Course Selections

Preparation for University Entrance

Students who wish to apply to university following high school graduation should take great care in choosing high school courses for grades 11 and 12. Grade 11 courses are more important than they realize. This applies particularly to the 121,122 or 120 courses because it is important for students to ensure that their subject choices are acceptable as entrance credits at the universities of their choice. Students must also ensure that they complete a sufficient number of these entrance credits. It is imperative to check with the universities of your choice but a general guideline would be a minimum of five such credits for Maritime universities and a minimum of six for Ontario universities.

IT IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE CREDIT THAN THE MINIMUM NUMBER REQUIRED. MINIMUM ADMISSION AVERAGES CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 65% TO 85%.

The chart below is intended to give students and their parents some idea of which high school credits (subjects) are useful in satisfying entrance credit requirements to university programs. Keep in mind these are only suggestions. University admission requirements will vary among institutions.

Liberal Arts, Social Work (e.g. B.A.) Pure and Applied Science (e.g. BSc./Engineering) Commerce, Business Administration Fine Arts
Required English 122
English 122
Adv. Math 121/122
Chemistry 122
Physics 122
English 122
Math 121 or 122
Adv. Math 121 or 122
English 122
Art 120
Music 120
Recommended electives Can Hist 122
French 122
Sociology 120
Political Science
Law 120
A 12-level Science
Biology 120
Science 122
Economics 120
Politcal Science 120
Law 120
French 122
Can. Hist 120
Can. Hist 120
French 122
Geography 120
Journalism 120
Theatre 120
A 12-level Science
Recommended for all At least one computer course.

The above chart is intended for use as a guide only. Students must refer to individual university and college calendars for precise entrance requirements. They may also consult with a guidance counselor.

Entrance to College (ie. N.B.C.C.) is a little more complicated in that each individual program has their own requirements. Please refer to their web site for detailed information. www.nbcc.nb.ca

In addition all Science , Business & Engineering require Trig & 3 Space 122/121 & Adv. Math 120.