Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

The Admission Requirements form part of the Academic Regulations of Cape Breton University.

You can review the Academic Calendar for full details.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 16 years of age to apply to study at CBU.

An overall average of 65% is required for all students applying to most CBU credit programs based on high school performance. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs.

If space permits, CBU will accept all candidates who can verify that they have met the minimum entry requirements established by CBU for the programs in which they wish to enroll.

Note: CBU does not guarantee that applications completed after August 1, will be processed for September registration.

Admission Paths

Students may enter Cape Breton University by any of three paths, subject to restrictions of space and program capacity.

  1. High school graduates who satisfy the admission requirements of their chosen program.
  2. Students who transfer from another post-secondary institution and who are in good standing at that institution and who satisfy the admission requirements for their chosen program. Transfer students may be able to obtain credit in their CBU programs for courses taken elsewhere.
  3. Students may also be admitted as non-traditional learners.

Students who enter CBU through any of the above paths and who have not made a final decision in a program may register as students in No Specific Program.

Applicants will be required to submit official documents (e.g. transcripts from other institutions) when they apply for admission. Normally these documents are sent directly from the other institutions to CBU.

Students will also require the approval of the relevant School Dean to register at another university or college while attending CBU.