have been officially sealed by issuing institutions; seals must be unbroken.

Official transcripts bear the sending institution’s official seal, stamp or imprint and the original signature of the issuer. Documents such as Statement of Results, Student Copy, Confirmation Copy, facsimiles or photocopies are not official transcripts.
In addition, all documents required in support of an application (e.g., Work Experience Record, etc.) must be original; facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic documents are not acceptable. Applicants are also required to have Confidential Assessment Forms sent directly to Concordia University of Edmonton by their references. However, Student & Enrolment Services may accept hand-delivered Confidential Assessment Forms in envelopes that have been sealed and signed by the reference; seals must be unbroken.

1. International Transcripts

Official transcripts from educational institutions outside Canada must list the courses studied, grades obtained, standing in class and other related academic information. Transcripts must indicate how grades are to be interpreted. It is recommended that international transcripts of applicants’ secondary education (high school) include Grade 9 through Grade 12 or equivalent. International transcripts that are attested or certified photocopies bearing the school’s official seal and the original signature of the issuing officer may be acceptable.

2. Transcripts and Documents in Another Language

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of official transcripts and documents that are in a language other than English or French must submit official transcripts and documents in the original language as well as a notarized English translation.

D. Ownership of Documents

All documents, including official transcripts, received by Student & Enrolment Services become the property of Concordia University of Edmonton. Concordia University of Edmonton does not release, photocopy, or forward documents that are submitted for admission or registration purposes.

E. Protection of Information

Please refer to section 9.4, Student Records, for information regarding student records and the protection of student information.

F. Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation, falsification of documents or withholding requested information are serious offences. Students who have misrepresented facts, falsified documents or withheld requested information on official Concordia University of Edmonton forms may be subject to one or more of the following penalties:

  1. Verbal and/or written reprimand
  2. Disciplinary or academic probation
  3. Cancellation of admission and/or registration
  4. Required to withdraw from the institution
  5. Placement on Document Alert, a national warning notification list used by post-secondary institutions
  6. Prosecution under the Criminal Code of Canada

3.1.2 Transfer Credit

Concordia University of Edmonton may grant transfer credit for courses completed at recognized universities or colleges. The minimum acceptable course grade for transfer credit is a D on Concordia University of Edmonton’s grading scale, or its equivalent.
Normally, transfer credit is assessed during the admission process based on the official transcripts submitted for admission.

Transfer credit is limited by the residency requirement, which stipulates the number of credits that students must complete at Concordia University of Edmonton in order to earn a Concordia University of Edmonton degree. Residency requirements are stated under the General Academic Requirements for the appropriate degree programs.

Transfer credit granted toward Concordia University of Edmonton degrees may not be accepted by other post-secondary institutions to which students may transfer.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary course work at a college or university not listed in the Alberta Transfer Guide may be required to submit detailed course syllabi including, but not limited to, the instructor’s name and qualifications, course hours, topics covered, and textbook used before transfer credit is assessed.

Students who wish to transfer to another institution should refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide, which lists all courses and program transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The Guide and other transfer information are available online at www.transferalberta.ca or by contacting:

Alberta Council on Admissions & Transfer
11th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L5
Telephone: 780-422-9021 or 310-0000 (toll free)
Email: acat@gov.ab.ca

3.1.3 English Language Requirement

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education After Degree program require levels of English Language Proficiency consistent with Alberta Education’s requirements for certification. See section 3.4.1.A.8.

English is the principal language of instruction at Concordia University of Edmonton. To ensure that students have the best opportunity to achieve academic success, all applicants to any program or course of study whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate fulfilment of one of the following English language requirements, regardless of citizenship or country of origin:

Concordia University of Edmonton may consider other English language proficiency tests. Applicants are encouraged to contact Student & Enrolment Services for further details.

  1. Applicants studying in Canada on a study permit (student visa) must normally present a satisfactory score on one of the following approved English Language proficiency examinations, taken within the last two years, as described below:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (internet-based test) score of 80 or PBT (paper-based test) score of 550. When requesting official TOEFL test scores to be sent to Concordia University of Edmonton, students should indicate Concordia University of Edmonton’s institution code, 0916.

