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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

University of Niagara Falls Canada currently offers two undergraduate programs that can better prepare you for the future and set you on the right career path: Honours Bachelor of Science – Biomedical Sciences and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

Applicants to undergraduate programs at the UNF must meet the following minimum conditions for admission.    

Secondary School Applicants:

Applicants who have completed a secondary school program (high school) are required to meet the following guidelines depending on the location of their graduation:


Applicants from Ontario will be considered based on the following general requirements:   

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 
  • Six Grade 12 4U or 4M-level courses, including program specific course requirements 
  • Minimum overall grade average of 70% 
  • Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable) 

Canada (non-Ontario)

Secondary school graduates from provinces other than Ontario are required to have a provincial secondary school diploma and equivalent academic courses with a minimum overall average of 70%. 

Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable). 


Secondary school graduates from outside of Canada are required to have a senior secondary school credential equivalent to the OSSD (i.e., appropriate for entry to university in your home country) with an academically rigorous final year and a minimum overall average of 70% or equivalent on the local grading scale.

Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable). 

Transfer / Mature / Second Bachelor's Applicants:

College or University Transfer

Students who have completed at least 24 credit hours of academic post-secondary credits (one full-time year at the tertiary level) at a recognized institution may be reviewed for admission based on their post-secondary studies and require a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or C average to be admitted without consideration of high school completion. 

Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable) 

Mature Student Admission

The University may consider an applicant for Mature Student Admission if the applicant does not otherwise qualify for admission but demonstrates academic abilities equivalent to those of Ontario high school graduates verified through completion of an approved equivalency test.  

Such applicants must: 

  • Be over nineteen (19) years of age on or before the first day of classes 
  • Have not achieved the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent 
  • Be approved by the Registrar 
  • Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable) 

Admission to Second or Subsequent Bachelor's Degree

Students with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution may be admitted to a second undergraduate degree program. The principal areas of study or academic emphasis of the second degree must be distinct from that of the first degree. Applicants for admission to a second degree require a minimum 2.00 CGPA (on 4.33 scale) on their last two years of study in their first bachelor’s degree. 

Must meet English language proficiency requirements (if applicable) 

Document Checklist:

All applicants to undergraduate programs must submit: 

  • A completed application form 
  • An official high school transcript  
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if any) 
  • Documents outlining current courses.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable) 
  • Certified translations of any required documents not in English 

Applicants who completed their secondary education (high school) outside Canada must also submit: 

  • Documentation confirming their secondary level or high school completion was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts 
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service, if required by the Registrar 

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have received their education in a language other than English, must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a university level by completing an English proficiency score or qualifying for one of our exemptions. A complete set of details is provided on our English Language Proficiency Requirements page. 

Admissions Deadlines

Submission of Application21 days prior to start of term56 days prior to term start
Notification to UNF of Study Permit ApprovalN/A28 days prior to term start
Last Day of Registration14 days prior to term start21 days prior to term start

Payment for Deposits: 6 weeks prior to start of term OR the date specified in your offer letter.

If an applicant fails to meet any of the deadlines above, they must defer their application to the next available intake. 

The above deadlines are only applicable for UNF. International applicants would need to refer to IRCC regarding any deadlines and/or processing times related to their student visa application. 

For additional information on the admissions process, visit UNF's General Admissions Policy and Procedures.