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Admission Requirements

Before submitting your application to OUAC, check Trent’s Admission Requirements to ensure you meet the degree prerequisites.

For more information about each degree program and admission requirements, visit Trent University’s degree programs or contact the admissions office at admissions@trentu.ca.

 


 

Ontario Undergraduate Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
  • For programs with additional requirements, see below:

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Programs

Additional Requirements

Recommended Courses

Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

Anthropology

Archaeology

Canadian Studies

Computing and Information Systems

Economics

English Literature

Environmental & Resource Studies

French Studies (Modern Languages)

Gender & Women's Studies

Geography

History

Indigenous Studies

International Development Studies

International Political Economy

Journalism*

Media Studies

Philosophy

Psychology

Sociology

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Arts Undeclared

Arts & Forensics (joint major)

Arts & Business (joint major)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U

 

*not currently available for students transferring from another post-secondary institution

 

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Programs

Additional Requirements

Recommended Courses

Anthropology    
Archaeology    
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology SBI4U and SCH4U  
Biology SBI4U and SCH4U  
Chemical Physics

SCH4U and MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U or MGA4U

SPH4U
Chemistry SCH4U  
Computing & Information Systems    
Computing Systems & Physics MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U or MGA4U  
Economics    
Environmental Chemistry    
Environmental & Resource Science   SBI4U and SCH4U
Geography    
Indigenous Environmental Studies    
Journalism    

Mathematics

Mathematical Computer Science

Mathematical Economics

Mathematical Physics

MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U or MGA4U  
Physics MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U or MGA4U SPH4U
Psychology    
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems SBI4U  
Sciences Undeclared    
Science & Forensics (joint major)    
Science & Business (joint major)    

Water & Aquatic Science

(pending Ministry approval)

   
A 4U Math is recommended for all Bachelor of Science programs.

 

 

Professional and Specialized Programs

Additional Requirements

Recommended Courses

Arts and Science (B.A.S.) 75% overall average  
Business Administration (B.B.A.) 70% overall average MHF4U or MCV4U or MCB4U
Environmental Science/Studies (B.E.S.S.) 75% overall average SBI4U, SCH4U and a 4U Math
Forensic Science (B.Sc.F.)

75% overall average

SBI4U, SCH4U and a 4U Math: MHF4U or MCV4U

Admissions calculated on required courses plus your two next best 4U/M courses

 
Kinesiology (B.HSc.)* 75% overall average, SBI4U and a 4U math: MHF4U or MCV4U or MDM4U SCH4U
Nursing (B.Sc.N.)

75% overall average with a minimum of 70% in ENG 4U and a min of 65% in

SBI4U, SCH4U and a 4U Math: MHF4U or MCV4U or MDM4U

Admissions calculated on required courses plus your two next best 4U/M courses

 
Queen's-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education (B.A. or B.Sc. and B.Ed.)*

80% overall average with at least 3 4U courses

Personal Statement of Experience (PSE)

 

Social Work (B.S.W.)*

 

70% overall average  
Teacher Education Stream (B.A. or B.Sc.) 75% overall average Applicant Profile required  

 

*not currently available for students transferring from another post-secondary institution.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

The programs below have specific requirements for transfer students:

 

 

 

The following programs are not currently available for students transfering from another post-secondary institution:

      • Queen's-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education
      • Kinesiology
      • Journalism
      • Social Work 

 

Out of Province Equivalencies Chart

 

 

 

Province Ontario Equivalencies
     
Alberta    
 
4U English
English 30-1
English 30-1 plus
4U Math
Pure Math 30 or 31
four other academic
4U Calculus
Pure Math 30 AND 31
30 or 31 courses
4U Biology
Biology 30
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 30
 
4U Physics
Physics 30
British Columbia    
 
4U English
English 12
English 12 plus three
4U Math
Math 12
other academic grade
4U Calculus
Math 12
12 courses. Provincial
4U Biology
Biology 12
exams not required
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 12
 
4U Physics
Physics 12
Manitoba    
 
4U English
English 40S
English 40S plus
4U Math
Math 40S
four grade 12 courses
4U Calculus
Pre-Calculus Math 40S
at S or U level
4U Biology
Biology 40S
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 40S
 