      TOEFL Services
      P.O. Box 6151
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA
      Online: www.toefl.org

    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), ACADEMIC [Approved by GFC on Oct. 14, 2016]. The minimum satisfactory score is 6.0 with no band below 5.5. [Information about the IELTS exam can be found at: www.ielts.org.]
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum satisfactory score is 80. [Information about the MELAB exam can be found at: www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab.]
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment). The minimum satisfactory score is 60 with scores of at least 50 in Listening, Reading and Speaking, and 60 or higher in Writing. [Information about the CAEL exam can be found at: www.cael.ca.]
    • CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark). The minimum satisfactory score is 6. [Information about the CLB exam can be found at: www.language.ca.]
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic). The minimum satisfactory score is 54. [Information about the Pearson Test of English (Academic) exam can be found at: www.pearsonpte.com.]
    • Successful completion of Pathway III offered through International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC). The Pathway III Program is not accepted for admission to the Bachelor of Education After Degree.
  2. Applicants who have studied for three (3) full years in Canada must normally present 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or approved equivalent. The three years must include Alberta Grade 12 or equivalent and may be a combination of secondary and post-secondary education.
  3. Applicants who have studied for less than three (3) full years in Canada must normally present 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or equivalent and a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 (or PBT score of 550). Applicants who achieve 60% or greater in English 30, English Language Arts 30-1, or approved equivalent may be exempt from providing an English language proficiency exam score.
  4. Applicants who demonstrate that they have completed the equivalent of an Alberta Grade 12 education and that English was the principal language of their education at the secondary and/or post-secondary level may be exempt from providing an English language proficiency exam score.
  5. Applicants who have baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university where English is the primary language of instruction and the principal language of the country meet the English language requirement.
  6. Successful completion of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program EAP Tier 1 and EAP Tier 2 or EAP Tier 2 with a minimum score of C or higher in each tier satisfies Concordia University of Edmonton’s broader English Language Requirement for admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Undergraduate Degree programs with the exception of Concordia University of Edmonton’s After-Degree in Education program. Successful EAP performance is considered one component of an application to any academic program; admission requirements and competitiveness (if applicable) to any degree program is still required.

3.1.4 Early Admission

This section refers only to early admission consideration. For complete information on admission requirements, please refer to sections 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.

Concordia University of Edmonton may grant early admission to qualified applicants prior to the receipt of final grades. All applicants, including international, are considered for early admission.

Applicants offered early admission can take advantage of early course registration, as well, applicants applying before April 1st will automatically be considered for entrance scholarships applicable to their program of study.

If early admission is not offered, the applicant’s admission file remains active. Applicants will be reassessed once further information or final grades are received.

A. High School Applicants

To be considered, applicants in their final year of high school must normally present an admission average of at least 65% for Arts or Science or 72% for Management. Applicants must list all Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses completed, in-progress or to be taken and available final or interim grades on their Applicant Form. A minimum of two final or interim grades are required for early admission consideration; however, all grades are used in the assessment.

B. Transfer Applicants

To be considered, applicants currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution must normally present an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 for Arts or Science or 3.0 for Management. Applicants must submit transcripts listing all final grades and current course registration.

C. After-Degree Applicants

To be considered, applicants must normally present a competitive AGPA, normally 3.0, demonstrate fulfilment of the required courses for their chosen program, submit transcripts listing all final grades and current course registration, and required documents.

D. Registration

When Concordia University of Edmonton offers early admission, applicants are required to pay the appropriate non-refundable registration deposit (section 5.2, Registration Deposits) and will then receive access to the Online Course Selector when registration opens. In the case that Concordia University of Edmonton rescinds an offer of admission, the registration deposit is refunded less the Processing Fee.

E. Final Offers of Admission

All early admission offers are reassessed for final admission once final official transcripts and required documents are received. Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to rescind admission offers at any time if applicants do not fulfil the conditions outlined in their early admission letter.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for their chosen program will automatically be considered for their second choice listed on their Applicant Form.

