Admission Requirements - Bachelor of Arts

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  • High School Students

    Applicants from out of province schools can contact [email protected] for admissions requirements.

    Applicants from BC and Yukon high schools must satisfy the following requirements:
    •    1. English Language Admission Standard. An English Placement Test may be required.
    •    2. Graduation from a provincial high school with a minimum GPA of 67%.  
    •    3. Completion of English 12 and three additional Gr. 12 courses. 

    English Language Admission Standard

    Students who did not receive an 80% or higher blended grade in English 12 MUST enroll in ENGL 099 (a non-transferable course) before they can enroll in ENGL 110 (transferable, university-level English).

    Math Requirement

    Students planning to take Math during their studies will be required to show a completed course in Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12 or equivalent with a grade of 70%; or a grade of 75% or higher in Foundations of Math 12 plus a Math Placement Test; or successfully challenge and pass the Math Placement Test.

    Application Process

    Applicants will be required to submit an essay describing how their high school program has prepared them for post-secondary education and provide evidence to support their essay. Examples of supplemental documents include Grad Transitions portfolio, writing samples and artwork. Academic transcripts (unofficial to start, official to follow) are required, as well as two reference letters. If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact an Admissions Counsellor.

  • Transfer students (from another post-secondary institution)

    You can apply to transfer directly to St. Mark's in Year 2 or 3, after completing the equivalent of one or two years of university-level courses.

    Don’t worry if you are missing prerequisite courses! Some may be substituted for others, under review on a case-by-case basis. Simply contact an Admissions Counsellor and we will discuss your options.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants who were registered at a recognized post-secondary institution(s) will be considered transfer students. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted to the Admissions Office of St. Mark’s College.

    Transfer students are admitted according to St. Mark's broad-based admission policy. To begin your application, contact an Admissions Counsellor.


  • Transfer from Corpus Christi College

    You can start your studies at Corpus Christi College, and then transfer directly at any time to St. Mark’s to complete your Bachelor’s degree.

  • English Language Admission Standards

    English is the primary language of instruction at St. Mark’s College. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Applicants can demonstrate their English-language proficiency in one of the following ways: 

    1. Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending St. Mark’s

    2. Provide proof of a minimum grade* of 67% in either: English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples 

    3. Achieve a minimum grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature 

    4. Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. 

    5. Take the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and achieve a minimum Essay Level score of 4.  

    6. Achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GED Language Arts Writing & Reading 

    7. International students have the following options: 
          TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
          IELTS: A minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only) 
          EIKEN: A minimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English   

    8. A minimum overall and essay score of "60" on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 2 will be accepted as a substitution to English 12 "C" 

    9. Provide proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course  

    *Blended grade, based on both the course grade and the provincial exam mark

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St. Mark's College offers year-round admissions. Start in the Fall, Winter or Summer term.

We offer classes throughout the year. Each term has an Early Admissions period and a General Admissions period. Mark down these dates, and make sure you've submitted your application as early as possible preceding your term of start.

Early Admission Deadline
December 15 of preceding yearAugust 31 of preceding year
October 31 of preceding year
General Admission Deadline
First week of classes in SeptemberFirst week of classes in January
First week of classes in May/July
Classes Start
SeptemberJanuaryMay/July depending on the course