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Requirements for Canadian Students

Ontario Students:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses at the end of the current school year with an overall average of 65% and 70% for Biology, Business, Engineering and Social Work. Please refer to specific program requirements.

Quebec Students:

Completion of Year 1 of a CEGEP program or equivalent.

Other Canadian Students:

Grade 12 Diploma.

Requirements for International Students

International applications are individually assessed on country-specific criteria. Normally, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to a university in their home country. If you have completed university courses, transfer credit (if applicable) will be determined by the admissions office upon receipt of official transcripts. In general, we are looking for 5-6 traditional academic courses in the final year of senior secondary including English. Other course requirements will apply for certain programs.

Please refer to the Web site admission requirements.

Proof of English language proficiency is required to attend Algoma U or successful completion of ESL@Algoma, with a 70% or higher.

Procedure for Canadian Students

To enroll full-time in Algoma University for September admission, you must apply via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). You can either apply on-line at Use application 101 if you are currently enrolled in an Ontario high school, otherwise, use application 105.

All January, May, and part-time applicants must apply directly to Algoma U. You can apply on-line here:

1. Complete the Algoma University application.
2. Send official transcripts (high school, college, and university if applicable).
3. Send non-refundable $70.00 (Canadian funds) application fee payable to Algoma University.

Submit all above documents and non-refundable application fee to:
Admissions - Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
P6A 2G4

Procedure for International Students

For our general admission requirements for international students, as well as specific admission requirements by country, please visit:

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September

Algoma University has three intakes:
1. September (fall)
2. January (winter)
3. May (spring)

Algoma U has rolling admission; therefore, applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for September, January, and May admission.

It is recommended that Canadian students apply at least two months prior to their intended start date. It is recommended that international students apply at least four to five months prior to their intended start date in order to have sufficient time to secure a study permit.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on July 30, 2022

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