A guide to entry scores for the Ontario (Canada) Secondary School Diploma

To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed below, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirement.

Private Schools:

For the 2023 Mid-Year intake onward, the University will only accept transcripts from private OSSD schools where:

  • The school is not wholly online. Mixed delivery or site-based schools may need to provide further detail to confirm that the students are not studying online and/or overseas.
  • The applicant has completed all 30 credits in the OSSD program at the school, or where equivalent credits have been granted, the prior study must be from an approved pathway. Applicants must submit transcripts for equivalent studies with their course application.
  • The school is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and has the authority to grant credits in courses leading to the OSSD.
Course name Entry score guide1 Prerequisite subjects2
Agriculture 76 English and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Function (MHF4U)
Arts 83 English
Applicants for the Economics major are strongly encouraged to complete Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Function (MHF4U)
Biomedicine 93 English, Chemistry (SCH4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Commerce 87 English, Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Design 83 English
Fine Arts NA4 NA4
Music NA4 NA4
Oral Health 83 English
One subject of Biology (SB14U) or Chemistry (SCH4U)
Science 83 English, Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
One subject of Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)

1 The average of the best five final-year subjects.
2English- achieve a minimum pass grade in ENG4U, ENG3U, ENG3C or ENG4C (only for students completing the qualification in Canada or Sunway College Malaysia).

Alternative ways students can satisfy subject prerequisites is by taking the following studies or tests. If the qualification you have completed, or intend on completing, does not appear at the link above, please ensure you attach a syllabus/subject outline to your application. Students completing the program outside Canada must meet the University’s English language requirements by achieving the required score in an approved English proficiency test such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Pearson Test of English.

3Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property or Spatial Systems may be required to undertake a bridging subject in mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and entry requires a mathematics background equivalent to Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods

4 Admissions is based on either a portfolio or audition and completion of high school. Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific extra requirements.