If you have repeated a course, we'll use your highest grade when determining your admission average. However, as we make admission decisions, we may take into consideration any repeated courses. We do this to ensure all applicants are compared fairly.
When you submit your online Admission Information Form (AIF), you'll be asked to explain why you repeated any courses. We'll send you instructions for the AIF once you've applied and we may verify this information before we make an admission decision.
Programs with specific policies about repeated courses
Accounting and Financial Management
Our admissions committee may apply a penalty to your overall admissions score if you repeat courses.
Engineering programs (excluding Architecture)
If you repeat a required course you may have five percentage marks (5%) deducted from your admission average. If your grade was 70% or higher the first time you took a required course, we'll use that grade and not adjust your admission average. Repeated courses may also impact your eligibility for scholarships.
Faculty of Mathematics, including Computer Science
If you repeat a required course or take a course outside of your regular day school, you may jeopardize your chances of being admitted to the Faculty of Mathematics.
You should take all your courses in regular day school and do well in your first attempt.
If you're pursuing your high school studies fully online through your school or school board, you will not be penalized. If you take individual online courses through your school or school board, you will not be penalized. We will review all other online courses on a case-by-case basis.
All other programs, including Architecture
If you repeat a course(s), our admissions committees may consider that when reviewing your application.
We will consider grades from schools that are accredited by your provincial Ministry of Education. For some programs, we may ask you to identify courses taken or being taken outside of your regular day school and to explain why the course(s) was not completed in your regular school.
The following are examples of courses we'll accept if they're provincially accredited.
- Day school (high school)
- Summer school
- Night school
- Private school