Domestic Students

Why do people from all over British Columbia come to learn at Acsenda’s Vancouver business school? For the same reasons that people from all over the world do.

They want flexibility and choice. They want small classes and open access to instructors. And they want a business education with an international, cross-cultural perspective—one that will equip them for the reality of international business today from the perspective of international students and faculty.

NOTE: A domestic student is a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Admission Requirements

The admissions requirements for our degree programs are the same. Domestic students must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Proof of graduation from a British Columbia secondary school leading to university entrance, or an equivalent program outside of BC, with an average grade of C+ (65%) or higher. (See below for credentials that are equivalent to BC high school.)
  • A grade of C+ in English 12. (Students with less than C+ in English 12 will be required to take additional testing in English.)
  • BC Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11 or equivalent. (BC Foundations of Mathematics Grade 12 is desirable but not required.)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • A completed and signed application form.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD.

What’s equivalent to a BC High School Diploma?

  • Completion of Grade 12 in one of the following provinces or territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
  • In Quebec, one full academic year at CEGEP.
  • In Ontario, completion of Grade 12 in a university entrance program. (Prior to 2003, completion of six OAC courses.)
  • Adult High School completion with a provincial diploma (with English 11, English 12 and Math 11).
  • In the US, graduation from an academic or college-prep program, four years of English, three years of Math with 75%. The school must be accredited by the agency recognized by the Department of Education.
  • In the British system, three A-levels and two O-levels and a certified copy of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma (calculated on three higher level [HL] and three standard level [SL] subjects, including English and Mathematics).
  • Advanced Placement (AP)