To meet our minimum requirements for admission to any of our undergraduate programs, you need to have graduated from grade 12 secondary school, have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 (C+ or 67%), and have completed 5 grade 12 subjects from the selection of BC Ministry approved courses below (or their equivalents if you completed school internationally or in a province other than British Columbia):
Note to BC high school applicants, parents and counsellors: for those students who have not completed their grade 12 courses, please ensure applicants send their grade 11 transcripts which we will use to evaluate academic eligibility. BC High School students can request their transcripts from the BC Ministry of Education website.
Applicants from outside Canada
Completion of the highest level of secondary schooling available in your home country, in a program leading to university entrance.
Classes at Emily Carr are conducted in English, and your success depends on your English proficiency. Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, if English is not your first language and you do not qualify for an exemption, you will need to provide evidence of adequate English proficiency to be considered for any of our degree programs.
All applicants to Emily Carr University’s degree programs must submit a portfolio through Slideroom. Your portfolio is a way to show us your process, your ideas, and your best work. Need some guidance putting together a strong portfolio? See Tips for Future Students.