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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


In addition to the curriculum-specific requirements below, you must also meet all program-specific requirements. You should verify that your senior secondary school subjects include the required courses for your program of choice.

Common Curriculums

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

If you are taking AP courses along with another curriculum, your application is assessed using your entire academic record.

You may receive transfer credits (up to the equivalent of six courses), depending on your program.

To be eligible for transfer credits:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams must be at a minimum grade of 4.
  • You must submit your official college board test results for your transfer credit assessment.

American Curriculum

Minimum Requirements

  • All required courses must be at the honours, Advanced Placement (AP) or senior level.
  • Six courses are required for admission.
  • Pre-Calculus or Algebra 2 is accepted for the Advanced Functions course requirement.
  • Calculus 12 or AP Calculus is accepted for the Calculus and Vectors course requirement.

Notes

  • In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout American Curriculum, the grading scale on the transcript will be used. Grades are converted to reflect a 50% pass.
  • School profiles may be requested to verify course offerings and grading scale.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Review our IB requirements chart to find your program's specific admission requirements.

Notes

  • Your IB predicted grades are used for admission consideration.
  • If you are taking IB courses along with another curriculum, your application is assessed using your entire academic record.
  • You may receive transfer credits (up to six courses), depending on your program.

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Review our GCE requirements chart to find your program's specific admission requirements.

Notes

  • Transfer credits will be considered for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B, subject to program applicability.

SAT/ACT

Minimum Requirements

ACT and SAT scores are not required. Applicants can choose to submit their test score for admission consideration. 

  • SAT university code: 0893
  • ACT university code: 5375

Cambridge Pre-U

Minimum Requirements

  • Overall grade of Merit 2.
  • Minimum of Merit 3 in required courses.

Other Curriculums by Region

Americas

Brazil

Minimum Requirements

  • Certificate of Secondary School Completion/Diploma [Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Médio and Vestibular] (University Entrance Exam), or
  • ENEM (Middle Education National Examination), issued by the Colegio or Ministério da Educação.
Brazil Grade Scale

Ontario

Most Common

Alternate

Translation

Equivalent

80-100%

9.0/90 to 10.0/100

Ótimo / SS – Superior Superior

Excellent

A

70-79%

7.0/70 to 8.9/89

Muito Born / Born / MS – Média Superior

Above Average

B

60-69%

Varies: 5.0 or 6.0

Regular / MM-Média Minima / ME-Médio

Average

C

50-59%

N/A

MI – Média Inferior

Inferior Average

D

49% or below

N/A

II – Inferior Inferior; SR – Sem Rendimento

Fail

F

Chile

Minimum Requirements

  • Licencia de Educación Media (academic).
Chile Grade Scale

Ontario

Chile Grade

Chile Description

Equivalent

80-100%

6-7

Muy Bueno (Very Good)

A

70-79%

5-5.9

Bueno (Good)

B

60-69%

4-4.9

Suficiente (Sufficient)

C

0-59%

0-3.9

Insuficient (Insufficient or Fail)

F

Colombia

Minimum Requirements

  • Título de Bachiller Académico, Bachillerato.
Columbia Grade Scale

Ontario

Colombia Grade

Equivalent

90-100%

9.5-10

A+

80-89%

8.5-9.4

A

70-79%

7.5-8.4

B

60-69%

6.0-7.4

C

0-59.9%

1.0-5.9

F

Ecuador

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachillerato en... (Ciencias, Humanidades) / Bachillerato técnico, Bachillerato commercial.
Equador Grade Scale

Ontario

Ecuador Grade

Ecuador Description

Equivalent

90-100%

10

Sobresaliente (Excellent)

A+

80-89%

9

Muy Bueno (Very Good)

A

70-79%

8

Bueno (Good)

B

60-69%

7

Regular (Average)

C

0-59%

0-6

Arrastre (Fail)

F

Mexico

Minimum Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Certificate, Technological Baccalaureate Certificate or Title of Baccalaureate.
Mexico Grade Scale

Ontario

Mexico Grade

Equivalent

90-100%

10

A+

80-89%

9

A

70-79%

8

B

60-69%

6-7

C

0-59%

0-5

F

Panama

Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma de Educación Media / Diploma de Bachiller.
  • Bachillerato or Diploma de Educación Media or Diploma de Bachiller (Upper Secondary School Diploma).
Panama Grade Scale

Ontario

Panama Grade

Panama Grade Points

Panama Performance Equivalent

Equivalent

80-100%

91-100%

5

Outstanding

A

70-79%

81-90%

4

Good

B

60-69%

71-80%

3

Average

C

50-59%

61-70%

2

Minimum to Pass

D

0-49%

0-60%

1

Fail

F

Peru

Minimum Requirements

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (Certificado Oficial de Educacion Secundaria) 
Peru Grade Scale