3.2 Admission to Arts, Management, and Science Degree Programs (Direct Entry)

Concordia University of Edmonton admits students directly into Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management, and Bachelor of Science degree programs through one of the admission tracks described in this section. Applicants should consult the track that best fits their qualifications. International applicants should also consult section 3.1.1.B.
Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) degree program is not a direct-entry program. Applicants who wish to enter this program should consult the admission requirements found in section 3.3.

3.2.1 High School Student Admission

The admission average is calculated using the best five Grade 12 subjects required for admission to the degree program of the applicant’s choice. For Alberta applicants, admission averages are calculated using the blended grade which appears on the official Alberta Education transcript.

A. Bachelor of Arts Programs

Applicants to three- or four-year Bachelor of Arts degree programs who present high school qualifications when seeking admission to the first year of university studies must normally present a minimum admission average of 60% with a passing grade in each subject.

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following course requirements: (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects)

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, B, and/or C. A maximum of two Group B may be presented for admission; they must be from different subject areas
  3. One subject from Group A, B, C, or D

Note:

  1. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all applicants are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across Group A and C.
  2. It is recommended that courses include Social Studies 30-1 and a 30-level Language Other than English.
  3. Applicants intending to complete an area of concentration in Political Economy are required to present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.
  4. Applicants intending to complete a minor in Computing Science, Mathematics, or Physics are required to present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.
  5. Applicants intending to complete a major, area of concentration, or minor in Psychology or Sociology, or who plan to enter the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program are strongly recommended to present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  6. Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

B. Bachelor of Management Program

Applicants to the four-year Bachelor of Management degree program who present high school qualifications when seeking admission to the first year of university studies must normally present a minimum admission average of 65% with a passing grade in each subject.

Admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Management program is competitive; meeting the minimum admission average requirement does not guarantee admission to the program.

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following course requirements: (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects)

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. Two subjects from Group A, B or C
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C, or D

Note:

  1. It is recommended that courses include a 30-level Language Other than English.
  2. Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

C. Bachelor of Science Programs

Applicants to three- or four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs who present high school qualifications when seeking admission to the first year of university studies must normally present a minimum admission average of 60% with a passing grade in each subject.

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following course requirements: (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects)

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C, or D

Note:

  1. Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

D. International Baccalaureate

IB Grade   Grade 12 Percentage
7 98%
6 90%
5 82%
4 73%
3 55%
2 45%
1 less than 45%

Concordia University of Edmonton recognizes course work completed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. When an applicant presents both a high school Grade 12 subject and the corresponding IB course for admission, the higher grade will be used in the admission average calculation. IB course grades are converted as shown in the table to the right.

Applicants may be eligible to receive transfer credit for IB courses with a grade of 5 or higher. See Table 3.2.1.C for details.

E. Advanced Placement

AP Grade   Grade 12 Percentage
5 96%
4 86%
3 76%
2 65%
1 Not accepted for admission

Concordia University of Edmonton recognizes course work completed in the Advanced Placement (AP) program. When an applicant presents both a high school Grade 12 subject and the corresponding AP course for admission, the higher grade will be used in the admission average calculation. AP course grades are converted as shown in the table to the right.

Applicants may be eligible to receive transfer credit for AP courses with a grade of 4 or 5. See Table 3.2.1.D for details. Other courses may be considered on an individual basis:

F. Out-of-Province Admission

Applicants who have been educated outside the province of Alberta but within Canada should consult the Out-of-Province High School Equivalency Chart, table 3.2.1.F. Applicants must normally present the equivalent Grade 12 subjects required for their chosen program.

Applicants who have completed their Grade 12 year in British Columbia or the Yukon are not required to present optional provincial examinations for admission consideration. With the exception of English 12, the higher of the school grade or the blended grade (school grade and provincial examination mark) will be used when calculating the admission average.

G. International Admission

1. American High School Equivalents

Applicants educated in the United States of America must normally present a Grade 12 diploma, the appropriate admission average, and course equivalents to Alberta Education Grade 12 subject requirements for their chosen program.

2. British Education System

Applicants educated in a country that follows the British Education System must normally present a combination of five program-specific subjects from the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-level) or the General Certificate of Education Advanced Supplementary Level (AS-level). Admission is based on the completion of required GCSE or IGCSE subjects with a minimum grade of C in each subject and the required A- or AS-level subjects (final or predicated result).

