If you’re applying from high school or transferring from another institution, our admissions process s a snap.
You can apply online at www.cbu.ca/apply.
You can also download info there. And if you drop by www.cbu.ca/admissions, we’ll give you all the details on admissions and registration.
With the exception of Bachelor of Science Nursing, the required minimum average is 65%.
Bachelor of Science Nursing is a competitive entry program and requires a minimum average of 65% in Grade 11 and 12 for consideration.
Bachelor of Computer Science requires a minimum average of 75% in both Math and Science in addition to the required overall average of 65%.
Detailed high school course requirements by province are available at www.cbu.ca/admissions.
More helpful info about applying to CBU
Students may apply for early admission commencing September 15 of their Grade 12 year if they had an average of 75% in Grade 11 and are currently registered in the Grade 12 courses that satisfy admissions requirements for the academic program to which they are applying.
Graduates from senior secondary school are required to have five senior-level university preparatory courses including literature and program-specific subjects, and will be assessed on a country-by-country basis. Official transcripts (a complete academic record, sent by the issuing institution, bearing the original signature of the Registrar and the official seal of the university) or notarized copies must be submitted with the application. The date for international students to apply for admission to guarantee visa application processing for September registration is March 31. An application fee of $100 CAD is required before an application for admission can be reviewed. International students meeting all admission requirements except proof of English-language proficiency may be provided a conditional letter of acceptance pending receipt of an acceptable testing score from a recognized testing agency prior to registration.
English Proficiency for International Students
Students whose first language is not English or whose education was not delivered in English must provide proof of English proficiency from a recognized language-testing organization. Students who have not met the language requirements can apply to the International Centre for English Academic Preparation, an independent language school located near the Cape Breton University campus. For more information, visit www.iceap.ca.
All first-year students are required to receive academic advising prior to registering for courses. This begins the first week of July.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
Students admitted to CBU who have completed the IB Diploma are eligible to receive a maximum of 30 credits for IB courses completed at the higher level with a minimum grade of 5.
- Credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis.
- A maximum of 18 credits can be awarded for standard-level courses with a minimum grade of 5.
- Students have the option to forgo credit.