International High-School Equivalencies

If you graduated from a high school outside of Canada, you may be able to use your high school courses to meet the entrance requirements at BCIT.

English courses are acceptable only if the language of instruction is English and your high school was completed in an English-speaking country. Find out about other ways to meet BCIT's English Requirements.

If your country is not listed below, apply with your official transcript showing successful completion of senior, upper or higher secondary school in your country (generally 12 years of education), and the specific courses required for your program at the Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 levels.

If your transcript is in a language other than English, submit an official translation of the original official transcript from a certified translator. BCIT reserves the right to request the original official transcripts at any time.

Your official transcript must include the following details:

Note: If your program requires biology, review the required topics for Biology 11 or Biology 12. If you have taken a similar course in high school or post-secondary, submit a detailed course outline to Program Advising for review by the biology department. Course outlines must be in English or English translations.

You may want to consider BCIT's testing and upgrading options if you are missing one or more requirements.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

High school graduation credential

12 years of education

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School Diploma with IB courses

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable IB Course
English 12 English A (SL or HL)*
IB English A 12 (SL or HL)
Biology 12 Biology (HL)**
IB Biology 12 (HL)**

**If completed 2015 or earlier, course must include:

  • Option E: Neurobiology and behavior
  • Option H: Further human physiology

**If completed 2016 or later, course must include:

  • Option D: Human physiology

Chemistry 12 Chemistry (SL or HL)
IB Chemistry 12 (SL or HL)
Physics 12 Physics (SL or HL)
IB Physics 12 (SL or HL)
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (SL or HL)
IB Math 12 (SL or HL)
Foundations of Math 12 Math Studies (SL)
IB Math Studies 12 (SL)
*Note: SL = Standard Level; HL = Higher Level; English A is acceptable for English 12 even if the country of instruction is not an English-speaking country

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable IB Course
English 11 English A (SL or HL)*
IB English A 11 (SL or HL)
Biology 11 Biology (SL or HL)**
IB Biology 11 (SL or HL)**

**Note: Course must include the following:

  • Option D: Evolution
  • Option G: Ecology & Conservation
Chemistry 11 Chemistry (SL or HL)
IB Chemistry 11 (SL or HL)
Physics 11 Physics (SL or HL)
IB Physics 11 (SL or HL)
Pre-Calculus 11 Math (SL or HL)
IB Math 11 (SL or HL)
Foundations of Math 11 Math Studies (SL)
IB Math Studies 11 (SL)
*Note: SL = Standard Level; HL = Higher Level; English A is acceptable for English 12 even if the country of instruction is not an English-speaking country

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable IB Grade
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale) (7 point scale)
86% 86% 5
73% 73% 4
67% 67% 3
60% 60% 3
50% 50% 3

Australia

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC)
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Australia
English 12 English at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Queensland: English at the Grade 12 level (Semesters 3 and 4)

Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 level or Senior Year 2 level

Queensland: Chemistry at the Grade 12 level (Semesters 3 and 4)

Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Queensland: Physics at the Grade 12 level (Semesters 3 and 4)

Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Queensland: Math B at the Grade 12 level (Semesters 3 and 4) is acceptable for Pre-Calculus 12; Math A at the Grade 12 level (Semesters 3 and 4) is acceptable for Foundations of Math 12.

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Australia
English 11 English at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Queensland: English at the Grade 11 level (Semesters 1 and 2)

Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Queensland: Chemistry at the Grade 11 level (Semesters 1 and 2)

Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Queensland: Physics at the Grade 11 level (Semesters 1 and 2)

Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Queensland: Math B at the Grade 11 level (Semesters 1 and 2) is acceptable for Pre-Calculus 11; Math A at the Grade 11 level (Semesters 1 and 2) is acceptable for Foundations of Math 11.

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Australia
  Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland
(50% pass scale)   (50% pass scale) (20 point scale)  
86% A - Very High Achievement 86% or Band 6 17, 18, 19, 20 VHA – Very High Achievement
73% B – High Achievement 73% or Band 5 14, 15, 16 HA – High Achievement
67% C – Clearly Satisfactory / Sound Achievement 67% or Band 4 12, 13 SA – Sound Achievement
60% C – Clearly Satisfactory / Sound Achievement 60% or Band 3 10, 11 SA – Sound Achievement
50% D – Limited Achievement 50% or Band 2 8, 9 LA – Limited Achievement
Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Australia
  South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia
(50% pass scale) (20 point scale) (20 point scale)    
86% A - Very High Achievement: 17, 18, 19, 20 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 A – Very High A – Excellent Achievement
73% B – High Achievement: 14, 15, 16 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 B – High B – High Achievement
67% C – Competent Achievement: 11, 12, 13 8, 9 C – Very Satisfactory C – Sound Achievement
60% D – Marginal Achievement: 8, 9, 10, 11 5, 6, 7 D – Satisfactory C – Sound Achievement
50% E – Low Achievement:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
1, 2, 3, 4 E – Low D – Limited Achievement

