Here is a list of certificates that we recognize as a minimum qualification for admission. For the admission averages for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list. Note: Not all countries are listed. In general, if you have completed the level of education required to be admitted to a university in your home province, state or country — and you have achieved good grades — then you should be eligible to apply for admission to Concordia.
Bachiller or Bachiller especializado
Completion of Grade 12 + BGCSE (Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Certificado de Ensino Medio or
Certificado de Técnico de Nivel Médio or
Certificado de Ensino Médio com Habilitação
Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands)
CXC plus one year of CAPE or
CXC plus 2-year CAPE program
General admissions requirements: Two appropriate A-level exams with a minimum average grade of C or one A-level exam plus two AS level exams or four AS-level exams or IGCSE exams plus one year of full-time academic post-secondary studies at an accredited institution.
For detailed admissions requirements for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
Arts and Science
All BA, BEd and BSc programs (except select Math programs listed below)
BA and BEd programs General admission requirements as stated above. Consideration range: Average C to B
BSc programs Two A-level subjects: math, physics, chemistry, biology.
Consideration range: Average C to B
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
BA/BSc in Actuarial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics/Finance, and Mathematical and Computational Finance
General admission requirements as stated above.
BFA Computational Arts with Computer Applications:
A-level math with grade of C.
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
BEng in Building, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial Engineering
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math and physics.
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math.
BEng in Mechanical Engineering
BEng in Software Engineering and BCompSc*
*Physics is not required for Computer Science programs, except for Computer Systems option.
BEng in Aerospace and Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Avionics and Aerospace Systems
We treat each home-school case on its own merits. Home-schooled applicants should submit all supporting application documents, e.g. SAT and AP test scores and transcripts, of any academic institution attended. In some cases, an interview(s) with a university official may be required.
You must also include a:
Description of the home-schooling curriculum program followed and measures of academic acquisition in the program
Letter of intent explaining your academic background and why you are a good candidate for the program
Letter from the home-educator detailing how the home-school program has prepared the applicant for university studies
Letter of recommendation from an impartial source indicating the applicant’s readiness for university-level study
Transfer applicants from colleges and universities
If you’re interested in transferring to Concordia from another accredited university, we will consider your transfer application on the basis of both your university studies and your previous studies. The minimum grade for admission is a C however this varies. For the admission averages for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
Academic credit may be awarded for university courses completed within an undergraduate degree program, certificate or independent study. The number of credits awarded depends on the character, quality and quantity of the work completed. A minimum of 45 credits, and in some cases 60 credits, must be taken at Concordia University to complete your degree.
Evaluation of transfer credit
Your Offer of Admission may have included general transfer credits. These may not all apply towards your program requirements. You can request specific course credit for courses equivalent to Concordia courses once you have received an Offer of Admission, paid the confirmation fee and have provided all the necessary documents, including official transcripts. You must submit your request for transfer credits within one year of starting your degree program.
Please consult the instructions on how to prepare and submit your transfer credit requests. These instructions differ depending on the Faculty or School in which your program is housed.
Determine if you must include proof of English proficiency with your application.
Meet Concordia students from Latin America and the Caribbean
Pursuing a BFA in Studio Art
I chose Montreal because I wanted to be in a place where I could learn a third language, where there’s lots to do, somewhere dynamic. And the arts scene was a big factor.
The best thing about living here: I feel like I can explore my creativity. People are very open to ideas. Being here has helped me meet a lot of people who are deep into the artistic community and that can open a lot of doors.
You’ll come across so many different kinds of people on campus. You never know what you’re going to find. There’s always someone interesting to meet, an interesting conversation to have — there are so many ideas to explore with the people you encounter and the things you see around you.
Pursuing a BComm in Marketing with a minor in Supply Chain Operations Management
Leaving home to attend university has allowed me to expand my view of how things work. You get to know so many people and their ways of thinking. It changes your perspective and broadens your world.
My first choice was accounting but in the end I chose marketing because I thought it would help me come out of my shell — and it’s working. I’m enjoying the other students in my program because everyone’s here to help one another.
My experience at Concordia has truly equipped me for the business world whether here in Montreal or wherever my career takes me.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pursuing a BFA in Photography
Your point of view can make an important difference. The innovative ideas that the contemporary world needs come from intersecting your ideas with the knowledge you are exposed to at school. My experience at Concordia has not only shaped my ideas but also the ethics behind everything I do and make. I hope my degree gives me the opportunity to contribute innovative ideas that our agitated world needs.
Montreal is big enough to offer something for everybody but it never feels alienating. I love the weather in Montreal because every season has its own charms. My favourite season is spring — having a cup of tea on a terrace with the sun warming up your body is a feeling that is hard to match.
Permission to live and study in Canada
If you’re not already a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for your study visas as soon as you have an offer of admission from the university. Concordia’s International Students Office can help you every step of the way.