Admission to Bachelor of Arts programs requires at least two passes at the A- or AS-level (normally, English and one additional subject). Admission to Bachelor of Science programs requires three passes at the A- or AS-level (normally, English, Mathematics [Algebra], and one Science – Biology, Chemistry, or Physics). Admission to the Bachelor of Management program requires three passes at the A- or AS-level (normally, English, Mathematics [Algebra], and one additional subject).

Additional acceptable education certificates include, but are not limited to, Caribbean Examination Council Secondary Education Certificate, Hong Kong Certificate of Education, Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination, Uganda Certificate of Education, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, West African School Certificate or Senior Secondary School Certificate and Higher School Certificate. For information regarding other acceptable certificates, contact Admissions.

Concordia University of Edmonton may award transfer credit for A-Level courses when a final grade of C or higher is attained. AS-Level courses will not be considered for transfer credit.
[Approved by General Faculties Council on November 18, 2016]

3. Other Jurisdictions

Applicants educated in a jurisdiction other than those noted above must submit all academic transcripts as defined in section 3.1.1.C. For additional information regarding acceptable educational credentials, contact Admissions.

3.2.2 Home-Schooled Student Admission

Concordia University of Edmonton considers applications from home-schooled and home-educated applicants. All applicants are assessed on an individual basis and are treated on their own merits. We appreciate the uniqueness of the home school environment and provide the following admission routes as a guideline for your benefit. We also understand that your situation may be different, so please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your admission circumstance.

Home-schooled and home-educated applicants are offered the following admission routes:

  1. Admission to an Arts, Management, or Science degree program by representing a Home-School Portfolio with the application for admission, which should contain but is not limited to the following elements:
    1. Evidence of prior learning from Grades 10 through 12;
    2. Statements of results from Grades 10 through 12;
    3. At minimum three writing samples from your grade 12 work (from literature works studied)

    The portfolio should also contain one of the following: A brief essay (1000-2500 words) describing the value of your home-schooling experience or an entrance video production with supporting written storyboard.
    An interview may also be requested.
    To strengthen your application we encourage you to provide a confidential letter of recommendation from an impartial source, such as a home education coordinator, indicating your academic readiness for a university-level program of studies and method of home schooling followed.

  2. Demonstrating the required admission average in the five 30 level courses for required subjects in your program of choice.*

    Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

  3. Admission to an Arts, Management*, or Science* degree program by completing a minimum of one year of full-time study in a diploma program at a recognized college, technical institute, or bible college in addition to their home-schooling program. Applicants must achieve a satisfactory academic standing in that course work.

Note to Management or Science Applicants:
Documentation is required to determine grade 12 course prerequisites needed for admission into Management or Science degree programs. For each subject area, course syllabi, textbook list, and three to five academic work samples such as science laboratory reports or results from standardized aptitude tests such as SAT or ACT are required.
For students seeking admission into the Management degree program, the prerequisite needing to be satisfied is Mathematics. For students seeking admission into any Science degree program, the prerequisites needing to be satisfied are Mathematics and two subjects form either Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

For complete information on the Entrance Scholarships for Home-Schooled Applicants, refer to section 7.1.1.B, Undergraduate Awards.

3.2.3 Special Admission

Applicants to Arts, Management and Science degree programs who do not meet standard admission requirements may be admitted by special admission.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess applications for special admission on an individual basis. Entrance is at the discretion of Admissions.
Students admitted under special admission requirements may be placed on academic probation, may be required to reduce their course load in the first semester of study, and may not withdraw from courses they are taking to fulfil Grade 12 subject deficiencies.

3.2.4 Non-Matriculated Student Admission

Applicants who will be 20 years of age by the end of the semester in which they are seeking admission and who cannot present the normal high school qualifications may be admitted under reduced requirements. Please note that students presenting international high school credentials are ineligible for admission as non-matriculated students.

A. Bachelor of Arts Programs

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to three- or four-year Bachelor of Arts degree programs must normally present a minimum admission average of 60% with a passing grade in each subject.

