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International Credentials

If you are applying to the University of Guelph-Humber from another country, in most cases, you'll need to meet admission requirements similar to those necessary to register in an accredited university in your locale. These requirements include:

High school country-specific requirements


Baccalauria, with a minimum B in all subjects.


Bachillerato with a minimum of 8.


High School Certificate (HSC) with corresponding ATAR score.


Reifezeugnis/Matura 1.5/2out of 5.


Attestat- Certificate of (Completed) Secondary Education with a minimum combination of 4 and 5.


12 years schooling, a combination of British GCSE examinations and U.S. SAT I and II tests / Freshman Year College of the Bahamas; see also GCE and IB.


Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with first division pass (60-100).


See Caribbean.


Bermuda Secondary School Certificate see; also IB, GCE and USA.


See British Patterned Education.


Brazil Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam) or ENEM (Middle Education National Examination) or SAT I and SATII.


Diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (School Leaving Diploma) with grades of 5 or better.

Burkina Faso

See France or French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.


See British Patterned Education of France or French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.


1. Students must complete the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) diploma in six individual subjects with at least two 2-Unit courses at the CAPE Advanced Level. Other subjects may be presented at the CXC level. Predicted CAPE Advanced Level Grades of 1 or 2 are required for admission consideration. Students going into Science or Engineering are encouraged to take a minimum of two CAPE Advanced Level 2-Unit subjects in Science and/or Mathematics.

Transfer credit is granted for 2-Unit courses at the Advanced Level with grades of 1, 2 or 3, depending on the program.

2. Also see GCE.


Licencia de Educacion Media and the Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA).


Senior National High School Graduation Examinations and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (NCEE). All original documents and English translations must be sent directly from the issuing institution. The Gaokao (NCEE) must be verified and sent to us from the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC): . The CDGDC will issue a hard copy credentials report for you to send to Admissions. In the absence of Gaokao, SAT I and SAT II in final year subjects may be submitted for admission consideration.


Successful completion of the first year at an accredited institution of higher learning is typically required.  Applicants with excellent Bachillerato results are encouraged to apply for admission consideration on an individual basis.

Costa Rica

Bachillerato along with successful completion of first year at an accredited institution of higher learning is typically required.


Bachillerato with excellent results.


Thaanawiya/aama - General Secondary Education Certificate or IB, USA or French Baccalaureat.

European Baccalaureate

Completed Diploma.


Baccalaureat/Baccalaureat General/ Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre/Option Internationale du Baccalaureat with good results overall and in required subjects.


Reifezeugnis / Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.


1. GCE; OR
2. West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) exam results, Very good/excellent grades and a scratch card for confirmation is required.


Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou, with a minimum of 16.1.


First year completed at a recognized university.

Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) along with the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) see GCE Requirements; OR

2. Senior High School Graduation Certificate including Examination results and the Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (Matriculation Examination). Also see China.


Completion of one of the following Class 12 certificates in the required academic stream with strong First Division standing:

1. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
2. Indian School Certificate (ISC)
3. Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

For early admission decisions students may submit official 10th standard board results accompanied by predicted class 12 grades listed by subject from the school.


Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (STTB-SMA) + EBTANAS results with good/very good marks.


Diploma Metevaseth/National High School Diploma (after 12 years) or Pre-university year + Diploma Metevaseth with a minimum of 16.


Sixth Form Baccalaureat, with a minimum 8.


Ardteistimeireacht (Irish Leaving Certificate - ILC).


Diploma De Esame Di Stato.


Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho).


Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with a minimum combination of 4 and 5.


Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with grades of A and B.

Korea (South)

Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate) + College Scholastic Ability Test.


Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu with excellent results.


Baccalauréat libanais / Lebanese Baccalaureat Certificate of Secondary Education(Shahaadat Al-Bakaalouriya al Lubnaaniya l'il-ta 'liim al-Thaanawi) with a minimum 14/20.


High School Leaving Certificate.


Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) and Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).


See British Patterned Education; French Baccalaureate.


Bachillerato with very good / excellent results in required subjects.

Middle East

Applicants from Bahrain, Jordan, Palestine, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen must present the National Secondary School Education/Leaving Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with very good/excellent results overall and in appropriate subjects.

Students from Kuwait should present the Shahad-al-thanawia-al-a-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with excellent results and those from UAE, the Secondary School Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma). See UAE for more details. Documents should be official and come from the school, Ministry or the appropriate Cultural Bureau.

New Zealand

National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level Three with merit.


West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exam results. Minimum B3 and a scratch card for confirmation required. Also see GCE.


Vitnemal Fra den Videregaende Skole/Certificate of Secondary Education.


Intermediate and Higher Secondary School Certificate with strong excellent to outstanding grades.


Bachillerato with excellent results.


High school diploma along with successful completion of first year at an accredited institution of higher learning is typically required.


Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários within the good (bom) category with scores of 16-15/20.


Attestat o Srednam (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovani - Certificate of (Completed) Secondary Education with good grades.


Singapore/Cambridge GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations (see GCE requirements).

South Africa

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum high Meritorious to Outstanding for admission consideration.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education including ordinary levels and at least 3 advanced levels subjects with a minimum B average.


Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum 4/5.


Eidgenossisches Maturitat/Maturité Fedéral Baccalauréat/Maturita Fedérale/Baccalauréat Genéral/Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificates with with a minimum 5/6 or 6/10.


Senior High School Certificate of Graduation + Joint College Entrance Exam.


Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education.