Austria

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes four years of senior secondary)

  • Reifeprüfungzeugnis (Maturity Certificate) – Academic Upper Secondary School

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Austria
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Austria
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Austria
(50% pass scale) (5 point scale)
86% 1
73% 2
67% 3
60% 4
50% 4

Belgium

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes six years of secondary)

Flanders

  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs
    (Diploma of Secondary Education)

Wallonia

  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS
    (Certificate of Higher Secondary Education)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Belgium
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Secondary Year 6 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Secondary Year 6 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Secondary Year 6 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Belgium
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Secondary Year 5 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Secondary Year 5 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Secondary Year 5 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Belgium
(50% pass scale) (20 point scale)
86% 17
73% 15
67% 13
60% 12
50% 10

Brazil

High school graduation credential

11 or 12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education / High School
    • Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
    • Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Brazil
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Brazil
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Brazil
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale) (10.0 point scale)
86% 86% 8.6
73% 73% 7.3
67% 67% 6.7
60% 60% 6.0
50% 50% 5.0

Caribbean Islands

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (may vary by country)

  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)

13 years of education (may vary by country)

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

Credential must be issued by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from the Caribbean
English 12 English at the CAPE level*
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the CAPE level*
Physics 12 Physics at the CAPE level*
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the CAPE level*
*Course must be two units

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from the Caribbean
English 11 English at the CSEC level*
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the CSEC level*
Physics 11
Physics at the CSEC level*
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the CSEC level*
*Course must be at the General Proficiency level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from the Caribbean
(50% pass scale) CSEC
(I – VI scale)
1998 to present
CSEC
(I – V scale)
1997 and older
CAPE
(I – VII scale)
86% I I I
73% II I II, III
67% III II IV
60% III II IV
50% IV III V

China

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Certificate of Graduation from Senior Secondary School
  • High School Diploma
  • Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from China
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from China
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from China
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale)
86% 89%
73% 79%
67% 74%
60% 68%
50% 60%

Colombia

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Bachiller/Bachillerato (Baccalaureate)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Colombia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Chemistry*
Physics 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Physics*
Pre-Calculus 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Math (pre-calculus)*
* Usually equivalent to one half academic year (i.e. one semester) at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Colombia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
  • Course must be 4 or more hours per week
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
  • Course must be 4 or more hours per week
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
  • Course must be 4 or more hours per week

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Colombia
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale) (10.0 point scale) (5.0 point scale)
86% 86% 8.9 4.5
73% 73% 7.9 4.0
67% 67% 7.4 3.7
60% 60% 6.8 3.4
50% 50% 6.0 3.0

France

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Diplôme Du Baccalauréat Général (General Baccalauréat Diploma)
  • Option Internationale Du Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate With International Option)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from France
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Physics – Chemistry
(Coefficient 6+)
Physics 12 Physics – Chemistry
(Coefficient 6+)
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus)
(Coefficient 7+)

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from France
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Physics – Chemistry
(Coefficient 6+)
Physics 11
Physics – Chemistry
(Coefficient 6+)
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus)
(Coefficient 5+)

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from France
(50% pass scale) (20 point scale)
86% 13
73% 12
67% 11
60% 11
50% 10

Germany

High school graduation credential

12 or 13 years of education (includes two or three years of senior secondary)

  • Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
  • Certificate of General Maturity for Higher Education

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Germany
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Germany
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT
Acceptable Grade from Germany
(50% pass scale) (5 point scale) (6 point scale) (15 point scale)
86% 1 1 13
73% 2 2 10
67% 3 3 7
60% 4 4 4
50% 4 4 4

Hong Kong

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)

13 years of education (two additional years after HKCEE)

  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

Course Equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Hong Kong
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the HKDSE or HKALE level
Physics 12
Physics at the HKDSE or HKALE level
Pre-Calculus 12
Math (pre-calculus) at the HKDSE or HKALE level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Hong Kong
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the HKCEE level
Physics 11
Physics at the HKCEE level
Pre-Calculus 11 Math (pre-calculus) at the HKCEE level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Hong Kong
(50% pass scale) (HKDSE) (HKCEE or HKALE)
86% 5 A
73% 4 B
67% 3 C
60% 2 D
50% 1 E

