Entrance Requirements

General Requirements for Admission

Christian Character

  1. You must have a definite experience of Christian conversion, with current evidence of faith in Christ and regular attendance at a local church for at least one year. 
  2. You must portray evidence of sound Christian character and live in accordance with guidelines and standards set out in our Community Standards.

Applicants from Alberta

Applicants from Alberta must have achieved a valid high school diploma with the completion of a Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 65% to gain entrance into a degree program.

Students with a Grade 12 English result of less than 65% are welcome to apply for a Certificate program or the Pursue Discipleship program and will be considered on a case by case basis. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are eligible to apply for continuance into a degree program.

Students coming from other post-secondary institutions must provide transcripts indicating good academic standing and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Applicants from other Provinces or Territories

The following are the standings acceptable as equivalent to Alberta High School Diploma:

Grade 12 English from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland Labrador, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Nunavut, and Yukon.
One year CEGEP from Quebec. Quebec students entering without CEGEP will be accepted into a certificate program until the successful completion of the freshman year, at which time they may register for a degree.

Applicants from the United States of America

Applicants from the United States must give evidence of possessing a valid Grade 12 diploma with a minimum final average of 60%. They should submit scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) if available.

International Applicants

Applicants are required to possess the equivalent of a valid Canadian Grade 12 High School Diploma. An official transcript, indicating subjects studied and grades received, must accompany the application. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. Applicants who have studies outside of Canada or USA are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to indicate their proficiency in written and spoken English. A police check will need to be completed before official acceptance.

Mature Student Status

Applicants 21 years of age or older on Registration Day, who have been away from formal education for a minimum of two years and who can demonstrate their ability to undertake college-level studies are eligible to complete the application process. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.

All Mature Students Applicants are required to provide an Official Transcript showing completion of (Grade 12 English) or their equivalencies before they may be admitted to a Diploma or Degree Program of Study.

The best option is to present results of standardized testing, such as Provincial Departmental results, ACT with a minumum score of 20, SAT with a minimum score of 900, or GED with a minimum score of 500.

Students who have not completed a high school diploma have the option to apply as an open studies student, completing two first-year courses with a minimum grade of C. Online students are required to take the Orientation to Online Learning and earn a minimum grade of a B. 

Home-Based Learners

Home schooled applicants are welcome to apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.  There are various options to choose from to meet the required entrance requirements.

See our Home-Based Learners Profile Requirements for Home Educated Applicants.  Or contact Enrolment Services at enrolment.counselor@vanguardcollege.com for further information.

Community Standards

Part of the application process includes acknowledging that you have read and agree to adhere to the Community Conduct Standards of Vanguard College.