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Admission to UNB Saint John is based on academic pre-requisites identified by the faculties as being the minimum background required to handle the curriculum presented in the program. UNB Saint John reserves the right to change admission requirements.

Once you are ready to apply you can do either online or with a paper application available from UNB Saint John or your school counsellor, with the application fee of $55.00 and have your transcripts sent to us.

Full application instructions are included on the application. The latest updates will be posted online.

The lingo

The admission average is the average of the six courses required for admission. For those students who have required courses that are being taken in the second semester of high school, and for which grades are not available, the prerequisite course (usually grade 11) will be used to make a grade estimate for the specific admission course. Please note that we do not accept mid-term grades. For a list of prerequisites according to the degree to which you are applying. Check out our admissions requirements.

Electives are other courses (besides the specifically named courses) that may be used towards your admission average. They are grouped according to the degree you are applying to. In the event that you have multiple elective courses that are acceptable and appropriate for the degree you are applying to, we will choose the elective courses with the highest grades to consider towards the admission average.

The scholarship average is the average of all acceptable courses from grade 11 and first term grade 12. All courses listed in the following pages are considered to be academic by UNB Saint John.

The science average is based on grade 12 Math, and the best two of grade 12 Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

Important dates to remember

    • Concurrent BA/BEd program application: Jan 31 (no direct entry from high school)
    • UNB application for scholarships open to high school students: March 1
    • Blake-Kirkpatrick scholarships and H. Harrison McCain bursary: March 1
    • Primrose scholarship application: March 15
    • Degree program application: March 31 for September start