To be considered for admission, non-matriculated applicants must normally present the following course requirement:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in six credits of university-level English. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

B. Bachelor of Management Program

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to the four-year Bachelor of Management degree program must normally present a minimum admission average of 65%. Applicants are reminded that admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are encouraged to apply early since the number of non-matriculated students admitted to this program is limited.

To be considered for admission, non-matriculated applicants must normally present the following course requirements or its equivalents:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in six credits of university-level English. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

Note:

  1. Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

C. Bachelor of Science Programs

Non-matriculated applicants who seek admission to three- or four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs must normally present a minimum admission average of 60% with a passing grade in each subject.

To be considered for admission, non-matriculated applicants must normally present the following course requirements:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1, or a minimum grade of C in six credits of university-level English. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31 or Physics 30

Note:

  1. Specific university-level equivalents (refer to Table 3.2.1.B) may be used to substitute for high school course deficiencies. [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

3.2.5 Jump Start — Early Admission Program

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Jump Start — Early Admission Program is designed for students in Grade 11 who are interested in applying to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Arts, Management, or Science programs. Students in Grade 11 may apply for admission to Jump Start for Fall 2017 between January 1 and June 15, 2016.

Students that do not take advantage of Jump Start may apply for admission for Fall 2017 any time after October 1, 2016.

Applicants should present five appropriate Grade 11 courses needed for their specific program of studies and be on track to take the Grade 12 sequel courses at an equal or greater course level. Specific program requirements still apply.

All applicants are considered for Jump Start with an admission average of 65% for Arts and Science programs and 72% for the Management program.

3.2.6 Transfer Student Admission

Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 24 transferable credits (normally, eight semester courses) from a recognized post-secondary institution (university, college or technical institute). Applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits must normally present the normal high school qualifications or a combination of high school and post-secondary course work.

A transferable course is defined as a course that Concordia University of Edmonton accepts for credit toward a Concordia University of Edmonton degree program. For more complete information on transfer credit, see section 3.1.2.

The Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) is calculated using the most recently attempted 24 credits; all grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale. Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer sessions immediately preceding the semester of entry are not calculated in the AGPA.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution are not eligible to apply to Concordia University of Edmonton for 12 months after the date they were required to withdraw.

Applicants to Arts or Science degree programs who present an AGPA of less than 2.0 or who have completed the 12-month waiting period after being required to withdraw may be considered for admission. If admitted, applicants are placed on academic probation and may be required to reduce their course load. Applicants who are not successful in gaining admission to a degree program may consider applying to Open Studies to improve their AGPA.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw more than once in their academic careers may be considered for admission only through an appeal. The letter of appeal must be submitted with their application for admission and contain the reason for their previous unsatisfactory performance, their accomplishments since they were required to withdraw, and the strategies they have developed to ensure success if they re-enter university studies.

A. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Programs

Transfer students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs must normally present a minimum AGPA of 2.0.

B. Bachelor of Management Program

Transfer students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Management program must normally present a minimum AGPA of 2.3. In addition, transfer students are required to present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent.

Applicants to the Management program are reminded that admission is competitive; meeting the minimum AGPA does not guarantee admission.

3.3 Admission to the Four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis)

Students must apply for admission to the third year of this program.

Students applying to Concordia University of Edmonton for admission to the first or second year toward the program apply to the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration in Psychology in order to complete the admission requirements for the Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program.

Admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

For application deadlines, please refer to table 3.1.1.A.

3.3.1 Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following requirements:

The required forms are included in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) Admission Application Supplement.

  1. A minimum of 48 university-level credits applicable to the degree, including the following or their equivalents:
    1. PSY 104, 105, 211, 338 and 339, and
    2. 3 credits unspecified senior-level Psychology

    (Applicants must present a minimum grade of C- in PSY 211 to proceed into subsequent statistics and methodology courses required for the degree.)

