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Apply to Study at the Schulich School of Engineering

BECOME A SCHULICH ENGINEER
Students apply to the Schulich School of Engineering for admission into first-year common core. After completing first year, they choose a program of study i.e. chemical engineering. There are approximately 750 spaces available in first-year engineering to students entering from high school and transfer students. The school receives more than 2,000 applications for admission each year, so admission is competitive.

Applications for admission are submitted electronically through our online application system. Apply now!

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2014

Admission Requirements - Entering High School Students
The admission average varies each year, and has become increasingly competitive in recent years. All applicants must present the following five high school subjects (or their equivalents) to be admissible:

ELA 30-1
Chemistry 30
Physics 30
Pure Math 30
Math 31 (Calculus)

Admission Equivalents for Canadian High School Students

Admission Equivalents for International Students

Students who have never taken Mathematics 31 can present another academic matriculation subject from Group A or Group B instead of Mathematics 31. These students, after being admitted into the Schulich School of Engineering, will be required to take an alternate calculus course instead of the first calculus course that engineering students normally take. For students in this circumstance, the Engineering Undergraduate Studies Office will create your schedule accordingly.

Group A: Social Studies 30-1, 30-level language other than English
Group B: Biology 30 and Science 30 or equivalent

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS
MATRICULATION   AVERAGE
REQUIRED for
FALL 2013 ADMISSION


 

*MATRICULATION
AVERAGE REQUIRED FOR
FALL 2014
ADMISSION

Updated March 21, 2014

 

ELA 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31 (Calculus), Physics 30 and Chemistry 30, or equivalent.

86% 89% *

ELA 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, and another academic matriculation subject from Group A or Group B, or equivalent. Note: not applicable to students who have taken Math 31.

91% 94% *

 * Note:  The final cut-off for admission for each category (i.e. the lowest matriculation average admitted that year) is finalized in August as our admission cycle nears completion.

Frosh applicants to the Schulich School of Engineering will have their admission matriculation average calculated on the five required matriculation (Grade 12) subjects as described above. Applicants whose admission matriculation averages are below the minimum as stated above will not be considered.

English Language Proficiency

In addition to matriculation standing in Alberta ELA 30-1 or its equivalent, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission.

Admission is on a competitive basis. Using the criteria established in the above chart, applicants will be ranked in accordance with their matriculation average and admitted in descending ranked order until all available positions are filled. Offers of admission must be accepted within a specified time of receipt or admission will be rescinded and the space will be offered to the next person in line.

Admission Requirements - Transfer Students
Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution, including the University of Calgary, before applying to the Schulich School of Engineering, are considered for admission as transfer applicants.

Transfer applicants are considered for admission either to the first-year common program, or directly into a second-year degree program. The table below reflects first-year admission only. 

Transfer students who are considered for direct admission to a second-year program will be admitted based on their grade point average (GPA) on the most recent 10 university-transferable technical or scientific courses.  Admission directly into second year is competitive, with the highest priority for placements being given to students with the strongest GPAs and with the highest number of our 10 first year common core courses (or their equivalents) completed.

TRANSFER CONDITION AVERAGE (GPA)
REQUIRED for
FIRST-YEAR ADMISSION in
FALL 2013


 *AVERAGE (GPA)
REQUIRED for
FIRST-YEAR ADMISSION in
FALL 2014

Updated March 26, 2014

11 or more single semester university level courses

Admission GPA = 3.50 or higher, calculated on 10 most recent courses.
Matriculation Average will not be considered.

Admission GPA = 3.60* or higher, calculated on 10 most recent courses. Matriculation Average will not be considered.

6-10 single semester university level courses

Admission GPA = 3.50 or higher, calculated on all courses presented.
 Matriculation Average will not be considered.

Admission GPA = 3.60* or higher, calculated on all courses presented.  Matriculation Average will not be considered.

 

3-5 single semester university level courses

Admission GPA = 3.50 or higher,
AND Matriculation Average = 86% or higher

Admission GPA = 3.60* or higher, AND Matriculation Average = 89%* or higher

 

0-2 single semester university level courses

Matriculation Average = 86% or higher;
Admission GPA will not be considered

Matriculation Average = 89%* or higher; Admission GPA will not be considered

 

Two-year Engineering Diploma or Applied Technology Degree

Cumulative GPA = 3.70 or higher on the Diploma or Applied Technology Degree

Cumulative GPA = 3.90* or higher on the Diploma or Applied Technology Degree

 

 

 * Note: The final cut-offs for admission (i.e. the lowest GPA or matriculation average admitted that year) is finalized in August as our admission cycle nears completion. 

All transfer applicants, regardless of the number of post-secondary courses they have taken before applying, must present matriculation (Grade 12) standing in the five specified high-school subjects, including ELA 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31 (Calculus), Physics 30 and Chemistry 30, or equivalents.Admission matriculation average, when applicable, is calculated on these five required matriculation (Grade 12) subjects.

For transfer applicants who are deficient in one or more of the required high school subjects but have completed similar courses in post-secondary school, the Schulich School and/or the Admissions Office will assess whether the material of the deficient Grade 12 course has been covered by any completed post-secondary courses.

English Language Proficiency

In addition to matriculation standing in Alberta ELA 30-1 or its equivalent, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission.

Admission is on a competitive basis. Using the criteria established in the above chart, applicants will be ranked in accordance with their matriculation average and/or Admission GPA and admitted in descending ranked order until all available positions are filled. Offers of admission must be accepted within a specified time of receipt or admission will be rescinded and the space will be offered to the next person in line.

 

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