China (PRC) Senior High School Graduation Diploma

Admission review process

Applicants will be considered for admission on their senior high school transcript (Grades 1, 2 and midyear grade 3) and all available results of the Huikao exams. ACT/SAT cannot be used as a substitute for the Huikao/Academic Proficiency Test (APT). Huikao/APT results must be in numeric or letter grade format (see next line).

Applicants from Chinese provinces where the Huikao/APT results are noted as ‘qualified/unqualified’ or ‘pass/fail’, or where the Huikao is not offered, must present additional external academic results such as ACT/SAT scores or final AP exam results.

If admitted, you are expected to maintain your level of academic performance through to the completion of your pre-McGill studies.

If admitted to McGill, you must arrange for your school to send to McGill University an official final transcript of your complete high school record, the graduation certificate, and all final HUIKAO results.

If you write the GAOKAO, you must make arrangements to forward to us the final official results.


Minimum grades and prerequisites

The minimum requirements are normally averages of 85% or higher in each year and in all prerequisite courses. Many programs are more competitive and will require higher grades; applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

  PREREQUISITES

All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

 

Architecture

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics and physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams
  • Portfolio (Admission review takes into account the portfolio evaluation)

 

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific subject prerequisites
  • Huikao exams

 

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. &Sc.)

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams


Note: The B.A. & Sc. is a unique degree that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  It is rooted in both Arts and Science and carries roughly equal course weight in each faculty. It is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who want to pursue simultaneously a Major in the Faculty of Arts and one in the Faculty of Science or one of the interfaculty programs in Cognitive Science, Environment or Sustainability, Science and Society.

 

Education

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific subject prerequisites except for the following programs:
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include mathematics through Senior high school
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or through Senior high school
  • Huikao (APT)
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

Engineering

  PREREQUISITES

Bioengineering

  • Subjects must include mathematics, physics and chemistry through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams
  • Biology cannot be used as prerequisite

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams

 

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams in these subjects

 

Management

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams

 

Music


​For information on admission requirements, see the Schulich School of Music website.

 

Nursing

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams
  • CASPer Test: Applicants to Nursing are required to complete a mandatory online assessment called CASPer, as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • Proof of French proficiency

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

  PREREQUISITES

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics through Senior high school
  • Huikao exams

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

 

Social Work

PREREQUISITES
  • Not eligible for direct admission

 

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