  2. A minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.3 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) on the most recently attempted 24 credits. (Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer session immediately preceding the term of entry are not calculated into the AGPA. All grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale.)
  3. One of Biology 30 or PSY 275 or equivalent
  4. A Statement of Intent
  5. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record
  6. Three confidential assessments
    1. One Confidential Assessment Form: Academic
    2. Two Confidential Assessment Forms<
  7. A security clearance (required only after an offer of admission to the program, to be submitted by August 1st)
  8. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3

Applicants should take care in choosing references to complete the Confidential Assessment Forms and in writing their Statement of Intent. An unsatisfactory assessment in either of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess an applicant’s post-secondary academic record for course equivalencies (refer to Table 3.2.1.B). [Approved by General Faculties Council on October 14, 2016]

3.3.2 Selection Process

Applicants for the program are selected based on academic standing, Statement of Intent, Volunteer/Work Experience Record, Confidential Assessment Forms, an interview, and an acceptable security clearance.
Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for an interview. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for employment in the human-services field.

3.4 Admission to After-Degree Programs

Admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s after-degree programs is competitive due to the limited capacity of each program.

For application deadlines, please refer to table 3.1.1.A.

3.4.1 Education (After Degree) in Elementary Education

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Education (After Degree) is a two-year program that fulfils the requirements for certification as a teacher in Alberta. Applications are encouraged from those individuals who have had direct experience with children in formal and informal settings and who possess an undergraduate baccalaureate degree. Normally, a liberal arts or science degree is preferred.
The Faculty of Education values the wide range of academic and professional backgrounds held by students admitted into the teacher education program. For this reason, the Faculty has attempted to keep admission requirements as open as possible while ensuring appropriate preparation for the academic disciplines that graduates must teach in schools.

The number of first-year students in the program is limited; therefore, admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

A. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following requirements:

The required forms are included in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) Admission Application Supplement.

  1. A three- or four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.3 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits. (Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer session immediately preceding the term of entry are not calculated in the AGPA. All grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale.)
  3. Successful completion of 12 credits as follows:
    1. 3 credits in English language/literature;
    2. 9 credits from at least two of the following areas of study: archaeology, anthropology, classics, computing science, economics, fine arts, history, languages other than English, mathematics, philosophy, physical education and sport studies, political science, psychology, religious studies, sciences, sociology.
  4. A Philosophy of Teaching Statementc, including the principles that applicants believe are essential to effective teaching and learning that will guide their work as teachers.
  5. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record.
  6. Two Confidential Assessment Forms. At least one referee should be a former employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s suitability to work with children between the ages of 5 and 14 years.
  7. Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
  8. Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program require levels of English Language Proficiency consistent with Alberta Education’s requirements for certification. Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98 and the following minimum scores on each component of the TOEFL-iBT: 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading. Applicants presenting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic module must present an overall score of 7.0 with minimum component scores of 7.0 in Speaking and Writing and 6.5 in Listening and Reading.

Applicants should take care in choosing referees to complete the Confidential Assessment Forms, in writing the Philosophy of Teaching Statement and Volunteer/Work Experience Record, and in preparing for the interview. An unsatisfactory assessment in any one of these areas could jeopardize their profile ranking and ultimately their competitiveness in the selection process.

To complete the program, field experiences are required. Prior to being considered for a Field Experience placement, students are required to obtain one or more types of Records Checks. See section 11.1.1.D Field Experience Procedures for further information.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess an applicant’s post-secondary academic record for course equivalencies.

Selection Process

Concordia University of Edmonton creates profiles for all applicants using:

  1. AGPA;
  2. prerequisite course requirements;
  3. Philosophy of Teaching Statement;
  4. Volunteer/Work Experience Record;
  5. two Confidential Assessment Forms;
  6. computer proficiency; and
  7. the interview

The first step in the selection process is to rank all applicants who submitted a completed application, based on points one to five on their applicant profile. Based on this ranking, qualified applicants are then invited for an interview.

The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for the teaching profession.

Following the interviews and the receipt of final academic transcripts, Concordia University of Edmonton ranks all applicant profiles again and makes final admission decisions.

3.4.2 Environmental Health (After Degree)

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) is a fifteen-month program that prepares students to challenge the certification examinations of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Applications are encouraged from those individuals who possess an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in a science discipline. Normally, a four-year degree in biology, chemistry or environmental science is preferred.

