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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

American Curriculum

Minimum Requirements

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout American Curriculum, the grading scale on the transcript will be used. Grades are converted to 50% pass grade.

If you are taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, see requirements for the AP curriculum.

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

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout the American Curriculum, the grading scale on the applicant’s transcript will be used, then grades will be converted to reflect a 50% pass rate. School profiles may be requested to verify course offerings and grading scale.

Cambridge Pre-U

Minimum Requirements

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

Other Curriculums by Region

Americas

Brazil

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

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

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

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

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

Diploma de Educación Media / Diploma de Bachiller.

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

Bachillerato Académico.

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

  • 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)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

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 the 50% pass rate.

To calculate the average:

  • A minimum of five academic subjects are used: three courses at the CSEC level and two courses at the CAPE level.
    • The two CAPE courses must be unit #2, or
    • Two CAPE unit #1 courses are equivalent to one CAPE unit #2 course.

Bermuda

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, including three O-level plus two A-level subjects, are required for admission. Some programs may require additional A-level courses. Two AS-level courses may be substituted for one A-level course, except where a specific A-level course is required. A minimum average of B is required for all honours programs.

GCE equivalents

Ontario Equivalent*

Range

GCSE

GCE

95.8%

90-100%

A*

A*

87.5%

80-89%

A

A

79.2%

70-79%

B

B

70.8%

60-69%

C

C

62.5%

50-59%

D

D

54.2%

40-49%

E

E

45.8%

30-39%

F

N/A

37.5%

20-29%

G

N/A

*Grades converted to reflect the 40% pass rate.

GCE Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be considered for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B. Cambridge Pre-U minimum overall grade of Merit 2 with minimum of Merit 3 in required courses.

American

SAT score of 1,100 overall (minimum of 550 in each component) or an ACT score of 24 is required if you are currently studying in the U.S. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants currently studying in a U.S. curriculum, outside of the U.S., do not have to present an SAT or ACT score.

In acknowledgement of the various grading scales used throughout the American curriculum, grading scale on the applicant’s transcript will be used, then grades will be converted to reflect a 50% pass rate. All prerequisites need to be at either the honours, AP or senior level. School profiles may be requested to verify course offerings and grading scale.

AP Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for AP exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4, up to a maximum of six classes (3.0 credits), subject to the appropriateness of the program, and those who have an official College Board transcript. Applicants are required to submit course descriptions and an official College Board transcript.

Africa

West African Examination Council (Ghana and Nigeria)

West African Examination Council (WAEC).

West African Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent

Range

WAEC/NECO

95%

90-100%

A1

85%

80-89%

B2

75%

70-79%

B3

68%

67-69%

C4

65%

64-66%

C5

62%

60-63%

C6

57.5%

55-59%

D7

52.5%

50-54.9%

D8

N/A

0-49%

F9

To calculate the average:

  • Use five academic subjects including English. Some exceptions apply.
  • A minimum average of “B3” is required for all for all honours programs.

Egypt

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

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

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

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 50% pass grade.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), Hong Kong Diploma Of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination (HKASLE).

Hong Kong Grade Scale

Ontario

Hong Kong HKCEE

Hong Kong HKALE

Equivalent

80-100%

A

A

A

70-79%

B

B

B

67-69%

C

C

C+

63-66%

D

D

C

50-62%

E

E (N, O)

D

0-49%

F

G

F

India

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), Senior Secondary Certificate, Pre-University Certificate, Pre-Degree Certificate, All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate Examination.

India Grade Scale

Ontario Equivalent*

Range

CBSE/AISSCE Grade

CISCE/ISC Grade

Indi- genous**

95%

90-100%

A1: Top 1/8

1: Pass with credit

75-100%: First Class

85%

80-89.9%

A2: Next 1/8

2: Pass with credit

75-100%: First Class

78%

76.7-79.9%

B1: Next 1/8

3: Pass with credit

60-75%: First Class

75%

73.4-76.6%

B2: Next 1/8

4: Pass with credit

60-75%: First Class

72%

70-73.3%

C1: Next 1/8

5: Pass with credit

60-75%: First Class

67%

64.6-69.9%

C2: Next 1/8

6: Pass with credit

50-59%: Second Class

62%

60-64.5%

D1: Next 1/8

7: Pass

50-59%: Second Class

55%

50-59%

D2: Next 1/8

8: Pass

35-49%: Pass Class

N/A

F

E: Fail

9: Fail

Fail

*Converted for a 35% and 40% pass rate.

**India XI = Grade 11; India XII = Grade 12.

Indonesia

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

We require:

  • Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, academic or vocational (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho).
  • National university entrance examination results.
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

"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

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

Malaysia Grade Scale

Ontario

Malaysia STPM Grade Value

Malaysia Description

Malaysia UEC

Equivalent

80-100%

3.67-4

Distinction

A(1), A(2)

A

70-79%

2.67-3.66

Credit

B(3), B(4)

B/B+

60-69%

2.00-2.66

Credit

C(5), C(6)

C

50-59%

1.00-1.99

Pass

D(7), D(8)

C-/D

0-49%

0-0.99

Fail

E(9)

F

Pakistan

Upper Secondary Certificate.

Pakistan Grade Scale

Ontario

Pakistan Division

Percentile

Equivalency

80-100%

I First

60-100

A

70-79%

II Second

50-59

B

60-69%

III Third

35-49

C

0-60%

Fail

0-34

F

Republic of Korea

Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo), plus Scholastic Achievement Examination for College Entrance (SAECE).

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

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

Academic admissibility:

  • All course marks are provided as a percentage, with a 50% pass rate, 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 a 60%.
  • For programs requiring math:
    • Senior Math meets the requirements for all programs requiring two math courses.

To calculate the average:

  • Using all academic courses; some exceptions apply.
  • A minimum average of 70% is required for all for all honours programs.

Singapore

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 the 40% pass rate.

Taiwan

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

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

Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School [Lyceum] Diploma).

Turkey Grade Scale

Ontario

Turkey

Points

Descriptor

Equivalent

80-100%

85-100

5

Pek iyi (Very good)

A

70-79%

70-84

4

Iyi (Good)

B

60-69%

55-69

3

Orta (Average)

C

50-59%

45-54

2

Geçer (Pass)

D

0-49%

25-44

1

Geçmez (Very deficient)

F

0-49%

0-24

0

Etkisiz (Failing and not included in the general calculation)

N/A

Ukraine

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)

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

  • 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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