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ADVISORY: All of Halifax Peninsula, including ҹɬƵ’s three campuses, are currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. All water must be boiled for at least one minute if it will be used for drinking or any other activity requiring human consumption.

Admission Requirements

In order to attend ҹɬƵ University, there are a few requirements every student must have. Below is a summary of those requirements. Should you require any additional information or have questions, contact Admissions who will be happy to help.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose language of instruction in high school (for at least three years) or at the post-secondary level (for at least one year) is not in English must submit evidence of their ability to carry on studies in English. This evidence must be provided through one of the following:

TestUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL [CODE 3265]At least 90 with no test less than 20At least 94 with no test less than 22
IELTSAt least 6.5 with no test less than 6.0At least 7.0 with no test less than 6.0
CAELAt least 69 with no test less than 60At least 69 with no test less than 60
CANTESTAt least 4.5 with no test less than 4.0At least 4.5 with no test less than 4.0
CAEAt least BAt least B
MELABAt least 82 with no test less than 80At least 82 with no test less than 80
IBAt least 5 in English A1 or A2 HL
APAt least 4 in English language and composition or literature and compositionAt least 4 in English language and composition or literature and composition

These test results must be sent directly from the testing service to ҹɬƵ University, Admissions Office, to be considered valid. Only conditional offers of admission will be made until such scores are received.

Conditional Offers of Admission

Those who do not meet ҹɬƵ’s English language proficiency requirement at the time of admission will be offered conditional admission pending the submission of an acceptable test score as indicated above. Students may also enrol in English language studies through one of ҹɬƵ’s partner language school pathway programs.

LANGUAGE SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE
DEGREE PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Those who do not meet ҹɬƵ’s English language proficiency requirement at the time of admission will be offered conditional admission pending the submission of an acceptable test score as indicated above. Students may also enrol in English language studies through one of ҹɬƵ’s partner language school pathway programs.








WRITING REQUIREMENTS

All degree students at ҹɬƵ University must demonstrate the ability to write competently in English. Students meet this requirement by successfully completing FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts, in the Foundation Year. Students who attended another post-secondary institution before entering ҹɬƵ may meet the writing requirement through transfer by demonstrating that they have previously completed studies in an English-speaking university program. Students must have studied at an English-speaking university and must have completed at least six credits of English courses or nine credits of liberal arts courses at a B- level or better to fulfill the requirement.

Students transferring from community colleges cannot meet the writing requirement through transfer except in circumstances where ҹɬƵ University has a formal articulation or transfer agreements with a specific college in which meeting the writing requirement through transfer is provided for in the agreement. Students from other community colleges for which transfer is not possible, may register for a 2000-level liberal arts/art history course concurrently with FNDN 1800, but must successfully complete FNDN 1800 before taking other LAS/AHIS courses at ҹɬƵ University or under ҹɬƵ University auspices.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of high school grade 12 (or the highest grade level required for secondary graduation) with a minimum average of 70%, including a minimum of 70% in grade 12 English for university preparation is required. An international baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a minimum score of 24 is also acceptable for entry to ҹɬƵ. SAT scores are not required.

Foundation or Foundation Transfer (First Year) / Advanced Standing / Visual Arts Certificate
Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall entry (September) October 1 March 1
Winter entry (January) October 1 (of previous year) October 1
Graduate
Fall entry (September) October 1 January 15
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Design
Fall entry (September) October 1 March 1