High School Admission Requirements
If you have completed or are in the process of completing Grade 12, you must present the following courses for admission to the program.
- English Language Arts A30 *See note 1
- English Language Arts B30 *See note 1
- One of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30, Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 **See note 2
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 20 (Chemistry 30 is recommended)
*Note 1: Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.
**Note 2: Current Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and former curriculums.
A minimum grade of 70% is required on each of the above required courses. Applicants with the highest admission average*** will be selected. Applicants from other Canadian provinces or from other countries can present equivalent courses. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
***Students who are currently enrolled in high school will be considered under the University of Regina's Early Conditional Admission process. High school graduates will be assessed using the five courses listed above.
Post-Secondary Admission Requirements
Applicants who have attempted 24 or more credit hours of approved post-secondary education will be admitted based on the following criteria.
- Successful completion of the required high school course (listed above) or a post-secondary equivalent. (If prerequisites were completed at the high school level, a high school transcript must be provided in addition to post-secondary transcripts); and
- A minimum of 65% UGPA on all post-secondary courses completed
- If transferring from another Nursing program, a minimum UGPA of 65% and a positive recommendation on the Clinical Reference form.
Applicants with the highest grade point averages will be selected.
All successful applicants must provide the results of a criminal record check and vulnerable sector search, proof of completion of Standard First Aid, CPR Health Care Provider, and Transfer, Lifting and Repositioning (Trademark TLR) courses, and an up-to-date immunization record prior to the commencement of the program.
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements
The language of instruction at the University of Regina is English. All applicants to the University of Regina must demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in the English language. The following will be accepted as satisfactory evidence:
- Completion of grades 11 and 12 English, in sequence, as part of two full academic years, in a high school using a provincially- or state-accredited Canadian or U.S. curriculum or a grade of 80% OR
- A grade of 80% or better in a Grade 12 provincially-examined English course, as part of one full term of study.
- Applicants who are eligible to be considered for Adult 12 admission status must have completed the last three years of their formal education at an English-language school or present other evidence of proficiency in English).
- Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL 050) program or a minimum average score of 55 on the ESL placement exam both offered through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina. For further information, please contact the English as a Second Language Office, University of Regina, Tel: 306-585-4585, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities or social science subjects and with a grade point average of 60.00% or equivalent.
- GCSE/IGCSE/GCE Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language with minimum grade of 'B' or GCE A/AS/AICE Level English or English Language with minimum grade of 'C'.
If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you will need to submit results for one of the following tests. Test results must be received by Registration Services at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, directly from the testing service.
- CanTEST: A minimum score of 4.5 in each of Listening, Reading and Writing and a 5.0 or higher in Speaking
- CAEL: A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 60 in all other components
- IELTS: An overall band score of 7.0 with a 7.0 or higher in Speaking
- MELAB: A minimum score of 85 with a minimum sub-score of 3+ in Speaking
- TOEFL: Internet-based (iBt): A minimum overall score of 90 with minimum sub-scores of 20 in Reading and Writing, 26 in Speaking and 22 in Listening
- TOEFL: Paper-based: A minimum overall score of 580 with a minimum sub-score of 50 in each of Listening and Speaking, and a minimum score of 5.0 in each of Writing and Reading
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission
Admission MethodCompetitive Entry
Applications are ranked according to specific program requirements