When you apply to one of the University of Saskatchewan's direct-entry colleges, an admission average will be calculated using the subjects and grades that appear on your transcript(s). If you are interested in a non-direct program such as Medicine or Law, consult the program page for details about how students are selected.

High school

If you are currently enrolled in high school, we will calculate your admission average using this five-mark formula:

  • One English
  • One math
  • Three other approved subjects:
    • Maximum of two natural sciences
    • Maximum of two social sciences or humanities
    • Maximum of one fine or performing art

For applicants who:

  • are currently enrolled in high school, marks for Grade 11-level subjects may be used as predictors for performance in Grade 12-level subjects if an appropriate Grade 12-level subject has not already been completed.
  • are international students, we’ll convert your marks to correspond with Canadian grading systems. 
  • have completed high school, only marks for senior-level (Grade 12) subjects will be used.
  • already graduated but have undertaken little or no other post-secondary education (less than 18 credits), we will calculate your admission average using your high school marks.
  • have attempted/completed 18 credit units of transferable courses or more at another college or university, see transfer information below. 

Province specific subjects

One English

  • English A30
  • English B30
  • English Language Arts A30
  • English Language Arts B30

One Math

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Foundations of Mathematics 30
    • Pre-Calculus 30
    • Calculus 30
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Mathematics A30
    • Mathematics B30
    • Mathematics C30
    • Calculus 30

A maximum of two natural sciences

  • additional math or calculus (from list above)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Computer Science 30
  • Earth Science 30
  • Physics 30

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities

  • additional English (from list above)
  • approved second language
    • Cree 30
    • Dene 30
    • French 30
    • German 30
    • Japanese 30
    • Mandarin 30
    • Polish 30
    • Saulteaux 30
    • Spanish 30
    • Ukrainian 30
  • Catholic Studies 30
  • Christian Ethics 30
  • Economics 30
  • Éducation chrétienne 30
  • French Immersion 30
  • Geography 30
  • History 30
  • Law 30
  • Native Studies 30
  • Psychology 30
  • Religious Studies 30
  • Sciences sociales 30
  • Social Studies 30
  • World Religions 30

  • EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship 30
    • Accounting 30
    • Entrepreneurship 30
    • Introduction to Business Studies 30
    • Personal Finance 30

A maximum of one fine or performing art

  • Arts Education 30
  • Band 30
  • Choral 30
  • Dance 30
  • Drama 30
  • Instrumental Jazz 30
  • Music 30
  • Visual Arts 30
  • KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Exercise 30
    • Physical Education 30

  • EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Physical Education 30
    • approved subject from the SK Ministry of Education list of approved practical and applied arts

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Show us your best! When calculating your average, we will use either your diploma exam mark or your in-class mark for each class you have completed, whichever works to your best advantage! We're the first university in Canada to do this—just another University of Saskatchewan advantage.

One English:

  • English Language Arts 30-1

One Math:

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Mathematics 30-2
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Applied Mathematics 30
    • Pure Mathematics 30
    • Mathematics 31

Natural Science – a maximum of two 5-credit subjects, four 3-credit subjects, or an equivalent combination at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science

Social Sciences or Humanities – a maximum of two 5-credit subjects, four 3-credit subjects, or an equivalent combination at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Applied Sociology
  • approved second language (31-level also accepted)
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian
  • Cultural and Physical Anthropology
  • Economics (Macro or Micro)
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • International Politics
  • Language and Culture
    • Blackfoot
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Cree
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Punjabi
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophies of Man
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Studies (30-2 not accepted)
  • Western World History
  • World Geography
  • World Religions

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY:*
  • Acceptable business subjects 

Fine or Performing Art – a maximum of one 5-credit subject or two 3-credit subjects at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • Art
  • Choral Music
  • Drama
  • General Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Physical Education 

  • EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Physical Education 
    • approved subject from the AB Ministry of Education list of Career and Technology Studies subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

When considering BC students for admission and scholarships, we will use either your in-class mark or your diploma exam mark for your English 12 course, whichever works to your advantage!