Although first-year standing in a recognized university is normally required, applicants holding the Mattayom 6 with superior academic standing (3.0 to 4.0 in all required core courses) may be considered by the Degree Program Admissions Committee.


see Caribbean.


Lise Diplomasi with very good/ excellent results. Submission of a school profile is strongly encouraged.


Secondary School Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma) with a minimum B+ overall and in required subjects.


Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. See British Patterned Education.

United States of America

Applicants must have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited high school to begin consideration.  In addition, all students, regardless of nationality, graduating from a high school within the US must present a combined minimum (Math and Critical Reading) SAT score of 1,100 or an ACT score of 24.  Where class rankings are reported on the transcript, a ranking in the top quarter is preferred.  Students need to request both their school profile and unweighted grades from their school in support of their application.

Students should include, among their senior level courses, specific subjects that are required for admission to the degree program of their choice. 


See Russia.


Successful completion of the first year at an accredited institution of higher learning is typically required along with the Bachillerato.


Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc(Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with a minimum of 8.


Successful completion of the first year at an accredited institution of higher learning is typically required. Applicants with excellent results in the Zambian School Certificate (3+) or who how have completed the requirements for entry into university in their home country are encouraged to apply for admission consideration on an individual basis.

International Certifications

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement exam results of four or more may qualify for university credit to a maximum of 2.0 credits (four courses). Official transcripts are required. 

American Patterned Education: High School Diploma (USA)

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 from a regionally accredited high school and submit SAT 1 with a minimum of 550 in each component or a minimum ACT score of 24. Applicants may submit scores from either the current or redesigned SAT (beginning Spring 2016). SAT 1 and ACT scores will vary by degree and major. Senior level courses should include specific subjects that are required for admission to their degree program of choice. Particular attention is paid to performance in program prerequisites. Students should ensure that senior year final grades from first semester and second semester interim grades are submitted before the March 1st document deadline date. School profile with grading scale should be included with documents, and all sent through Parchment/Naviance whenever possible. If you wish to include a Personal Statement, please complete the Student Profile form. University of Guelph-Humber’s institution code is 0892.

Out-of-Country Canadians in U.S. schools are evaluated for admission and scholarships using both the U.S. GPA and the SAT or ACT, not grade percentages alone.

British Patterned Education: General Certificate of Education Requirements (GCE)

Minimum of two Advanced Level passes and three GCSE or IGCSE (Ordinary Level) passes. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level courses may be substituted for one Advanced Level course. Applicants are expected to present a minimum A/B grade to begin consideration on GCSE/IGCSE, AS and predicted Advanced Level examinations. While consideration will be given to subject prerequisites at the GCSE/ IGCSE level, students are strongly encouraged to present requirements at the AS or Advanced Level. Please note that general paper is not considered an acceptable subject. Transfer credits will be considered for Advanced Level subjects with a final grade of C or better up to a maximum of 3.0 credits (1.0 credit per course). Note: In one academic year students generally complete 5.0 credits.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International high school applicants: If you are applying with an IB diploma, you should present a minimum academic score of 24. Reported bonus points will be taken into consideration. You should complete the diploma with six subjects: three higher level and three standard level. You should also include the specific subject requirement for the program to which you are applying among your higher and standard levels. Please note that Math Studies is an acceptable prerequisite for programs that require math. You should ensure that your predicted scores are submitted using the seven-point scale. 

All IB applicants: Once we have received your official final IB transcript we will assign transfer credit. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on higher level courses where you have been awarded the IB Diploma or Certificate. 

To request an official transcript please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization or email: to have results sent electronically to:

University of Guelph-Humber
Admission Services
207 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 5L7

Documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the originating institution or requested from the OUAC when applicable. 

Please note that documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be returned. Documents are protected under provincial privacy legislation. 

For assistance, please contact us at:

416.798.1331 ext. 6056

French Baccalaureate

Students applying with a French Baccalaureate should present a minimum overall score of 12 out of 20. Specific subject prerequisites should be completed at the highest co-efficient level.

Chinese Curriculum

Students are required to submit both their high school transcripts and their Chinese National University Entrance Examination (NCEE) or an acceptable equivalent such as SAT/SAT II results.

High School Documents

Students should ensure that high school transcript with grades completed to date from years 10, 11 and first semester grade 12 are submitted by March 1. Official school documents are those received in the original sealed school envelope or from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Centre (CDGDC). A school profile with grading scale may be included in your documents. If you wish to include a personal statement, please use our Student Profile.

Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (Gaokao)

For students enrolled in high schools following China’s national curriculum, we do require you to complete the GaoKao, the Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (NCEE). Students attending a provincial curriculum high school must complete the equivalent test. Your Gaokao must be verified and sent through the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Center (CDGDC). You can visit their website at A request for accreditation of Gaokao scores or post-secondary degrees and diplomas can be sent through the Center. The Center will then issue a hardcopy credentials report for you to send to Admissions.

SAT I and SAT II Subject Tests

In the absence of completing the Gaokao, SAT Critical Reading and Math with a combined minimum of 1100 and SAT II Subject tests with an approximate minimum of 550 per subject may be submitted for admission consideration. The specific SAT II Subject Tests required depend upon the intended field of study:

  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology: Math (level 2), Biology (either E or M) and Chemistry
  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts: Literature, and two additional humanities or social science type courses (e.g. World History, French, etc.)
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administraiton: Math (level 2) plus two additional SAT's.

Alternative Curriculum

For students enrolled in a Canadian high school, British-Patterned high school, International Baccalaureate high school, or American-Patterned high school, please click here, for more information.