First Year Academic Requirements

​To be successful with your application, meet our academic requirements.

Here is what you need to know to ensure that you satisfy our academic requirements.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to Emily Carr University undergraduate programs is graduation from grade 12 secondary school, with five grade 12 subjects, including English 12 with a minimum grade of 'C', two other grade 12 academic courses and two grade 12 elective courses. The minimum overall grade point average required for admission is 2.5 or C+ or 67%. All elective courses must be grade 12 and can be Ministry Approved, Board Approved or Locally Developed.


Click the links and view requirements for each type of application:

From British Columbia and Yukon
From Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
From Ontario
From Quebec
From Aboriginal backgrounds
From home-school environments
For non-matriculated adult applicants over 21

Applicants from Outside Canada

Completion of the highest level of secondary schooling available in your home country, in a program leading to university entrance.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
​AP Applicants​
British Pattern Curriculum
Cambridge Pre-U
Latin America
Other International Applicants