This page provides a summary of academic requirements for admission by program. Full admissions details can be found on each program page. We welcome you to contact an Academic Advisor to discuss your plans and find the best admission path for you.

Please note: This page is a reflection of the requirements for the 2018-2019 Academic year. Requirements are subject to change in subsequent years. An Academic Advisor can assist in planning for your future admission goals.

 

High school diploma required

The following programs require only a High School Diploma:

  • Administrative Office Professional
  • Agriculture Business Risk Management
  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
  • Correctional Studies
  • Criminal Justice - Policing
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Assistant
  • General Studies - Indigenous Career Pathways
  • General Studies
  • Medical Device Reprocessing
  • Multimedia Production
  • Police Cadet Training
  • Unit Clerk Training
  • Wind Turbine Technician

 

High school diploma not required

The following programs do not require a high school diploma but do require specific high school courses for admission. The minimum grade needed is 50 per cent unless otherwise stated.

  • Agriculture and Heavy Equipment
    • Grade 11 English
    • Grade 11 Math
  • Automotive Systems
    • Grade 11 English
    • Grade 11 Math
  • Culinary Careers
    • Grade 10 English
    • Grade 10 Math
  • Health Care Aide
    • Grade 10 English

 


High school diploma plus specific courses

The following table outlines academic requirements by program area. The minimum grade required is 50 per cent (unless otherwise stated) or successful completion of a higher level course. In all cases, equivalencies to courses required for program admission will be considered. If you are an out-of-province student, scroll to the bottom of this page to find steps on confirming your Grade 12 equivalency courses.

Agricultural Enterprise Management Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Business Administration Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Civil Engineering Grade 12 Math 30-1 (50%) or 30-2 (60%)
Grade 11 Physics or Grade 12 Science
Computer Information Technology Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Grade 12 Math 30-1 (50%) or 30-2 (60%)
Grade 11 Physics or Grade 12 Science
Environmental Assessment and Restoration Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Grade 11 Biology Grade 11 Chemistry
Exercise Science Grade 12 Biology
Geomatics Engineering Technology Grade 12 Math 30-1 (50%) or 30-2 (60%)
Grade 11 Physics or Grade 12 Science
Interior Design Technology Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Massage Therapy Grade 12 Biology
Natural Resource Compliance Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Grade 11 Biology
NESA (for information only)
Bachelor of Nursing and
Bachelor of Nursing - After Degree
Refer to University of Lethbridge Academic Calendar
Practical Nursing *Refer to the program page for additional requirements. Grade 11 Math 20-1 (60%) Grade 12 Biology (60%)
Grade 12 English 30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%)
Renewable Resource Management Grade 12 Math 30-1 or 30-2
Grade 11 Biology Grade 11 Chemistry
Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology *Refer to program page for additional requirements Grade 12 Biology

 


Apprenticeship requirements

Successful completion of English 10-2 and math 10-3, or a pass mark in all Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam. English 30-2, math 30-3, physics 20 or chemistry 20 or science 20, and related career and technology studies recommended.

  • Baker (year 1 pilot)
  • Carpenter
  • Cook (WATS)
  • Parts Technician
  • Welder
  • Welder-Wire Process Operator

 

Successful completion of English 20-2, math 20-3 and science 10, or entrance exam. English 30-2, math 30-3, physics 30 or chemistry 30 or science 30, and related career and technology studies recommended.

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Electrician
  • Electrician - Alternate Delivery
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Plumber
  • Plumber and Gasfitter (B)

 


Placement assessment scores

If an assessment is being complete in lieu of academic requirements, the following minimum cut scores are needed to fulfill admission requirements. These cut scores represent a passing grade of 50 per cent for the listed courses. Programs requiring a higher completion grade for a specific course may have higher cut score requirements than those listed.

Grade 12 English Sentence Skills: 85
Reading Comprehension: 80
Write Placer: 6+
Grade 11 English Sentence Skills: 75
Reading Comprehension: 70
Write Placer: 5+
Grade 10 English Sentence Skills: 65
Reading Comprehension: 65
Write Placer: 4+
Grade 12 Math Arithmetic: 60 Algebra: 60
Grade 11 Math Arithmetic: 60 Algebra: 55
Grade 10 Math Arithmetic: 55 Algebra: 50

Confirming Grade 12 equivalencies

  1. Use the Transfer Alberta search tool.
  2. Select "a high school student" and click NEXT.
  3. Choose "explore high school transitions or upgrading for admission to post-secondary" and click NEXT.
  4. Select Provincial Equivalents and click NEXT.
  5. Select the province where you are attending high school and click NEXT.
  6. Type in the course(s) you want to check and click NEXT.