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Nova Scotia Assessment Criteria

If you are currently attending a Nova Scotia secondary school, you must complete your secondary school diploma or certificate by June including each of the following to be considered for admission:

Applications should be submitted in the Fall prior to the year in which you are seeking admission. Self Reported Grade Forms should be submitted as soon as you receive mid-year grades.   If you are attending a secondary school outside Ontario, you are also eligible to fill out either the Special Consideration or the Extraordinary Extracurricular Activites & Contributions to Citizenship Profile.

Note: Some programs may require specific courses from out-of-province applicants to be eligible for enrollment. The Admission Recommendations and Requirements chart presents this information for each province in one document.

Additional Admissions Information

Acceptable Courses

Any Advanced Placement 12 (AP)
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) except TOK
Any Language 12
Biology 12
Calculus 12
Canadian Literature 12
Chemistry 12
Computer Related Studies 12
Computer Science 12
Economics 12
English 12
Études Planétaire Global 12
Geology 12
Geography 12
Global Geography 12
Global History 12
Global Politics 12
History 12
Mathematics 12
Pre-Calculus 12
Physics 12
Statistics 12

Acceptable Options

Canadian Law 12
Environmental Systems 12
Law/Droit 12
Modern World Problems 12
Music 12
Music Theory 12
Political Science 12
Sociology 12
Philosophy 12

Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you have a question regarding the acceptability of a course for admission consideration, please contact the Admissions Office directly.