English:

  • English 12
  • English 12 First Peoples

One Math:

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Math Foundations 12
    • Pre-Calculus 12
    • Calculus 12
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Principles of Mathematics 12
    • Calculus 12

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • approved second language
    • American Sign Language 12
    • Chinese (Mandarin) 12
    • French 12
    • German 12
    • Italian 12
    • Japanense 12
    • Korean 12
    • Punjabi 12
    • Spanish 12
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Economics 12
  • English Literature 12
  • Geography 12
  • History 12
  • Law 12
  • Psychology 12
  • select 12-level religious studies
  • Social Justice 12
  • Acceptable business subjects 

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*: 
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math or calculus (from math list above)
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Dance 12
  • Drama 12
  • Music 12
  • Visual Arts 12

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12
  • approved subject from the BC Ministry of Education list of Applied Skills subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

**Changes to the British Columbia high school curriculum are being evaluated on an ongoing basis and the list of acceptable courses is under review.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Where academic 41G subjects are permitted, a maximum of two can be used overall.

One English:

  • ELA Comprehensive Focus 40S
  • ELA Literary Focus 40S
  • ELA Transactional Focus 40S

One Math:

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Applied Mathematics 40S
    • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
    • Introduction to Calculus 45S
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Consumer Mathematics 40S
    • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
    • Applied Mathematics 40S
    • Introduction to Calculus 45S

Social Sciences or Humanities – a maximum of two at the 40S, 40U or academic 41G level:

  • Aboriginal Languages and Cultures
  • additional English (from list above)
  • approved second language
    • Aboriginal Languages (Cree or Ojibwe)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Filipino
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian
  • Biblical Studies
  • Cinema as a Witness to Modern History
  • Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
  • Economics
  • Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Western Civilization: Historical Review of its Development
  • World Geography: A Human Perspective

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

Natural Sciences – a maximum of two at the 40S, 40U or academic 41G level:

  • additional math (from math list above)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics

Fine or Performing Art – a maximum of one at the 40S, 40U or academic 41G level. :

  • Art
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Music
    • Band
    • Choral
    • Guitar
    • Jazz Band
    • Strings/Orchestra
    • Vocal Jazz

      KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*: 
    • Physical Education with a mark indicated as a percent 

      EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*: 
    • Physical Education with a mark indicated as a percent 
    • Approved subject from the MB Ministry of Education list of Technology Education subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Show us your best! When calculating your average, we will use either your diploma exam mark or your in-class mark for each class you have completed, whichever works to your best advantage! We're the first university in Canada to do this—just another University of Saskatchewan advantage.

One English:

  • English Language Arts 30-1

One Math:

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Mathematics 30-2
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Applied Mathematics 30
    • Pure Mathematics 30
    • Mathematics 31

Natural Science – a maximum of two 5-credit subjects, four 3-credit subjects, or an equivalent combination at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science

Social Sciences or Humanities – a maximum of two 5-credit subjects, four 3-credit subjects, or an equivalent combination at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Applied Sociology
  • approved second language (31-level also accepted)
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian
  • Cultural and Physical Anthropology
  • Economics (Macro or Micro)
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • International Politics
  • Language and Culture
    • Blackfoot
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Cree
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Punjabi
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophies of Man
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Studies (30-2 not accepted)
  • Western World History
  • World Geography
  • World Religions

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

Fine or Performing Art – a maximum of one 5-credit subject or two 3-credit subjects at the academic 30- or 35-level:

  • Art
  • Choral Music
  • Drama
  • General Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Physical Education 

  • EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
    • Physical Education 
    • approved subject from the AB Ministry of Education list of Career and Technology Studies subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

All subjects must be at the academic or advanced Grade 12 level.