India

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Indian School Certificate (Year 12)
  • Intermediate Examination
  • Pre-University Examination
  • Senior School Certificate
  • Senior Secondary Certificate

Credential must be issued by one of the following boards:

  • All India – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • All India – Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
  • Various – State Boards of Higher Secondary Education

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from India
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 12
Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 12
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from India
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from India
(50% pass scale) (33% pass scale)
(CBSE)
(35% pass scale) (40% pass scale)
86% 81% 82% 83%
73% 63% 65% 67%
67% 55% 57% 60%
60% 46% 48% 52%
50% 33% 35% 40%

Indonesia

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Ijazah – Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Academic Upper Secondary School Diploma)
  • Ijazah – Madrasah Aliyah (MA) (Islamic Upper Secondary School Diploma)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Indonesia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Indonesia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Indonesia
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale) (10.0 point scale)
86% 89% 8.6
73% 79% 7.3
67% 74% 6.7
60% 68% 6.0
50% 60% 5.0

Iran

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Diploma (High School Diploma)

12 years of education (one additional year after high school diploma)

  • Pre-University Certificate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Iran
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Pre-University level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Pre-University level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Pre-University level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Iran
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Iran
(50% pass scale) (20 point scale)
86% 17
73% 15
67% 13
60% 12
50% 10

Ireland

High school graduation credential

11 or 12 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Leaving Certificate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Ireland
English 12 English at the Higher level
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Higher level
Physics 12 Physics at the Higher level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Higher level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Ireland
English 11 English at the Standard or Ordinary level
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Standard or Ordinary level
Physics 11 Physics at the Standard or Ordinary level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Standard or Ordinary level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Ireland
(50% pass scale) (40% pass scale) If percentage not available
86% 83% A1, A2 A
73% 67% B1, B2, B3 B
67% 60% C1, C2 C
60% 52% C3 C
50% 40% D1, D2, D3 D

Italy

High school graduation credential

13 years of education (includes five years of senior secondary)

  • Diploma di Esame di Stato (Diploma of State Examination)
  • Diploma di Maturità – Classica /Scientifica/Linguistica (Diploma of Maturity)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Italy
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 4 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Italy
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 11 Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Italy
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale) If percentage not available
(10 point scale)
86% 89% 9
73% 79% 8
67% 74% 7
60% 68% 7
50% 60% 6

Japan

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho) (Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Japan
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Japan
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Japan
(50% pass scale) (5 point scale)
86% 5
73% 4
67% 3
60% 3
50% 2

Libya

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Secondary Education Certificate (General)

13 years of education (includes four years of senior secondary)

  • Secondary Education Certificate (Specialized)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Libya
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 13 or Senior Year 4 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 13 or Senior Year 4 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 13 or Senior Year 4 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Libya
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Libya
(50% pass scale) (100 point scale) (200 point scale) (260 point scale) (330 point scale)
86% 86 172 224 284
73% 73 146 190 241
67% 67 134 174 221
60% 60 120 156 198
50% 50 100 130 165

Mexico

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Certificado de Bachillerato (Baccalaureate Certificate)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Mexico
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Mexico
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Mexico
(50% pass scale) (10 point scale)
86% 9
73% 8
67% 7
60% 7
50% 6

Malaysia

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes two years of upper secondary &ndash - Forms IV and V)

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
    (Malaysia Certificate of Education)

13 years of education (two additional years completed after SPM - Form VI)

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    (Malaysia Higher School Certificate)

12 years of education (one additional year completed after SPM)

  • Matrikulasi
    (Matriculation Certificate)

12 years of education (includes three years of upper secondary)

  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    (issued by Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools – MICSS)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Malaysia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12, STPM, Matriculation or UEC level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12, STPM, Matriculation or UEC level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12, STPM, Matriculation or UEC level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Malaysia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or SPM level
Physics 11 Physics at the Grade 11 or SPM level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or SPM level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Malaysia
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale) (GPA) If percentage and GPA not available
86% 86% 4.00 1, 2 A1, A2 A1, A2 A
73% 73% 3.00 3, 4 B3, B4 B3, B4 B
67% 67% 2.33 5 C5 B5 C
60% 60% 2.00 6 C6 B6 D
50% 50% 1.00 7, 8 (Pass) D7, D8 (Pass) C7, C8 (Pass) E (Pass)

