Admission Requirements Requirements for admission vary depending on where you attended high school, and which program you’re applying to. To be admissible to an academic program (University Transfer) or (High School Program) at Columbia College, you must: Meet the College’s requirements for the program you are applying to. Meet the College’s minimum English Language requirement. Be at least 15 years of age when starting at the College. Requirements for specific programs are as follows: High School Programs (Grades 10, 11 & 12) North American Education System (or other 12-year System) Grade 9, 10, or 11 completion with satisfactory marks (equivalent to British Columbia 60% average or better) on academic subjects in the most recently completed year. British-Patterned Education System Form 3, 4, or 5 with minimum average ‘C’ on academic subjects in the most recently completed year. Other Education Systems Equivalent of British Columbia Grade 9, 10, or 11 completion with satisfactory result (average ‘C’) on academic subjects in the most recently completed year. University Transfer Programs North American Education System (or other 12-year system) High school graduation with satisfactory marks (equivalent to British Columbia 60% average or better) on four academic Grade 12 subjects. British-Patterned Education System Five GCE O-level/GCSE/IGCSE/SPM passes with minimum average ‘C’ plus three subjects at the Advanced level with a minimum score of D (or four subjects at the Advanced Subsidiary level). Post-Soviet State Education System High school graduation with a minimum average of 4 on academic subjects in the final year. International Baccalaureate Completed IB diploma or IB certificates to equivalent of North American high school graduation. India High School Education System tudents should have a minimum of 75% average on their best four academic grade 12 courses (State Boards and National Open School) or 70% average (CBSE and ISCE) and have completed their grade 12 no more than two years before applying to the College. Students applying on the strength of a Polytechnic Diploma should have a 75% average on all coursework. Students applying for SDS from India WITHOUT AN AGENT please contact Margarita Masaquel at [email protected] for information on how to apply. Other Education Systems Equivalent of British Columbia Grade 12 graduation with satisfactory (minimum C) average on academic Grade 12 courses (or first-year university subjects for students in 10- or 11-year education system other than listed above). Student Direct Stream Columbia College participates in the Student Direct Stream (SDS) in India, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We encourage students from these countries to apply for their study permit under the SDS. To learn more about the specific requirements for SDS for these countries, please visit this website. For more information on applying for your study permit under SDS, please see the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada visa office website for your country. Admissions FAQ Click here to view. Mathematics Placement Students registering in a university-level mathematics course are required to write the college’s Math Placement Test. Click here to see more details.