English:

  • English 121 or 122

One Math:

  • Advanced Mathematics 120
  • Mathematics 122
  • Trigonometry & 3-Space 121 or 122

*New Brunswick high school Mathematics requirements for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently under review

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • Canadian Geography 120
  • Canadian History 122
  • Canadian Literature 120
  • Economics 120
  • French 121 or 122
  • Latin 122
  • Law 120
  • Mandarin 120
  • Native Studies 120
  • Political Science 120
  • World Issues 120

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Biology 121 or 122
  • Chemistry 121 or 122
  • Physics 121 or 122

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Art 121 or 122
  • Drama 121 or 122
  • Music 120 or 122
  • Visual Arts 120

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*: 
  • Physical Education 

    EDUCATION APPLICANT ONLY*:
  • Physical Education
  • approved subject from the NB Ministry of Education list of Technical/Vocational Education subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

All subjects must be at the academic or advanced Grade 12 level.

English

  • English 3201

One Math

  • Mathematics 3204
  • Mathematics 3205
  • Mathematics 3207

*Newfoundland and Labrador high school Mathematics requirements for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently under review.

Social Sciences or Humanities – a maximum of two 2-credit subjects, four 1-credit subjects, or an equivalent combination:

  • French
    • French 3200
    • French 3202
    • Accelerated French 3203
  • World Geography 3200 or 3202
  • World History 3201
  • World Literature 3207
  • World Religions 3101 or 3106

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Biology 3201
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Earth Systems 3209
  • Environmental Science 3205
  • Physics 3204
  • Science 3200

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Applied Music 3206
  • Art & Design 3200
  • Ensemble Performance 3105

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 3100 or 3101 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 3100 or 3101 
  • approved subject from the NF Ministry of Education list of Technology Education & Skilled Trades subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

All subjects must be at the academic or advanced Grade 12 level.

One English:

  • Advanced English 12
  • African Heritage Literature 12
  • Canadian Literature 12
  • English 12
One Math:
  • Mathematics 12
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12
  • Advanced Mathematics 12

*Nova Scotia high school Mathematics requirements for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently under review.

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • additional English (from list)
  • approved second language
    • French 12
    • Gaelic 12
    • German 12
    • Latin 12
    • Spanish 12
  • Economics 12
  • Geography 12
  • Global Geography 12
  • Global History 12
  • Global Politics 12
  • Law 12
  • Political Science 12
  • Sociology 12

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Advanced Biology 12
  • Advanced Chemistry 12
  • Advanced Physics 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Art 12
  • Drama 12
  • Music 12

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12
  • approved subject from the NS Ministry of Education list of Family Studies, Technology-Related Education or Business Education subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

One English:

  • English 4U
One Math:
  • Mathematics of Data Management 4U
  • Advanced Functions 4U
  • Calculus & Vectors 4U

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • Aboriginal Governance 4M
  • approved U-level language from the ON Ministry of Education list of international languages
  • Analyzing Current Economic Issues 4U
  • Canadian and International Law 4U
  • Canadian and World Politics 4U
  • Challenge and Change in Society 4M
  • Classical Civilization 4U
  • Equity and Social Justice: from Theory to Practice 4M
  • French 4U
  • Geography 4U
    • World Issues: A Geographic Analysis 4U
    • World Geography: Urban Patterns and Population Issues 4U
  • History 4U
    • Canada: History, Identity and Culture 4U
    • World History Since the Fifteenth Century 4U
  • Issues of Indigenous Peoples 4M
  • Philosophy: Questions and Theories 4U
  • Studies in Literature 4U
  • World Cultures 4M
  • university prep-level religious studies

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math or calculus (from list above)
  • Biology 4U
  • Chemistry 4U
  • Computer Science 4U
  • Earth & Space Science 4U
  • Physics 4U
  • Science 4M

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Dance 4M
  • Drama 4M
  • Media Arts 4M
  • Music 4M
  • Visual Arts 4M

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Exercise Science 4U 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Exercise Science 4U 
  • approved subject from the ON Ministry of Education list of Technological Education subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

English:

  • English 621A
One Math:
  • Mathematics 621A
  • Mathematics 621B
  • Mathematics 611A

*Prince Edward Island high school Mathematics requirements for admission for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently under review.

