Nova Scotia Requirements

Nova Scotia Admission Requirements


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Degree/Program

Nova Scotia High School

Additional Information

All Programs

High school diploma with five academic or advance courses  

Arts, Fine Arts, Social Work, Kinesiology - Bachelor of Health Studies only

  • English 12
  • One approved grade 12 math or science (List A)
  • One approved grade 12 language, social science or fine arts course (List B)
  • Two additional approved grade 12 courses (List A or B)

Fine Arts Supplementary Information:

  • BFA/CFA in Visual Arts and CFA in Indian Arts: Portfolio required. The deadline to submit the portfolio Fall: April 1 Winter: December 1
  • Bachelor of Music: Interview, music theory placement test and audition required
  • Bachelor of Music Education: Music theory test, audition and BMusEd Teacher Education Admission Profile required

Social Work: All applicants are considered for admission to the Social Work Qualifying Year.

Business Administration

  • English 12
  • Math 12 (Pre-calc)
  • One approved grade 12 language, social science or fine arts course (List B)
  • Two additional approved grade 12 courses (List A or B)
 

85% or higher admission average: Admitted directly through the Excellence Program.

65% and 84.99% admission average: Admitted as qualifying students.

Education

  • English 12
  • One approved grade 12 math or science (List E)
  • One approved grade 12 language, social science or fine arts course (List E)
  • One additional approved grade 12 courses** (List E)
 

Teacher Education Admission Profile required


Elementary Education or Secondary Business Education: Grade 12 math required

Secondary Education programs with a major or minor in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics: Math 12 (Pre-calc) required.

Engineering

  • English 12
  • Math 12 (Pre-calc)*
  • Chemistry 12
  • Physics 12
  • One additional approved grade 12 course

A minimum admission average of 70%-79.99% is required for admission to the general major.  80% or higher are admitted directly to their major of choice.

*Calculus is recommended in addition to these classes

Journalism

Two years Pre-Journalism in Faculty of Arts  

Kinesiology & Health Studies

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Studies

  • English 12
  • Math 12 (Adv. or Pre-calc)
  • One grade 12 Science from Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Two other approved grade 12 courses (List D)
 

Nursing

  • English 12
  • Advanced Math 12 or Math 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • One other approved grade 12 course (List D)
A minimum of 70% required in each prerequisite course.

Science

  • English 12
  • Math 12 (Pre-calc)
  • One grade 12 Science from Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Two additional approved grade 12 courses.
 

 

 

List A: Algebra

Computer Science

  Biology Geography
  Calculus Geo-Trig
  Chemistry Physics

List B: Art Latin
  Christian Ethics Law
  Cree Music
  Drama Native Studies
  Economics Psychology
  French Social Studies
  Geography Ukrainian
  German Visual Art
  History  

 

List C: Algebra Drama Law
  Art Economics Music*
  Band* French Native Studies
  Biology Geography Physics
  Calculus Geology Psychology
  Chemistry Geo-Trig Social Studies
  Choral* German Ukrainian
  Christian Ethics History Visual Art
  Cree Latin  
  Dance    

*Only one credit from Music, Band and Choral

 

List D: Algebra French Physical Education
  Biology Geography Physics
  Calculus Geo-Trig Psychology
  Chemistry History Social Studies
  Computer Science Law  
  Economics Native Studies  

 

List E: Algebra Computer Science Geo-Trig Physics
  Art Cree German Psychology
  Band* Dance History Social Studies
  Biology Drama Latin Ukrainian
  Calculus Economics Law Visual Art
  Chemistry French Music*  
  Choral* Geography Native Studies  
  Christian Ethics Geology Physical Education  

*Only one credit from Music, Band and Choral