4U Physics
Physics 40S
New Brunswick    
 
4U English
English 121 or 122
English 121 or 122
4U Math
Math 120, 121, or 122
four other academic
4U Calculus
Math 120 or 121
grade 12 courses.
4U Biology
Biology 121 or 122
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 121 or 122
 
4U Physics
Physics 121 or 122
Newfoundland/Labrador    
 
4U English
English 3201
Ten credits at the
4U Math
Math 3200, 3201,
3000 level including
4U Calculus
3204, or 3205
English 3201 (2 credits)
4U Biology
Biology 3201
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 3202
 
4U Physics
Physics 3204
Northwest Territories    
 
4U English
English 30-1
English 30-1 plus
4U Math
Pure Math 30 or 31
four other academic
4U Calculus
Pure Math 30 AND 31
30 or 31 courses
4U Biology
Biology 30
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 30
 
4U Physics
Physics 30
Nova Scotia    
 
4U English
English 12
English 12 plus four other
4U Math
Math 12
academic or advanced
4U Calculus
Pre-Calculus Math 12
grade 12 courses
4U Biology
Biology 12
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 12
 
4U Physics
Physics 12
Nunavut    
 
4U English
English 30-1
English 30-1 plus
4U Math
Pure Math 30 or 31
four other academic
4U Calculus
Pure Math 30 AND 31
30 or 31 courses
4U Biology
Biology 30
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 30
 
4U Physics
Physics 30
Prince Edward Island    
 
4U English
English 611 or 621
English 621 or 611
4U Math
Math 611 or 621
plus four other academic
4U Calculus
Math 611 or 621
and/or advanced courses
4U Biology
Biology 611 or 621
at the 600 level.
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 611 or 621
 
4U Physics
Physics 621
Quebec-CEGEP    
 
4U English
English 603
English 603 plus
4U Math
Math 201
eleven academic credits.
4U Calculus
Calculus I and II
 
4U Biology
Biology 101
 
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 202
 
4U Physics
Physics 203
Saskatchewan    
 
4U English
English 30 or ELA A30
One 30-level English
4U Math
30-level Math
plus four other
4U Calculus
30-level Math
academic grade 12
4U Biology
Biology 30
courses at level 30
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 30
 
4U Physics
Physics 30
Yukon    
 
4U English
English 12
English 12 plus three
4U Math
Math 12
other academic grade
4U Calculus
Math 12
12 courses. Provincial
4U Biology
Biology 12
exams not required
4U Chemistry
Chemistry 12
 
4U Physics
Physics 12

 

Admission Requirements for U.S. Applicants

A minimum 'B' average (85% or 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in a recognized academic Grade 12 program with a minimum of 70% in grade 12 English. At least 4 different subjects at the matriculation level must be represented in the high school diploma. A combined SAT score of 1,650 or composite ACT score of 24 is required.

International Baccalaureate(IB)

The International Baccalaureate is a global educational curriculum at the secondary school level. It is an academically rigorous program consisting of Higher and Standard Level courses.

 

 

Admissions:
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum overall score of 28, including at least three courses at the Higher Level will be considered for admission to Trent University. The bonus points for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge are included in this assessment. English at the Higher or Standard Level is required.

Transfer Credits:
International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate students are eligible for transfer credit consideration. Transfer credits are awarded for all Higher Level courses with a final grade of 5, 6, or 7. A maximum of five transfer credits can be awarded from the IB program.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to take some university-level courses while still in high school. All applicants who have completed Advanced Placement exams from the College Board are required to submit their examination results for evaluation. Transfer credit will be granted for most Advanced Placement courses with examination grades of four (4) or better, to a maximum of 5.0 credits (one full year of study).

For a list of AP Course Equivalenices, click here.

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Minimum 'C' grade in 5 ordinary level subjects and two Advanced level subjects, or minimum 'C' grade in four ordinary level subjects and three Advanced level subjects. Two Advanced Subsidiary subjects may be substituted for one Advanced level subject. Minimum 'C' grade in English at the Ordinary or Advanced level is required.

 

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Applicants coming from outside of Canada have specific admission requirements. Please visit the Trent International Program (TIP) Admissions page for details.

International applicantsmay be asked to complete an English Proficiency Test, to be determined at the discretion of Trent University.

Secondary students who have studied in an English-speaking school for less than three years full-time (excluding English as a Second Language programs) may be asked to complete an English Proficiency test.