Space is limited and admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

A. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following requirements:

  1. A three- or four-year baccalaureate degree in science from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.3 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits. (Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer session immediately preceding the term of entry are not calculated in the AGPA. All grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale.)
  3. Successful completion of 12 senior-level credits as listed below. Please note that while candidates with senior-level credit in these subjects are given preference, those with junior-level credits may also be considered.
    1. 3 credits in chemistry (analytical chemistry preferred);
    2. 3 credits in microbiology (with laboratory hours preferred);
    3. 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology;
    4. 3 credits in statistics.
  4. Successful completion of 3 junior- or senior-level credits as listed below:
    1. English or Writing
  5. Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
  6. A resume including a statement of career objectives and the names and contact information of two appropriate references (normally an academic and a professional reference). The resume should highlight employment and volunteer experience relating to environmental, public and community health.
  7. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3.
  8. Hold Candian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Residence/Landed Immigrant of Canada status. (Applicants who do not meet one of these criteria are invited to apply to the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice.)
  9. A security clearance (required after an offer of admission to the program)
  10. An immunization record (required after an offer of admission to the program)

Applicants should take care in choosing references, in writing their resume and Statement of Career Objectives, and in preparing for the interview. An unsatisfactory assessment in any one of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess an applicant’s post-secondary academic record for course equivalencies.

B. Selection Process

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for interviews. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for the profession.

Following the interviews and the receipt of final academic transcripts, Concordia University of Edmonton reviews all applications again and makes final admission decisions.

3.5 Undergraduate Certificates

For complete information on admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Undergraduate Certificates, refer to Undergraduate Certificates, section 12.0.

3.6 Open Studies Student Admission

Open Studies allows students to register in undergraduate university-level courses without first being admitted to a degree program. To be considered for the Open Studies program, applicants must demonstrate:

  1. fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3; and
  2. completion of prerequisite courses.

Official documents and transcripts are normally required only to demonstrate the fulfilment of these criteria. However, the Admissions and Registrar’s Offices may request other documentation for admission and registration purposes.

Students who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution in the past 12 months are not eligible for admission to Open Studies. Students who have been required to withdraw more than once may be considered only through an appeal.

Registration information for Open Studies students is indicated in section 4.1.3.

3.7 Returning Student Readmission

Readmission for returning students is not automatic. Normally readmission is approved if students have:

  1. remained in satisfactory standing;
  2. removed any Grade 12 deficiencies that existed at the time of admission;
  3. not been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution in the past 12 months. Students who have been required to withdraw more than once will be considered only through an appeal;
  4. provided official transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended;
  5. paid all outstanding fees and fines owing to Concordia University of Edmonton.

Admissions determines if students may be readmitted on Academic Probation.

For more information, please refer to Academic Regulations, section 9.0.

3.8 Graduate Admission

Applicants seeking admission to graduate-level programs should consult Graduate Admission, section 13.1.1.

3.9 Visiting Student Admission

Students who are registered at other post-secondary institutions may attend Concordia University of Edmonton with the permission of their institution. Applicants must submit an Application Form and the original visiting student letter from the Registrar of the institution at which they are registered. Official transcripts are required to establish the completion of prerequisite courses or fulfilment of the English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3. Course selection may be limited.

3.10 International Exchange Student Admission

Students registered at Concordia University of Edmonton may participate in a study abroad program through one of Concordia University of Edmonton’s formal exchange agreements. Please refer to the following website for a current list of eligible institutions: http://international.concordia.ab.ca/partner-universities. Students applying to participate are required to submit a study abroad application package, which can be found online, to the Admissions Office.

Students applying must meet basic admission requirements, have the Outbound Undergraduate Student Exchange Permission Form approved, and be recommended by Concordia University of Edmonton to participate. Students must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the most recently completed term at Concordia University of Edmonton, have completed a minimum of 18-30 credits (minimum of two terms of full-time status), and be registered full-time. Approval and selection for study abroad programs will be based on a proposed plan of study and consideration of several factors, including the following:

  1. The academic or professional reasons stated for the particular study abroad program;
  2. The extent to which the plan fits with the student’s overall academic and/or professional objectives, including courses already taken;
  3. Proficiency in, or efforts to learn, the language of the program site/host country (if necessary);
  4. Recommendation letter from a Faculty member.

3.11 Continuing Education

For information regarding admission to the Department of Continuing Education programs, refer to Continuing Education, section 15.0.

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