North American Country Requirements

Graduate Admissions

Students who meet or exceed the following academic credentials for admission to graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Note that satisfaction of minimum academic standards is only one factor in admission decisions. If your country is not listed below please contact the Credential Evaluation Specialists.

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
 
All countries with the exception of Quebec Francophone
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degrees/Bachelor degrees (Honours)
Quebec Francophone:
  • Baccalarium, Baccalaureat, Bachelier, Bacheliere or Bachelor's degree (Baccalaureat= DEC + 3-year program)
 
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial academic transcripts containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
 
Grading Scale
  • Grading scales vary from province to province. Please refer to grading scale on transcript.

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
 
Official Language and/or Languae of Instruction
  • English
  • French (Quebec)
Revised: May 2018
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
What to Submit Into your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution.)
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
 
Grading Scale
Number Grade Percentage US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
9-10 90-100 A 4.00
8 80-89 B 3.00
7 70-79 C 2.00
0-6 0-69 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Spanish

Revised: May 18, 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
 
Grading Scale
Number Scale  Spanish (English) Description  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
5 Sobresaliente/Excelente (Outstanding/Excellent) A 4.00
4 Notable/Aprovechado/Bien (Notable/Successful/Good) B 3.00
3 Aprobado (Pass) C 2.00
0-2 Reprobado/Suspenso (Fail) F 0.00
100-Point Scale
Letter Grade Percentage Spanish (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
E 90-100 Excelente (Excellent) A 4.00
MB 80-89.99 Muy Bueno (Very Good)  B 3.00
B 70-79.99 Bueno (Good) C 2.00
I 60-69.99 Insufficiente (Insufficient) D 1.00
D 0-59.99 Deficiente (Deficient) F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Spanish

Revised: March 18, 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees

One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
  • Títulos de Ingeniero
  • Arquitecto

What to Submit into Your Online Application

  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution.)

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision

  • Official final transcripts will be required.

 

Grading Scale

Letter Grade Percentage  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A+ 97-100 A 4.00
A 93-96.99 A 4.00
A- 90-92.99 A- 3.67
B+ 87-89.99 B+ 3.33
B 83-86.99 B 3.00
B- 80-82.99 B- 2.67
C+  77-79.99 C+ 2.33
C 73-76.99 C 2.00
C- 70-72.99 C- 1.67
D+ 67-69.99 D 1.00
D 63-66.99 D 1.00
D- 60-62.99 D 1.00
F 0-59.99 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction

  • Spanish

Revised: March 18, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution.)
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After admission decision

  • Official final transcripts will be required. 

 

Grading Scale

Scale 1

Scale 2 Spanish/English Description US Grade Equivalent
US Grade Point Average (GPA)
9-10 90.00-100

Excelente/Excellent/Muy Bueno/Very Good

A 4.00
7-8.99 70-89.00 Bastante Bueno/Very Good B 3.00
6-6.99 60-69.99 Bueno/Good C 2.00
5-5.99 50-59.99 Regular D 1.00
1-4.99 10-49.99 Malo/Failure F 0.00

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common grading scales from this country. Check your academic documents and if the grading scale is different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Spanish

Revised: March 18, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Diplome (4-5 years of tertiary education program)
  • Licence (3-5 years of tertiary education program)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial bulletins de notes/relevés de notes/transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma and 
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
Grading Scale
Percentage  Number Scale French (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80.00 - 100.00 8.00 - 10.00 Très Bien (Very Good)  A 4.00
70.00 - 79.99  7.00 - 7.99 Bien (Good) B 3.00
60.00 - 69.99* 6.00 - 6.99 Assez bien (Satisfactory) C 2.00
50.00 - 59.99**  5.00 - 5.99 Passable (Sufficient) D 1.00
0.00 - 49.99** 1.00 - 4.99 Mal (Fail) F 0.00

* In some faculties, 64 is the minimum passing grade.
** Grades in this range may be considered passing in individual subjects

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction

  • French

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachiller universitario (University Bachelor)
  • Licenciatura (4-5½ years) (Lic, Licentiate)
  • Titulo de (Title of)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Number Scale Percentage Spanish (English) Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
5 90-100 Sobresaliente (Excellent) A 4.00
4-4.99  80-89.99  Muy Bueno (Very Good)  B 3.00
3-3.99  60-79.99  Bueno (Good) C 2.00
1-2.99 0-59.99 Insuficiente/Aplazado (Fail) F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 
 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction

  • Spanish

Revised: March 18, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor degrees
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma. 

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 
Grading Scale
Letter Grade  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A A 4.00
B A- 3.67
B- B 3.00
C C 2.00
F F 0.00
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent

US Grade Point Average (GPA)

First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class  C+ 2.33
Pass C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Titulo de (Title of)
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
  • A 3 year Licenciatura / Título de Licenciado(a) is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Number Scale Percentage Spanish (English) Description  US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
9.0-10 90-100 Excelente/Muy Bien (Excellent/Very Good) A 4.00
8.0-8.9 80-89 Bien (Good) B 3.00
6.0-7.9 60-79 Regular/Suficiente (Average/Sufficient) C 2.00
0-5.9 0-59 Reprobado/No Suficiente (Fail/Not Sufficient) F* 0.00

*Usually marked as NA or N/A

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Spanish

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Licenciatura (4-5 ½ years)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of all academic documents, (unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
Number Scale Spanish/English Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
91-100 Sobresaliente/Outstanding A 4.00
81-90  Bueno/Good B 3.00
71-80 Regular/Average C 2.00
61-70 Minima de Promoción D 1.00
0-60 Fracaso/Fail F 0.00
P     Pass
N     Fail

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  •  Spanish
Created: February 5, 2020
Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachillerato (4-5 ½ years) (Bachelor degrees)
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Copias de Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (unofficial academic transcripts) and
  • Títulos/Graduation diplomas, and
  • Authorized word-for-word English translation of transcripts, (unless academic records are routinely issued in English by the institution).
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
Grading Scale
US Grade US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D 1.00
F 0.00
Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records.
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • Spanish

Revised: October 2021
 

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