Mongolia

High school graduation credential

10 or 11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Certificate of Complete Secondary Education

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Mongolia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Chemistry*
Physics 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Physics*
Pre-Calculus 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Math (pre-calculus)*
* Usually equivalent to one half academic year (i.e. one semester) at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Mongolia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Mongolia
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale)
86% 89%
73% 79%
67% 74%
60% 68%
50% 60%

New Zealand

High school graduation credential

13 years of education (includes five years of secondary)

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from New Zealand
English 12 English at NCEA Level 3
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at NCEA Level 3
Physics 12 Physics at NCEA Level 3
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at NCEA Level 3
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from New Zealand
English 11 English at NCEA Level 2
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at NCEA Level 2
Physics 11
Physics at NCEA Level 2
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at NCEA Level 2

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from New Zealand
(50% pass scale) (Grade must be achieved in all learning outcomes of the equivalent course)
86% E – Achieved with Excellence
73% M – Achieved with Merit
67% A – Achieved
60% A – Achieved
50% A – Achieved

Nigeria

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Senior School Certificate
  • West African Senior School Certificate

Credential must be issued by one of the following councils:

  • National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Nigeria
English 12 English at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Nigeria
English 11 English at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Nigeria
(50% pass scale) (35% pass scale) If percentage not available
86% 82% A1
1
73% 65% B2, B3
2, 3
67% 57% C4
4
60% 48% C5, C6 5, 6
50% 35% D7, E8 7, 8

Pakistan

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Intermediate Certificate

Credential must be issued by applicable Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Pakistan
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Pakistan
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 1 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Pakistan
(50% pass scale) (33% pass scale)
86% 81%
73% 63%
67% 55%
60% 46%
50% 33%

Philippines

High school graduation credential

10 or 11 years of education (includes four years of secondary)

  • High School Diploma

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Philippines
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 6.0 credits of post-secondary Chemistry*
Physics 12 6.0 credits of post-secondary Physics*
Pre-Calculus 12 6.0 credits of post-secondary Math (pre-calculus)*

* Usually equivalent to one full academic year (i.e. two semesters) at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Philippines
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 3.0 credits of post-secondary Chemistry**
Physics 11
3.0 credits of post-secondary Physics**
Pre-Calculus 11
3.0 credits of post-secondary Math (pre-calculus)**
* Usually equivalent to one half academic year (i.e. one semester) at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Philippines
(50% pass scale) (75% pass scale) (4.0 point scale) (5.0 point scale)
86% 93% 4.0 1.0
73% 86% 3.0 1.5
67% 83% 2.5 2.0
60% 80% 2.0 2.5
50% 75% Pass 3.0

Russia

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education
  • Certificate of Unified State Examination

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Russia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Russia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Russia
(50% pass scale) (5 point scale) (description)
86% 5 Excellent
73% 4 Good
67% 3 Satisfactory
60% 3 Satisfactory
50% 3 Satisfactory (or Pass)

Saudi Arabia

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • General Secondary Education Certificate

Course Equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Saudi Arabia
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12
Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Saudi Arabia
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Percentage from Saudi Arabia
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale)
86% 86%
73% 73%
67% 67%
60% 60%
50% 50%

South Africa

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from South Africa
English 12 English at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from South Africa
English 11 English at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from South Africa
(50% pass scale) (30% pass scale) (40% pass scale)
86% 80% 83%
73% 62% 67%
67% 54% 60%
60% 44% 52%
50% 30% 40%

South Korea

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • General High School Certificate of Graduation
  • General High School Diploma

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from South Korea
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from South Korea
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from South Korea
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale) If exact percentage not available
86% 89% Su
73% 79% Wu
67% 74% Mi
60% 68% Mi
50% 60% Yang

Taiwan

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Senior High School Diploma
  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Taiwan
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Taiwan
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Taiwan
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale)
86% 89%
73% 79%
67% 74%
60% 68%
50% 60%

Thailand

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Mathayom 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Thailand
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Thailand
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Thailand
(50% pass scale) (4 point scale)
86% 4
73% 3
67% 2
60% 2
50% 1

Ukraine

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education
  • Certificate of Independent External Examination

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Ukraine
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Ukraine
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Ukraine
(50% pass scale) (12 point scale) (5 point scale)
86% 10, 11, 12 5
73% 7, 8, 9 4
67% 6 3
60% 5 3
50% 4 3

United Kingdom - England, Wales and Northern Ireland

High school graduation credential

11 years of education

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
  • General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Level (GCE-O)