Ontario

Peru Grade

Peru Description

Equivalent

80-100%

15.0-20.0

Excelente (Excellent)

A

77-79%

13.0-14.9

Muy Bueno (Very Good)

B+

70-76.9%

12.0-12.9

Bueno (Good)

B

60-69.9%

11.0-11.9

Aprobado (Pass)

C

0-59.9%

0.0-10.9

Reprobado (Failure)

F

Venezuela

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachiller en Ciencias, Bachiller en Humanidades, Bachiller en Ciencias y Humanidades (Upper Secondary Graduate in Science; … in Humanities; … in Science and Humanities).
  • Prueba de Aptitud Académical (entrance examination, and participation in national enrolment process required for admission to higher education).

Venezuela Grade Scale

Ontario

Venezuela Grade

Venezuela Description

Equivalent

80-100%

16-20

Excelente (Excellent)

A

70-79%

13-15

Sobresaliente (Outstanding)

B

60-69%

10-12

Aprobado (Pass)

C

0-59%

0-9

Aplazado (Fail)

F

Caribbean

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) (Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago)

Minimum Requirements

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
  • A minimum average of V is required for all honours programs.
  • A minimum of five academic subjects is used to calculate your admission average:
    • three courses at the CSEC level and
    • two courses at the CAPE unit #2 level.
Notes 
  • Two CAPE unit #1 courses are equivalent to one CAPE unit #2 course except where a specific CAPE course is required.

CSEC Level

CSEC Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent*

Range

CSEC/CXC

95.8%

90-100%

I

87.5%

80-89%

II

79.2%

70-79%

III

70.8%

60-69%

IV

62.5%

50-59%

V

54.2%

40-49%

VI

N/A

0-39%

N/A

CAPE Level

CSEC Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent*

Range

CAPE/6th Form

95.8%

90-100%

I

89.3%

84.5-89.9%

II

85.2%

80-84.4%

III

79.2%

70-79%

IV

70.8%

60-69%

V

62.5%

50-59%

VI

54.2%

40-49%

VII

N/A

0-39%

N/A

*Grades converted to reflect a 50% pass.

Bermuda

See 'Common Curriculums' for requirements for:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
  • American Curriculum
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Africa

West African Examination Council (Ghana and Nigeria)

Minimum Requirements

  • West African Examination Council (WAEC).
  • Your average is calculated using five academic subjects including English. Some exceptions apply.
  • A minimum average of “B3” is required for all honours programs.
West African Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent

Range

WAEC/NECO

95%

90-100%

A1

85%

80-89%

B2

75%

70-79%

B3

70%

67-69%

C4

65%

64-66%

C5

61%

60-63%

C6

57.5%

55-59%

D7

52.5%

50-54.9%

D8

N/A

0-49%

F9

Egypt

Minimum Requirements

  • Thanaweya a’Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate).
Egypt Grade Scale

Ontario

Egypt per AACRAO

Egypt per WES

Equivalent

80-100%

90-100%

75-100

A

70-79%

80-89%

65-74

B

60-69%

65-79%

50-64

C

Kenya

Minimum Requirements

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Kenya Grade Scale

Ontario

Kenya Grade

Kenya Grade Points

Equivalent

95-100%

A

12

A

87-94%

A-

11

A

80-86%

B+

10

A

77-79%

B

9

B+

70-76%

B-

8

B

67-69%

C+

7

C

63-66%

C

6

C

60-62%

C-

5

C

57-59%

D+

4

D

53-56%

D

3

D

50-52%

D-

2

D

0-49%

E

1

F

Uganda

Minimum Requirements

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
Uganda Grade Scale

Ontario

Uganda Grade

Uganda Grade Points

Equivalent

80-100%

A

1-2

A

70-79.9%

B

3-6

B

60-69.9%

C

7-8

C

0-59.9%

D

9

D

Zambia

Minimum Requirements

  • Zambian School Certificate Examination / General Certificate of Education “Ordinary” Level.
Zambia Grade Scale

Ontario

Zambia Grade

Zambia Description

Equivalent

90-100%

1

Distinction

A

80-89%

2

Distinction

A

75-79%

3

Merit

B

70-74% 4

Merit

B

65-69%

5

Credit

C

60-64%

6

Credit

C

55-59%

7

Satisfactory

D

50-54%

8

Satisfactory

D

0-49%

9

Unsatisfactory

F

Eurasia

China

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout China, the grading scale on the transcript will be used. Grades are converted to reflect a 50% pass.