A maximum of two 621A social sciences or humanities (unless otherwise noted):

  • Advanced Political Studies
  • Canadian History
  • Economics
  • French
  • Global Issues 621A or 621B
  • PEI History 621B

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two 621A natural sciences (unless otherwise noted):

  • additional math (from list above)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chem Study 611A
  • Computer Studies
  • Environmental Science 621A
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Music 621A or 621B
  • Visual Arts 621A

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 621A 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 621A
  • approved subject from the PEI Ministry of Education list of Career & Technical Education subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

One English:

  • English 603-101
  • English 603-102
  • English 603-103
One Math:
  • 201-109 Algebra & Trigonometry
  • 201-NYA Calculus I
  • 201-NYB Calculus II
  • 201-NYC Linear Algebra

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • additional 603-level English (from list above)
  • Anthropology (381-level)
  • approved second language
    • French (601- or 602-level)
    • German (609-level)
    • Italian (608-level)
    • Spanish (607-level)
  • Classics (332-level)
  • Economics (383-level)
  • Geography (320-level)
  • History (330-level)
  • Humanities (345-level)
  • Philosophy (340-level)
  • Political Science (385-level)
  • Psychology (350-level)
  • Religion (370-level)
  • Sociology (387-level)

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional 201-level math (from list above)
  • Biology (101-level)
  • Chemistry (202-level)
  • Computer Science (420-level)
  • Earth & Ocean Science (205-level)
  • Geography (320-level)
  • Physics (203-level)

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Creative Arts (502-, 510-, 151- or 530-level)
  • Music (550-level)
  • Theatre (560-level)

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • 109-level Physical Education 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • 109-level Physical Education
  • approved subject from the QC Ministry of Education list of approved Technical and Vocational subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

When considering Yukon students for admission and scholarships, we will use either your in-class mark or your diploma exam mark for your English 12 course, whichever works to your advantage!

English:

  • English 12
  • English 12 First Peoples

One Math:

  • New Math Curriculum
    • Math Foundations 12
    • Pre-Calculus 12
    • Calculus 12
  • Former Math Curriculum
    • Principles of Mathematics 12
    • Calculus 12

A maximum of two social sciences or humanities:

  • approved second language
    • American Sign Language 12
    • Chinese (Mandarin) 12
    • French 12
    • German 12
    • Italian 12
    • Japanense 12
    • Korean 12
    • Punjabi 12
    • Spanish 12
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Economics 12
  • Geography 12
  • History 12
  • Law 12
  • Psychology 12
  • select 12-level religious studies
  • Social Justice 12

    EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Acceptable business subjects 

A maximum of two natural sciences:

  • additional math or calculus (from math list above)
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12

A maximum of one fine or performing art:

  • Dance 12
  • Drama 12
  • Music 12
  • Visual Arts 12

    KINESIOLOGY APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12 

    EDUCATION APPLICANTS ONLY*:
  • Physical Education 12
  • approved subject from the BC Ministry of Education list of Applied Skills subjects 

*Subjects that can only be used in an admission average calculation for specific colleges can not be used for consideration for non-college-specific awards (e.g. Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships). Additionally, they are not considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

**Changes to the high school curriculum are being evaluated on an ongoing basis and the list of acceptable courses is under review.

Locally developed courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer students

For applicants who have attempted/completed 18 credit units of transferable courses or more at another college or university, an admission average will be calculated using the grades for your transferable university courses.

Applicants with 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary courses or more are not eligible to be considered for admission using high school (secondary school) marks.

College of Arts and Science applicants

For applicants who have applied to the College of Arts and Science, the admission average calculation will include all courses attempted which are transferable to the College of Arts and Science.

Other direct-entry college applicants

For applicants to other direct-entry colleges, the admission average calculation will include marks for all courses transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.