Application Requirements | Undergraduate Admissions

Academic Requirements

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):

    English Studies 12 with a minimum grade of 'C'
    Two other grade 12 academic courses
    Two grade 12 elective courses

    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 Canadian provinces other than BC/Yukon
    Indigenous applicants
    Applicants from home-school environments
    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

    English Proficiency

    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.

    Accepted English Language Proficiency Tests
    Exemptions to English Language Proficiency Tests
    Creative Art Pathway Program

    Portfolio Requirements

    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.

    First-Year Applicant Portfolio Requirements

    Examples of your creative practice
    Process Documentation
    Studio Assignment

    Transfer Applicant Portfolio Requirements

    10 to 15 examples of your work
    Complete the transfer questionnaire online in SlideRoom