Hong Kong

Minimum Requirements

  • Hong Kong Diploma Of Secondary Education (HKDSE), or
  • Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination (HKCEE), or
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE).
Hong Kong Grade Scale

Ontario*

Hong Kong HKDSE

Range

Hong Kong HKCEE

Hong Kong HKALE

95%

5*/5**

90-100%

A

A

88%

5

80-89%

A

A

80%

4

70-79%

B

B

71%

3

60-69%

C

C

63%

2

50-59%

D

D

54%

1

40-49%

E

E (N, O)

46%

0

30-39%

F

G

Grades converted to reflect a 40% pass.

India

Minimum Requirements

  • One of the following is required for admission:
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
    • Senior Secondary Certificate
    • All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate
    • Indian School Certificate Examination
  • 5 courses from class 12 are required.
  • India XI is equal to Grade 11.
  • India XII is equal to Grade 12.

Indonesia

Minimum Requirements

  • Surat Tanda Belajar (STTB), or
  • Sekilah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA).
Indonesia Grading Scale

Ontario

Indonesia Grading Scheme

Equivalent

90-100%

10.00

A

80-89%

9.00

A

75-79%

8.00

B

70-74%

7.00

B

60-69%

6.00

C

50-59%

5.00

C

0-49%

0.00-4.00

F

Japan

Minimum Requirements

  • Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, academic or vocational (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho).

Japan Grade Scale

Ontario

Japan

Equivalent

80-100%

5

A

70-79%

4

B

60-69%

3

C

50-59%

2

D

49% or below

1 (Failure)

F

Kazakhstan

Minimum Requirements

  • "Attestat" or attestation of middle (complete) secondary education [аттестато среднем (полном) общем образовании (Russian)], 2 years.
Kazakhstan Grade Scale

Ontario

4-Point Scale Equivalent

Traditional Kazakh-System Grade (in English)

ECTS Grade

Letter-Grade Equivalent

90-100%

4,0

Excellent

A

A

80-89%

3,67

Excellent

A

A-

77-79%

3,33

Good

B

B+

73-76%

3,0

Good

C

B

70-72%

2,67

Good

C

B-

67-69%

2,33

Satisfactory

C

C+

63-66%

2,0

Satisfactory

D

C

60-62%

1,67

Satisfactory

D

C-

55-59%

1,33

Satisfactory

D

D+

50-54%

1,0

Satisfactory

E

D

0-49%

0

Unsatisfactory

FX, F F

Malaysia

Minimum Requirements

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), or
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

STPM Grade Scale

STPM Grade Scale

Ontario

Malaysia STPM Grade Value

STPM Equivalent

90-100%

4.00

A

85-89%

3.67

A

80-84%

3.33

B

77-79%

3.00

B

73-76%

2.67 B

70-72%

2.33

C

65-69%

2.00

C

60-64%

1.67

C-

55-59%

1.33

 D

50-54%

1.00

D-

0-49%

0.00

F

UEC Grade Scale

UEC Grade Scale

Ontario

Malaysia UEC Grade Value

STPM Equivalent

85-100%

A1 - Distinction

A

80-84%

A2 - Distinction

A

75-79%

B3 - Credit B+

70-74%

B4 - Credit

B-

65-69%

B5 - Credit

C+

60-64%

B6 - Credit

C

55-59%

C7 - Pass

D+

50-54%

C8 - Pass

D

0-49%

F9 - Fail

F

Pakistan

Minimum Requirements

  • Upper Secondary Certificate.
Pakistan Grade Scale

Ontario*

Pakistan 

Range

95%

A1

80-100%

81%

A

70-79%

73%

B

60-69%

66%

C

50-59%

59%

D

40-49%

52%

E

33-39%

46%

F 0-32%

*Grades converted to reflect a 33% pass.

Republic of Korea

Minimum Requirements

  • Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo).
Korea Grade Scale

Ontario

Korea Grade

Korea Range

Equivalent

80-100%

Su

90-100%

A

70-79%

Wu

80-89%

B

60-69%

Mi

70-79%

C

50-59%

Yang

60-69%

D

49% or below

Ga

59% or below

E

Russia

Minimum Requirements

  • Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Complete General Secondary Education) or equivalent.
Russia Grade Scale

Ontario

Russian Grade

Russian Description

Equivalent

80-100%

5

Excellent

A

70-79.9%

4

Good

B

60-69.9%

3

Satisfactory/Pass

C

50-59.9%

N/A

Pass

D

0-49.9%

2

Unsatisfactory

F

Saudi Arabia

Minimum Requirements

  • All course marks are provided as a percentage, with a 50% pass scale, or as a rate out of a total (e.g. 250/300).
  • All prerequisites need to be at the senior level.
  • English must be a minimum of 60%.
  • For programs requiring math:
    • Senior Math meets the requirements for all programs requiring two math courses.
  • A minimum average of 70% is required for all honours programs.