12 years of education

  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Subsidiary (GCE-AS)

13 years of education

  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level (GCE-A)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from the United Kingdom
English 12 English at the GCE-A or GCE-AS level
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the GCE-A or GCE-AS level
Physics 12 Physics at the GCE-A or GCE-AS level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the GCE-A or GCE-AS level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from the United Kingdom
English 11 English at the GCSE or GCE-O level
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the GCSE or GCE-O level
Physics 11
Physics at the GCSE or GCE-O level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the GCSE or GCE-O level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from the United Kingdom
(50% pass scale) (40% pass scale) If percentage not available
86% 83% A
73% 67% B
67% 60% C
60% 52% D
50% 40% E

United Kingdom - Scotland

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes four years of secondary)

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) - Standard Grade - Credit Level
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) - National Course - Intermediate 2

12 years of education (includes one year of senior secondary)

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) - Higher Level

13 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) - Advanced Higher Level
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) - Scottish Baccalaureate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Scotland
English 12 English at the Higher, Advanced Higher or Scottish Baccalaureate level
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Higher, Advanced Higher or Scottish Baccalaureate level
Physics 12 Physics at the Higher, Advanced Higher or Scottish Baccalaureate level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Higher, Advanced Higher or Scottish Baccalaureate level

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Scotland
English 11 English at the Standard Grade - Credit or Intermediate 2 level
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Standard Grade - Credit or Intermediate 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Standard Grade - Credit or Intermediate 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Standard Grade - Credit or Intermediate 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Scotland
  Standard Grade Intermediate 2 and Higher Levels
(50% pass scale) (Credit level) (50% pass scale) If percentage not available
86% 1 70% A
73% 1 60% B
67% 2 56% C
60% 2 53% C
50% 2 50% C

USA

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes four years of senior secondary)

  • High School Diploma

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from the USA
English 12 English 4 (1.0 credit)
English 12 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school English, Literature, and/or Composition: 4.0 credits
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 2 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school chemistry: 2.0 credits
Physics 12 Physics 2 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school physics: 2.0 credits
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre-Calculus (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school math: 4.0 credits; usually Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus


Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable High-School from the USA
English 11 English 3 (1.0 credit)
English 11 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school English, Literature, and/or Composition: 3.0 credits
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 1 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school chemistry: 1.0 credit
Physics 11
Physics 1 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school physics: 1.0 credit

Pre-Calculus 11
Algebra 2 (1.0 credit)
  • Total high school math: 3.0 credits; usually Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT
Acceptable Grade from the USA
(50% pass scale) (60% pass scale) (65% pass scale) (70% pass scale) If percentage not available
86% 89% 90% 92% A
73% 79% 81% 84% B
67% 74% 77% 80% C+*
60% 68% 72% 76% C
50% 60% 65% 70% D
*Note: A grade of C is acceptable only if +/- grades are not used in the school’s grading scale.

Vietnam

High school graduation credential

12 years of education (includes three years of senior secondary)

  • Senior High School Certificate
  • Upper Secondary School Diploma
  • Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Vietnam
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 Chemistry at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Physics 12 Physics at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Pre-Calculus 12 Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 12 or Senior Year 3 level
Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Vietnam
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Vietnam
(50% pass scale) (10.0 point scale)
86% 8.6
73% 7.3
67% 6.7
60% 6.0
50% 5.0

Venezuela

High school graduation credential

11 years of education (includes two years of senior secondary)

  • Título de Bachiller en Arte (Art)
  • Título de Bachiller en Ciencias (Science)
  • Título de Bachiller en Humanidades (Humanities)

Course equivalencies

Grade 12 Requirement Acceptable Course from Venezuela
English 12 Not Accepted
Chemistry 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Chemistry*
Physics 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Physics*
Pre-Calculus 12 3.0 credits of post-secondary Math (pre-calculus)*

* Usually equivalent to one half academic year (i.e. one semesters) at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Grade 11 Requirement Acceptable Course from Venezuela
English 11 Not Accepted
Chemistry 11 Chemistry at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Physics 11
Physics at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level
Pre-Calculus 11
Math (pre-calculus) at the Grade 11 or Senior Year 2 level

Grade Equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT Acceptable Grade from Venezuela
(50% pass scale) (50% pass scale) (20 point scale) (9 point
scale)
(5.0 point scale)
86% 86% 17 8 4.5
73% 73% 15 7 4.0
67% 67% 13 6 3.7
60% 60% 12 6 3.4
50% 50% 10 5 3.0