Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Minimum grades and prerequisites by program

Consult Admission Requirements for high schools outside Canada and the US for complete information on the admission review process and application deadlines.

MINIMUM GRADES

The minimum requirements are the four core subjects (Chinese Language, English, Mathematics and Liberal Studies), as well as two or three elective subjects from category A (academic subject) or category C (foreign languages). Subjects from category B (applied learning subjects) cannot be used for admission. Predicted and final grades of 3 or better in each subject is the minimum, although most programs are more competitive and will require higher grades. Applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

Faculty or School

Prerequisite Courses

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, including Bioresource Engineering, Nutritional Sciences (including Dietetics) and Food Science

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc. (Dietetics Major): Not eligible for direct admission. Minimum one year of university studies with completion of all prerequisite courses.

Architecture

  • Subjects must include physics and chemistry
  • Portfolio by March 7

Arts

  • No specific subject prerequisites

Arts & Science (B.A. & Sc.)

  • Subjects must normally include at least one science subject of physics, chemistry or biology

Education

  • No specific subject prerequisites
  • Letter of Intent for all B.Ed. programs except Physical Education 
  • Core Mathematics with a grade of 4 or better is recommended for applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary (Mathematics)
  • It is recommended that applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary (Science and Technology) meet the same requirements as for Kinesiology

B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Music requirements.

Engineering

  • Subjects must include physics and chemistry

Kinesiology

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

Management

  • Core Mathematics with grade of 4 or higher

Music

  • No specific subject prerequisites
  • Audition and academic record determine admissibility

B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education requirements

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

Nursing (Integrated Program) (B.N.I.)

  • Not eligible for admission

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy (B.Sc.Rehab.Sci.)

  • Not eligible for direct admission

Religious Studies (B.Th.)

  • No specific subject prerequisites. Applicants with competitive grades may be considered.

For further information: www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/theology/bth

Science

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

Social Work (B.S.W.)

  • Not eligible for admission