Notes

  • To calculate your average, we use all academic courses (some exceptions apply).

Singapore

Minimum Requirements

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level and A-Level certificates.
Singapore Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent*

Ontario

Singapore GCE O-Level #

Singapore GCE O-Level Letter Grade

Singapore GCE A-Level #

Singapore GCE A-Level Letter Grade

95.8%

90-100%

1-2

A

1

A

87.5%

80-89.9%

3-4

B

2

N/A

79.2%

70.7-79.9%

5-6

C

3-4

B

70.8%

67-79.9%

7

D

5-6

C

62.5%

60-66.9%

8

E

7-8

D/E

54.2%

50-59.9%

9

Ungraded (not recorded)

N/A

N/A

45.8%

0-49.9%

N/A

N/A

9

Ungraded (not recorded)

37.5%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*Grades converted to reflect a 40% pass.

Taiwan

Minimum Requirements

  • Senior High School Diploma.
Taiwan Grade Scale

Ontario

Tawain Grade

Equivalent

80-100%

80-100%

A

70-79%

70-79%

B

60-69%

60-69%

C

50-59%

50-59%

D

0-49%

0-49%

E

Thailand

Minimum Requirements

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI).
Thailand Grade Scale

Ontario

Thailand Grading Scheme

Thailand Description

Equivalent

80-100%

4

Excellent

A

70-79%

3

Good

B

60-69%

2

Fair

C

50-59%

1

Pass

D

0-49%

0

Fail

F

Turkey

Minimum Requirements

  • Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School [Lyceum] Diploma).
  • All required courses must be at the senior level.
  • As of 2015, all Turkish grades are on a 0-100% grading scale with a 50% pass. Courses completed in 2014 or earlier will reflect the 1-5 system.
Turkey Grade Scale

Ontario*

Turkey

Range

Equivalent

95%

5

85-100%

A

80%

4

70-84%

B

70%

3

60-69%

C

55%

2

50-59%

D

49%

1

0-49%

F

0

0

-

-

*Grades are converted to reflect a 50% pass.

Ukraine

Minimum Requirements

  • Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education, or
  • Matriculation Certificate (Atestat).
Ukraine Grade Scale

Ontario

Ukraine Grade

Ukraine Description

Equivalent

95-100%

12

Excellent

A

87-94%

11

Excellent

A

80-86%

10

Excellent

A

77-79.9%

9

Good

B

74-76%

8

Good

B

70-73%

7

Good

B

67-69.9%

6

Satisfactory

C

64-66%

5

Satisfactory

C

60-63%

4

Satisfactory

C

0-59.9%

3

Unsatisfactory

F

0-59.9%

2

Unsatisfactory

F

0-59.9%

1

Unsatisfactory

F

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Minimum Requirements

  • General Secondary Education Transcript and Secondary School Learning Certificate / Shahadat Al-ThanawiYa Al-Amma.
UAE Grade Scale

Ontario

UAE Grade

UAE Grade

UAE Description

Equivalent

80-100%

90-100%

3.6-4.0

Excellent

A

77-79%

85-89%

3.0-3.5

Very Good

B+

70-76%

80-84%

3.0-3.5

Very Good

B

67-69%

75-79%

2.5-2.9

Good

C+

60-66%

70-74%

2.0-2.4

Pass

C

57-59%

65-69%

N/A

N/A

D+

50-56%

60-64%

N/A

N/A

D

0-49%

0-59%

0-1.9

Fail

F

Vietnam

Minimum Requirements

  • High school: Senior general high school certificate (academic), Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo.
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Dạy Nghề / Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông / Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Bổ Túc Văn Hoá.
Vietnam Grade Scale

Ontario

Vietnam Grade

Vietnam Remarks

Equivalent

90-100%

10

Excellent Achievement

A+

80-89%

9

High Achievement

A

74.6-79%

8

Highly Satisfactory

B+

70-74.5%

7

Minimal Satisfactory

B-

67-69%

6.5-6.9

Good Passing

C+

63-66%

6

Passing

C

60-62%

5

Minimum Passing

C-

54.6-59%

4

Failure

D

50-54.5

3

Failure

D-

25-49%

2

Failure

F

0-25%

1, 0

Bad Failure

F

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