Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and Bachelor of Science (BSc)

High School Graduates

Canadian High School Equivalency Chart

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

1. Arts:

  • English;
  • one Social Studies or Language;
  • any 3 other academic courses.   Grade 12 math recommended.   Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Art courses.

2. Business:

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • any two Social Studies, Languages or Sciences,
  • and one other academic course.

3. Science

  • Grade 12 Academic English
  • Grade 12 Academic Mathematics
  • Two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science)
  • One additional Grade 12 Academic course

Some introductory Science courses at UPEI have high school prerequisites (Biology 1310 - at least academic grade 11 Biology; Chemistry 1110 - at least academic grade 12 Chemistry; Physics 1110 - at least grade 12 Physics)


  • Social Studies electives include the following: Economics, Canadian and PEI History, and Advanced Political Science.
  • Exceptional students from Grade XI may be considered for admission.
  • Applications will be considered from students who have completed programs of study in CEGEP, Community Colleges or CAAT. Transfer credits, if any, will be considered on an individual basis. 
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