Canadian high school: Nova Scotia — Fall 2020

Admission requirements for Fall 2020

General admission requirements:

Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 11 and 12 courses, with greater emphasis on List A courses 

What do I need?

To apply for admission for Fall 2020, you must meet the general and program-specific requirements listed on this page.

Faculty of Applied Sciences  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
Computing Science
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Math 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (min 70%)
  • One of: Biology 12 (Advanced/Academic), Chemistry 12 (Advanced/Academic) or Physics 12 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Calculus 12 (recommended)
  • Science 12
  • Math 12
  • Social Studies 12
  • Language Arts 12
  • Language 12
Engineering Science
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (min 75%)
  • Calculus 12 (min 70%)
  • Physics 12 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Chemistry 12 (Academic/Advanced)
Mechatronics Systems Engineering
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (min 70%)
  • Calculus 12 (min 70%)
  • Physics 12 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Chemistry 12 (Academic/Advanced)
Sustainable Energy Engineering
(supplemental application required)
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (min 70%)
  • Calculus 12 (min 70%)
  • Physics 12 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Chemistry 12 (Academic/Advanced)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required)
Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
All programs
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • One of: Math 12 or Science 12
  • Two of: Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • One additional: Math 12, Science 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Arts Education 12

Beedie School of Business  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
All programs
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12
  • One of: Math 12, Science 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Language 12

Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
Communication
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Four of: Math 12, Social Studies 12, Language Arts 12, or Language 12 (only 1 Language 12 may be used as List A)
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12
Interactive Arts & Technology
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 or Calculus 12
  • One Science 12
  • One Social Studies 12
  • One additional: Math 12, Science 12 or Social Studies 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12

 

Contemporary Arts
(audition, interview or portfolio required)
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Two of: Arts Education 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Math 12
  • Science 12
  • Language 12

Faculty of Education  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
Bachelor of General Studies
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Two of: Math 12, Science 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12

Faculty of Environment  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
Bachelor of Arts
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • One of: Math 12 or Science 12
  • One of: Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12
Bachelor of Environment
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • One of: Math 12 or Science 12
  • One of: Social Studies 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12
  • Language Arts 12
Bachelor of Science
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12
  • Two of: Math 12 or Science 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12
  • Language Arts 12
  • Social Studies 12

 

Faculty of Health Sciences  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
Bachelor of Arts
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Biology 12 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Three of: Math 12, Science 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12
  • Arts Education 12
  • Language 12

 

Bachelor of Science
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11
  • One of Biology 11 (Academic/Advanced), Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced) or Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12: English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12
  • One of: Math 12, Science 12, Social Studies 12 or Language Arts 12

Faculty of Science  (programs)

Program Grade 11 (required) Grade 12 List A (required) Grade 12 List B
(approved, non-required)
All programs
  • English 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Math 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Chemistry 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • Physics 11 (Academic/Advanced)
  • English 12 (Academic/Advanced) or African Heritage (min 70%)
  • Mathematics 12 (Academic/Advanced) or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12
  • Two of: Science 12 or Math 12
  • Language 12
  • Language Arts 12
  • Social Studies 12

* Approved courses

Approved course lists are not exhaustive: contact Student Recruitment and Admissions about specific courses not listed.

  • All approved courses must be 2 credits
  • AP and IB courses may be used in place of approved grade 12 courses

ENGLISH 12:

  • Advanced English 12
  • African Heritage 12
  • English 12

MATH 12:

  • Advanced Mathematics 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Mathematics 12
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12

SCIENCE 12:

  • Advanced Biology 12
  • Biology 12
  • Advanced Chemistry 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Advanced Physics 12
  • Physics 12
  • Food Science 12

SOCIAL STUDIES 12:

  • Advanced Global Geography 12
  • Global Geography 12
  • Advanced Global History 12
  • Global History 12
  • Advanced Global Politics 12
  • Global Politics 12
  • Economics 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geomatics 12
  • Law 12
  • Political Science 12
  • Sociology 12

 

LANGUAGE ARTS 12:

  • Canadian Literature 12

LANGUAGES 12:

  • Core French 12
  • Expérience culturelle 12
  • Français arts lanagiers immersion 12
  • Français intégré 12
  • Gaelic 12
  • German 12
  • Latin 12
  • Spanish 12

ARTS EDUCATION 12:

  • Advanced Music 12
  • Advanced Visual Arts 12
  • Drama 12
  • Music 12
  • Visual Arts 12

ADDITIONAL APPROVED COURSES:

  • Accounting 12
  • Business Management 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Housing and Design 12
  • Communications Technology 12

 

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